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Libby

Amy Stark with the Commerce Public Library says the library is offering a smart-phone app called "Libby," that will give library members access to many e-books through the Northeast Texas Digital Consortium.  Audio books also are available.  The library is hosting an open house at 1:30 p.m. Sunday (April 8).  Also, a "brick ceremony" will take place at Author's Park adjacent to the library honoring Texas State Historian Bill O'Neal and local author Tina Fletcher Selvaggi.

Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas
Wikimedia Commons

Perhaps more than any figure, Sam Houston personifies the spirit of Texas: Brave, ambitious, generous, unpredictable, prone to excess, humorous and sometimes violent. Texas State Historian Bill O'Neal, an East Texas State University alumnus, has written "Sam Houston: A Study in Leadership," a new work which will be premiered during a free public event on March 2 at Universities Center Dallas.

East Texas State Grad is new State Historian

Aug 23, 2012
Panola College

AUSTIN - Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday named Bill O’Neal, an award-winning nonfiction author, the State Historian.