John Kelso has been a humor columnist for the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas, since 1977. He received the Headliners Award for best Texas columnist in 1998. In 1980 he ran for president of the United States--and lost. Sharry Buckner has written travel guides for exploring Texas with kids, including Exploring Texas with Children and Exploring Austin. She also wrote the Dallas/Fort Worth City*Smart Guidebook for Avalon Travel.
Texas Curiosities, 4th: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuffby John Kelso, Sharry Buckner (Editor)
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Lone Star State has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Texan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Texas Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as John Kelso and Sharry Buckner take you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Lone Star State. Visit 12,000-pound rhinos and hippos along Interstate 35; Stephenville's fiberglass Holstein, Moo-La; and the too-many-to-count antlers on a 15-foot deer-horn tree. Meet a cross-dressing, three-time mayoral candidate and a corn-artifact-collecting connoisseur.Check out a sprinkling of oatmeal flakes from the sky and a blow-the-biggest-bubble chewing gum contesta sticky situation you'll love getting into!
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