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Books about Andrews County People and Places

What's Your Favorite Book or article about an Andrews County Person, Place or Event? Here's some of ours about Andrews, KcKinney Acres, Coyote Corner, Fasken and Old Place Windmills

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Andrews (Images of America)

Before the creation of the county in 1876 by the Texas legislature, the area had been largely ignored by state officials and avoided by ranchers and settlers because of its remoteness, scarcity of water, and attacks by local Native Americans. That all changed in 1875 after an expedition by U.S. cavalry troops led by Col. William R. Shafter opened the region up to settlers . . . Read more and Look inside

Lincoln School: Andrews, Texas 1950 - 1961

Lincoln School served black students in the community of Andrews, Texas. It was opened in 1950 until desegregation led to the school's closure in 1961. This book looks into the history of the school along with the faculty and students in attendance . . .

Andrews County History

The entire story of Andrews County, Texas from 1876 to 1978. Learn about Colonel Shafter's expedition in the region, an abandoned railroad from Midland, ranch and farm life in the desert, the discovery of oil, and major events that have shaped Andrews' history.

Ol' Max Evans: The First Thousand Years

"Ol' Max Evans is a rollicking tale of a powerful, if unconventional, literary figure. From his childhood in West Texas to his adolescence as a cowboy in northeastern New Mexico, from D-Day in World War II to the wild world of Hollywood, Found inside: "Now, because Max had skipped two grades in the elementary school back in Humble City, he found himself entering high school just a week after his twelfth birthday.  Right off the bat, Max had two things figured out about high school life in Andrews; football and J. Lee Smith . . . " Read more

The Rounders

The bawdy and moving story of two contemporary bronco busters. Acclaimed for its realistic depiction of modern cowboying and for its humor, it is also a very serious work, described by the author as a tragicomedy. "Three months from my being twelve years old, my parents decided to leave the depression-and-destroyed town of Humble City and move to Andrews, just across the the New Mexico border in West Texas ". . . Read more Look inside

Madam Millie: Bordellos from Silver City to Ketchikan

" Millie heard back in Wink that the very next day Tad was sent to Andrews, Texas, where an elderly sheriff had shot one of the favorite local sons in an unavoidable dispute. Crowds were gathering in little bunches, and there was talk of a lynching " . . . Read more Look inside

 Get Your Foot Out of the Durn Petunias: Stories from My Life

by Marj Carpenter

"I remember one time when I was working for the newspaper in Andrews, Texas, there were some Andrews men killed in a private plane crash in Rockdale, Texas. I was assigned to fly down there with a private pilot and get pictures on the scene" . . . Read more

Life in the Saddle

Englishman Frank Collinson went to Texas in 1872, when he was seventeen, to work on Will Noonan’s ranch near Castroville. He lived the rest of his life in the southwestern United States, and at the age of seventy-nine began writing about the Old West he knew and loved.

"The panthers and the old wells were all that we found on our trip to the lost lake. Today all of that land is in Andrews County, Texas, and the Shafter Lake area is a rich oil field . . ." Read more Look inside

The Last of The Old-Time Cowboys

Within the pages of this book these genuine legends who rode through a golden moment in American history live on. Found inside: "One hundred fifty miles southwest near Andrews, evidently the same storm caught seventeen-year-old Shorty Northcutt unawares. Trailing three bulls ten or twelve miles across the exposed plains en route to Sand Ranch, he was engulfed by a norther  . . . Read more

Cow Chips in the CookstoveCow Chips in the Cook Stove:

Tales from the Good Old Days in the Lower Texas Panhandle

Stories from the Texas plains and a peak over the shoulder of real cowboys and their struggles.

 Nate of America: Thirty-Seven Ridiculous Columns

A collection of weekly columns that have appeared in the Andrews County News. The author is a teacher and former coach with multiple disabilities and a twisted sense of humor. You should buy him a burrito . . . Look inside

How to Survive the Stabbing Weasels and Other True Stories

by Nathan Waldrip

How to Survive the Stabbing Weasels is a collection of hilarious and inspirational stories of dealing with and overcoming adversity. While in college, the author was diagnosed with a neurological condition and multiple brain tumors that left him deaf. He finished college to become a teacher and coach . . . Look inside

The Worst Hard Time:

The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

Andrews County History 1876 - 1978

by Andrews County Heritage Committee

Andrews County, Texas History - Hundreds of Photographs - 488 Pages

The New America: A Collection

"The trip began by meeting relatives in Andrews, Texas and then all together driving overnight to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the ski trip. The adults were warm in the front of my dad's grey truck while the children were freezing in the back of a camper that was strapped over the back of the truck's bed"  . . . Read more Look inside

Gun Shy: a Ben Rehder Novel

Found Inside:

"Try to become a star? Girls from Andrews, Texas, didn't do things like that. Girls from Andrews became waitresses or bank tellers or grocery clerks, and they married quiet, hardworking men who sometimes lost a finger or a toe out in the oilfield" . . . Read more Look inside

The Great House of God

by Max Lucado

 I attended church with the son of the mayor. In Andrews, Texas, that's not much to boast about. Nevertheless the kid had clout that most of us didn't. “My father has an office at the courthouse", he could clam . . . Read more Look inside

Lone Star Noir (Akashic Noir)

If everything is bigger in Texas, then that includes the boldness of the criminals who call the state home.  Think of the book as a sort of criminal travelogue of Texas. In Lone Star Noir, you’ll find stories by James Crumley, Joe R. Lansdale, Claudia Smith, Ito Romo, Luis Alberto Urrea, David Corbett, George Wier (Duckweed: Littlefield Texas) , Sarah Cortez, Jesse Sublett, Dean James, Tim Tingle, Milton T. Burton, Lisa Sandlin, Jessica Powers (Preacher's Kid: Andrews Texas), and Bobby Byrd.  . . . Read more Look Inside

Books by Authors from Andrews County
Elmer Kelton


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Max Lucado


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Andrews County Treasures

Historical and Nostalgic Treasures from Andrews Texas. Rare books, memorabilia, and photos from Andrews, McKinney Acres, Coyote Corner, Fasken and Old Place Windmills Texas.

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