How to Be a Texan

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ISBN: 9781477309315
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Number of pages: 208
Author: Andrea Valdez
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online How to Be a Texan in PDF and EPUB There are certain things every Texan should know how to do and say, whether your Lone Star roots reach all the way back to the 1836 Republic or you were just transplanted here yesterday. Some of these may be second nature to you, but others . . . well, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to have a few handy hints if, say, branding the herd or hosting a tamalada aren’t your usual pastimes. That’s where How to Be a Texan can help. In a friendly, lighthearted style, Andrea Valdez offers illustrated, easy-to-follow steps for dozens of authentic Texas activities and sayings. In no time, you’ll be talking like a Texan and dressing the part; hunting, fishing, and ranching; cooking your favorite Texas dishes; and dancing cumbia and two-step. You’ll learn how to take a proper bluebonnet photo and build a Día de los Muertos altar, and you’ll have a bucket list of all the places Texans should visit in their lifetime. Not only will you know how to do all these things, you’ll finish the book with a whole new appreciation for what it means to be a Texan and even more pride in saying “I’m from Texas” anywhere you wander in the world.


How to Be a Texan

Filename: how-to-be-a-texan.pdf
ISBN: 9781477309339
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Number of pages: 206
Author: Andrea Valdez
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online How to Be a Texan in PDF and EPUB There are certain things every Texan should know how to do and say, whether your Lone Star roots reach all the way back to the 1836 Republic or you were just transplanted here yesterday. Some of these may be second nature to you, but others . . . well, maybe it wouldn't hurt to have a few handy hints if, say, branding the herd or hosting a tamalada aren't your usual pastimes. That's where How to Be a Texan can help. In a friendly, lighthearted style, Andrea Valdez offers illustrated, easy-to-follow steps for dozens of authentic Texas activities and sayings. In no time, you'll be talking like a Texan and dressing the part; hunting, fishing, and ranching; cooking your favorite Texas dishes; and dancing cumbia and two-step. You'll learn how to take a proper bluebonnet photo and build a Día de los Muertos altar, and you'll have a bucket list of all the places Texans should visit in their lifetime. Not only will you know how to do all these things, you'll finish the book with a whole new appreciation for what it means to be a Texan and even more pride in saying "I'm from Texas" anywhere you wander in the world.


How to be a Texan

Filename: how-to-be-a-texan.pdf
ISBN: 1477309322
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 196
Author: Andrea Valdez
Publisher:

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Y all

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ISBN: 1423640624
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Number of pages: 224
Author: Jay B. Sauceda
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Download and read online Y all in PDF and EPUB The Lone Star state can seem like an enigma to those who have never had the pleasure of spending time there. Texans seem to walk differently, talk differently, and dress differently than any other people in the nation. Jay B Sauceda, a Texas native, understands the trouble that "foreigners" from New York to California have comprehendin' their Texan neighbors. This funny and engaging primer on how to be a Texan will help you get a better handle on the unique Texas history, language, culture, customs, and do's and don'ts--whether you're movin' there or just passin' through. Jay B Sauceda is a photographer and lifelong Texan. He moved from La Porte to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and "stayed for the ample supply of patio bars and beer specials." His clients have included BMW, Microsoft, IBM, the San Antonio Spurs, the Times of London, Texas A&M, Texas Monthly, and the University of Texas. He believes in "firm handshakes, Willie Nelson, and telling compelling stories."


Y all The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan

Filename: y-all-the-definitive-guide-to-being-a-texan.pdf
ISBN: 9781423640639
Release Date: 2016-07-11
Number of pages: 224
Author: Jay B Sauceda
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Download and read online Y all The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan in PDF and EPUB The Lone Star state can seem like an enigma to those who have never had the pleasure of spending time there. Texans seem to walk differently, talk differently, and dress differently than any other people in the nation. Jay B Sauceda, a Texas native, understands the trouble that “foreigners” from New York to California have comprehendin’ their Texan neighbors. This funny and engaging primer on how to be a Texan will help you get a better handle on the unique Texas history, language, culture, customs, and do’s and don’ts—whether you’re movin’ there or just passin’ through. Jay B Sauceda is a photographer and lifelong Texan. He moved from La Porte to Austin to attend the University of Texas, and “stayed for the ample supply of patio bars and beer specials.” His clients have included BMW, Microsoft, IBM, the San Antonio Spurs, the Times of London, Texas A&M, Texas Monthly, and the University of Texas. He believes in “firm handshakes, Willie Nelson, and telling compelling stories.”


