WE LOVE WEST TEXAS
Big Bend is a National Geographic pick for the 25 must-see places in the world, but not everyone is lucky enough to live an eight-hour drive away. There are other ways to see the wild, and not-so-wild, West.
A new coffee table book exploring the vast expanses of West Texas is set to hit the shelves in June. Frontiers by Stephanie and James Khattak, the founders of Dallas-based K.Co Press, is the publication’s fourth book.
The more than 100-page photography book will showcase the beauty, “diversity and interest of an area that lives large in Texas lore,” according to a blog post. It is their first release of 2023.
Some of the gorgeous West Texas locations the book captures include Amarillo, Abilene, Lubbock, Marfa, Palo Duro Canyon, and many more.
Stephanie hopes Frontiers inspires readers to “learn more about this consequential region, and to experience it for themselves," she said in a release.
“From the grandeur of the Palo Duro Canyon to the kitsch of Route 66 in Amarillo, the enduring legacies of the Quanah Parker Trail and unique destinations of all sizes, the Texas frontier is as interesting as it is beautiful,” she said.
K.Co Press’ three previous coffee table books and travel guides were all published throughout 2022, entitled Ten Texas Towns and Places In-Between: Field Notes from the Back Roads; Sunwashed; and Howdy, Neighbor!
Two additional books are slated for release in 2023. Shorelines, which captures the Texas coast from Port Isabel in South Texas to Port Arthur in East Texas, is scheduled for August. Their sixth book, entitled When Brothers Agree: Historic Masonic Lodge Buildings in Texas and the Region, is expected in November.