Thanks to all those who have contributed to the Texas Tortilla Factory, with their stories, photos, and information.

Specific thanks are given on the appropriate pages, ie. Genealogy.

This site is for everyone interested in viewing its pages, but it is especially here for all the members of my family, both nuclear and extended.

I have rebuilt the Texas Tortilla Factory (TTF), to be "Responsive" to the various mobile devices that may be calling upon our site, i.e. iPad, iPhone, etc.

Please Feel Free to Contact Me with Anything at All... Questions, Suggestions, etc.
Just click "Mike" Button below.

Enjoy and thanks for dropping by.

Endeavor to Persevere,


Growing Up in Texas

The book has Three Parts, as follows :

Part I Dublin -
Dublin and surrounding area around Erath County, Texas. I have included a bit of on the History of Dublin, a brief description of my parent’s through the '40s and '50s, when we moved to Sinton, Texas in 1960.

Part II Sinton -
My adolescents, and the seven years that I lived in Sinton, from August 1960 to October 1967. It includes stories throughout my Jr. High, and High School years. Sinton is located in South Texas, about thirty miles from the coast of South of Texas.

Part III Extras -
Contains Information and stories gathered from shared stories, personal recordings, and letters. For example “Stories From Dad” are few stories shared with me from my Brother Kenneth. “Daddy’s Part”from GrandPa, George Ragland, and “Mama’s Part” from Granny, Faustina (Cline) Ragland were both recorded by my Aunt Mary ( Ragland ) Cockrell. Letters to my Brother Kenneth, from our GrandMother’s Sister, and our Great Aunt Kat, Katherine,(Cline) Dutton, where she describes her Father (our Great Grandfather) Luther Cline, and her Grandfather (our Great-Great-Grandfather) Dock Cline.

Publisher: Apple
Growing Up in Texas - Original Publishing date 4 Apr 2017

"See Inside" Book
at the Apple iBook Store

The Attic of My Mind

The book is filled with poems and prose collected throughout the years. At the beginning of each chapter I provide my age, and what was happening in my life at the time. The times when I did not record any thoughts are also accounted for at the end of the book. I hope you will enjoy them, and can relate, perhaps get a laugh, and perhaps identify them with moments in your own life.

Publisher: Apple

"See Inside" Book
at the Apple iBook Store
The Attic of My Mind - Original Publishing date 24 September 2014

Building Equipment - Apple MacPro (now)
The Texas Tortilla Factory Web Site was first conceived and built on the 24th of July 2005.

It was built on an Apple Computer, using Adobe (formally Macromedia) Dreamweaver application, and with use of various other software to enhance the viewing of various items.
Such as : Adobe Photoshop, Apple Quicktime, Java Scripting, to mention a few.

The Other Website

… a Work in Progress ...

Chief Dan George, 1899-1981

“We thought about it for a long time, "Endeavor to persevere." And when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union.”

Quote from Lone Watie, played by Chief Dan George in Movie "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

Thomas Edison, 1847-1931

“I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work.”

Edison's famous quote regarding his attempts to make the light globe light.

Sam Baker, 1954-

“All we’ve got is this one breath,” he concludes. “And then, if we’re lucky, we have the next breath.”

from Interview with "Sam Baker, Texas Singer Song Writer, Austin, Texas

One of my favorite interviews ever- republished
An Interview with Sam Baker by Wanda Waterman St. Louis

( NOTE: Originally published in Taylor Guitars' Quarterly Publication,"Wood and Steel" Fall of 2007, (pdf see pages 8-9), © 2007 Dan Forte; all rights reserved.)

Casey Kasem, 27 Apr 1932 -

“Keep your feet on the ground
and keep reaching for the stars”

Brainy Quote / Casey Kasem (wiki)

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
"Think Different"

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Advertising slogan Apple Computer in 1997…
… discontinued with the start of the "Apple Switch" ad campaign in 2002.

Think Different (WiKi) Steve Jobs (wiki)