Brazoria Historical Museum

As shared by Economic Development Alliance and County Chambers of Commerce to Publish Coffee Table Book

The Spirit of Brazoria County

President and CEO of the Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County, Sean Stockard, reports that plans for the Alliance to publish a beautiful coffee table book on Brazoria County are well under way. The publication is sponsored by The Alliance with the co-sponsorship of these local chambers of commerce: the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce, the Angleton Chamber of Commerce, the Brazoria Chamber of Commerce, the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce, the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, the Sweeny Chamber of Commerce and the West Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

The book, to be titled The Spirit of Brazoria County, will feature original color photography by Amy and Cody Clinton of Composure Life Portrait Design of Angleton. Accompanying text is being written by Susan Avera Holt, a lifelong Brazoria County resident and
talented free lance journalist.

A foreword to the book is being written by long-time Brazoria County resident and baseball Hall of Famer, Nolan Ryan.

According to Stockard, the hardcover “coffee table” volume is being produced to offer a unique perspective on Brazoria County’s desirability as a place to raise a family, run a business and enjoy the amenities and opportunities of a thriving, dynamic economy.

The Spirit of Brazoria County will be “a legacy to be viewed and enjoyed for years to come, as it captures the rich visual narrative of the exceptional story of Brazoria County,” according to Stockard.

The Alliance has commissioned a major national publisher, HPN Books, headquartered in San Antonio, to produce The Spirit of Brazoria County. HPN Books specializes in creating similar coffee table books for community building organizations across the United States.

A unique part of the new book will be the “Partners in Brazoria County” section, which will include profiles of many of Brazoria County’s leading businesses, institutions and organizations. Participation in this section is being offered by invitation to business entities in the county. However, participation is limited to members of the seven county chambers of commerce.

When published, the book will be available for sale to the public by the Alliance and local chambers of commerce, as well as through area bookstores and It is also being published as an e-book, providing worldwide distribution. According to Stockard, the book will be used extensively as an economic development tool and in the recruitment of new business and industry to Brazoria County.

For more information on the book, contact the book’s project manager, Curtis Courtney at 979-308-8991 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..