I write about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman & Austin360. Photo: Jay Janner/AAS
RT @marthalouise14: Loved this book so much. Excited to talk w @CarrieLFountain WED 6pmCT on @WritingOnTheAir Listen 91.7fm ATX, Streaming@…
Austin city election filing draws large field, last-minute surprises mystatesman.com/news/local-gov…
RT @simongerman600: Wildfires as viewed from space: The Pacific Northwest is blanketed in heavy smoke. In this shot, Mt. Rainier (14,400 ft…
Austin arts season revealed: mystatesman.com/entertainment/… @AustinClassical @AustinOpera @AustinSymphony @BalletAustin @longcenter @FineArtsUT @uttad @tpapresents @bassconcerthall @zachtheatre @TxstMt @TapestryDance @ParamountAustin #Hamilton https://t.co/4dKlXkbERS
 
@uttad @tpapresents @bassconcerthall @zachtheatre @TxstMt @TapestryDance @ParamountAustin Thank you for your support! #artandsoul https://t.co/khDX998z7C
Everybody likes Steve Parker: Austin artist, musician Steve Parker wins $15K Tito’s Prize. arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/08/01/aus… @BigMedium https://t.co/2WPtXw9PHa
The Art of the Gala, already one of Austin’s most effective charitable convocations, just doubled its scope and stature. ://www.mystatesman.com/lifestyles/the-art-the-gala-just-got-more-artful/K0ia1R9XYXY1WLy2ie1hyO/ @givingcity @MissionCapital @ILH_IGH @BigGive @MJMempowerkids https://t.co/u75z8zSqrh
RT @BillGates: I hate mosquitoes. The diseases they spread kill more than half a million people every year. In fact, mosquitoes kill more p…
How TreeFolks turned one sapling into 2.8 million Austin-area trees mystatesman.com/lifestyles/how… @NatureCityATX @TreeHugger @TreeFolks @AustinCityParks @peasepark @BartonSprings @shoalcc @austinwcc @nature_tx https://t.co/Q5ixSBOsVU
RT @MarkKUpdegrove: Warning: This is how we go from a democracy to an oligarchy. twitter.com/peterbakernyt/…
RT @austinshakes: thx to @outandabout Michael Barnes Sept 29-30: “Antony + Cleopatra” tkts brownpapertickets.com/event/3595197 Nov. 16 to Dec. 3: “Ca…
RT @EZuelow: Aretha Franklin: The sound of the civil rights movement bbc.com/news/world-us-… #History #CivilRights #USHistory #ushistory #m…
Canadian forest fire smoke triggers air quality alert for northern Minnesota twincities.com/2018/08/16/can… via @pioneerpress
RT @TxHistComm: #DYK: There are more than 16,000 historical markers across the state. Our Historical Marker Program, inaugurated in 1962, i…
RT @nytimesbooks: How did a woman amass power and influence in Mughal India, a patriarchy that ruled much of what is now India, Pakistan, A…
Monica Maldonado Williams cracks the charity code mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
RT @lienhart85: Rome's subway expansion reveals artifacts from the ancient past npr.org/2018/07/22/630… https://t.co/KmHhHksO8Z
He's also a grackle guy: Austin artist, musician Steve Parker wins $15K Tito’s Prize: arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/08/01/aus… https://t.co/tEUdO21s4i
RT @TracesofTexas: Perhaps the oldest house in Austin, built in 1854, is in trouble: bit.ly/2vz3kZA @TexasMonthly @TxBkRds @TheH…
RT @LandmarksUT: #Flashbackfriday to 2013: when Landmarks commissioned artist @JamesTurrell to create a skyspace, "The Color Inside," right…
TECH TAKEOVER: Arrival of industry giants remaking downtown Austin 512tech.com/technology/tec… via @512tech
RT @uofcincy: Exonerees share their stories to inspire a new class of UC law students to help free people wrongly convicted of crimes throu…
