Walter Prescott Webb, Texas Historian Posted in: CommunityColumnsLifestyle Walter Prescott Webb was considered one of the premier historians of Texas. Webb was born in 1888 in East Texas’s Panola County. His parents had emigrated from Mississippi and seemed footloose before finally settling in the hardscrabble Cross Timbers region 80 miles west of Fort Worth. Webb himself, in later years,PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!