July 11, 2011Flew to Dallas yesterday, drove up to Saint Jo, Texas. Little town almost to Oklahoma. Story goes Jo Howells was a big time cattleman and a noted drunk. For a while he was on the wagon and when it came time to name the town, one of the wags said, Hell, you're a saint now Jo, let's name it Saint Jo. He later fell off the wagon, as they say.
We are here to photograph Donna Howells Sickle (yes, she's related to Joe Howells) who does retro cowgirl style paintings for major money. She and her husband are renovating the downtown one building at a time. She's going to be our cover girl for October art issue.
"Go big, or go home."
—Old Vaquero Saying