After 38 years teaching at Texas A&M University in Kingsville I retired as a Regents Professor in the Texas A&M Univeristy system at the end of August and moved back to Tucson!
My wife, Cecilia Aros Hunter, retired at the same time as a Professor, head of the South Texas Archives and Special Collections, and University Archivist at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
I have made presentations at many history conferences in Texas and national conferences and at the University of London. We have traveled extensively in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. I was an exchange professor to a University in Kiev, Ukraine. My wife was a Fulbright Scholar to the Peoples Republic of China. We have also
traveled to Australia to visit family members.
We now have FOUR granddaughters--Chloe, Ciara, Elena and Elisa.
I was a review editor of HISTORY COMPUTER REVIEW (published by Pittsburg State University, Kansas) and editor of THE JOURNAL OF SOUTH TEXAS (the publication of the South Texas Historical Association).
In 38 years at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, I have taught probably about 11,000 students--mostly from rural, South Texas, small towns and ranching communities. I have taught several generations of some families.
A couple of years ago--a student talked to me at the end of the first class and said: "My father and my grandfather said that if you were still alive I was suppose to take your class!"