Professor Craig Roell’s recent book won First Place at 2015 La Bahía Awards
History Professor Craig Roell’s recent book, Matamoros and the Texas Revolution, won First Place in the 2015 La Bahía Awards. The Award has been administered since 1968 by the Sons of the Republic of Texas through the through the generosity of the Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Foundation. First place carries an award of a minimum of $1,200 “for the best published book … concerning the influence on Texas culture of our Spanish Colonial heritage in laws, customs, language, religion, architecture, art, and other related fields.” Since the establishment of the award in 1968, the list of winners represent among the best in the scholarship of Texas history.
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