Texas State Historical Association receives top honors for publications

Oct. 22, 2003

AUSTIN, Texas—“Along Forgotten River” has won the Benny Award at the 2003 Premier Print Awards competition and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly article, “José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara: Caudillo of the Mexican Republic in Texas” has won the Bolton-Kinnaird Award from the Western History Association, the Texas State Historical Association has announced. 

“Along Forgotten River” by Geoff Winningham won in the category of Stochastic Printing with its outstanding book design by David Timmons, selected from about 5,000 entries from 14 countries. The book is a photographic essay and history of the central role the Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel have played in Houston as well as Texas history. The Benny is one of the most prestigious awards in the area of printing and exemplifies the highest standards in the printing industry. A photo and description of the winning entry will be included in the 2003 Awards Annual, a supplement to the December issue of “Graphics Arts Monthly.”

“José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara: Caudillo of the Mexican Republic in Texas” by David Narrett in the October 2002 issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly has won the Bolton-Kinnaird Award for the best article in Borderlands History. Narrett, an associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Arlington, examines the political and military career of Gutiérrez de Lara, best known to Texans for his part in the dramatic killings at Salado Creek in 1813 during the Gutiérrez-Magee expedition. Narrett emphasizes that Gutiérrez was the first rebel leader in Texas to battle openly for a Mexican republic completely free of Spanish monarchical rule—and that he advanced this goal even before leading insurgents in Mexico had themselves established such a republic. 

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, the oldest scholarly journal in Texas, has been continuously published since 1897. The Quarterly brings the latest and most authoritative research in Texas history to a wide audience of history lovers and scholars.

The Center for Studies in Texas History at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association have been publishing Texas history for over a century. For more information on “Along Forgotten River,” the Southwestern Historical Quarterly or any of the association’s other publications visit the Texas State Historical Association Web site.

For more information contact: Mary K. Hyde, 512-471-1525.