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Gus Perini, “author” of “Tails of Perini Ranch,” will be signing books from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Bring the kids and meet the lovable basset hound. He’ll “pawtograph” a book for you!

Be sure to check in our store starting Monday, Nov. 24, for in-store only specials! And … for our online customers, we’ll have a special promotion for you beginning Wednesday, Nov. 26! Stay tuned ….

A new book has just been published for children — “written” by Gus Perini — the famous steakhouse’s Bassett Hound!

The children’s book is beautifully illustrated by Connie Cutcher Weeks of Austin … and will be enjoyed by children and adults who have visited the famous steakhouse in Buffalo Gap.

Gus will be at Texas Star in Abilene for a book signing from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 — the Saturday after Thanksgiving. If you can’t attend, give us a call and we’ll get a book “pawtographed” for you!

For details about the book, click here.Gus with book - side profile 2

Have you checked out our new “autographed books” category? If not, you should! Texas Star has lots of books signed by the authors …. a thoughtful, perfect gift for someone special.

Due to the West Texas Fair Parade being downtown Saturday morning, we’ll be opening our store at noon … closing at 4, as usual.

Hope to see you this afternoon!

nolan ryan cookbookIf you’re looking for a good Texas cookbook, you can’t go wrong with Nolan Ryan’s Beef and Barbecue Cookbook. Nice hardcover book filled with delicious recipes, great anecdotes from the baseball legend and beautiful color photography. Priced right at $22.50 — a 10% discount!


Texas Star’s 10th anniversary sale continues through Thursday, July 31. Stop by our store to see what the daily specials are … we think you’ll like them!

beating goliathCoach Art Briles, head football coach at Baylor, will be at Texas Star from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, to sign copies of his new book. “Beating Goliath: My Story of Football and Faith” was just released Tuesday, July 15. We’re very excited to have Coach Briles coming to Abilene. This is a homecoming of sorts for him, since he spent 10 years of his youth here in Abilene. He has other Big Country ties — his family moved to Rule from Abilene, and he coached in Stephenville. We hope you’ll stop by our store Saturday to meet Coach Briles and get a book signed. He will only be signing books that are purchased at Texas Star. If you can’t make it to the book signing, we’ll be happy to have a book signed for you. You can order online here (before Saturday), or call us and we’ll take care of it for you. 325.672-9696. We’re open from 10-5 Monday-Friday, and 10-4 Saturday.

Going back for secondsOK, OK … we have finally reprinted Ellen Webb’s cookbook, “You’ll Be Going Back for Seconds.” Now in its fifth printing … this cookbook has proved to be popular beyond our wildest dreams! Contains great Texas home cooking recipes for favorites such as fried steak and cream gravy, turkey and cornbread dressing, peppermint ice cream, chocolate chess pie, all bran rolls … the list is endless! Click here to order online … or call us. We have autographed copies. Continue reading

calendar collage 2014Our 2014 calendars are now on clearance! Choose from the vintage collegiate featuring a number of Texas schools….or the cute pet calendars from Willow Creek Press. They feature dogs, horses and cats …. and are only $5! Check it out on our website……

Texas Star is closed for Christmas, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Regular hours resume … 10-5 Monday-Friday and 10-4 on Saturday.

Next week, we’ll close at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 so we can get all decked out for our New Year’s Eve celebration. We’ll be closed on Wednesday, January 1, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.

We hope you have a great new year!