Ben H. English

An eighth-generation Texan, Ben H. English was raised mostly in the Big Bend area and attended a one room schoolhouse in Terlingua. He served in the United States Marine Corps for seven years, taught a Criminal Justice program at the high school level and retired after 22 years as a trooper in the Texas Highway Patrol. He is also an honors graduate of Angelo State University with a BA in Government. Currently he lives in Alpine and writes on a variety of subjects.

Author 0 Ben H. English with the Cover of Yonderings


A long-time student of history, Ben firmly believes that those who do not know theirs are doomed to make the same mistakes as have been made before. The lack of knowing one’s history, be it personal, familial, cultural or societal, is…Learn More

Life Experiences

Ben started out cowboying on his family’s ranches and by the age of ten was expected to do a man’s work in the saddle. By the time he… Learn More


Ben writes with a realistic feel in what he describes by using his varied life experiences as a guide, along with the insight gained from long friendships with the many extraordinary people he has called ‘friend’.

Always the explorer with a…Learn More





Ben’s Latest Book:

Cover of Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend, by Ben H. English. Cover art by Ethan L. English. Published by TCU Press

Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend, published by TCU Press is available for purchase at

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