Melodie A. Cuate, the recipient of the 2006–07 Humanities Texas Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award, was among the winners of the 47th annual Western Heritage Awards presented by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Cuate won in the juvenile literature category for her book Journey to San Jacinto, the second in her Mr. Barrington's Mysterious Trunk series published by Texas Tech University Press, in which three modern children travel back in time to the Battle of San Jacinto. Read more on the Texas Tech University website.

Linden Heck Howell Award winner Melodie Cuate (left) and Judith Keeling, her editor at Texas Tech University Press, show off their Western Heritage Awards. Photograph by Barbara Brannon, Texas Tech University Press.