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Deceased Members of the Society for the Year 2017:

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, on April 11, 2017, Member since 1969, President of the Society in 1988. Obiturary.

J. Sam Moore Jr.of El Paso, on 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, on 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 Karotkinof 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. Lindseyof 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


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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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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