Category : Tex

January Book Signings: San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin

I’ll be at the Camp Longhorn carnivals again this month, signing copies of TEX. Camp Longhorn — the summer camp Tex founded — puts on a series of carnivals in the off-season for campers, parents, and alumni, as well as people who are either interested in coming to Camp Longhorn or want to find out about it. All are welcome. The first signing is tomorrow (Jan. 4th) in San Antonio. Next weekend I’ll be in Houston, the next in Dallas […]


SO ADORABLE. SERIOUSLY. YOU GUYS… She even made a sock puppet of Tex for her book report!

TEX in The Alcalde

The January-February edition of The Alcalde, the alumni magazine for the University of Texas, includes a mention and short review of TEX: The Father of Texas Swimming. On the book, editor Rose Cahalan writes: “This is a lively, thoroughly researched biography of UT’s first swimming coach, Tex Robertson. He’s most often credited as the inventor of the flip turn—now used by swimmers everywhere—but in this book Robertson comes alive as a man who left his mark on the University in […]

Venue Change for San Antonio Book Signing

As a part of my tour, I’ll be signing books at the Camp Longhorn Carnival in San Antonio on January 5th. However, the event will not be held at the San Antonio Country Club. The event has been moved to St. Anthony de Padua Church (about three miles north of the country club), located at 102 Lorenz St. (The January Book Tour schedule page has been updated with the new location and time.) The carnival will take place from 2:00 […]

Hardcover Edition Available

The hardcover edition of Tex: The Father of Texas Swimming is now available as an exclusive from CampLonghorn.com. It can be purchased here from the Inks Lake branch of Camp Longhorn and here from the Indian Springs branch. The paperback is also available from Camp. This means there are now three different versions of the book available for purchase: paperback, Kindle, and hardcover. If you’d like a signed copy of any version, you can contact me directly. …Well, if you’d […]

Back to Burnet

For those of you who missed the Burnet book signing and will be in the Hill Country this week, you’ll have another chance. I’ll be at the Camp Longhorn Carnival in Burnet this Wednesday meeting folks and signing books (and probably helping out with Carnival too). The Carnival will be at First Christian Church (204 East Graves in Burnet) starting at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. [Here is a list of the other Camp Longhorn Carnivals I’ll be attending: Dates Set […]

Book Signing Saturday

Book signing! Tomorrow! Ok, so I know this is short notice, but this came together in the last few minutes. I’ll be signing books at JP’s Java (2803 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX) Saturday before the Texas game (from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.). Here’s the website for JP’s Java: jpsjava.com See y’all there.

Dates Set for January Book Tour

The book tour begins in January. During the first month of 2014, I’ll be signing books in San Antonio, Dallas, North Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Waco, Houston, and North Houston as a part of Camp Longhorn’s carnivals. Each winter, Camp Longhorn — the summer camp Tex founded up in the hill country in 1939 — puts on a series of carnivals to celebrate the camp, give campers/parents/alumni a chance to see each other, and show people who are unfamiliar with […]


It feels good to finally have the book out. It’s been a long time coming. I talked about my original inspiration for this whole thing with Daniel Clifton of the Picayune: Two years ago, Lucksinger began delving into his grandfather’s past. The journey led him to an Olympic swimmer and countless other people who shared stories about how Robertson shaped their lives. After a year of research and then a year of writing, Lucksinger recently released his book, “Tex: The Father […]

Now Available on Kindle

Through the magic of Amazon’s grand techno-wizards, Tex: The Father of Texas Swimming — once MERELY a physical book — is now available on Kindle. Zap it through the air to your handheld readamajig today.