For nearly three decades, Gary Borders has shared his everyday experiences with newspaper readers through his weekly column, published in East Texas newspapers and across the country from 1995 through 2009 via the New York Times News Service. This is his second column collection. It includes essays about learning to become the caregiver to his parents, dealing with fence-jumping cows, the joy of home-grown tomatoes and shooting up toilets out in the country. His readers identify with his experiences, whether it is the marriage of a daughter, the death of a parent, or simply taking a quiet walk in the rain.
Another one of our Nacogdoches local interest pieces. it can be purchased for $10.99 by itself or with the companion volume, "A Hanging in Nacogdoches", another of Borders books, also $10.99.
About the Author
Gary B. Borders started his checkered career in newspapering as a paperboy at the Longview (Texas) Daily News in 1968 at age 13. He returned there in January 2008 and served as publisher until March 2010. He has worked at weeklies and dailies throughout Texas in the 40-plus years since. He also toiled as publisher of the Lufkin Daily News and the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel and at weeklies in San Augustine and Fort Stockton. He is now editor and publisher of the Junction City (Kansas (Daily Union) and the weekly Wamego Smoke Signal. Borders has written a weekly column since 1982 and has won more than three dozen awards for editorials, column writing and investigative reporting throughout his career. His column has appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Detroit News, Miami Herald and many others. From 1995 through 2009 his column was distributed nationally by the New York Times News Service. His first collection of essays was published in 2004 by Eakin Press. His account of a century-old murder, and the swift execution that followed, A Hanging in Nacogdoches, was published by University of Texas Press in 2006.