RT @EugeneAustin: "I can’t stress this enough—protect your attention like you protect your friends, family, money, etc. It’s among the most…
RT @TheEconomist: Americans are being quietly worked to death econ.st/2MarxPA
Texas history museum names new director you might already know: society.blog.austin360.com/2018/08/09/tex… @BullockMuseum @blantonmuseum @ransomcenter @BriscoeCenter @LBJFoundation @LBJLibrary @AustinPublicLib @TxHistComm @LandmarksUT @ContemporaryATX @Mexic_Arte @umlaufsculpture @austinWCC https://t.co/iRhJyUoTf5
This might hurt your eyes, but it's more than worth it. twitter.com/cvsherman/stat…
RT @newrepublic: The decision to re-engage with China says much about both Google and the state of Big Tech. bit.ly/2nv54yN https:…
Firework tossed at downtown Austin gay bar shocks patrons early Thursday statesman.com/news/local/fir…
In 1979, hard-living Oscar winner Broderick Crawford lit up St. Ed’s: austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2018/07/15/in-… https://t.co/fEsOeXVcRM
RT @dicktofel: Delighted to announce that we are doubling the size of the ⁦@ProPublica⁩ Local Reporting Network for 2019 https://t.co/uJCsi…
ICYMI: Unhappy twist: O. Henry’s Austin honeymoon cottage went up in flames: austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2018/06/26/unh… https://t.co/Oa82vG2inm
RT @TxHistComm: #DYK There are more than 1,800 reported and known shipwrecks in Texas, including the oldest known shipwrecks in the U.S., a…
RT @repjohnlewis: 53 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson. I shed a little blood on that bridge…
On the left is H-E-B "Store No. 1" in Austin, located at Colorado and West Sixth (you are looking south on Colorado). It's where the 1950s-era McGarrah Jessee Building is now. Share your memories of the first 8 Austin H-E-B stores listed on the right. https://t.co/f5JeZouNNA
RT @ALTERforATX: Had a great time watching Coco yesterday evening at Deep Eddy’s Splash Movie Night! Did you know that Deep Eddy Pool is t…
RT @hthorn24: Love the piece on Sam the Space Monkey @outandabout. Animals deserve the recognition that few take the time to give them for…
UT regents name James B. Milliken sole finalist for chancellor mystatesman.com/news/state--re…
RT @austin360: Austin’s Central Library among 5 world finalists for best new library of 2018📚 atxne.ws/2tzXGFM
From the photo vault: Summer fun at parks in old Austin: austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2018/08/02/fro… @Zilker_Park https://t.co/cwjn5Frcp6
RT @wef: Here's why napping is good for you, according to science wef.ch/2Ge3RV1 #sleep #health https://t.co/3yLq965soT
Mixed memories of the Stallion Drive Inn eatery on North Lamar mystatesman.com/news/opinion/m…
RT @LizClareATX: Bummer - that is such a great place! Hope it is reopened soon. The ranch is one of my favorite places to visit in Central…
RT @TxHistComm: .@VisitAustinTX is working in conjunction with the Austin Historic Landmark Commission to administer grants for historic pr…
Texas White House at LBJ Ranch closed for now: society.blog.austin360.com/2018/08/03/tex… @LBJFoundation @LBJLibrary @LBJohnsonNPS https://t.co/kSjyyHRSbW
RT @ClassicMovieHub: Peter O'Toole and David Lean on the set of Lawrence of Arabia #classicmovies https://t.co/30PCbshuOm
Under Austin Part of the Over Austin collection at photos.overaustin.com https://t.co/GXlQZ77big
 
