I write about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman & Austin360. Photo: Jay Janner/AAS
RT @TheRealDaveShaw: @outandabout And this year marks 40 for @kerbeylanecafe
AUSTIN ARTS: Lionizing late Austin painter Lu Ann Barrow austin360.com/entertainment/…
RT @skipbolden: Louis Armstrong and Josephine Baker in 1959. https://t.co/0lBMfMiI3b
RT @TracesofTexas: The restored U-Drop Inn/Conoco station along Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas. Opened on April 1, 1936. As y'all can see, it…
TEXAS HISTORY: A brief history of the UT College of Fine Arts austin360.com/entertainment/…
AUSTIN ARTS: Austin artist paints 'a royal gallery in an alternate universe' statesman.com/news/20180603/…
SWEET STORY: Love your neighbor: Austin 100-year-old shares his best life advice austin360.com/lifestyle/2020…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Fonda San Miguel, ThunderCloud Subs and County Line make it to 40 (now 45). statesman.com/news/20160904/…
RT @TxHistComm: Laredo was established in 1755, when both sides of the Rio Grande were controlled by Spain. This postcard, preserved in the…
AUSTIN ARTS: Everyone is rooting for Austin's Black Pearl Books austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TracesofTexas: Honest Joe's Pawn Shop in Dallas, 1960s. Honest Joe was actually Rubin Goldstein. He was a colorful character. More here…
TEXAS NATURE: Parking lot birding unlocks nature where you are austin360.com/entertainmentl…
TEXAS HISTORY: A brief history of the UT College of Fine Arts statesman.com/entertainment/…
AUSTIN ARTS: Blanton Museum of Art reopens in stages austin360.com/entertainment/…
AUSTIN ARTS: Portentous porcelains: Art that I had to see for myself austin360.com/entertainment/…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Why no real gayborhoods in Austin? statesman.com/news/20150829/…
RT @TracesofTexas: Bob Staskell shared this great photo of the Tower Theater in Houston on the night it opened back in 1934 or 1935. Bob's…
RT @TracesofTexas: The Alabama Theater in Houston, 1976. https://t.co/UXq8pE9USK
“Derenberger has but one piece of advice about life. ‘Love your neighbor.'" What an honor it was to meet & celebrate World War II veteran Bill Derenberger on his 100th birthday. Read about Bill’s storied & inspiring life on @austin360 by @outandabout: bit.ly/3kBSb21 https://t.co/M1aFhyFJRv
TEXAS HISTORY: Resort hotel opens in Austin's historic Commodore Perry Estate austin360.com/entertainmentl…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Sex, drugs and jazz during the Roaring Twenties in Austin statesman.com/news/20160904/…
LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR: Austin 100-year-old shares his best life advice statesman.com/news/20200812/…
RT @TxHistComm: Peter Mansbendel, a Swiss craftsman born #OTD in 1883, immigrated to the US & was highly sought after in Texas for his beau…
RT @TxHistComm: The Guadalupe River in New Braunfels was an important water stop & river crossing for weary travelers on El Camino Real de…
RT @LoizidisMichael: Fun Fact: If Zeus had kidnapped the other sister, now Europe would be called Astypalaia. 😉 https://t.co/X6ND3PfHQ9
RT @ScubedStudio: @SergioChapa thought you would be interested in two stories @outandabout wrote last spring about the Texas City Disaster.…
RT @TracesofTexas: Here's a gentle reminder that women could not serve on juries in Texas until 1954. Louise Summers, an accounting clerk…
RT @TexasHighways: From a former ghost town in the West to a mystical swampland in the East, we asked our photographers to share their favo…
AUSTIN HISTORY: How Austin became a birder mecca statesman.com/NEWS/20180709/…
TEXAS HISTORY: BROWNWOOD HOTEL SERIES (Part 1): 'Great old lady' has had storied past brownwoodtx.com/news/20191004/…
RT @TracesofTexas: 70 years ago today, on August 8th, 1950, Harmon Dobson --- a bold man, a man with a dream ----- opened this little 'ol b…
TEXAS HISTORY: Lubbock celebrated the end of World War II 75 years ago lubbockonline.com/news/20200808/…
RT @TexasHighways: A native Idahoan discovers the rural Hill Country has plenty of opportunities for seeing the beauty of fall leaves. http…
