The Taste of Texas Mystery Series
by Rebecca Adler
Howdy, I’m Josie Callahan. Don’t know when I started saying howdy--it’s not actually my thing...you know, talking like a cowboy. I grew up in Dallas with my parents; but it wasn’t until I came to live with my Uncle Eddie and Aunt Linda that I met real cowhands.
I moved away, attended UT Austin, found a great fiancé and a fantastic job, was laid off, left at the altar, and moved home again. I live above our family’s Tex Mex restaurant called Milagro. I guess you could say I’m a waitress; but if I had my druthers I’d spend my time writing articles for the Broken Boot Bugle. Unfortunately, they’re not convinced I’m a real reporter...something about me only having experience with the classifieds and obituaries at my last job. In the meantime, I help out where I can and write a blog for my long-haired chihuahua Lenny called The Little Dog Blog.
Over the past few months, my best friend Patti Perez and I started meeting up at Two Boots Dance Hall on Thursday nights. Drinks are on the house, seeing as how my family also owns that establishment. Patti decided that riding Diablo, the mechanical bull, would somehow relieve the stress of living in a postage-sized town with few single men.
Last Thursday she was grinning from ear to ear--which is a bit odd, seeing as how she’s a Goth Princess. Her ex, country singer Jeff Clark, and his band are coming into town to headline the Homestead Days Festival this week; and apparently, he’s making noises about getting back together.
I hear The Jeff Clark Band ain’t half bad if you like your singers on the sexy side. All I know is he better be sporting a halo this time around.
We hope you’ll come and check out the Homestead Days Festival this weekend. There’ll be toe-tapping music and delicious Tex Mex, not to mention the gorgeous high desert scenery of Big Bend Country.
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