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Deceased Members of the Society for the Year 2017:

Billy Bob Trotter, of Abilene, on December 17, 2017, Member since 1994. Dr. Trotter served on the Society's Nominating Committee from 2004 to 2009. The Abilene Reporter-News carried a front-page article about him on Dec. 19th and also his obituaryVisitation will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Thurs., Dec. 21, 2017 at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. A private committal service will be held at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene at a later date.        

Peter T. Flawnof Austin, on May 7, 2017, Member since 1966. The University of Texas at Austin provided news about his passing. The Austin Statesman's article and the Houston Chronicle's article give additional information.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in the LBJ Auditorium on 2313 Red River Street in Austin. The auditorium is accessible through the LBJ Library.

John Clifton Caldwellof Albany, o n April 11, 2017, Member since 1969, President of the Society in 1988.  Obiturary.

J. Sam Moore Jr.of El Paso, o n March 14, 2017, Member since 1993, President of the Society in 2003. Obiturary.
The April 2017 Humanities Texas e-newsletter carried an article about him that included remembrances from some of his many friends.

Vester T. Hughesof Dallas, o n January 29, 2017, Member since 1993,  Texas Lawyer Article in Texas LawyerObiturary.
Services were held on Feb. 6, at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

Charles A. LeMaistre, M.D., of San Antonio, on January 28, 2017, President of the Society in 1981, Member since 1962, M.D. Anderson prepared a release about him. The Houston Chronicle also carried a news release. Services were held on  Feb. 17th at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Houston. A later service was held at Tarry House in Austin.

Harry J. Middletonof Austin, on January 20, 2017, Member since 1979. The New York Times carried an article about him. The Washington Post also featured an article about his life. The Austin American Statesman also ran an article on him.  A memorial to honor Mr. Middleton was held Feb. 1, 2017, at the LBJ Presidential Library. 

Terese (Terry) Hersheyof Houston, on January 19, 2017, Member since 1992, The Houston Chronicle carried an article about her death. Obituary.

Deceased Members of the Society for the Year 2016:

Jane Karotkin of Austin, on November 13, 2016, Member since 2011, Obituary.

Julia J. Matthewsof Abilene, on November 17, 2016, Member since 1982, Obituary.

Paul Gervais Bell Jr.of Houston, on October 31, 2016, Member since 1982,  Obituary.

Billy Bob Crim,  of Kilgore, on September 25, 2016, Member since 1979,  Obituary.

H. Bryce Jordan, Ph.D. of Austin, on April 12, 2016, Member since 1971, Obituary.

John H. Lindsey of Houston, on May 20, 2016, Member since 1995, Obituary.


News from Members:

Victor Emanuel will offer a Tour of Sicily and Malta aboard the Sea Cloud on May 2-11, 2017.

Books Published by Members:

 Washington and Lee University-- Tradition and Transformation 1930-2000 by Blaine A. Brownell


Washington and Lee University, 1930-2000: Tradition and Transformation

by Blaine A. Brownell

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The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II 

by Jan Jarboe Russell

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The Telling Image Shapes for Changing Times by Lois Farfel Starke

The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times 

by Lois Farfel Stark

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Tales of Texas Cooking: From the Trans-Pecos to the High Plains and Piney Woods to the Gulf Prairies

Edited by Frances Brannen Vick

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