Fixin To Be Texan

Filename: fixin-to-be-texan.pdf
ISBN: 9781589794955
Release Date: 1998-10-25
Number of pages: 256
Author: Helen Bryant
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

Download and read online Fixin To Be Texan in PDF and EPUB You don't just move here and immediately become a Texan; it takes training. This delightfully witty book takes you through the process of understanding our conversation, why and how we dress the way we do, why pickups are a fact of life, and how you can acquire the necessary big hair. Fixin' to Be Texan pokes gentle fun at the Texas mystique. Residents of the state will get a big kick out of Bryant's clever way of identifying our predominant characteristics. Newcomers will use it as a tool for understanding the wonderful and sometimes incomprehensible behavior of our fine native population.


A Texan s Honor

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ISBN: 9781426714634
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 326
Author: Shelley Gray
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Download and read online A Texan s Honor in PDF and EPUB Will MacMillan, masquerading as a member of the notorious Walton Gang, falls in love with Jamie Ellis, but must protect her when she is caught in the middle of a hostage situation gone awry.


When a Texan Gambles

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ISBN: 1101153512
Release Date: 2003-10-28
Number of pages: 336
Author: Jodi Thomas
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online When a Texan Gambles in PDF and EPUB Sarah Andrews has been raffled off to a groom whose life is in need of saving. She agrees to help him, but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that this dangerously attractive Texan would steal her heart—and make her want to take the biggest gamble of all.


How to be Texan

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ISBN: 0932012213
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 64
Author: Michael Hicks
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Download and read online How to be Texan in PDF and EPUB Offers tongue-in-cheek descriptions of Texan food, clothing, sports, and entertainment and includes advice on adopting Texan customs


Speak Texan in 30 Minutes Or Less

Filename: speak-texan-in-30-minutes-or-less.pdf
ISBN: 1892588102
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Number of pages: 80
Author: Lou Hudson
Publisher: Texas Twang Preservation Soc

Download and read online Speak Texan in 30 Minutes Or Less in PDF and EPUB "Hilarious guide to lone star lingo, from draw/te twang with innumerable regional turns of phrase. Issued by the fictional Texas twang preservation society."


Call Me Lucky

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ISBN: 0806140933
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 273
Author: Robert Hinkle
Publisher:

Download and read online Call Me Lucky in PDF and EPUB “Do you think you could teach Rock Hudson to talk like you do?” The question came from famed Hollywood director George Stevens, and an affirmative answer propelled Bob Hinkle into a fifty-year career in Hollywood as a speech coach, actor, producer, director, and friend to the stars. Along the way, Hinkle helped Rock Hudson, Dennis Hopper, Carroll Baker, and Mercedes McCambridge talk like Texans for the 1956 epic filmGiant. He also helped create the character Jett Rink with James Dean, who became a best friend, and he consoled Elizabeth Taylor personally when Dean was killed in a tragic car accident before the film was released. A few years later, Paul Newman asked Hinkle to do for him what he'd done for James Dean. The result was Newman's powerful portrayal of a Texas no-good in the Academy Award–winning filmHud (1963). Hinkle could—and did—stop by the LBJ Ranch to exchange pleasantries with the president of the United States. He did likewise with Elvis Presley at Graceland. Good friends with Robert Wagner, Hinkle even taught Wagner's wife Natalie Wood how to throw a rope. He appeared in numerous television series, including Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Dragnet, and Walker, Texas Ranger. On a handshake, he worked as country music legend Marty Robbins's manager, and he helped Evel Knievel rise to fame. From his birth in Brownfield, Texas, to a family so poor “they could only afford a tumbleweed as a pet,” Hinkle went on to gain acclaim in Hollywood. Through it all, he remained the salty, down-to-earth former rodeo cowboy from West Texas who could talk his way into—or out of—most any situation. More than forty photographs, including rare behind-the-scenes glimpses of the stars Hinkle met and befriended along the way, complement this rousing, never-dull memoir.


