Texas author who staged series of novels along the border dies | app

DALLAS (AP) — Romeo Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, an award-winning Texas author who began writing a series of novels in the 1970s telling the stories of people living in a fictional county along the Texas-Mexico border, is dead. He was 93 years old.

Hinojosa-Smith, an English professor at the University of Texas at Austin for more than 30 years, died Tuesday at an assisted living facility for dementia patients near Austin, his daughter, Clarissa Hinojosa, said.

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