Saturday, November 7, 2009
He’s not here. He was last seen outside the store October 26, the evening of a big storm. We have done all the obvious things like contacting SPCA and animal control and putting a classified ad in the paper. We have given posters to neighboring businesses and residences, to no avail. We would like to widen the search to more residences in the area. If anyone can help distribute fliers, come by or call 997-1535. It is quite strange here without his presence.
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Saturday, November 14th, Author Signing, 10:00 – 5:00
George Arnold will be here talking about and signing his numerous humorous publications. He has something for everyone.
Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9:00, Kerrville Author G. R. Williamson will be signing his new book, The Texas Pistoleers: Ben Thompson & King Fisher. This is an accurate telling of the true and deadly story of these two gunfighters. Known as the most feared gunmen of their day their exploits have largely been forgotten - until now.
G.R. Williamson lives in Kerrville, Texas with his wife, J.A., and trusty Chihuahua, “Shooter”. Born in Dallas, he spent his early years living in Crystal City, Texas which is located twenty miles west of King Fisher's ranch in Dimmitt County. As a Boy Scout he hunted arrow heads on the land that once belonged to King Fisher and he fished in the alligator waters of Espantosa Lake where the Texas Rangers shot it out with Fisher’s gang.
Growing up in this rough Texas brasada of the infamous “Nueces Strip” he soaked up the stories told by old vaqueros around campfires. After years of historical research he has authored books and articles that cover the people and events that truly transformed the era into the Wild West.
Currently he is putting the final touches on a non-fiction book entitled, Frontier Gambling: The Games, The Gamblers & The Great Gambling Halls of the Old West.
The signing will start at 7:00 and at 7:30 G. R. will give a colorful reading from his book in full western costume.
Saturday, November 21st, Author signing, 2:00 – 4:00
Seminole Bill, A Black Cowboy, 1860 is the eight book by Bert M. Wall.
Friday, November 27th, Author signing 4:00 – 7:00,
Empty Bottle Moments by Clive Berkman,
To Be Announced – Laurie Wagner Buyer
Infinite Possibilities: A Haiku Journal by poet and novelist Laurie Wagner Buyer.
New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Five Volumes, first ed., 1953, $100
USS Lexington (CVA-16) 1958 Far Eastern Cruise Carrier Air Group 21, $95
Saint Edward’s University Centennial History by William Dunn, signed first ed., 1986, $50
The Romance of Old Sylvan Beach by Erna Foxworth, signed first ed., 1986, $75
An Independent People by Halldor Laxness, first ed., 1946, $85
Texas by James Michener, signed first ed. with all kinds of personal photos and letters, 1985, $180
Dalhart Windberg, Artist of Texas by Jerry Allen Potter, first ed., 1984, $75
The Gay Place by Billy Lee Brammer, first ed., 1978, $45
A Bunch of Aviation Books, history, combat and pictorials.
Cookin’ it Up Right
A Cook Book of Leftovers by Clare Newman, first ed., 1941, $35
Dinner at Omar Khayyam’s by George Mardikian, signed first ed., 1944, $35
Fredericksburg PTA Cook Books, a whole stack of them, from 1962, 1967, 1971, and 1975
Waldemar, Hunt, Texas Cook Book by Roy Spears, signed first ed., 1991, $150
I Love Art Books
Gauguin, A Retrospective, edited by Marla Prather, 1987, $20
The Bauhaus, Masters and Students by Themselves, first ed., 1992, $40
de Kooning, by Mark Stevens, first ed., 2004, $20
This month's Literary Birthday is Howard Hawks
“I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director. And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!”
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