TEXAS HISTORY: 'Mr. Texas' befriends legendary cattleman, 'Lonesome Dove' inspiration statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TxHistComm: With more than 100 state and nationally recognized structures, the East Texas town of Jefferson offers history buffs a weal…
RT @1thread6flags: A visit to the Doris Miller Memorial in Waco, Texas. Beautiful place overlooking the Brazos River and the Washington Ave…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Timeless Pemberton Heights statesman.com/NEWS/20140814/…
RT @simongerman600: Map shows which countries have Costco stores. I am very glad that I am not a member as I wouldn't handle 5 kilo jars of…
RT @archaeologyart: Languages of the Byzantine Empire, 580 AD - Source: VividMaps. https://t.co/644uPpjrSC
AUSTIN HISTORY: Austin's first long bridge used ancient pontoon technology austin360.com/entertainmentl…
STATESMAN AT 150: We found images of 13 newspaper homes austin360.com/entertainmentl…
$800K PRIZE: Austin museum picks winner of city's biggest art prize statesman.com/entertainment/…
Austin museum picks winner of city's biggest art prize austin360.com/entertainment/…
TEXAS HISTORY: We turn the clock back 20,000 years at the Gault Site in Central Texas statesman.com/entertainmentl…
AUSTIN ARTS: Austin landmark Laguna Gloria cautiously reopens austin360.com/entertainment/…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Austin's first Hispanic detective saw it all statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TexasMonthly: It's Thursday so we've updated this story to reflect where it's okay to "come on in, the water's fine" and where it's not…
RT @TAMUPress: Author Angela Boswell will be giving a free online talk about her book *Women in Texas History* and Austin suffragists on S…
RT @TracesofTexas: You've got to love the Texas Hill Country on a warm summer evening when there's recently been a bit of rain. This is one…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Book draws back curtain on Paramount Theatre's first century in Austin austin360.com/entertainment/…
TIMELY: Readers relive the horrors of the 1947 Texas City Disaster statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TexasHighways: If you’ve never heard of Midpoint Café, there’s a good chance you’ve seen it on the big screen. The 54-seat diner was th…
RT @TexasMonthly: A little afternoon delight: all 143 Willie Nelson albums, ranked. texasmonthly.com/interactive/bi…
RT @JimNicar: 1908: For years, the @UTAustin Women's Field Hockey Club played in the northwest corner of the original Forty Acres. In long…
RT @USNatArchives: Start up the firetruck and let’s go search for fire houses, lookouts, and observation towers in the Records of the Natio…
TEXAS HISTORY: Rekindling memories of wartime San Marcos statesman.com/entertainmentl…
What happened in Beirut does remind me, too, of the Texas City Disaster of 1947. statesman.com/entertainmentl…
MUST READ TEXAS HISTORY: New book censures 'bold and brutal' Texas Rangers statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TracesofTexas: A hamburger stand at the Gonzales County Fair in Gonzales, 1939. I'll bet the burgers were good. And the signs, the Dr…
RT @TracesofTexas: Indianola, Texas, 1873. Indianola is a ghost town located on Matagorda Bay. The city had a population of 5,000 but on…
RT @ohheykiri: Some of my favorite places are the German towns in the central Texas hill country. ❤️ twitter.com/outandabout/st…
TEXAS HISTORY: I should never have trusted Peewee's Big Adventure as history. Turns out, there is a basement at the Alamo. https://t.co/Zo0D45pVfl
AUSTIN ARTS: Austin landmark Laguna Gloria cautiously reopens austin360.com/entertainment/…
RT @TxHistComm: In historic Castroville, a town founded by Alsatian settlers, our Landmark Inn State Historic Site (@LandmarkTHC) tells an…
TEXAS HISTORY: How did German Texans live? statesman.com/news/20161209/…
TEXAS HISToRY: The significance of post-Emancipation freedom colonies statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @SF_Archaeology: The spectacular Llyn Fawr lake! The hoard of objects discovered here by workmen in 1911-1913 helped define the beginnin…
