My husband, Jesse Sublett, is a very talented writer. It makes me nervous to write a newsletter when I live with a published author and screenwriter. I know that I make mistakes when I am trying to convey recipes and things that I like in this newsletter, knowing all too well that he could do it quicker and so much better. Oh well, here is another thing that I like, his latest book! Broke, Not Broken, a colorful history of Lubbock, Texas and of one of the great men that made the town. This book has it all; oil, millions $$$$, property, love, sex, and a famous daughter. Check it out!
Broke, Not Broken
Homer Maxey’s Texas Bank War
Broadus Spivey and Jesse Sublett
Sketches by Glenna Goodacre
Homer Maxey was a war hero, multimillionaire, and pillar of the Lubbock, Texas, community. During the post-World War II boom, he filled the West Texas horizon with new apartment complexes, government buildings, hotels, banks, shopping centers, and subdivisions.
On the afternoon of February 16, 1966, executives of Citizens National Bank of Lubbock met to launch foreclosure proceedings against Maxey. In a secret sale, more than 35,000 acres of ranch land and other holdings were divided up and sold for pennies on the dollar. By closing time, Maxey was penniless.