Dr. Jerry Thompson, Regents Professor of History at Texas A&M International University, signed copies of his recently published Tejano Tiger – José de los Santos Benavides and the Texas – Mexico Borderlands 1823-1891 at the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum on April 11.
José de los Santos Benavides was the highest-ranking Tejano in the Confederate army and an esteemed political leader respected on both sides of the border for bi-national leadership and skilled diplomacy.
Thompson is the author of more than 20 books on the history of Texas and the Southwest.
Books are available for purchase at the Webb County Heritage Foundation. Call (956) 727-0977 or visit www.webbheritage.org or on Facebook for further information.
(Photos by Edwardo García.)