Saturday, November 02, 2013
Ross Lucksinger, grandson of the late Tex Robertson, will do a "meet the author" event in Burnet tomorrow.
Lucksinger recently released Tex: The Father of Texas Swimming. Read more here.
“The tales got so tall and the legend so big, part of it was just trying to find out what was the truth,” Lucksinger said. “It turns out, most of it was actually true.”
Robertson is a Burnet County icon. He and his wife established Camp Longhorn on Inks Lakes in 1939 before adding Camp Longhorn Indian Springs, also in Burnet County, in 1975. But it wasn’t just his work at the camp that made Robertson such a legend, it was his entire life.
Born Julian Robertson in 1909, he earned an international reputation as a swimmer with trips to the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and by winning championships as a member of the University of Michigan swim team.
Get your copy here or here.