MATTHEW “BONES” HOOKS

As part of the “Share the Story” project, biographies of the 45 individuals who were chosen as one of the “History Makers of the High Plains” by the “Amarillo Globe News” in 2000, and who are buried at Llano Cemetery, are being published individually in the Llano Messenger. Matthew “Bones” Hooks, who was born to former slaves, is best remembered as a famed cowboy, an Amarillo civic leader and the first black person to serve on a Potter County grand jury. Hooks was also a religious leader and bus...