BEST TEJAS FEST
Organizers were ecstatic about the turnout for the 4th Annual Tejas Art & Book Festival, held in downtown Rockdale on Saturday. A record number of entries for the Downtown Association Car Show, including the muscle cars above, drew onlookers by the hundreds.
Populist speaker Jim Hightower (left), former state agricultural commissioner, was the “keynote” speaker for authors, delivering a humorous talk at the International & Great Northern Train Depot.
Other authors and artists got into the Tejas spirit by talking to school children, including illustrator Don Tate (below left), who talked to first graders. Tate has illustrated many books and his work also appears in the Austin American-Statesman.