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Book works to highlight historical contributions of Collin McKinney
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Fri, Apr 8, 2016 - 8:00am

Prior to last fall, only one book about Collin McKinney, the namesake of Collin County and the city of McKinney, had been published.

It was an illustrated children’s book – not exactly the sort fact-filled tome most Texas history buffs would likely seek out while researching the life and times of the statesman, whose 250thbirthday will be marked April 16 with a county-sponsored celebration in downtown McKinney.

Were it not for the county’s decision to note the milestone in grand fashion, there might not have been a second book about McKinney written anytime soon.

“Texas Maker: The...

Capturing the Spirit of Texas' First Capital
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Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 9:17am

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the state’s longest running publisher of books about Texas history, is proud to announce its newest publication, "Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic" by noted Texas historian Richard B. McCaslin. In "Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic," McCaslin recovers the rich history of an iconic Texas town, which served as the epicenter of the nascent Texas Republic. In March of 1836, Texas leaders gathered in the new town on the west bank of the Brazos to establish a new republic. After approving a declaration of independence and constitution, they...

Texas State Historical Association Announces Book Celebrating the Heritage of the Texas Republic
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Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - 8:00am

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), the state’s longest running publisher of books about Texas history, is proud to announce its newest publication,Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic by noted Texas historian Richard B. McCaslin.

In Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic, McCaslin recovers the rich history of an iconic Texas town, which served as the epicenter of the nascent Texas Republic. In March of 1836, Texas leaders gathered in the new town on the west bank of the Brazos to establish a new republic. After approving a declaration of independence...

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Book highlights 40 years of photography featuring horse culture
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Fri, Jan 8, 2016 - 7:52am

Denton County is home to one of the largest concentrations of horse ranches in the world. The county has more than 350 such ranches, and many more are in the surrounding North Texas area.

And Denton County is also home to a huge diversity of horses, including Thoroughbreds, American Quarter Horses, Arabians and Appaloosas.

Now, a new book printed through the University of...

EWU’s Buckingham wins short fiction prize
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Fri, Dec 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

The end of the year love is beginning and three local writers are feeling it.

Polly Buckingham, a senior lecturer in the English department at Eastern Washington University, has won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Short Fiction, awarded by the University of North Texas Press.

The prize comes with a $1,000 cash award as well as publication of her story collection. “The Expense of a View” will be released in November 2016. The prize was judged by novelist/memorist Chris Offutt (“The Good Brother”).

Buckingham, who teaches creative writing, is a three-time finalist for the...