Category Archives: Public Appearances


The fine folks at the Galveston Bookshop are hosting a book-signing for Bartee from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Bartee will be there in person to autograph copies of his latest book “Unforgettable Texans” and talk about anything under the Lone Star sun.

The Galveston Bookshop is located at 317 23rd Street a couple of blocks from The Strand.


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.

Read Two Recent Interviews With Bartee

Both the “Houston Press” and “Houstonia Magazine” interviewed Bartee in the past month or so about his latest book Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil.  Click on the links below and read what he had to say for yourself.

New Book Spills Salacious Tales of Drugs, Hookers and Wildcatting” in the Houston Press

There Will Be Blood (and Oil)” in Houstonia Magazine.

A Big Barnes & Noble Weekend For Bartee!

Barnes & Noble has scheduled book-signings for Bartee and his new book “Murder Most Texan” at three different Houston-area locations for this coming weekend November 21 thru 23.

*Friday, November 21 –  The Barnes & Noble at 3003 West Holcombe from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

*Saturday, November 22 – The Barnes & Noble at 2030 West Gray in River Oaks Center from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

*Sunday, November 23 – The Barnes & Noble at Westheimer Crossing, 7626 Westheimer, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

If you live in or plan on visiting the Houston area this weekend, come on by one of these Barnes & Noble events and meet Bartee Haile in person.  And he will be happy to autograph your copy of “Murder Most Texan.”

Don’t Miss the Houston History Book Fair Saturday, November 8

Here’s an announcement for all history lovers from Houston Arts & Media and Houston Metropolitan Research Center:

It’s almost Halloween, but there’s nothing scary about our fifth annual Houston History Book Fair & Symposium. In fact, it’s pure history fun, and all to be had for free. Make sure you join us between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, November 8. It’s at the Julia Ideson Library Building, 550 McKinney. That’s downtown across from the City Hall Reflecting Pool. There will be Texas and Houston history authors speaking all day long. Come meet them and get a signed copy of some great history books for yourself and for Holiday gifts. There are also door prizes, plenty of great regional history conversation and other features you won’t want to miss.

One of the featured speakers is none other than Bartee Haile, who is scheduled to talk at 12:30 about his new book “Murder Most Texan.”  Bartee will be available after his presentation to answer questions and to sign copies of his soon-to-be Texas true-crime classic.

See You At The Texas Book Festival This Saturday!

The 20th annual Texas Book Festival, the biggest event of its kind in the Lone Star State, will be held the weekend of October 25-26 in Austin.

I will be there on Saturday the 25th at The History Press booth on 11th Street.  I will be signing copies of my brand-new book “Murder Most Texan” from one o’clock until two, so come on by. 

Look forward to meeting you!

See You In La Grange On Wednesday, October 1!

Bartee has not one but two scheduled appearances in La Grange on Wednesday, October 1!

First, he will speak about his book “Texas Depression-Era Desperadoes” at the Rotary Club luncheon at 12 noon.  The event will be at the Texas Czech Cultural Center on the Fayette County Fairgrounds.  Following his talk, copies of the book will be available for purchase and Bartee will personally autograph your copy.

Then at two o’clock that afternoon, the Fayette County Record is hosting a book-signing for Bartee at its offices at 127 South Washington Street.  Once again copies of “Texas Depression-Era Desperdoes will be on sale and Bartee will be happy to sign yours.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bartee in person, talk to him about his book and, if you like, buy your very own copy.

Hear Bartee On Radio This Saturday January 25!

Tune into Roy Holley’s “Talk About Texas” on KKYX 680 AM at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, January 25) and hear Bartee Haile talk about his new book “Texas Depression-Era Desperadoes.”

KKYX is a 50,000-watt station in San Antonio that covers more than 17 counties.  Anyone in South Central Texas will be able to listen in!