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Texas: In Her Own Words Paperback – March 2, 2006

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Real Texans, spiritual cowboys, even people who thought they were bored with Texas History, are going to love this book --Kinky Friedman, from the Foreword of Texas In her Own Words 2006

It's a Texas thing, you either have it, or you don't. --TJ Greaney, Publisher, Countryline Magazine

Could the Texas twang and swagger possibly be genetic? Maybe, maybe not. . the origins of the Texas mystique. --Austin Business Journal March 6, 2006

About the Author

Tweed Scott is a retired broadcaster of 31 years. He was raised in New Hampshire, joined the Navy to see the world, got stationed in Kingsville, Texas, married a Texas girl and that is pretty much the whole story. While serving as a radio Operations Manager, he had the highest rated FM station in America and later the 5th highest rated AM station in the country. Other accomplishments include serving five years as a local Master of Ceremonies for the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and spending four days in a van suspended from a crane, 101 feet off the ground. He has conducted the “Stars And Stripes Forever” before a symphony orchestra (while dressed in a chicken suit). After retiring from the broadcast business, he turned to writing. His writing efforts include promotional materials for print and broadcast, fundraising events, documentaries-even an ADDY award winning commercial. The idea for TEXAS IN HER OWN WORDS began with a certain dinner conversation when wife Zee told son Tyler that he had something his father would never have: he was born in Texas! That planted the seed that grew into an obsession to discover the soul of Texas, that T-chromosome, that special something in the water that only Texans have. In addition to being a staff writer for Austin’s Country Line Magazine, Tweed has also built his own writing and public speaking company called Tejas Communications. Tweed lives and works in Austin, Texas where he is currently working on a second book about Texas.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Redbud Publishing Company; 1st edition (March 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972029370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972029377
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,640,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. Logan on July 18, 2015
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Really like this book! And the author/lecturer, Tweed Scott, is a very nice man and one of the many folks who came to Texas from elsewhere and fell in love with it. Obviously, the man has good taste.
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I read it. I related to a lot of the participants. I definitely found myself in this book! Very well written ! As a native Texan, I'm proud of my heritage and this book reminds me how important it is to have that pride and to instill it in ...your children and grandchildren. I had written in my will that I wanted to be cremated and my ashes scattered over the Waimeia Canyon on Kauai, Hawaii, but after reading this book and rediscovering my Texas pride, I'm going to change my will. I was born and raised in Texas and I want to have Texas as my final resting place...even if it means having my ashes scattered over the family farm or over the Texas Hill Country or possibly the Palo Duro Canyon... I'll need to make that decision. But I'm stayin here. Thank you, Tweed.
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Enhanced with an informative foreword by Kinky Friedman, Texas In Her Own Words as told by Tweed Scott is a fascinating and informative study of the Texan. Compiling interviews with people drawn from all walks of Texas life, Texas In Her Own Words includes commentary and observations from stars such as Willie Nelson, Darrell Royal, and Liz Carpenter; a wealth of fun and interesting facts of the great state; illustrative pictures vividly capturing the pride of many Texans; the origin of the Texas image and attitude; and discussion points for diehard Texans or book groups study the history and culture of the Lone Star State. Texas In Her Own Words is very highly recommended for its concise analysis of Texas pride and its wonderful in-depth coverage of every given style and stereotype of Texan.
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