Update, May 10, 2007:
I have just found a response to my enquiry in the very comments of this posting, by one Carol Stauber. She has provided a full and interesting description of Glasscock history, and I thank her for taking the time. Look for her comment below, entitled, simply, "Glasscock Road".
I thank you for aiding to clear up the mystery Ms. Stauber!
It has come to my attention, perhaps belatedly, that there is a road called Glasscock Road
in Mission, TX.
I'm sure that this has been common knowledge of you internetters for years, because the name of the road raises more questions than answers. Surely it is a mystery that need be solved!
In the interest of putting the mystery to rest, I have posited on the origin of the name below, in cartoon format (of course).
Now, I'm no idiot. It's clear to me that there may be another explanation for the way in which the name came about. And I also know that since barely anyone from Texas visits my site, it may be that for the rest of time no one would refute my cartoon. To solve this problem, I sent copies of the cartoon to various businesses on Glasscock Rd., and also to the Chamber of Commerce and the City Hall of Mission, TX.
Please enjoy the cartoon, and bask in the knowledge bestowed upon you.
If anyone does dispute my ideas, I will be happy to post their counter-point on my site so that the rest of the world can see. I am fully open to alternate theories, for I am like a scientist, except with cartoons instead of science.
Here you will see scans of the out-going envelopes that were sent with the cartoon to various places in Texas. I am particularly anxious to see if the esteemed State Representative Jim Stauber has an opinion on how the road came to be named Glasscock.
If anyone whom received my cartoon in the mail happens to visit this page, then this is a basic FAQ for you:
Q: Why did you send this nonsense to me?
Click the images to enlarge
It is not nonsense! It is what I believe may have happened in 1874.
Q: My name is Jerimiah! What's the big idea?
The "big idea", hypothetical sir, is that I have explained how Glasscock Road's name came to be! If you're asking why I used your name, it's simple: Jerimiah was the first olde-tyme sounding name to pop into my head. This has absolutely nothing to do with you personally, unless you were alive in 1874. Then maybe.
Q: We do not believe that you should mess with Texas. It appears that you have messed with us in some way. What is our recourse?
You may, at your leisure, draw up a satirical cartoon about MintRed (or even New York or "The North") on a big piece of oaktag and send it to me. My real return address was on that envelope. I demand oaktag because those sheets are fuckin' huge. If it comes from Texas then it must be big, right?