Bryan Catherman (disclaimer: he's my friend) wrote up a recommendation for Tales of a Texas Boy on his blog. He is, indeed, qualified to express his opinion since he's read most, if not all, the stories while they were in various phases of readiness. He also bought the book and it was duly delivered by the postal service. So, since he's now read every last story, he is eminently qualified to comment.
Here's where to read the recommendation.
Oh, yeah. The picture above is one I used in the book. That darling little boy is really my father. The story: "No Angel." Every story has an old-time photo illustration. Some are family pictures and the rest are ones I found that just seemed to fit the story.