Bill Wittliff, renowned writer and co-founder of the Wittliff Collections, dies at 79


Bill Wittliff, the renowned writer, filmmaker and photographer who penned the “Lonesome Dove” screenplay, died June 9 at age 79. The late writer co-founded the Wittliff Collections, which are housed on the seventh floor of Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University, with his wife Sally, and in partnership with the university in 1986. The collections, which feature archives of Southwestern writers, were established as a permanent exhibit when the university’s new library building opened in 1990.

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Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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