Billy Hathorn wears many hats: historian, photographer, educator, traveler, swimmer, Texan, Louisianian, Arkansan, Kentuckian. He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, but never lived there. He was reared in Minden, Louisiana, and has resided in Laredo, Texas, since 1988. He has a wife, two daughters, a son-in-law, and a new grandson, plus a brother and a nephew. Sadly his mother died on August 26, 2007.