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.