Jane Clements Monday

Jane was born in Houston, Texas in 1941, grew up in Huntsville, Texas, graduating from Huntsville High School. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963 with a major in education and history. She is a former mayor of Huntsville, Texas, has served as chair of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, and served as Texas’ Public Commissioner to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She served on the board of the Texas State Historical Association and is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas. She is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin.

She has co-authored seven books: From Slave to Statesman with Patricia Prather, Voices of the Wild Horse Desert, Tales of the Wild Horse Desert, Master Showmen of the King Ranch with Betty Colley, Petra’s Legacy, Letters to Alice, and Dr. Arthur Spohn: Surgeon, Inventor and Medical Pioneer with Fran Vick. 


Petra's Legacy

The matriarch of one of the most important families in Texas history, Petra Vela Kenedy has remained a shadowy presence in the annals of South Texas. In this biography of Petra Vela Kenedy, the authors not only tell her story but also relate the history of South Texas through a woman’s perspective. Utilizing previously unpublished letters, journals, photographs, and other primary materials, the authors reveal the intimate stories of the families who for years dominated governments, land acquisition, commerce, and border politics along the Rio Grande and across the Wild Horse Desert.
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Houston, Joshua Author
Angier, Eugene Luther Author
Bush, Leonard Ewing Author

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