American History Ben H. English

Ben H. English ~

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Good morning!

I am still going through my photographs of the recent book festival in Hico, as well as those pictures and comments sent to me. I want to thank everyone in advance for doing so, and I shall respond to everyone for their many kindnesses.

Right now I want to reach out to Billy Lynch, who was one of my earliest supporters and has encouraged me numerous times along the way. He was the first one to show Friday morning in Hico, and we had a good visit.

Thank you, Billy.

I would like to also thank Steven Williams for taking this photo, and for taking the time to come to the festival. Steve and I have been close friends for over fifty years now and counting. He and his family were there for me during some tough times when I was a teenager, and he has never let me down for a moment ever since.

Steve, you are appreciated more than you will ever know.

God bless to all,


Ben H. English
Alpine, Texas
USMC: 1976-1983
THP: 1986-2008

Author of ‘Yonderings’ (TCU Press)
‘Destiny’s Way’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
‘Out There: Essays on the Lower Big Bend’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
‘The Uvalde Raider’ (Creative Texts Publishers)
Facebook: Ben H. English

‘Graying but still game’

Billy the Kid Museum
Sue Land
Dan Edwards
The Stable Performance Cars
Front Street Books
Tom Green County Library System
Julie Brunson Childs
Bridgit Bailey-Giedeman
Vicki Shroyer

Alpine Texas

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