Arturo Longoria lives in south Texas. He is the father of four sons. The eldest is a saxophonist in “The President’s Own” in Washington, D.C.; the second eldest is a physician in Dallas; and the two youngest are in high school and middle school, and keep the old man entertained with their guitar playing and companionship. In other secondary accomplishments, Longoria has worked as a journalist and taught at the university level. He is the author of Adios to the Brushlands and Keepers of the Wilderness, both from Texas A&M University Press.