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Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1st Annual Book Festival: July 15th

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 Join us Saturday July 15th, starting at 10 AM, for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame's 1st Annual Book Festival! Enjoy free admission to the museum, food trucks, and book signings from legends like Dallas Cowboy Hall of Famer Mel Renfro, Texas high school football coaching legend G.A. Moore, award winning author Carlton Stowers, and many more. The festival will be broken down into 30 minute segments where each author will have a chance to hold a Q&A session or simply discuss their work. Complementary VIP tickets are still available, and grant access to preferred seating as well as signed book drawings. To reserve VIP tickets, email Jay Black at jay.black@tshof.org. Below is a schedule of events and a list of our featured authors.

 

10:00 am Tom Landry Theater

ED HOUSEWRIGHT & G.A. MOORE

Beyond Just Win 

 

10:30 am 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

 

10:30 am 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 Campbell 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

 

12:30 pm 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

 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Great Hall

DAVE CAMPBELL

Texas Football Magazine signing

 

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

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

 

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

 

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FOOD TRUCKS THAT WILL BE PRESENT

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 “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. This event is presented by Community Bank and Trust, and sponsored by Texas A&M University Press, Waco City Cable Channel, and Texas Tech University Press.

 

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