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Helenita Kleberg Groves of King Ranch

May 17, 2017 (10:54 am)

“No excuses” was one of Bob Kleberg’s credos. The longtime patriarch of the King Ranch lived his life with what his daughter Helenita, now 89, calls a “tenacity of purpose” that piloted him to a global leadership role in ranching, agriculture and energy. “One of the things my father always said was, ‘Let’s make a plan — so we can change it...

Amy Stone traces the history of Cornyation

Apr 10, 2017 (10:15 am)

Many people in Texas think of Fiesta as a time of over-the-top colorful traditions that lure people from all over to San Antonio. But there is one event locals and diehard fans know and love that challenges tradition, all for a great cause. Cornyation, created to satirize the more formal Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, has...

New Books by Stern and Merrill

Mar 1, 2017 (1:35 pm)

Since relaunching in 2002, Trinity University Press has published books on a wide variety of subject matter, from ranch gates to Texas wines to the Spurs, thanks primarily to the untiring efforts of just-retired director Barbara Ras.  But with landmark books such as A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic, Home Ground:...

Douglas Brinkley to Speak at Trinity University

Jan 19, 2017 (3:07 pm)

CNN Presidential Historian and New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brinkley will speak at Trinity University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, in Laurie Auditorium. Brinkley will give a talk titled “Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the National Parks.” The event and is free and open to the public, and no ticket is...

Our Favorite Spurs Fan on Spurs Nation, the Book

Dec 15, 2016 (2:50 pm)

Spurs Nation is a much-needed balm, especially now that I live 1,327.3 miles west of the ATT Center, a straight shot on Interstate-10. The fanzine-like book’s soothing words span the distance between my home in Southern California and my former life in south-central Texas, fusing the past with the present. But the heavily illustrated book also...

A Confluence of Civilizations

Dec 2, 2016 (3:13 pm)

Imagine 25,000 square feet of colored stones telling a story about people of diverse cultures and civilizations “meeting in the middle” to create a harmonious world. I am in love with the vibrant hues—and this message! It’s as relevant today as it was fifty years ago, when Mexican artist Juan O’Gorman created his Confluence of...

Char Miller and Bob Rivard in Conversation

Oct 24, 2016 (8:31 am)

Leading environmental historian Char Miller looks below the surface of California’s ecological history to expose some of its less glittering conundrums in his new book Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. Join us for an evening with Char in conversation with Bob Rivard of The Rivard Report called "California Dreams,...

Seven Podcasts for Book Lovers

Sep 22, 2016 (5:04 pm)

There's a podcast for everything. As someone who listens to podcasts (and has one of her own), I knew there must be a multitude of podcasts for and by book enthusiasts. Here are seven that any self-proclaimed book nerd will love, ranging from poetry to young adult to classics.

Char Miller on Papahānaumokuākea

Sep 2, 2016 (1:40 pm)

President Obama’s environmental record just went big. On August 26, he quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the center of the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Hawaii. Whatever other conservation actions he takes in his final months in office, Papahānaumokuākea will be hard to top. The new monument is also...

Win a Book Signed by Dr. Jane Goodall

Aug 1, 2016 (12:21 pm)

Sign up for our news e-blast AND like our Facebook page during the month of August 2016 to be automatically entered to win a copy of The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall signed by Dr. Goodall herself! Not only will you have a chance to win a book signed by the legendary conservationist, but by signing up for our e-blast, you'll be the...

The Book Business from the View of Denali

Jul 25, 2016 (2:04 pm)

Our director, Tom Payton, just returned from a seventeen-day trip to Alaska, and shares his thoughts on the publishing industry while hiking in Denali National Park. "It took more than four hours to get close to Denali and view the 20,000-foot summit, which plays games with your mind and eyes. The glistening ice block set amid snowcapped, lush...

My Dinner with Timmy

Jul 21, 2016 (10:36 am)

I’m with Gregg Popovich. If I could choose to eat dinner with anyone it would be Timmy. That’s what Coach Popovich said in an interview, going on to describe Tim Duncan, as quoted by the San Antonio Current, as “the most real, consistent, true person I’ve ever met in my life.”  I confess, when I moved to San Antonio 14 years ago, I didn’t know...

Matt Donovan on the Pantheon in NYRB

May 17, 2016 (1:28 pm)

"Stendhal is said to have treated the Pantheon as a kind of aesthetic litmus test, judging its visitors by their level of ravishment when exposed to its radiance and scale. One wonders what kind of euphoria Stendhal would expect from someone fortunate enough to climb the outside of the Pantheon’s dome and gaze through the roof’s circular...

Starting 2016 with a Leadership Transition

Jan 12, 2016 (1:20 pm)

Thomas Payton, former associate director of sales and marketing at TU Press, stepped into the role of director on January 1 as part of a leadership succession plan developed by Barbara Ras, the press’s director for the past thirteen years.   Ras, who headed up the press starting in 2002, reviving the organization after its fourteen-year...

Crossing the Plains with Bruno in New York Times

Dec 7, 2015 (10:27 am)

In Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Annick Smith invites a chocolate Labrador retriever named Bruno to hop up into her Toyota 4Runner for a road trip from her home outside Missoula, Mont., to the North Side of Chicago. But what follows is more expansive than a simple drive eastward; Smith is letting us eavesdrop on an illuminating meditation on...