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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The Handbook of Texas Music has arrived from the printer. This latest
Handbook project is an encyclopedic work about Texas musicians and
musical subjects. It includes some 400 articles and more than 125 illus-
trations. It is broad in scope, both temporally and in subject matter. Ever
wonder what kind of music the original inhabitants of Texan listened to?
You can read about it in the HTM. Interested in what the Light Crust
Doughboys are doing now? You can find out in this new book. Do you
know what green beans have to do with music? Our article on "Zydeco"
will tell you.
The Handbook of Texas Music is the product of a fairly intense collabora-
tion. Its board of editors comprises Roy Barkley, Doug Barnett, and George
Ward of the TSHA; Cathy Brigham of Concordia University, Austin; Gary
Hartman of the Center for Texas Music History, Southwest Texas State
University; Casey Monahan of the Texas Music Office, Office of the
Governor; and Dave Oliphant, a jazz expert whose day job is with the
University of Texas provost's office. The book has been gestating for several
years of meetings, discussions, editing, and picture-hunting. As its preface
affirms, Texas has been immensely important in the development of
American music. The Handbook of Texas Music brings together the stories that
give rise to this claim, and presents them in the same accessible style and
high-quality format that have distinguished previous Handbook products.
Order your copy of this new book now by calling the TSHA at 512/471-1525
or 800/687-8132; prices are $24.95 (paper) and $45 (cloth).
TSHA members have a'unique opportunity this fall to visit two of the
state's most storied ranches and participate in milestone events in both
cases. The King Ranch is celebrating its 15oth anniversary this fall, and
the Kenedy Ranch is opening its new museum at Sarita, and the fall
meeting of the South Texas Historical Association will focus on these
two fabled institutions. TSHA is cosponsor of the meeting.
The meeting will begin at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, October 31, when
everyone gathers at the King Ranch Museum, 405 North Sixth Street, in
Kingsville, for a tour of the King Ranch. The tour will include a docent
presentation about the history of the ranch and will culminate with a
carne guisada and camp bread dinner at a hunting lease on the ranch
property. The tour will include the main house, if it is not occupied.
The meeting continues on Saturday, November 1, with a program on
the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville to hear talks by TSHA
researcher Laurie Jasinski, who will recall her family's life in Sarita shortly
after the town was founded; Cecilia Aros Hunter, archivist at Texas A&M
University-Kingsville, will talk about the history of the Kenedy Ranch and
Here’s what’s next.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 107, July 2003 - April, 2004, periodical, 2004; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101224/m1/126/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.