In this case, kinda Under Austin.
Episode 9 on Sunday was one of best episodes of TV I have seen since Breaking Bad left the air. RT @evanasmith: this is absolutely my favorite show on tv right now
 
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Preparing to turn it into Burnet Road or South Lamar? twitter.com/statesman/stat…
 
Would have to go back to the 1940s. Time machine?
Austin museum picks winner of $800,000 art prize New York-based Nicole Eisenman’s art will be seen here in 2020 mystatesman.com/news/austin-mu… @ContemporaryATX https://t.co/L7Jn89It5x
RT @michaelhoinski: The O. Henry Museum will host a new, original work by Steve Parker on Austin Museum Day, September 23. https://t.co/Mlh…
RT @wef: It might sound quackers but it's catching on. Learn more about the future of farming: wef.ch/2IjsVdR https://t.co/KiAHVfT…
RT @nytimes: Breaking News: Pope Francis declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases, shifting Roman Catholic teachings on the iss…
Eastside Cafe’s Martin always ahead of the kitchen curve mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
RT @EugeneAustin: Geez people. No one is going to change the name of the City of Austin. Quit listening to Russian bots (or crazy right win…
RT @sumaiyasaidthis: Thank you @outandabout for giving the background of the Klan members painting by VINCENT VALDEZ @Blanton. It would be…
Austin artist, musician Steve Parker wins $15K Tito’s Prize arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/08/01/aus… @BigMedium https://t.co/GpuSOmJeB3
RT @EZuelow: This is seriously cool. "24,000 documents detailing life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted now available online" ht…
Dates set for 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/08/01/dat… @txculturaltrust https://t.co/k123ZXmm0Q
RT @lienhart85: Sojourner Truth seated with photograph of her grandson, 1863. PH filing series photos at Library of Congress https://t.co/…
RT @TheEconomist: 40% of American schools now offer lessons in computer programming. Python could be the ideal starting language https://t.…
Part 2: Where did Austin’s railroads go? mystatesman.com/news/opinion/p…
RT @TheEconomist: Those who champion open-plan offices seem to have forgotten the importance of being able to concentrate on your work http…
For the first time in 10 years, Blanton Museum of Art raises ticket prices arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/07/30/for… @blantonmuseum
RT @wef: It changed things by looking at violence in a totally different way. Read more: wef.ch/2OtlweR https://t.co/XtBKXRKL9p
RT @timbertownatx: A Look Inside ACC's New San Gabriel Campus - mailchi.mp/ffabae682d4c/a… https://t.co/YIAnrBcbK1
A Svínafellsjökull #Selfie This is #Svínafellsjökull #Glacier in #Iceland. Actually this is just a tiny fraction of Svínafellsjökull but if I had pulled the #drone back further you wouldn't be able to see me. The #glaciers in Iceland are amazing. #SelfieSunday https://t.co/LswRFjWLko
RT @kdhughes: Funny piece to close out my day @outandabout⁩ #KeepAustinWeird #grackles mystatesman.com/lifestyles/our…
RT @thehill: JUST IN: New Land O'Lakes CEO is first openly gay woman to head Fortune 500 company hill.cm/VsY5TjK https://t.co/NlnTx…
RT @TheEconomist: Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th-century Italian artist, is remarkable for her gender, her colourful life and, above all, he…
RT @PhilipRucker: Just in: Statement from NYT Publisher A.G. Sulzberger, who says he told Trump his “language was not just divisive but inc…
RT @GoToSolar: When world's leader oil producer and exporter turns to #renewableenergy, well... It's defines what the future of energy will…
RT @uttad: Who's been keeping up with #SharkWeek? We're getting super excited for MATAWAN 🦈 #UTMatawan #sharks #ComingSoon https://t.co/OmS…
RT @TexasMonthly: We spoke with the local activist who has lobbied the city of Sugar Land for decades to recognize the black slaves and con…
RT @EZuelow: Recognition at last for Gentleman Jack, Britain’s ‘first modern lesbian’ theguardian.com/society/2018/j… #History #lesbian #gender htt…
Talk about ensemble: Every actor in "The Antipodes" at Hyde Park Theatre contributes 100 percent to this compressed marathon of storytelling. Only one weekend left ... arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/07/12/hyd… @hydeparktheatre https://t.co/HqLirCmtOv
No, that’s not Austin in the H-E-B picture mystatesman.com/news/opinion/t…
RT @foundcom: Dalton Duffie is a testament to the miraculous life-changes at Foundation Communities. His journey has taken him from homeles…
RT @NewYorker: The government has decided that hundreds of immigrant parents are ineligible to be reunited with their kids. Who are they? h…
RT @srl: Florida officials said, among other reasons, they could ban early voting on college campuses out of a concern over parking. A fede…
At age 10, the Long Center opens its doors wider society.blog.austin360.com/2018/02/25/at-…
One of the year's big losses: Former Austinite Harvey Schmidt of ‘Fantasticks’ fame has died arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/03/01/for…
I'm booked to see all three: Summer Stock Austin is a-comin’ down the street arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/06/06/sum… @longcenter
RT @TracesofTexas: Cottonwood Saloon in Menard, Texas, circa 1906. I believe this building still stands. @TxHistComm @TxHistFound @TheHi…
RT @megsokay: Jane Fonda wouldn't say she's still in perpetual revolution, but change. "I’m only 80. There’s still a few decades to go. Why…
How China Smith is changing the face of dance in Austin mystatesman.com/lifestyles/how…
RT @TheEconomist: Astronomers have found a lake on Mars econ.st/2Oh6o4k
‘Tuna’ actor, writer Jaston Williams wins award from national theater group arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/07/23/tun…
RT @carlos_glezgtez: #NationalTequilaDay 4/5: 🇲🇽 Agave Region, in the state of Jalisco, is recognized as #WorldHeritage by @UNESCO 🌎. This…
 
 
 
 
 
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