Description : This book offers a candid and sometimes startling look at what ails one of Texas's biggest enterprises -- state government. The author predicts that without dramatic changes, the Lone Star State will face a staggering $3 trillion-a-year budget in our lifetime, public schools will continue to fail our students, and Texans will be awash in an explosion of crime.
Description : Traces the extraordinary influence of Texas warrior culture on American national politics, from the creation myth of the Alamo to the George W. Bush administration's pre-emptive attack policy in the Middle East.
Description : USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig returns to the Texas Cattleman's Club, where cowboys know best… As a card-carrying member of the Texas Cattleman's Club, Sam Gordon is conservative to the core. Discovering Lila Hacket—the woman he'd shared a passionate night with—is carrying his baby? Heck yeah, he means to marry her! Never mind that marriage is not what she wants. With a budding career, Lila has no intention of changing her life to become Sam's idea of the perfect wife. So if he wants their baby to wear the Gordon name, he needs to change his ideas about what he really needs from Lila…and just what he's willing to give her in return.
Description : In this companion volume to "Texas Cattle Barons, " Ryan invites readers to venture beyond the ranch gate to share ranchers' insights on their work and lifestyle. 100+ photos.
Description : This is a Romeo and Juliet, West Side, love story, set in the South. A story of forbidden love between black and white. In the early 1970s the color of a person's skin was the first and most recognizable physical characteristic of an individual living in the Deep South, and it was understood in the society that black and white did not mix. How this young couple managed to survive the explosive racist emotions of those violent days is a tale that must be told! You cannot miss this! Indeed, these two young people never really expected to live to see this story to conclusion. What is truly amazing is the single fact that they managed to survive. The bullets missed their mark. The knives went awry. And the gangs could not discourage this warrior on a mission of love. It is a critical examination of American life and society in Texas. This is an inspiring tale! This story chronicles the history of how two people in love came to be together and stay together--against all odds. The raw emotions of love are exposed as these two young people journeyed through triumphs and tragedies. There was violent opposition at every turn. It was a test of will and fortitude. It is also a comedy that can only be appreciated now, in this day and age. It's a tale of overcoming the odds and winning. Moreover, we are the richer for it, for now we have this amazing story. This story is truly unbelievable, and yet, it happened.
Description : COME FOR A VISIT -- TEXAS STYLE! Crystal Creek...where power and influence live in the land, and in the hands of one family determined to nourish old Texas fortunes and to forge new Texas futures. EVEN A BOSTON BLUE BLOOD NEEDS A TEXAS EDUCATION Ranch owner J. T. McKinney is like no man Bostonian Cynthia Page has ever met. Tall and handsome, strong and opinionated and utterly charming, J.T. speaks his mind. And his message to Cynthia is loud and clear: Marry me! Trouble is, a Texas cattleman's idea of marriage differs greatly from a New England career woman's.