New stories from Texas writers

By Glenn Dromgoole             Abilene’s Karen Witemeyer has penned more than 20 novels and novellas, specializing in historical romances because “the world needs more happily-ever-afters.” Her latest is The Heart’s Charge ($15.99 paperback), the second book in her Hanger’s Horsemen series. Two horsemen come across a delirious woman on the ...
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Bushes’ personal cook shares favorite recipes

By Glenn Dromgoole               Matthew “Matty” Wendel cooked favorite family meals for George and Laura Bush, first at the Governor’s Mansion and then for eight years at Camp David and Prairie Chapel Ranch. Recipes from the President’s Ranch: Food People Like to Eat ($45 hardcover, published by the White ...
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“254,” Willie and other new arrivals.

By Glenn Dromgoole         Quite a few new Texas books have hit the shelves at Texas Star Trading Company. Lance and Ron Varnell have published a spectacular book of Texas landscape photography. 254: A Photographer’s Journey through Every Texas County includes one beautiful photograph from each county, with a brief ...
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Texans tell about growing up in Texas

By Glenn Dromgoole              It took them about 40 years to write it, but Gaylon Finklea Hecker and Marianne Odom have produced an excellent book of oral history – Growing Up in the Lone Star State: Notable Texans Remember Their Childhoods (Briscoe Center for American History, $39.95 hardcover). They started ...
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New books by George W. Bush, Jodi Thomas

By Glenn Dromgoole Former President George W. Bush, who has become quite an accomplished painter since his White House days, has an exceptional new book of artistic and literary portraits of American’s immigrants – Out of Many, One ($38 hardcover). Bush said he set out several years ago to write ...
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New arrivals: First Lady, Coach, National Parks

By Glenn Dromgoole        Two new books we’ve received at Texas Star Trading Company feature Lady Bird Johnson. Another tells the story of legendary McMurry University basketball coach Hershel Kimbrell. And two Texas poets toured the 62 National Parks and wrote poems about them. FIRST LADY: Lady Bird ...
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