New Aggie alphabet book

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 for Howdy. F is not for football, but there are several football references throughout the book.  Maybe the most creative is X. What do you do for X? Well, X is for XII, the 12th Man tradition.

As for the rest of the letters, well, you’ll just have to read the book. We have autographed copies at Texas Star Trading.


Texas author featured in Wall Street Journal


Best-selling Texas author Colleen Hoover got a nice half-page writeup in the Wall Street Journal on October 19 in conjunction with the release of her latest novel, It Starts with Us, a sequel to her 2016 chart-topper, It Ends with Us.

Her books dominate the paperback best-seller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, currently filling eight of the top 15 spots. Incredible!

The Journal article cited four factors that keep her millions of fans coming back:

Traumatic situations; troubled romances; lots of sex; and plot twists.

Hoover, 42, grew up in East Texas and self-published her first novels in 2012 before a major publishing house picked her up. Her popularity has soared in the last couple of years. To date, according to Wikipedia, she has sold more than 20 million books!

If you’re interested in reading a Colleen Hoover novel, we have several at Texas Star, including the new release.