Tejano Patriot Book Discussion With Author Art Martínez de Vara

Event Date & Time: Thursday, October 1, 2020 7pm–8pm

FREE Registration

Join TSHA and award-winning author Art Martínez de Vara for an online discussion about his latest book, Tejano Patriot: The Revolutionary Life of Jose Francisco Ruiz, 1783-1840. During this event, moderated by TSHA Press Managing Editor Ryan Schumacher, Martínez de Vara will discuss his research and writing process, Ruiz’s fascinating life, and answer your questions about Ruiz.

Registration for this event is free, and you will receive an email confirmation after you register using the form below. The email confirmation will include further details about how to access the online event on October 1, submit questions for the author, and purchase a signed copy of Tejano Patriot.

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About Tejano Patriot

Art Martínez de Vara’s Tejano Patriot: The Revolutionary Life of José Francisco Ruiz, 1783–1840 is the first full-length biography of this important figure in Texas history. Best known as one of two Texas-born signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Ruiz’s significance extends far beyond that single event. Ruiz had a notable career as a military leader, diplomat, revolutionary, educator, attorney, arms dealer, author, ethnographer, politician, Indian agent, Texas ranger, city attorney, and Texas senator. He was a central figure in the saga that shaped Texas from a remote borderland on New Spain’s northern frontier to an independent republic.


About the Author

Art Martínez de Vara is a historian, author and attorney. He is a scholar of early Texas History with a Master of Arts Degree in History from Sam Houston State University and a Doctor of Law from St. Mary's University. He is the author of a number of books and a noted speaker on the history of Texas. He also served as Mayor of Von Ormy, Texas from 2008 - 2015.


TSHA Thanks the Following Sponsors for their Support of Tejano Patriot

  • Texas Historical Foundation
  • Dr. Carlos Hamilton, Jr.
  • Samuel P. Clegg
  • Somerset Historical Society

You may request a special message to be signed by the author when you purchase this book at our official store.