At the PRRC's February 20, 2014 board meeting in Midland, TX, Patrick Dearen submitted his manuscript on the Pecos River to the PRRC. The PRRC and Dearen will now undertake the process of having the manuscript published. Further, the board is in discussions to finalize plans to house the PRRC project with a university, library, or museum.
UPDATE: Patrick Dearen Receives Award for "Devils River"
Midland author Patrick Dearen was recently honored for his research efforts at the Haley Memorial Library. He is shown here receiving his award for “Devils River: Treacherous Twin to the Pecos, 1535-1900." The San Antonio Conservation Society honors the best books on Texas history every two years with a banquet and awards ceremony. Dearen is shown at the Argyle Club with Nancy Avellar of the Society on March 22nd. The Society states that these books “preserve, document, and promote the history of Texas." Dearen’s research for the book was supported by the J. Evetts Haley Fellowship Award through funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas. In early April, Dearen was also awarded the 2013 West Texas Historical Association’s Rupert Richardson Award for “Devils River." The book competed against a strong field of 13 works by significant historians of the region. Congratulations, Patrick!