hank the cowdog

5 Indie Bookstores to Visit on a Literary Road Trip Across Texas

November 24, 2023 | By Megan Cline

As a lifelong reader, I find there is little more that I love than a good bookstore.

Texas ‘Kidlit’ Showcases Diversity of Character and Place

November 18, 2022 | By Lisa Bubert

The New Reality of Destructive Wildfires in the Texas Panhandle

February 24, 2022 | By John R. Erickson

Editor’s Note: Ranching, Writing, and Cowdogs

February 24, 2022 | By Emily Roberts Stone

Like many Texans, John Erickson has strong ties to the land that reared him. Despite short stints in Denver and Boston during his college years, the beloved Texas author has lived in the Panhandle most of his life.

How the Beloved Hank the Cowdog Book Became a Podcast Starring Matthew McConaughey

October 17, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols knows a good story when he sees one.
The acclaimed writer and director has premiered feature films at the world’s biggest festivals—from Sundance (Take Shelter, 2011) to Cannes (Mud, 2013) to Berlin (Midnight Shelter, 2016).

Hank to the Rescue! The Comical Tales of a Texas Cowdog Are Just What We Need Right Now

April 24, 2020 | By Matt Joyce

Texas author John Erickson has always had a close rapport with his fans. As the author of the popular “Hank the Cowdog” series of children’s books, Erickson and his wife, Kris, regularly visit schools across the region to read Hank stories and perform music.

For the love of life, land and cowdogs

November 14, 2016 | By Matt Joyce

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Texas schoolkid from the mid-1980s forward who doesn’t crack a smile at the mention of Hank the Cowdog.

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