New Aggie alphabet book

Writer Cameron O’Connell (A&M ’07) and artist Carolyn Jarecki (A&M ’19) have teamed up to produce The ABC’s of Aggieland, a full-size hardcover children’s book passing along their love for the traditions at Texas A&M University ($24.95). A, of course, is for Aggie. G is for gig ’em. H is ...
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Cold War, Don Newbury, coloring book

Don Newbury profiled in new biography By Glenn Dromgoole              Loretta Fulton tells the story of former Howard Payne University President Dr. Don Newbury (the “Popcorn President”) in an excellent new biography, Faith, Fervor and Fun. Autographed copies are available at Texas Star Trading ($20 paperback). The book includes a ...
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Just Happy to Be Here

Glenn Dromgoole’s new book, Just Happy to Be Here: Words to Encourage, Enlighten, Entertain, includes more than 100 inspirational and whimsical pieces collected from his 60 years as a writer. He will talk about and read selections from the book at First Central Presbyterian Church, 400 Orange, at 6:30 p.m ...
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Historic novel set in West Central Texas

An excellent debut novel, The Shinnery by Kate Anger (pronounced ahn-JHER), is set in 1894-96 in this part of West Texas. The fast-paced story revolves around Jessa Campbell, 17, who likes working with her father to eke out a living on their farm in the Shinnery. However, to settle a ...
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Elmer Kelton saga continues

      Elmer Kelton, who died in 2009, featured Hewey Calloway in three of his novels – the best known being The Good Old Boys, which became a movie starring Tommy Lee Jones as Calloway. A prequel -- Six Bits a Day -- and a sequel -- The Smiling Country – ...
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Popular Jay Moore book now in paperback

Abilene historian Jay Moore’s book, Abilene History in Plain Sight, is back in a new paperback edition, $23.99. First published in 2014 by ACU Press, the hardback edition has been out of print for a year or so. We have autographed copies of the new edition at Texas Star, and ...
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