Meet Jenny Baxter, daughter of Gordon Baxter, at the Vidor Public Library at 440 E Bolivar St in Vidor on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. She will be signing her new book, Gordon Baxter: Flying Lessons and Pilot Talk in her father’s own words.
Gordon Baxter (December 25, 1923 – June 11, 2005), nicknamed Bax, was a well-known Texas radio personality, an author of books, and a columnist for newspapers and magazines. He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, having grown up in Port Arthur where he was born. He lived near Beaumont during most of his professional years and was probably best known locally as a radio heartland humorist in the Jean Shepherd tradition. He was also known nationally to several generations of pilots who read his columns on the joys of flying in the aviation magazine, Flying. His two best-known books set in Southeast Texas are Jenny n’ Dad: The Love Story of a Very Young Daughter and a Very Old Dad and Village Creek.
The cost of the book is $14.99 cash or check only for a copy.