Edgar Thompson aka Richard Pressley

This Letter to the Editor appeared in the August 2010 issue of Texoma Living!.

What a surprise to see the story on bootlegger and escaped convict Thompson who lived in Grayson County as Richard Pressley. Your heritage stories (good and not so good parts of our past) keep me glued to the pages! Writer Willie Jacobs’ past as a newspaper police reporter of the old school shines through in these articles. I hope you will ask him to keep writing for you.

Nathan Mark Cherry
Gunter

Editor: We would like nothing better than for the talented Mr. Jacobs to keep writing. His well-honed journalism skills and keen memories of those days make for some fine storytelling. Like you, we are anxious to see what he has in the works for the future.