Review - the Texas Times Magazine
This new magazine is a project of Bill Townsley. The idea is that there is still a place for a quality print magazine with interesting articles on a mix of
Texas and Southwest history. It is printed four times a year on top quality paper with many color photographs.
The Winter 2023 issue has a few articles for people interested in lost mine stories:
- The Silver Empire in the Sierra Madre--Steve Wilson writes about 1800's silver mines in Mexico.
- Another Dig on
the Spider Rock Treasure--Bill Townsley gives an overview of the Spider Rock treasure and discusses new development.
- Joe Woods: The Most Fascinating Person I Ever Met--Duane Hale recounts his years of talking to this fascinating man who knew a lot of the Spanish histoy in Texas, including lost mines. It so
interested Hale that he studied history in college, eventually earning a PhD after writing two monumental papers on Spanish era prospecting.
- San Antonio's 1911 Trial of the Century--David Lewis recounts one of the most dramatic trials of the 20th century. The defendant later showed up in Menard, TX, where he spent the last 13 years of
his life searching for the San Saba treasure.
A minor note, some of the artwork in the magazine was selected by the printer, not the respective authors, and the era of the artwork was not always appropriate for the era of the subject of the articles.
I think the future issues will correct that. At any rate, it does not detract from the quality of the articles.
$40 for a yearly subscription -- call 817-881-7008 to subscribe, or download the order form.