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Texas Sports Hall of Fame to host book signing July 15

Journal Staff Report

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame, located in Waco, will host a book signing for some 15 authors promoting books on a variety of sports topics.

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame Book Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Admission is free and includes touring the Hall of Fame.

Each author will have the opportunity to speak for a few minutes and meet with the public to answer any questions they may have.

Former Groesbeck Journal sports reporter, Byron “Putt” Riddle, will be there to promote his book titled “Friday’s Winners,” which talks about the top 12 winningest football programs in Texas along with various streaks, records and offensive and defensive recognitions.

According to the article in Waco Today magazine - concerning the event - Riddle’s book presents stories about his hometown Amarillo, as well as Brownwood, Cameron, Corsicana, Cuero, Highland Park, Hondo, Longview, Mart, Plano, Temple and Tyler John Tyler.

The 165-page book is available in paperback version and can be purchased for $14.

Riddle, a former stockbroker turned writer, has published two murder mysteries and is working on another book about Texas high school volleyball.

He will be available to meet and field questions at 10:30 a.m. in the Dave Campbell Library.

Additional authors include:

Ed Housewright - award-winning Dallas Morning News reporter, writer of five books - promoting his latest book, “Beyond Just Win: A Profile of G.A. Moore - Texas High School Football’s No. 1 Coach”

He will be available to meet and answer questions at 10 a.m. in the Tom Landry Theater.

Former All-Southwest Conference football player R. Gaines Baty, promoting his book “Champion of the Barrio - The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty.”

Baty will be available to meet and answer questions at 1 p.m. in the Dave Campbell Library.

Jim Reeves - award-winning sports columnist/baseball writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram - promoting his book “Dallas Cowboys: The Legends of America’s Team.”

He will be available at 11:30 a.m. in the Tom Landry Theater.

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