The Fort Davis historian and raconteur knew and loved Texas and its people like no one else.
The UT professor and longtime ’Texas Monthly’ contributor died on Saturday at the age of 79 after a stroke.
Peppard was the last of his breed, covering with panache the feuds and foibles of his city’s bold-faced names.
We asked friends and colleagues to share their personal recollections of the Texas cultural giant we lost last week.
Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones discuss their friend, a Texas legend who leaves behind a brilliant body of work and definitive repository of Southwestern culture.
He built an oil empire, revitalized the state’s Republican party, gave rise to a political dynasty, and forever changed the Lone Star State. Yet the question dogged him his entire life: Was he a real Texan or merely a Yankee transplant?