Keating to headline next issue of Walker Magazine
by Jack Mcneely
Jun 02, 2013 | 815 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jack Mcneely
Jack Mcneely
The fourth and final issue in the inaugural publication year of Walker Magazine is scheduled for release the weekend of July 5, and we are excited to announce some of the headline stories in the works for our readership family.

For the first time in Walker Magazine’s brief history a local lady will grace its cover – Sabrina Keating. And I believe we saved the best for the final issue of the year.

Everyone knows and loves Sabrina. She recently finished her stint as president of the University of Alabama National Alumni Association. She stepped into that role in April 2012 only weeks after she and the community mourned the untimely death of her beloved husband, Dr. Mark Keating, who died from injuries sustained in a terrible cycling accident.

This is a feel-good story, however, about the University of Alabama and the tremendous year it experienced in sports, told from the perspective of one of us who had the opportunity and experience of her lifetime!

I am also excited to pen a feature story about the Hudson brothers – Tab, Steve and Phillip. The trio sharpened their respective character, personality and golf game growing up at Musgrove Country Club, where their father, Travis, was a long-time club professional.

They have many tales to tell about growing up on the banks of Blackwater Creek, which encloses what have become hallowed grounds for many area golfers.

While the three often individually return to Musgrove, you can always count on them competing as brothers the second weekend in July in the Travis Hudson/Bernard Weinstein Invitational.

Steve won the tournament six times (1979, 1984, 1991, 2003, 2004, 2010) and Tab captured three championships (1985, 1987, 1993).

Meanwhile, the summer issue of Walker Magazine will include a variety of other interesting feature stories, including:

•How baseball shaped Walker County

•The Luis Rushing Photo Collection as preserved and promoted by folks at the Walker County Library

•A historical look at the old Harbin Hotel

•Summer Fun Tips for Walker County

•Photo essay of Summertime in Walker County

Of course, the issue will include regular quarterly features like:

•Did You Know?: Fun Facts of Walker County

•Why I Love Walker County: Sarah Glover

•Local Talent: Robbie Spears-The Juliet Collective

•Multiple Sightings pages where we photograph local folks attending social functions

Walker Magazine promotes what is good in Walker County. Our staff works diligently to offer our readers something fresh every season. We hope you are as excited about our upcoming issue as we are.

Jack McNeely is publisher of the Daily Mountain Eagle and can be contacted by phone at 205-221-2840 or via email at