TEXAS ART AND HISTORIC RANCHES FEATURED IN NEWLY RELEASED TEXAS ALMANAC67th Edition Contains Lists of Sports Champions and Olympic Medalists
DENTON, Texas — Discover the talent and motivation of early Texas artists through the eyes of Houston oilman J. P. Bryan, who has amassed the world’s largest private collection of Texana. Bryan, along with Torch Collection Curator Jamie Christy, relate that as “French, Spanish, English, and German artists became Texans, a large body of their work bears visual testimony to their enduring affection for the region.”
Be swept up in the history of the King Ranch and other storied Texas ranches by Texana writer Mike Cox. He presents them as “Lone Star icons, as much a part of the state’s image as bluebonnets, oil wells, or rangy longhorns.”
These articles are just part of the recently released Texas Almanac 2014–2015
, published by the Texas State Historical Association. First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac
has a long history of chronicling the Lone Star State and its residents.
The 752-page new edition also includes:coverage of the 2012 elections, 2012 Texas Olympic medalists, an update on Major League Baseball, and also lists of high school, college, and professional sports champions.
Every section of the Almanac—from the environment and weather to sports and recreation to government and elections—is updated with new data and information, including the latest population figures. With more than 300 color maps and 340-plus color photographs
, the Texas Almanac spotlights all regions of the Lone Star State. For the traveler, the detailed maps of every one of Texas's 254 counties show the way to towns of all sizes, as well as to landmarks, lakes, rivers, parks, and back roads.“This edition of the Texas Almanac is the largest, most colorful Texas Almanac ever published,” according to Texas Almanac editor Elizabeth Alvarez.
Hardcover edition retails for $39.95, and the flexbound retails for $24.95. An eBook on CD and an ePub edition also will be available.Download the entire Press Release
.Order the Texas Almanac 2014-2015 today!Newspapers always receive a 40-percent discount.
For more information, contact:Elizabeth C. Alvarez, by email
or call (940) 369-5235.Images from the Texas Almanac 2014-2015:Corrida de la Sandía aka Dia De San Juan (The Watermelon Race) by Jean Louis Théodore Gentilz, 1848, is one of the historic paintings that illustrates the article on Texas art and artists. From the Visions of the West Collection.The Four Sixes Ranch chuck wagon illustrates Mike Cox’s article on eight historic Texas ranches. This undated photo taken in King County is from the UNT Portal to Texas History and the Cattle Raisers Museum in Fort Worth.
###About the Texas State Historical Association
Founded as a private, nonprofit educational organization on March 2, 1897and housed at the University of North Texas,
the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is one of the nation’s most dynamic regional history organizations. Reinforced by more than one hundred years of scholarship, its mission is to further the appreciation, understanding and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through research, writing, publication and educational programs. For more information please visitwww.TSHAonline.org