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Texas Sports Hall of Fame Announces First Annual Book Festival

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Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces first annual Book Festival
May 3, 2017, Waco – Texas Sports Hall of Fame announces first annual book festival to be on July 15, 2017 starting at 10 a.m.
Presented by Texas A&M University Press, Texas Tech University Press and Waco City Cable Channel, the festival will feature authors and athletes from across the state.
Limited number of VIP tickets are available, email jay.black@tshof.org to reserve. VIP ticket holders are entitled to preferred seating and signed book drawings

SCHEDULE OF FEATURED AUTHORS

 

10:00 am Tom Landry Theater

Ed Housewright & G.A. Moore

Beyond Just Win

 

10:30am Tom Landry Theater

RYAN BUSH

The Dirty Dozen - How Twelve Rookies, The Shotgun, And A Hail Mary Vaulted the 1975 Dallas Cowboys Into The Super Bowl

 

10:30am Dave Campbell Library

PUTT RIDDLE

Friday’s Winners

 

10:30 am McCombs Great Hall

MEL RENFRO - (signing only)

Forever a Cowboy

  

11:00 am Dave Cambell Library

CHAD CONINE

The Republic of Football - Legends of the Texas High School Game

 

11:30 am Tom Landry Theater

JIM REEVES

Dallas Cowboys: The Legends of America's Team

 

12:00 pm Dave Campbell Library

MAC ENGEL

Pigskin Rapture: Four Days in the Life of Texas Football

 

12:30pm Tom Landry Theater

BILL BROWN

Houston Astros: Deep in the Heart - Blazing a Trail from Expansion to the World Series

 

1:00 pm Dave Campbell Library

R. GAINES BATY

Champion of the Barrio - The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty

Texas A&M University Press

 

1:30 pm Tom Landry Theater

JEFF MILLER

The Game Changers: Abner Haynes, Leon King, and the Fall of Major College Football’s Color Barrier in Texas

 

2:00 pm Dave Campbell Library

ROBERT JACOBUS

Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century

Texas A&M University Press

  

2:30 pm Tom Landry Theater

AL PICKETT

Mighty, Mighty Matadors

Lubbock Estacado High School Integration and a Championship Year

 

3:00 pm Tom Landry Theater

CARLTON STOWERS

WHERE DREAMS DIE HARD (DeCapo), STAUBACH (Triumph Books), OH BROTHER HOW THEY PLAYED THE GAME (State House Press)  and TEXAS FOOTBALL LEGENDS (TCU Press)

 

3:30 pm Dave Campbell Library

FRANK SIKES

West Texas Middleweight, The Story of LaVern Roach

 

4:00 pm  Tom Landry Theater

TIM PRICE

Shooting for the Record: Adolph Toepperwein, Tom Frye, and Sharpshooting's Forgotten Controversy

 



“Part of the mission of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is to promote literacy and scholarship through Texas sports history. We are excited to bring in top writers from around the state. Many of the books deal with important issues like race relations and how athletics have impacted integration,” said Jay Black, VP of Operations, Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
The format of the festival will be broken down into 30-minute slots, where each of the authors will have the option to present their work and have time for a Q&A session. There will be tables set up in the Red McCombs Great Hall where the authors will have book signings.
The festival will be hosted at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about the book festival or the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, please visit tshof.org or call 254-756-1633.
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About the Texas Sports Hall of Fame
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Waco, Texas, chronicles the heroes and legends of Lone Star State sports at all levels, including high school standouts, Olympians and professionals. Established in 1993, the organization’s mission is to preserve the legacies of all inductees and the history of sports in Texas to educate and inspire guess of all ages. Home to over 300 Texas Legends, the museum the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit http://www.tshof.org/.


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