Bragging Rights

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Carolyn Kneese & John DeMers
Introduction by Lynn Ashby

Release Date: October 2014

Is the great state of Texas big enough to encompass the personality and pride of its two greatest cities? As the world turns its attention to emergent cities, Houston finds itself in the spotlight, and the age-old I-45 rivalry has reemerged as a hot topic in print and parlor. With self-described dual-citizenship of these Texas towns, and with family living in both cities, Carolyn Kneese set out to determine the basis of the rivalry. What is it about each place that makes its citizens so proud? She teamed up with Lynn Ashby and John DeMers, respected journalists who have worked both towns, and surveyed the people who make each town great. With opinions from taste-makers and power brokers from every sector of both towns, Bragging Rights determines definitively that whether you hang your hat in Houston, dwell in Dallas, or just wonder what the fuss is about—you’ll agree there’s plenty of personality in the Lone Star state.

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About the Author

Carolyn Calvin Kneese was born in Austin, spent many years in Dallas and now resides in Houston. A lifelong educator, she holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Texas, a master of arts from Houston Baptist University and a doctorate from the University of Houston. Carolyn is a retired Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Texas A&M-Commerce. She has been a longtime advocate of Baylor College of Medicine and currently serves on its Partnership Board. Carolyn also In addition to her recent biography of her parents, Highways to the World, she has published academic books and articles on topics as diverse as violence in the schools, at-risk children and advantages of a year round school calendar.

Veteran Texas-based journalist John DeMers is the author of 50 published books, on subjects from Texas culture, history, food and drink to a popular series of crime novels set in far West Texas. Earlier works for Bright Sky Press include Follow the Smoke: 14,783 Miles of Great Texas Barbecue, Lone Star Chefs, Terlingua Heat and the Chef Brett adventures beginning with Marfa Shadows. John is also the host of the weekly “Delicious Mischief” radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin. He lives in Houston, Austin and Marfa.