174 Cypress St. | Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 672-9696

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

Hello there!

We’ve had several successful book signings in our store lately … and we like to pass those opportunities along to you.

“There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight” is a wonderful new children’s book. It’s not about Texas, but the author — Penny Klostermann — is from Abilene, Texas! We’ve sold hundreds of her new book, published by Random House. Order from us and you’ll get a signed copy. If you want one personalized, just let us know and we’ll track her down! Email us at info.texasstar@yahoo.com for details about personalizations.

And although we didn’t have a book signing for Dr. Kent and Amber Brantly, we do have signed copies of their book  — “Called for Life: How Loving our Neighbor led us into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic.” You’ve probably heard about Dr. Brantly — he actually contracted the deadly disease while caring for patients in Liberia. He’s a Texan and we’re excited to have a limited number of his books that are signed. Order soon to get one of those!

There are plenty more autographed books available on our website. Just check out the Autographed Books link.

Hope to hear from you soon!


Texas author Tim Madigan will speak at the Abilene Public Library Monday regarding his book “I’m Proud of You.” The book tells the story of Madigan’s friendship with Fred Rogers — TV’s famous Mr. Rogers. Madigan is also the author of a novel “Every Common Sight.”

The talk begins at noon Monday, May 11, in the upstairs auditorium of the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar in downtown Abilene. The talk is free, and lunch is available for $5 if you’re interested. You can bring your own lunch if you prefer.

Book signing will follow. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Friends of the Abilene Public Library.

Stop in at Texas Star in downtown Abilene and take advantage of our holiday clearance sale. We’re open 10-5 Dec. 29-30, and we close at 3 on New Year’s Eve. We’re closed New Year’s Day, and regular hours resume on Friday, Jan. 2.

Regular hours are 10-5 Monday-Friday and 10-4 Saturday, central time.

Happy new year!

Things are hopping and people are shopping at Texas Star! Our store is open from 10-6 Monday-Saturday. Plus, we’re open this Sunday (Dec. 21) from 1-5. We will be open on Christmas Eve until 3 p.m., and closed Christmas Day and Dec. 26. Come see us, order online  or give us a call and we can ship your order to you.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 28, Texas Star will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Dec. 23. On Christmas Eve, we’ll be open from 10-2. Closed Christmas Day and Dec. 26.