The Homesick Texan Cookbook

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ISBN: 9781401303945
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Number of pages: 304
Author: Lisa Fain
Publisher: Hachette Books

Download and read online The Homesick Texan Cookbook in PDF and EPUB When Lisa Fain, a seventh-generation Texan, moved to New York City, she missed the big sky, the bluebonnets in spring, Friday night football, and her family's farm. But most of all, she missed the foods she'd grown up with. After a fruitless search for tastes of Texas in New York City, Fain took matters into her own hands. She headed into the kitchen to cook for her friends the Tex-Mex, the chili, and the country comfort dishes that reminded her of home. From cheese enchiladas drowning in chili gravy to chicken-fried steak served with cream gravy on the side, from warm bowls of chile con queso to big pots of fiery chili made without beans, Fain re-created the wonderful tastes of Texas she'd always enjoyed at potlucks, church suppers, and backyard barbecues back home. In 2006, Fain started the blog Homesick Texan to share Texan food with fellow expatriates, and the site immediately connected with readers worldwide, Texan and non-Texan alike. Now, in her long-awaited first cookbook, Fain brings the comfort of Texan home cooking to you. Like Texas itself, the recipes in this book are varied and diverse, all filled with Fain's signature twists. There's SalpicÓn, a cool shredded beef salad found along the sunny border in El Paso; Soft Cheese Tacos, a creamy plate unique to Dallas; and Houston-Style Green Salsa, an avocado and tomatillo salsa that is smooth, refreshing, and bright. There are also nibbles, such as Chipotle Pimento Cheese and Tomatillo JalapeÑo Jam; sweet endings, such as Coconut Tres Leches Cake and Mexican Chocolate Chewies; and fresh takes on Texan classics, such as Coffee-Chipotle Oven Brisket, Ancho Cream Corn, and Guajillo-Chile Fish Tacos. With more than 125 recipes, The Homesick Texan offers a true taste of the Lone Star State. So pull up a chair-everyone's welcome at the Texas table!


A Texan s Promise

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ISBN: 9781426714597
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 350
Author: Shelley Gray
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Download and read online A Texan s Promise in PDF and EPUB Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch, determines to help Vanessa Grant escape her abusive stepfather, his employer, and as they head west to Colorado and safety, a deep bond develops between them.


To Kiss a Texan

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ISBN: 1101219211
Release Date: 1999-05-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Jodi Thomas
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online To Kiss a Texan in PDF and EPUB Wes McLain returned from the civil war with little money, and less hope. He had given up on love. Until he saw her…Allie, the blue-eyed girl who had been called a savage, a wild soul—and was prisoner of what seemed to be a horrible fate. But when Wes looked into her eyes, he wanted only to free her, and to take her with him on a journey through the frontiers of Texas. But Allie has been brutally mistreated for years, and is now too afraid to even speak. Wes will have to heal her and it will take more than good intentions or a few moonlight kisses to win her trust. And when Allie’s finally ready to speak again, she will tell Wes more than he ever imagined. “Gripping, poignant, and just plain good reading.”—New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber


The Texanist

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ISBN: 9781477312971
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Number of pages: 120
Author: David Courtney
Publisher: University of Texas Press

Download and read online The Texanist in PDF and EPUB The Texanist, Texas Monthly's perennially popular back-page column, has become the magazine's most-read feature. With an inimitable style and an unassailable wholesomeness, columnist David Courtney has counseled many a well-intentioned Texan, native or wannabe, on how to properly conduct him- or herself. Until the July 2016 issue, an original illustration by the late award-winning artist Jack Unruh, depicting the Texanist in a situation described in the column, accompanied the Texanist's sage wisdom. Unruh's peerless illustrations displayed a sly wit that paired perfectly with Courtney's humorous ripostes. The Texanist gathers several dozen of Unruh's most unforgettable illustrations, along with the fascinating, perplexing, and even downright weird questions that inspired them. Curing the curious, exorcizing bedevilment, and orienting the disoriented, the Texanist advises on such things as: Is it wrong to wear your football team's jersey to church? When out at a dancehall, do you need to stick with the one that brung ya? Is it real Tex-Mex if it's served with a side of black beans? Can one have too many Texas-themed tattoos? The Texanist addresses all of these important subjects and more. Whether you heed the good guidance, or just enjoy the whimsical illustrations, The Texanist will both entertain and educate you.