This book, created for the friends and trustees of The Abell-Hanger Foundation, in Midland, Texas, is the culmination of many hours of work and interviews of trustees, staff, author Jimmy Patterson and local leaders who shared recollections of the George and Gladys Abell and the impact of their foundation throughout West Texas. It is also a testament to the generosity and vision of George Thomas Abell.
This anthology combines the works of more than two dozen authors who know the West Texas landscape well. It is a hard-cover, 203-page book with regional photos, ghost stories, tall tales, humor, true crime and children's stories in a PG-rated collection suited for the whole family.
The Williams memoirs are backed by detailed accounts of every sheriff in Brewster County history, believed to be the most comprehensive coverage on the subject ever recorded. The result is a staggering 5.1-pound slice of Texana, with hardcover and dust jacket, with 536 numbered pages and 1,000 photos. Give or take a dozen.