The Week-End of the Book

I shared with you the honor of The Bright Lights of Muleshoe being deemed worthy of  shelf space in the Texas State Library and Archives as well as in the Texas Center for the Book in Austin. All of that earned me an invitation to the Fourth Annual Texas Authors...

On the Road Again: Cactus at Sonora

Since around 2003 a group of cactus lovers has converged on the McPherson 4M Ranch in Sonora, Texas, to appreciate cactus in its natural habitat and to also take home a few for personal gardens. I took part in the adventure this year. The story goes that around 2003,...

Irma Leal

In 2015 Foodways Texas honored Irma Leal with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions in preserving and celebrating the culture of Mexican food in Texas. And when you enter Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurant in Muleshoe, you are greeted by a picture of her...

The Third Annual Rose Ball

Saturday night, October 12th, I enjoyed my first visit to the Rose Ball held at the Desert Rose, a fund-raising gala for the American Cancer Society spearheaded by Rhonda Myers, a breast cancer survivor who wanted to do something that would pay it forward, to help...