We proudly welcome Bob Bowman to our web page. A new monthly column, Bob Bowman's East Texas, promises a glimpse of the unseen and almost forgotten history of our region. Bob Bowman of Lufkin is the author of 51 books on East Texas history and folklore and has four more in the works. He is a former member of the Texas Historical Commission, the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Texas Capitol Centennial Commission. He is also a former president of the East Texas Historical Association and a former chairman of the Texas Council for the Humanities.