Carolyn Calvin Kneese was born in Austin, spent many years in Dallas, and now resides in Houston. 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. She has published academic books and articles on topics as diverse as violence in schools, at-risk children, and advantages of a year-round school calendar. Veteran Texas-based journalist John DeMers is the author of fifty 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. Lynn Ashby is former editor and daily columnist for the Houston Post. A sixth-generation Texan, Ashby worked on the Broadcast Desk of the New York Times before returning to Texas. Executive editor of H Texas magazine and weekly columnist for Texas newspapers, Ashby is the author of two books, As Your Acknowledged Leader and As I Was Saying, and has frequently contributed to magazines such as Texas Monthly, Southern Living and Saturday Review. He has won numerous awards, covered many national political conventions, plus U.S.-Soviet summits in Iceland and Geneva and filed stories from 34 countries.
Bragging Rights: The Dallas-Houston Rivalryby John DeMers, Carolyn Kneese
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 a son in each, Carolyn Kneese… See more details below
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 a son in each, 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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