Featured  Works

Dancing Up a Storm: The Bohuslav Family

The Fayette County Record, La Grange

A look back at famous dances at Ammannsville, Texas, through the eyes of the Bohuslav family. Read more

We Called Him Tumbleweed: Jimmy White

PERSONAL HISTORY

A young Texan recalls serving his country during the Korean Conflict in this excerpt from his life story.Read more

Behind the Scenes at the La Grange Farmers Market

TEXAS GARDENER MAGAZINE

Meet the growers of some of the choicest fruits and vegetables in Central Texas.Read more

Steel Wheels Keep on Turnin’

FARM & RANCH LIVING

Every tractor in Bob Taylor’s collection could tell a story about taming the Canadian prairies.Read more

A Farm Wife’s War Story

EXCERPT FROM A CANADIAN WOMAN’S DIARY

When World War I veteran Dave Wylie was recruited to guard German war prisoners in World War II, he left his wife home alone.Read more

What’s New

Veterans’ Voices: A Special Tribute

Veterans from Fayette County, Texas, shared some amazing memories about their service with me in The Fayette County Record’s special commemorative issue marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This thought-provoking publication won statewide recognition including two first place awards from the Texas Press Association in 2016. Here’s a sample of these touching stories:

Tom McLean’s Story – page 1Pete Glaiser Story – page 1Pete Glaiser & Tom McLean – continuedVeteran Tom McLean’s photo with Elaine Frank Stastny’s war storyEugene Hollas – war storyFrank Stastny – Eugene Hollas (continued)

Know of a Fayette County veteran who has not yet told his/her story? Please contact me.

What’s Next?

World War II on the Home Front

What was life on the home front like for the wives, girlfriends, sisters and younger brothers of the Fayette County boys who had gone off to World War II? I’m listening and taking notes! Know of someone I should interview? Please contact me.

Featured  Book

post-imgSaddles and Service

A crewmember of a World War II bomber shot down over Nazi Germany, Winston Parker spent four long years in a prisoner of war camp. However, he would rather be remembered for his contributions as a Southern Alberta rancher and community builder. Read more

 

OMG, my mom and dad are like town celebrities! Facebook is full of compliments and my phone has been ringing off the wall! You really nailed their personalities. You wrote their story perfectly; it honors them, it doesn’t brag, it's interesting and funny; and, yet, totally accurate. I am SO THANKFUL. Hats off to the BEST feature writer in Texas!"
- Sherry L. Bubela, Schulenburg, Texas