Contrary to popular belief, the office of lieutenant governor is not an automatic short-cut to the top in Texas politics. Of the forty-four men who have held the number-two post, only a baker’s dozen won a promotion to the governor’s mansion.
In the long history of the National Football League (NFL), only a handful of quarterbacks have thrown seven touchdown passes in a single game. Two of them are from Texas: Y.A. Tittle and Adrian Burk. The combined stories of the Marshall and Mexia natives make for a great read!
Never heard of Fort Lipantitlan? It was a mud fortress on the Nueces River manned by a Mexican government garrison in the early days of the Texas Revolution. A small company of rebels was ordered to take the out-of-the-way objective, but the mission did not quite go as planned.
The Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Champions Village Shopping Center at 5303 FM 1960 in Houston will hold a book-signing for Bartee’s new book Unforgettable Texans on Saturday, October 14. Starting at noon, Bartee will be there in person to autograph your book and answer any questions you might have about his books, newspaper column and Texas history in general.
In late July 2017, The History Press published Unforgettable Texans, Bartee’s fourth book for the Charleston-based publishing house. This collection of forty biographies illustrated with rare photographs sheds much-deserved light on once famous but now forgotten figures from the Lone Star past.
To order your very own copy of Unforgettqble Texans personally autographed by the author go to the “General Store” on this website.