Monday, May 13, 2013

TAMU Press Book Figure Featured in PBS Documentary

Dr. Felix D. Almaraz, Jr. should be used to being a feature story by now. Although an author of his own two books Knight Without Honor and Tragic Cavalier, Dr. Almaraz was the focus of Arnoldo De Leon’s book Tejano Epicwhich features essays in his honor. Now, Dr. Almaraz, the Peter T. Flawn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Borderlands and Texas History at UTSA is currently serving as the narrator, consultant, and re-enactor in the PBS film “Texas Before the Alamo.” In the documentary, Dr. Almaraz portrays three pioneer Franciscan missionaries from different eras.
Texas Before the Alamo” is scheduled to be released this spring.
For the full article, please see the December 28, 2012, printing of Today’s Catholic.