Goodnight Cowtown


Goodnight Cowtown is a children’s book about Fort Worth, Texas. The book takes the reader around Fort Worth saying “goodnight” to its iconic cultural and historical institutions, local favorite sites and restaurants.  Sites include the local museums, the Stockyards, Joe T Garcia’s, Sundance Square, the Trinity River, the Rodeo and midway and TCU as well as many others. Whether you are from Fort Worth, attended TCU, or are a visitor looking for a memento to remember your time in Cowtown, this is the book for you!

Jennifer Drez, Author

About the Authors

Jennifer Drez is the author of Goodnight Cowtown, Goodnight Dallas, Goodnight Dallas-walkSTEM® Edition, Goodnight San Antonio, and her newest book, Goodnight Firehouse.

Jennifer started out her publishing career with, simply, a love of the great state of Texas – a deep affection for her beloved hometown of Fort Worth, and a fondness for the people and places that make a town special.

Robin Beal Bumstead

Originally from Midland, Texas, Robin and her family moved to Fort Worth in 2006. After graduating from Trinity School of Midland, she went on to Tulane University where she received her Bachelor of Business Studies as well as a Master of Accounting. She and her husband, Gantt, have four children.

Lisa Carrington Voight

About the Illustrator

Lisa Carrington Voight, the illustrator of Goodnight CowtownGoodnight Dallas, and Goodnight San Antonio is a Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate of graphic design. With a passion for decorative art and illustration, Voight’s painted murals and canvases can be found in residences and businesses throughout North Texas. Her website is at

Goodnight Cowtown, a 40-page hardcover book by Fort Worth locals Robin Beal Bumstead and Jennifer Gaines Drez, brings the culture of Cowtown to a story time circle near you. The words combined with the colorful illustrations by Lisa Carrington Voight are geared toward children but appropriate for all ages and give a deeper look inside Fort Worth’s world-renowned museums, sports teams, historical landmarks and favorite spots.

Goodnight Cowtown entertains the youngest readers while the more mature Fort Worth enthusiasts are charmed by the nostalgia of this Old West wonderland. Available in February through, local museum giftshops and local retail establishments. Goodnight Cowtown is a riveting read no matter if you’re from Fort Worth, attended TCU or simply a visitor looking for a memento from a trip to remember.

Bumstead and Drez, both mothers of young children, noticed that their city was lacking a book that acknowledged all of the amazing cultural institutions, places, and teams that make Fort Worth so unique.

"Growing up in Fort Worth, I always had a deep respect for how much this city has to offer," said Drez. "Robin and I thought that by compiling these remarkable gems into an easy-to-read book, it would allow those who are both familiar and unfamiliar with the city to learn about all those fun Fort Worth tidbits."

Perhaps the best thing about Cowtown is the people. “The most amazing part of this project is how helpful and enthusiastic everyone has been during our journey,” said Bumstead. "Fort Worth is such a treasure, and we are so proud to call it home."


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