After leaving college teaching, Kevin Bailey took a position in Houston city government as the chief of staff for Councilmember Dale Gorczynski. In 1990 Bailey ran and won an election to the Texas House of Representatives for District 140. During his 18 years as a legislator in Austin, he chaired the House Committees on Urban Affairs and General Investigating and Ethics. Bailey was one of the co-founders of the Legislative Study Group in the House. Holding political science degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso and Sam Houston State University, Bailey is now on the faculty at Houston Community College.
Christena Stephensis a native Texan growing up amongst cotton fieldsand spending time exploring the nature of the Llano Estacado. Afterearning two Master of Science degrees, she started a project to preserve ahistorical Texas ranch,thus began her interest in history, research, andwriting. She did not intend to be a historian but was mentored by the bestTexas historians. Several of her writings have been published inanthologies, along with her photographs. In science and history, truthsneed to be accurately told. That is her mission-truth and authenticity. Shestill resides on the Llano Estacado enjoying sunsets and chance porcupineencounters. She is an ardent advocate of wildlife conservation and herheart belongs to her dogs.