RT @archaeologyart: Greek theater of Epidaurus. #Greece. 360 BC. The theater was built by the architect Polykleitos the Younger. https://t.…
RT @TracesofTexas: Jack Ruby's business card for the Carousel Club in Dallas, 1963. Ruby, of course, shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald afte…
RT @TracesofTexas: TOT reader Lee Grogan generously submitted this nice 1940s image of a beard contest at the Stompede celebration in Bande…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Wesley United Methodist Church has kept the faith for 150 years statesman.com/NEWS/20160923/…
RT @GregWestTexas: @505Nomad A must side trip would be Sitting Bull Falls and Three Rivers Petroglyphs. https://t.co/nao6M6OfxB
RT @DakotaBirder: Learning to keep my ears open in our back yard for the subtle calls of Cedar Waxwings. One of my fave yard visitors, but…
RT @TexasHighways: From Anson to Galveston, beloved historic theaters have had to cancel their lineups due to COVID-19, but now they're get…
RT @archaeologyart: Bowl with Painted Motifs c. 970–1020 CE Mimbres culture (found in New Mexico) Saint Louis Art Museum. https://t.co/rn6U…
RT @Impact_ATX: Enjoying the chance to learn even more about 2011 Community Partner @ParamountAustin twitter.com/outandabout/st…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Taylor Lime Kiln an industrial relic in Reed Park austin360.com/ENTERTAINMENT/…
RT @TracesofTexas: Women and children outside a home in Abilene, 1900. Don't you know this place got a little frosty on the inside when a b…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Circle C, born of controversy, has become haven for families statesman.com/lifestyles/cir…
RT @TexasMonthly: In dreamy, finely detailed paintings, Jim Koehn revives old watering holes and mom-and-pop spots around the state. https:…
TEXAS SPORTS: Richard Elizondo left lasting legacy for Corpus Christi's baseball community caller.com/story/sports/l… via @callerdotcom
AUSTIN HISTORY: A populist palace, the Paramount has hosted top acts for 100 years statesman.com/news/20160923/…
RT @TracesofTexas: Willie Shannon eats his lunch in an ice house during a heat wave in San Antonio in June, 1948. Everything about this ima…
RT @TxHistComm: Much of Roma’s distinctive architecture is due to Heinrich Portscheller, a German immigrant who was influenced by his time…
RT @TracesofTexas: Baptism in Austin's Barton Springs swimming pool, 1925. INCREDIBLE photo. Courtesy the Austin History Center, which main…
AUSTIN ARTS: A new museum in Austin: It's called the Blanton statesman.com/news/20170204/…
TEXAS HISTORY: When the Ku Klux Klan gripped Austin and the nation statesman.com/article/201708…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Reader Memories of 1981 Memorial Day Flood in Austin: Part 2 austin360.com/entertainment/…
AUSTIN HISTORY: A century of Lions Club life in Austin statesman.com/NEWS/20160915/…
Meet one of East Austin's most legendary families statesman.com/entertainmentl…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Meet one of East Austin's most legendary families statesman.com/entertainmentl…
TEXAS HISTORY: Solving mysteries about a murder and a marker statesman.com/entertainmentl…
TEXAS HISTORY: New book censures 'bold and brutal' Texas Rangers statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TexasMonthly: Rough it or don't: just be sure to get some good barbecue while visiting Tyler State Park. We have suggestions on where…
TEXAS HISTORY: Finding 'perfect and fascinating' curiosities on the side of the road statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TexasHighways: Texas’ personality and distinctiveness are perhaps most apparent in our small towns. ⁠ Our August 2020 issue explores th…
RT @amnothate: New episode of The Austin History Podcast is out 🤠 bit.ly/2BDuLaP https://t.co/68hFVcrXMQ
RT @wwoz_neworleans: Today, WWOZ continues #7DaysofSatch, celebrating Louis Armstrong! Listen live at wwoz.org/listen/player/. From 9-11am,…
RT @TexasMonthly: To lure the Tesla Giga factory to Austin, Travis County and Del Valle ISD offered 60 million in tax subsidies over 10 yea…
 
 
 
 
 
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