Cox, Mike, 1948-

Stand-off in Texas : "Just call me a spokesman for the DPS" / Mike Cox. - 1st ed. - Austin, Tex. : Eakin Press, c1998. - x, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-284) and index.

Taking RoweVista -- Normally, Jay Leno's pretty funny -- Just call me a spokesman for the DPS -- A pistol in the mashed potatoes -- Wackos in Waco -- Welcome to Koresh World -- A brief history of the first Republic of Texas -- Old Fort Davis didn't have log walls -- A brief history of the second Republic of Texas -- The siege begins -- The plane leaves at 7:00 in the morning -- Saving America from the new world order tyranny -- This is not the Alamo -- The Terry and Mike show -- The line in the sand -- The republic flag comes down -- Burros and booby traps -- Shots fired! -- Preventing a second disaster -- Silver bullets -- Remembering the Alamo, Killeen, Waco, and Fort Davis -- Follow-up : ROT.

A memoir in which the author, chief of media relations for the Texas Department of Public Safety, provides an account of three of the biggest news stories to come out of Texas in the 1990s, including the massacre at Luby's restaurant, the Waco tragedy, and the state's confrontation with the Republic of Texas militia group.

1571682317 9781571682314 1571682465 (pbk.) 9781571682468 (pbk.)


Cox, Mike, 1948-

Texas. Dept. of Public Safety --Public relations.
Texas. Dept. of Public Safety --Officials and employees--Biography.

Public relations personnel--Texas--Biography.
Police and the press--Texas.
Government, Resistance to--Texas.
Waco Branch Davidian Disaster, Tex., 1993.
Mass murder--Texas--Killeen.

HV8145.T4 / C68 1998