An Aggie Takes On Galveston County

From Aggie Land to Longest Reigning County Judge—Here Comes Galveston County Judge

by Judge Ray Holbrook’s Story & Jennifer Wycoff



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/7/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781663258878
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781663258861
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781663258854

About the Book

As the child of a single mother growing up during the Great Depression and Second World War, it appeared that Ray Holbrook needed to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to attain success in life. Yet despite the odds stacked against him, Ray found a way to make a name for himself in Texas. Ray begins by chronicling his family history and childhood in California, sharing fascinating and sometimes humorous insight into the personal experiences and challenges that eventually led him into political life in the early 1960s when he ran for a position on the Texas State Board of Education. As he whetted his appetite for politics, Ray details his career path as he eventually became a Galveston County judge who instigated rare, historical, and progressive changes that included eliminating Social Security for county employees and creating an alternative program that provided employees with a tripled payout. Throughout his narrative, Ray reminds others that a life led by purpose is the best life of all. An Aggie Takes On Galveston County is the true story of the life and political experiences of a renowned Galveston, Texas, county judge.

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