TIL Banquet 2022

On Saturday, April 23, TILers headed from El Paso to nearby Las Cruces for our annual reception, dinner, and ceremony. Here are some highlights. 6:00-7:00 PM: Reception at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, Sunset Hall. David Romo and Los Liminalsentertained us with jazz before dinner. 7:15-8:00 PM: Dinner 8:00-10 PM: Annual Banquet…

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TIL Council 1990-1999

1990-1991 President: Robert Flynn, San AntonioVice President: Bryan Woolley, DallasSecretary-Treasurer: James Hoggard, Wichita Falls Councilors:Don Carleton, AustinElizabeth Warnock Fernea, AustinLeon Hale, HoustonPrudence Mackintosh, DallasWalter McDonald, LubbockLawrence Wright, Austin 1991-1992 President: Bryan Woolley, DallasVice-President: Lawrence Wright, AustinSecretary-Treasurer: James Hoggard, Wichita Falls Councilors:Judy Alter, Fort WorthDon Carleton, AustinElizabeth Warnock Fernea, AustinLeon Hale,…

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TIL Council 2000-2009

2000-2001 President: Carolyn Osborn, Austin** Vice-President: Mark Busby, WimberleySecretary: Paula Marks, BudaTreasurer: James Hoggard, Wichita FallsRecording Secretary: Robert Compton, Garland Councilors:Elizabeth Crook, AustinTerry DalrympleR.S. Gwynn*** Olive HersheyJoe Holley, San AntonioTom Pilkington, Stephenville**** Mary Willis Walker, Austin ** Tom Zigal resigned as vice-president in January, 2001, and Mark Busby was appointed…

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Awards 1960-1969

1960 Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Nonfiction ($1,000): Aristotle and the American Indian (Henry Regnery, 1959) by Lewis Hanke. Jesse H. Jones Award (Houston Endowment) for Best Book of Fiction ($1,000): The Poison Tree (Houghton Mifflin, 1959), by Walter Clemons. McMurray Bookshop Award for Best Texas First…

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Awards 1950-1959

Years indicate when annual TIL meetings took place. Until 1955, eligible books were published betweenAugust 1 of the meeting year and the previous August 1. No awards were given in 1954, and beginning in 1955, eligible entries had to be published in the calendar year preceding the annual meeting. 1950 …

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TIL Members 1936-Present

The list of TEXAS INSTITUTE OF LETTERS MEMBERS from 1936 to 1966 was compiled from lists included in William Vann’s History of the Texas Institute of Letters: 1936 to 1966. However, Betty Wiesepape found that Vann’s list of inactive members in 1966 was probably not a complete listing. The list…

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