The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Twisting in the Wind: Springtown Hangings - Jean Bennett

Crystal Brown's Weatherford Democrat book review entitled "Area hangings focus of new book" reveals that they hang 'em in Weatherford and Parker County according to Jean Bennett, the book's author.  The review begins:
Jean Bennett, the genealogy librarian for the Weatherford Public Library, has recently published a book highlighting hangings in and around Parker County dating back to the mid 1800s.
The book, Twisting in the Wind: Springtown Hangings of the Hill Women and Other North Texas Hangings, features 15 stories of hangings in Parker County and surrounding areas.
"When I started working here I had all these people coming in and asking about the Hill Hangings," Bennett said. "I didn't know anything about the Hill Hangings. They kept asking, so I thought I'd better find out.""

Not reading more is a hanging offense pardner:

Ms. Bennett was unavailable at press time to comment on whether the book was published to underscore the possible severe penalties for overdue books at the Library where is book can be purchased.  Communications of a proper nature can be established through


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