Link to Rick Smith's February 4 column in San Angelo Standard-Times article, "Creating Kelton statue took faith, talent, time". (via Twitter)
Excerpt: If all goes as planned, the bronze sculpture of Elmer Kelton will be moved to its permanent home in the new Tom Green County Library building when it opens later this year.
It’s worth the wait.
The recently completed life-size clay version shows the writer standing casually by a ranch fence, his left hand on the post, right hand tucked into his pants pocket.
Look closer. The left hand also holds a small reporter’s notebook. Look even closer. In the notebook are scribbled the words “the time it never rained.”