Texas Christian University is a private Protestant Christian university in Fort Worth, Texas. It was established in 1873 by brothers Addison and Randolph Clark as the Add-Ran Male & Female College; the campus is located on 272 acres about 3 miles from downtown Fort Worth. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ; the university consists of eight constituent colleges and schools and has a classical liberal arts curriculum. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". TCU's mascot is Superfrog, based on the Texas state reptile--the horned frog. For most varsity sports, TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA's Division I; as of February 2016, The university enrolls with 8,892 being undergraduates. The East Texas brothers Addison and Randolph Clark, together with the support of their father Joseph A. Clark, first founded Texas Christian University; the Clarks were scholar-preacher/teachers associated with the Restoration Movement.
These early leaders of the Restoration Movement were the spiritual ancestors of the modern Disciples of Christ, as well as major proponents of education. Following their return from service in the Civil War, brothers Addison and Randolph established a children's preparatory school in Fort Worth; this school, known as the Male & Female Seminary of Fort Worth, operated from 1869 to 1874. Both Clarks nourished a vision for an institution of higher education that would be Christian in character, but non-sectarian in spirit and intellectually open-minded, they purchased five blocks of land in downtown Fort Worth in 1869 for that purpose. But from 1867 to 1872, the character of Fort Worth changed due to the commercial influence of the Chisholm Trail, the principal route for moving Texas cattle to the Kansas rail heads. A huge influx of cattle and money transformed the sleepy frontier village into a booming, brawling cowtown; the area around the property purchased by the Clarks for their college soon became the town's vice district, an unrelieved stretch of saloons, gambling halls, dance parlors, bawdy houses catering to the rough tastes of the Chisholm Trail cowboys.
Its rough and rowdy reputation had, by 1872, acquired it the nickname of "Hell's Half Acre". The Clarks feared, they began to look for an alternative site for their college, they found it at Thorp Spring, a small community and stagecoach stop 40 miles in Hood County to the southwest near the frontier of Comanche and Kiowa territory. In 1873 the Clark brothers founded Add-Ran Male & Female College. TCU recognizes 1873 as its founding year, as it continues to preserve the original college through the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. Add-Ran College was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education west of the Mississippi River, the first in Texas; this was a progressive step at a time when only 15% of the national college enrollment was female and all were enrolled at women's colleges. At Thorp Spring the fledgling college expanded quickly; the inaugural enrollment in Fall 1873 was 13 students, though this number rose to 123 by the end of the first term. Shortly thereafter, annual enrollment ranged from 200 to 400.
At one time more than 100 counties of Texas were represented in the student body. The Clark brothers recruited prestigious professors from all over the South to join them at Thorp Spring; the standards of the school and the efficiency of its work came to be recognized throughout the United States, many graduates were welcomed at universities throughout the country. In 1889 Add-Ran College formed an official partnership with; this relationship with the church was a partnership of heritage and values, though the church never enjoyed any administrative role at TCU. That year the Clark brothers handed over all land and assets and allowed the growing university to continue as a private institution. In keeping with the transition, in 1889 the school was renamed Add-Ran Christian University, though by this time it had quite outgrown the property; the need for a larger population and transportation base prompted the university to relocate to Waco from 1895 to 1910. The institution was renamed Texas Christian University in 1902, though immediately it was dubbed as its acronym TCU.
It was during this 15-year sojourn in Waco that TCU in 1896 entered the ranks of intercollegiate football and adopted its school colors of purple and white, as well as its distinctive Horned Frog mascot. This laid the groundwork for the rivalry between TCU and cross-town school in Waco, Baylor University. "The Revivalry" - as the rivalry is known on both sides - is the most rivalry in collegiate football at any level, with the series led by TCU 55–52–7, with neither school enjoying more than an eight-game win streak. In 1910 a fire of unknown origin destroyed the university's Main Administration building. A rebuilding project was planned, but before reconstruction could begin, a group of enterprising Fort Worth businessmen offered the university $200,000 in rebuilding money and a 50-acre campus as an inducement to return to Fort Worth; this move brought TCU home to the source of
Ray Rosas is a Mexican-American professional wrestler, working for several independent wrestling promotions but is best known for his work with Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. He was the final EWF Cruiserweight Champion. Rosas made his Pro Wrestling debut in the Empire Wrestling Federation Where he was defeated by Orion. On 13 June 2010, Rosas win his first Pro Wrestling Championship When he defeated Brandon Parker to Win the EWF Cruiserweight Championship. On 23 July 2010, Rosas defeated Peter Avalon to retain the EWF Cruiserweight Championship. On 13 March 2011, Ray Rosas lost the EWF Cruiserweight Title to Eddie Matson. On 10 June 2011, Rosas was defeated by Little Friar. On 6 July 2012, Rosas was defeated by Johny Paradise. On 1 November 2013, Rosas teamed with Peter Avalon Under the team Name PPRay Where they Unsuccessfully Challenged the EWF Tag Team Championship from The Von Dooms. On 7 February 2014, Avalon defeated B-Boy & Mondo Vega. On 25 August 2010, Rosas made his Championship Wrestling From Hollywood Where he was defeated by Joey Kaos.
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Henry Winston Holt was born at Wakefield, Virginia in Isle of Wight County, but was raised in Surry County, Virginia. His preparatory education was received at Hanover Academy in Hanover County, Virginia after which he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology for two years and Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in 1886. Turning to law, he entered Washington and Lee University where he received his law degree in 1888. Upon graduation, he began to practice in Wichita, but returned to Virginia in 1891 as Commandant of Cadets at Staunton Military Academy. In 1892, Holt started practice in Staunton; the following year he was appointed judge of the Corporation Court of the city of Buena Vista, though still living in Staunton. He resigned from this position in 1896. In 1900, Holt was appointed judge of the Staunton Corporation Court, where he served until 1912. At that time, he was appointed judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, where he remained for sixteen years. In 1924, Judge Holt was elected to the Special Court of Appeals and, in 1928, to the Supreme Court of Appeals.
He served on that court as Chief Justice for his final year. He was buried near Mary Caperton Braxton Holt, at the Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton; the University of Virginia acquired his papers, along with those of his brother in law Allen Caperton Braxton