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Book Signing @ TAMIU Focuses on Forgotten Crystal City History

Date(s): 4/29/2015

6:00 pm

Texas A&M International University Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Helen Richter Watson Art Gallery
Jan Jarboe Russell, the author of “The Train to Crystal City” will be featured in book signing and lecture Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Helen Richter Watson Art Gallery.

Russell’s “The Train to Crystal City” (Scribner’s, 2015) is a dramatic and true story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Crystal City, TX during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.

From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to the small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. They carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called “quiet passage.”

During the course of the War, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans—diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries—behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany.

Russell’s story focuses on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, the struggles of their fathers, their families’ subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan, and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists.

Russell will lecture to TAMIU students earlier in the day.

Originally from Beaumont, she landed her first writing job at age 16 at the hometown weekly newspaper, The Cleveland Advocate, beginning a lengthy career as a journalist and author.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She worked briefly as a reporter for the Savannah Morning News, and in 1973 became a political reporter at The San Antonio Light. In 1976, she joined the Hearst Bureau in Washington, D.C., focusing on Texas politics.

In 1984, she was a Nieman Fellow At Harvard college, one of 12 American journalists to study there that academic year.

In 1985, she joined Texas Monthly magazine as a senior editor, writing critically acclaimed stories. She continues there as contributing editor and her articles have appeared in other magazines such as Slate and The New York Times.

In 1999, Scribner’s published her well-received biography of Lady Bird Johnson, “Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson.”

From 2000 to 2004, Russell wrote a twice-weekly column for the San Antonio Express News syndicated nationally by King Features.

In 2007, she compiled and edited They Lived to Tell the Tale, under The Explorer’s Club imprint in New York, New York.

A member of The Texas Institute of Letters and the Philosophical Society of Texas, she is vice president of Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s literary organization, and vice president of The Linda Pace Foundation, supporting the work of contemporary artists.
For additional information, contact TAMIU’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2189, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit www.tamiu.edu

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Featured Event

Book Signing at TAMIU Focuses on Forgotten Crystal City History

Date(s): 4/29/2015

6:00 pm

TAMIU Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Helen Richter Watson Art Gallery
Jan Jarboe Russell, the author of “The Train to Crystal City” will be featured in book signing and lecture Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library’s Helen Richter Watson Art Gallery.

Russell’s “The Train to Crystal City” (Scribner’s, 2015) is a dramatic and true story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Crystal City, TX during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.

From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to the small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. They carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called “quiet passage.”

During the course of the War, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans—diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries—behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany.

Russell’s story focuses on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, the struggles of their fathers, their families’ subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan, and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists.

Russell will lecture to TAMIU students earlier in the day.

Originally from Beaumont, she landed her first writing job at age 16 at the hometown weekly newspaper, The Cleveland Advocate, beginning a lengthy career as a journalist and author.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She worked briefly as a reporter for the Savannah Morning News, and in 1973 became a political reporter at The San Antonio Light. In 1976, she joined the Hearst Bureau in Washington, D.C., focusing on Texas politics.

In 1984, she was a Nieman Fellow At Harvard college, one of 12 American journalists to study there that academic year. In 1985, she joined Texas Monthly magazine as a senior editor, writing critically acclaimed stories. She continues there as contributing editor and her articles have appeared in other magazines such as Slate and The New York Times.

In 1999, Scribner’s published her well-received biography of Lady Bird Johnson, “Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson.”

From 2000 to 2004, Russell wrote a twice-weekly column for the San Antonio Express News syndicated nationally by King Features.

In 2007, she compiled and edited They Lived to Tell the Tale, under The Explorer’s Club imprint in New York, New York.

A member of The Texas Institute of Letters and the Philosophical Society of Texas, she is vice president of Gemini Ink, San Antonio’s literary organization, and vice president of The Linda Pace Foundation, supporting the work of contemporary artists.
For additional information, contact TAMIU’s Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2189, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit www.tamiu.edu

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Laredo native signing new book

Date(s): 4/25/2015

4:00 pm

Books-A-Million, Store 568 5300 San Dario Ave
Hope all is well. I'm excited to share with you our upcoming author signing for this Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4 PM.

We are having J.R. Rivera, a Laredo Native, over to sign his incredible tarot deck. Not only will he be signing his book, but he will also do a spread of the deck, explaining the goings on how to read and execute and such.
956.728.8145, store
956.324.8205, cell
facebook.com/bamlaredo

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Date(s): 3/24/2014

12:00 pm

Salvador Garcia Middle School Library 499 Peña Drive
WHAT: Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

WHEN: Monday, March 24 @ 12:00 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Guest Reader David Canales (UISD Executive Director, High School Instruction) will recite one of Dr Seuss stories for students in the school library. This celebration of Dr. Seuss is being held in conjunction with Read Across America events. Read Across America promotes reading among young students. For more information, please call Loida Korrody at 473-5019 or 744-6399
Phone: (956) 473-6245 Fax: (956) 473-6404
Email : ameyer09@uisd.net

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TAMIU Grad, Author Publishes First Collection

Date(s): 3/19/2014

1:00pm

TAMIU Bookstore
Lyrics of Poems: A Collection of Lyrics, Poems, and Prose will be shared at a poetry reading and booking signing event at the Texas A&M International University Bookstore Wednesday, Mar. 19 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

North Dakota native and TAMIU graduate Rafael Contreras, will be reciting poems and lyrics from his recently published book.

Contreras explained that his lyrics and poems represent his transition from high school to now.

In addition to publishing a book, Contreras began an online blog dedicated to help young individuals become professionals in both work and school. TheProfessionalist.com, which launched in January 2013, provides exclusive interviews and experiences from other professionals and TAMIU alumni.

The blog is geared toward high school graduates or students “who are at that tipping point of becoming young professionals,” he explained. Contreras now works at the TAMIU Office of Recruitment and School Relations as an outreach and retention specialist, and knows first hand what incoming students are going through.

Contreras has worked with over 1000 students at TAMIU and loves being able to relate to his students and guide them through the tough transition from high school to college.

Lyrics of Poems is Contreras’ first published book, but hopes to publish a second installment soon.

The book Lyrics of Poems: A Collection of Lyrics, Poems, and Prose is currently available online at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.
For more information about the author, contact him at rafael.contreras@tamiu.edu or 326.2770, or click on http://theprofessionalist.com

For TAMIU Bookstore hours or information, contact Mayra Garcia, assistant store manager at 326.8082 or bookstore@tamiu.edu.

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Jose Antonio Lopez Book Signing

Date(s): 2/27/2014

6:00 pm

Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum 810 Zaragoza St.
LAREDO , TX (KGNS)- A Laredo native comes home to promote his new book.

Jose Antonio Lopez is the author of "The First Texas Independence, 1813, A Brief Biography on Don Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Uribe, the First President of Texas." He will be giving a presentation and a book signing on Thursday at 6pm at the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum.

Lopez was born and raised in Laredo. He is a direct descendant of Don Javier Uribe, who was in one of the earliest families that settled in the territory that is now South Texas in 1750.
For more information, contact the Webb County Heritage Foundation at webbheritage.org, visit their Facebook page, or call 956-727-0977.

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