Trinity University Press

David Bowser

David Bowser is known as the historical detective of San Antonio, where he has lived for three decades. 

West of the Creek

Desperados made San Antonio a roaring Old West town just as they put their stamp on Tombstone, Deadwood, and Dodge City. But like Denver and San Francisco, San Antonio shed its raucous frontier image as it grew into a modern metropolis. Most books on this colorful phase of San Antonio’s history are long out of print.  West of the Creek fills this void, reminding readers that gamblers like...