On October 29, 2013, Dr. John Davis, former Executive Director and Director of Research for the Institute of Texan Cultures will be the featured speaker at the M. Bevin Eckert Friends of the Library general membership meeting. Davis, who has also taught in the divisions of Literature, Classics, Philosophy, and Communication at UTSA and The University of Texas at Austin, is a freelance writer, designer and occasional storyteller.
Davis will be discussing the Texas Rangers: truths and myths. The Texas Rangers of the late 19th century—not called Texas Rangers at the time—established a record of heroism and brutality. Men of the Frontier Battalion and the Special Force of these years were well known both for an absolute respect and a flagrant disregard for the laws of the land.
Davis is an experienced speaker who will engage and entertain you. A former resident of Center Point, Texas, and London, England, he now resides in Mason, Texas, where his wife and cats allow him to live with them.
Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend this event that will begin at 6:30 in the Stribling Room of the Library.