LONE STARS RISING
7 San Antonio icons star in new Texas Monthly book documenting most influential Texans of last 50 years
Texas Monthly's editors have released the next book for reading list queues. To commemorate the publication's 50th anniversary, they've collected and bound the stories and photographs of 50 iconic Texans that have shaped our great state and the country over the past 50 years. And seven San Antonio megastars have made it on the roster.
Lone Stars Risingis Texas Monthly's third book, created in collaboration with Harper Wave Books. Among the book's 256 pages are not just the rich histories and commentaries about our most recognizable Texas legends, but a few "lesser-known individuals who have been toiling on the sidelines, quietly and intentionally shaping" our perception of our vast and great state.
The seven Alamo City idols that made it into the book include business magnates, legendary musicians, inspirational activists and artists.
- Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano who opened her second boutique in San Antonio
- George Strait, the King of Country
- Charles Butt, CEO, Chairman, and heir of H-E-B
- Sandra Cisneros, nationally-recognized author and founder of San Antonio's Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation
- Willie Velásquez, social activist who founded the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
- Gloria Anzaldúa, author, poet, scholar, and feminist
- Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker behind the Spy Kids and Machete movies