Margaret Hoogstra

Advertising Director

Tammie Virden

Managing Editor

Design Director

Troy Myatt

Senior Art Director

Steven Lyons

Editorial Board

Texas Brazos Trail Region
Pamela Anderson, LLC Manager
Andrea Barefield, Executive Director

Texas Forts Trail Region
Jeff Salmon, LLC Manager
Tammie Virden, Executive Director

Texas Mountain Trail Region
Randall Kinzie, LLC Manager
Wendy Little, Executive Director

Texas Pecos Trail Region
Bill Simon, LLC Manager
Melissa Hagins, Executive Director

Texas Plains Trail Region
Dolores Mosser, LLC Manager
Allison Kendrick, Executive Director



Andrea J. Barefield

Andrea is executive director of the Texas Brazos Trail Region, and serves as Mayor Pro Tem, District 1, for the City of Waco.


Bill Morris

Bill is director of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.


Barbara Ganson

Barbara earned the Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. She specializes in two fields of study, Latin American history and aviation history, at Florida Atlanta University.


Bob McCullough

Bob lives near Camp Verde and frequently contributes to regional and national magazines. He’s also communications director for Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals of all ages in mind.


Brenda Kissko

Brenda is a native Texan who writes about nature, travel, and our relationship with land.


Brenda Kizziar

Brenda serves on the boards of the Ward County Historical Commission and the Texas Pecos Trail Region. As a former teacher and now librarian, she has a passion for West Texas history, especially when it is close to home.


Bruce A. Bleakley

Dallas resident Bruce A. Bleakley, a retired Air Force pilot and former director of aero-themed museums in San Diego and Dallas, has written four books about the history of aviation in North Texas.


Dee Lackey

Dee is a semi-retired journalist residing in San Angelo with her husband, Jerry. She has enjoyed communication careers at West Texas Rehabilitation Center, Angelo State University and San Angelo Standard-Times.


Eric Miller

Former frequent flier Eric Miller always looks for interesting things to do in airport terminals. Eric also remembers his family’s 1956 Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon—including the portholes over the front tires—a perfect road-trip vehicle.


Jim Steiert

Jim is a longtime magazine and newspaper writer who grew up on a farm in Castro County between the communities of Hart and Nazareth. He wrote his first story on the Nazareth Christmas Pageant in 1973.


Larry Zelisko

Larry is a freelance writer/photographer with forty years of experience reporting and editing with the Abilene Reporter-News.


Loretta Fulton

Loretta is a freelance writer in Abilene.


Marian Wiederhold

Marian, docent at the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum, is a fifth-generation Wend whose great-great grandfather, George Kasper, immigrated to Texas on the Ben Nevis. His traveling trunk is featured in the Wendish Museum. Marian was baptized, confirmed, and married in St. Paul Lutheran Church, and in due time she intends to also be buried in St. Paul Cemetery.


Mike Carlisle

Mike is executive director of the Texas Tropical Trail Region with an avid interest in ships, planes, trains, and automobiles.


Randall Kinzie

Randall Kinzie is owner and manager of the Stone Village Tourist Camp in Fort Davis and member-manager for the Texas Mountain Trail Region on the Authentic Texas LLC board.


T. Lindsay Baker

DR. Baker, retired as director of the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, is the author of 21 books on Texas and the American West.