The Texas Almanac is the complete reference book on all things Texan. First published in 1857, it is now in its 68th edition and includes these new feature articles:
• A history of Lone Star cuisine—from Tex-Mex to barbecue—written by Dotty Griffith, long-time foodwriter for The Dallas Morning News and author of The Texas Holiday Cookbook, Celebrating Barbecue, and Wild About Chili.
• A look at the big business of Texas wine, including a history of grape growing and winemaking, written by Melinda Esco, author of Texas Wineries.
• The story of Assault, the feisty chestnut colt from King Ranch who injured his right forefoot as a foal but loved to run and went on to win the 1946 Triple Crown. This article spotlights the 70th anniversary of Assault’s historic feat, which earned him the nickname “The Club-Footed Comet.”