Cushing Library Hosts South Texas Reading and Celebration Oct. 22

Marketing and Communications | October 19, 2010

The vibrant culture of South Texas will be on display at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Oct. 22 at 3:30 p.m. “Walk the Brush Gently,” a reading by poet and novelist, Lionel Garcia ‘56, will highlight the struggle and mythos of the south Texas borderlands where he was raised. Garcia will read from his poem, “My Horse,” published by Cushing Library and printed as a fine press chapbook by the renowned Arion Press.  

The event will culminate with a celebration of the gift by Alicia and Ed Muñiz ’67 of Seabrook. The couple who were raised in South Texas recently established the Alicia and Edelmiro Muñiz ’67 Endowment for Excellence at the Cushing Memorial Library to support and enhance the history of South Texas in Cushing’s Texas and the Border Lands Collection.  

“The Muñiz gift allows us to expand one of our most popular and well used research collections and to mount exhibits that will draw even more attention to this valuable resource,” explained David Chapman, director of Cushing Library. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate the vibrant South Texas culture, the friendship of these two families and their ties to our libraries,” he added. Both Alicia Muñiz and Garcia’s wife Naomi serve on the board of the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans Library.  

The Cushing event is open to the public at no charge. For more information, contact Todd Samuelson at 979-845-1951.