Texas State Historian Showcases Texas’ Most Famous Guns and Gunslingers October 23 at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Mosey into town to explore the events that caused flurries of gossip in the Wild West during “Guns and Gunslingers,” an insightful lecture by Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal, on Wednesday, October 23, from 1-3 p.m., at Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery. The event is free and open to the public.
 
O’Neal will expose the events, professional interests, and types of men that caused the most commotion in the saloons, jail houses, bunkhouses, and hideouts—all the places where gunfighters congregated. His lecture is based on his book, Great Gunfighters of the Wild West: Twenty Courageous Westerners who Struggled with Right and Wrong, Good and Evil, Law and Order (Eakin Pr, 2001).
 
In 2012, O'Neal was appointed Texas State Historian by Texas Governor Rick Perry. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wild West Historical Association that same year.
 
Although O’Neal has retired as a history professor from Panola College where he began teaching in 1970, he continues to teach periodically and maintains his prolific writing career.
 
The lecture is sponsored by LSC-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning, an organization that provides intriguing lectures, workshops, and seminars for the 50-plus retired or semi-retired community. Each of the six colleges in the Lone Star College System offers continuing education for their older, active adult community through the ALL organization. Course offerings and programs vary with each campus.
 
For more information, visit LoneStar.edu/ALL-Montgomery; or contact Donna Smith Burns, continuing education coordinator at LSC-Montgomery, at Donna.SmithBurns@LoneStar.edu.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.