Staked Plains Press
Historic Happenings
Modisett Woodcraft

Bill ModisettTexas author and newsman Bill Modisett heads this company based in Midland, Texas and which includes Staked Plains Press, Historic Happenings, and Modisett Woodcraft. Formerly an award-winning business writer for the Odessa American, Modisett continues to write freelance articles for the Odessa American, Midland Reporter-Telegram and other publications. A native of Winters, Texas, he was educated at Angelo State University in San Angelo. Since starting his newspaper career in 1969 as a reporter for the San Angelo Standard-Times, Modisett has worked on the staffs of the Polk County Enterprise, the Midland Reporter-Telegram, The Monahans News and the Odessa American. He and his wife, Kimberly, have resided in Midland since 1979. They have three children, Tammy Dombroski of Eldorado, and Chris Modisett and Claire Modisett, both of Midland, and four grandchildren.

This publication arm of the company was founded prior to the release in 1996 of J. Evetts Haley: A True Texas Legend. On Nov. 20, 2008, the company will release its second book, An American Masterpiece: Memories of Rosalind Kress Haley. The book will be available in bookstores and also from this website by writing to the address below or by calling (432) 218-8748. Staked Plains Press is located at 2802 W. Shandon Ave., Midland, Texas 79705.

While serving as editorial page editor of the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Bill Modisett wrote a popular Sunday column entitlted "Historical Markers" that focused on local history in Midland County and the surrounding area of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Now he offers a similar weekly historical column to newspapers in the West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico area called "Historic Happenings." The column sells for $15 per week and is provided to newspapers either in scanner ready hard copy or electronically by email. A black and white photograph accompanies each column.

Our woodworking expertise can restore your furniture to its earlier beauty and functionality without sacrificing its historic value. Our trade includes restoration of wood furniture, recaning and rushing chairs, repair of wooden bed frames and wooden dresser drawers, and much more. 

You can reach us at (432) 218-8748 or (432) 634-4638. We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at the following e-mail addresses: woodrepairstore.com or billmodisett@hotmail.com.

If you are not familiar with our company and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

In brief, our company has been responsible for providing outstanding wood furniture repair and restoration for a number of years in the West Texas area. Our specialty is in the restoration of family heirlooms. Our business is located at 2802 W. Shandon Ave., Midland, Texas 79705.