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Hotter 'n pecos and other west Texas lies

Author: Bobby D Weaver
Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2010.
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"Collected tales, some taller than others, offer glimpses into Texas west of the hundredth meridian. Four parts--Working in the Oil Patch, Riding the Range, Down on the Farm, and Weather--humorously reflect on the nature of West Texans living in an environment that is "Hotter 'n pecos""--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bobby D Weaver
ISBN: 9780896727038 0896727033
OCLC Number: 499677719
Description: xii, 99 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Working in the oil patch. Graduation night ; The boll weevil ; Buck the tank setter ; The day old Whitey quit ; The promoter ; Nitro ; The driller and the monkey ; The roughneck's tale ; What's in a name ; The toughest man in Oil Town ; Tailing rods ; So you want to build a museum exhibit : or, Bringing the oil patch to a higher cultural level --
Riding the range. The gate ; Soap and water ; The wash pan ; Firewood ; The legend of Black Question ; The bullfighter ; The wolf hunter --
Down on the farm. The crop duster ; The cotton patch ; Hauling hogs --
Weather. The wind gauge ; Sandstorm journey ; Free electricity ; The sawmill ; One-upmanship ; Hotter 'n pecos ; The goofy roofers : a study in free enterprise --
From whence they came.
Responsibility: Bobby D. Weaver ; foreword by Barry Corbin ; illustrations by Boots Reynolds.

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Collects the tales that offer glimpses into how and why West Texans are different.  Read more...

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"Saddle up! You're in for a good ride. - BARRY CORBIN, from the foreword The great Bobby Weaver must have spent a lot of time perched on top of telephone poles just watchin' the traffic of life's Read more...

 
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