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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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.


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."


How to be Texan

Filename: how-to-be-texan.pdf
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


Call Me Lucky

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ISBN: 9780806151960
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Number of pages: 272
Author: Robert Hinkle
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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 film Giant. 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 film Hud (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.


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."


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.


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.”


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


A Texan s Honor

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ISBN: 9781682999097
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: Shelley Gray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Texan s Honor in PDF and EPUB Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to his Captain, Clayton Proffitt. Now he's waging another war undercover, pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang. But when a hostage situation goes awry and an innocent woman is in the middle of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens. Even if his cover is blown. Even if they risk being killed by his gang or by the lawmen on their trail. Even if the woman he's risking everything for will never love him back.


How To Seduce a Texan

Filename: how-to-seduce-a-texan.pdf
ISBN: 9780758244727
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Number of pages: 288
Author: Karen Kelley
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

Download and read online How To Seduce a Texan in PDF and EPUB Ghost Of A Chance Reporter Nikki "The Barracuda" Scott will sink her teeth into anything. So when her editor sends her to get the lowdown on bad boy football star Cal Braxton, Nikki's game to rough it on his family ranch. She just isn't prepared for exactly how rough. Still, the nasty outhouse, noisy animals, and resident ghost won't put Nikki off. . .especially once she sets eyes (and hands, and mouth) on her subject. If there's a juicy story here, Nikki intends to devour it. . . So, the lady thinks she's gonna get the scoop on him? Cal's had his fill of scheming females--hell, his conniving ex-fiancee is the very reason he's hiding out. Then again, if all journalists were as hot as Nikki, he might consider being more open with the press. Too bad she won't be around for long. If the chores and "rustic" conditions don't frighten Nikki off, her haunted accommodations surely will. Tough it turns out Nikki doesn't scare easily. Now Cal's the one who's scared--of falling hard. . .


The Tender Texan

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ISBN: 9781101545829
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Number of pages: 368
Author: Jodi Thomas
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Tender Texan in PDF and EPUB Anna Meyer offers one hundred dollars to the Texas cattleman who can help her forge a frontier homestead. Chance Wyatt agrees to settle down and build a home with a lovely stranger. The boy in him never considered the possibility of love. But the man in him can't deny the passion that Anna brings out in him. They vowed to live together for only a year, but as the challenges of the savage land bring them closer together, neither can resist the aching desire that inflames their hearts-and touches their souls.


A Texan s Choice

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ISBN: 9781426761768
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Number of pages:
Author: Shelley Gray
Publisher: Abingdon Press

Download and read online A Texan s Choice in PDF and EPUB Texas, 1874. Long ago, Scout Proffitt gave up on ever being a man of honor like his Civil War hero brother Clayton. But when Scout steps foot on the rundown remnants of the Circle C ranch, he wonders if maybe—just maybe—the Lord has something different intended for him. Rosemarie has lived most of her life doubting her worth and shouldering the blame for her brother’s death. But when a stranger rides onto her ranch, claiming he owns it, she suddenly is given a choice: either keep looking at the dark side of life . . . or dare to dream.