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V-neck Abilene Tees in adult sizes … super-soft poly cotton blend. Assorted colors — turquoise, purple, yellow, mint … Not available online yet … give us a call to order! 325-672-9696. Open 10-5:30 Mon-Sat.

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We’re excited to announce a new book by Abilene, Texas, author Penny Parker Klostermann — “A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale.” Penny’s first book, “There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight,” was a huge success, and we’re sure this book will be just as wonderful!

“A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale” is a fun, fractured fairy tale about an aspiring chef who mistakenly turns story ingredients into delectable dishes!

On-sale date for the book is Sept. 5, 2017, but you can pre-order your book at a special price of only $15! (Regular retail price is $17.99.) Plus, your book will be autographed by Penny! Give us a call at 325-672-9696 and we’ll reserve a book for you at the special price. We’ll be having a book signing with Penny on Tuesday, Sept. 5. We hope you’ll come, but if you can’t, give us your personalization instructions and we can take care of it for you. Plus, we can ship the book to you!

Fans of Austin’s famous honky tonk — the Broken Spoke — don’t want to miss today’s book signing! Author Donna Miller and friends will be at Texas Star from 3-5 p.m. If you can’t make it, give us a call and we’ll save a book for you!


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Carlton Stowers, author of more than 30 books, is signing copies of his newest book, “On Texas Backroads,” a collection of stories around the Lone Star State.

If you can’t make it, give us a call and we’ll get a book signed for you!



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Glenn Dromgoole will be signing books Saturday, April 16, during Big Day Downtown at Texas Star! He’ll be signing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., although he will probably be around before and after if you can’t make it during those times!

“More Civility, Please” is a new gift book — only $9.95 — that is perfect for a friend, graduate … or even a presidential candidate!” Inspirational pieces that encourage all of us to make our corner of the world a better place.

See you Saturday!

At the moment, it’s beautiful weather here in Abilene, Texas. But we know that cold weather is always just around the corner in the winter months.

January is a great time to check out these great Texas slow-cooker cookbooks … Click here! … as well as other great cookbooks. It’s the perfect time of year to spend a while in the kitchen and try out some new recipes.its our crockin life

Just a reminder that we’re closed January 1-3 for the New Year’s weekend holiday. We hope you don’t mind if we take a little break!

Regular hours of 10-5:30 will resume Monday, January 4. See you then!

Online orders placed this weekend should ship on Monday.

Happy holidays!

Texas Star will be closed Dec. 25-27, reopening on Dec. 28. We will also be closed January 1-3, reopening on Jan. 4. Any orders placed online during our holiday closings will not ship until we reopen. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Holiday hours in-store for Texas Star:


Saturday, Dec. 19 — 9:30-5:30 (central time)

Sunday, Dec. 20 — closed

Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 21-23 — 9:30-5:30

Thursday, Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve, 9:30-3

Closed Friday, Dec. 25-Sunday, Dec. 27

Monday-Thursday, Dec. 28-31 — 10-5.

Closed Jan. 1-3.

Regular hours resume Monday, January 4.

Texas Star Trading Co. is open in downtown Abilene, Texas, today … the weather is cold and wet but it’s warm and toasty inside!

Stop by 174 Cypress Street and take care of some of your holiday shopping.

We’re sorry to say that we’re still having some website difficulties. Please be assured that we are aware and are working on it! Some orders are coming through and some are not — sometimes it’s because of the way the address is entered.

We apologize. We are happy to take your order by phone if you’d like to call us. We’re here from 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday, central time.

Or if you prefer, email us and give us your phone number and a good time to call and we’ll be happy to call you! Even if it’s not when we’re normally open, we’ll try our best to reach you at a time that is convenient for you.



We apologize if you’ve had any trouble ordering from our website. Some customers have no trouble at all, but some do, unfortunately! :(

Please let us know by email or phone if you experience difficulty. We’re always happy to take your order by phone.

325-672-9696 … open 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday.

Or email us anytime …. I check email frequently, even when we’re closed!


We’ve expanded our store hours a bit here at Texas Star …. We’re now open 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. We’re still closed on Sunday.

We may expand hours temporarily during the height of the holiday shopping season … check with us for further details!

Of course, you can shop our online store anytime!

The West Texas Book Festival continues through Saturday … plenty of action still to come! Thursday night is the Texas Cookbook Gala … always a fun evening. Friday morning at 10 at the downtown library is a “write your own cookbook” workshop conducted by Tiffany Harelik, author of 10 cookbooks!

At noon Friday is a luncheon program at the library featuring Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal, and western cartoonist and author Roger Moore. Bring a lunch or buy one for $5. Autographed books will be for sale.

Saturday is the big day — a full slate of activities on tap beginning at 9 a.m. Here’s a link to get the complete schedule: http://www.abilenetx.com/apl/WestTexasBookFestival/Events.html