Michael Barnes writes about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman & austin360.com.
RT @austin360: If you stop by the side of the road in Texas to check out historical markers regularly, you likely read her words. How this…
RT @Independent: Philip Roth: An immaculate writer with a resistance to poetics ind.pn/2klrz7A
Texas leaders tackle terrorism, politics, education and animal welfare mystatesman.com/lifestyles/tex…
RT @BreakingNews: Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, has died of congestive heart failure, his agent says. He was 85. https://t.…
RT @austin360: If you stop by the side of the road in Texas to check out historical markers regularly, you likely read her words. How this…
Reconstructing the 1911 shooting heard ‘all over South Austin’ austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2018/05/16/mur… https://t.co/3mDmtGuKs8
RT @politico: Democrat Stacey Abrams is seeking to become Georgia’s first Democratic governor since 2003 and the first black female governo…
RT @FineArtsUT: Congratulations to the many #cofa students, faculty and alumni nominated for the 2018 Austin Critics Table Awards! Stay tun…
Reconstructing the 1911 shooting heard ‘all over South Austin’ austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2018/05/16/mur…
RT @atxbookarts: Come jump into #bookarts at Austin Book Arts Center this summer! Our new class schedule is out! Browse and register here:…
Austin Under 40 Awards winners are solid gold: society.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/22/aus… @austinunder40 @UTAustin @sunshinecamps https://t.co/BXDEuhSP6O
RT @cnni: There have been at least 288 school shootings in the United States since January 1, 2009, an analysis finds. That's 57 times as…
RT @rasmus_kleis: The #deleteFacebook backlash never arrived: "Facebook's US unique users on mobile rose 7% year-on-year to 188.6 million…
RT @grescoe: "You'll never be homeless in America—if you're a car." At any one time, there are a half *billion* empty parking spots in US.…
How Texas history became one woman’s life passion mystatesman.com/entertainment/… @MyraHMcIlvain @TexosoTxHistory @texashistorycom @TracesofTexas https://t.co/qR5VsS2yJe
How Texas history became one woman’s life passion mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
Reconstructing the 1911 shooting heard ‘all over South Austin’ austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2018/05/16/mur… @TracesofTexas @texashistorycom @TexosoTxHistory @SouthCongress https://t.co/t1YLgjxdJa
RT @hydeparktheatre: HPT received seven Austin Critics Table Award nominations. The ceremony is June 4 at Capitol City Comedy Club. https:/…
RT @metmuseum: The exhibition challenges the notion that these works are "outsider" art and encourages a more expansive understanding of th…
The last time we talked to supreme Broadway artist Stephen Sondheim arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/16/the…
Early Texas Republicans would not be recognized today austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2016/07/18/ear…
RT @wef: They’ve increased productivity by 300%. Learn more about automation: wef.ch/2Lj0aiH https://t.co/t8sLxBOpbF
RT @cnni: Pope Francis tells gay man: "God made you like that and loves you like that" cnn.it/2Le2pnv https://t.co/llTXf2Iqmt
RT @CBSNews: "We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing no…
RT @TheEconomist: The National Library of Latvia in Riga is perhaps the key architectural expression of Latvia’s independence from Soviet r…
RT @outandabout: The last time we talked to supreme Broadway artist Stephen Sondheim arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/16/the… @zachtheatre @austinshakes @lo…
Peek at an unearthed proposal for downtown Austin from the 1970s austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2017/06/08/pee…
RT @nytimes: "I know some have strong feelings about gun rights but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your…
RT @TheEconomist: China boasts 114 of the world’s 147 female, self-made billionaires (America has 14) econ.st/2Ix5bqf
ICYMI: Jill Blackwood is an Austin star for all reasons mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
RT @MarcHilberer: the number of school shootings that have happened since the year 2000 around the world: ENGLAND: 0 GREECE: 1 NETHERLAN…
RT @TexasBaseball: All the live long day. https://t.co/3jWLEDh9Fr
RT @MC_Stephenson: Great coverage of the hub-bub caused at @pitch4good by the those fine folks over at @code2college twitter.com/outandabout/st…
RT @simongerman600: Animated #map of #Africa shows range of #elephants and total #elephant population over time. Source: https://t.co/2Ldp9…
We pick the 13 Broadway masterpieces of Stephen Sondheim mystatesman.com/entertainment/…
The case of the missing Pilot Knob historical marker austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2017/08/04/the…
Jill Blackwood is an Austin star for all reasons: mystatesman.com/entertainment/… @zachtheatre @longcenter @austinshakes @southwesternu @LeanderHS @TexARTS @AustinOpera https://t.co/d6E7mjw163
Austin readers investigate the Molly Awards for the Texas Observer society.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/18/rea… @TexasObserver @NPR @ProPublica @NewYorker @NewYorkTimesGHS https://t.co/d8co7rG6SM
Watch: Would Austin’s moonlight towers have deterred the Servant Girl Annihilator? austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2016/12/17/wat…
RT @simongerman600: Global number of #language learners #English 1.5B #French 82M #Chinese 30M #Spanish 15M #German 15M #Italian 8M Sourc…
From the archives: The last time we talked to supreme Broadway artist Stephen Sondheim arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/16/the…
RT @outandabout: Critics name finalists for 2018 Austin arts awards: arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/14/cri… @zachtheatre @FineArtsUT @TxstMt @hydeparkthea…
RT @tplohetski: SO happy to see this crosswalk going up near 45th and Lamar. This has been a danger for a while. https://t.co/7QJqJOkk3P
Historical downtown Austin estate, home to a Victorian mansion, has a new owner mystatesman.com/business/new-o…
Never thought to question this Hal David lyric: "Do you know the way to San Jose?" The person, who grew up in San Jose, is in Los Angeles. Let's see: Take 5 to 152 then 101. You're there. Maybe it was harder before GPS. https://t.co/rxebPubEQk
RT @annatinsley: "He wanted to live the American dream. But he lived the American nightmare," said Cory Session, of Tim Cole. "He was the s…
RT @GalvHistory: 1961 causeway dedication of the southbound causeway bridge, which arched 72 feet above the water and eliminated the need f…
RT @statesman: BREAKING: Senate intel panel agrees with US intel agencies that Russia intervened in 2016 election to help Trump https://t.c…
RT @BigMedium: We love the conversations that happen around art during the tour. This weekend be curious, ask questions, learn something ne…
RT @SenJohnMcCain: Happy 37th anniversary to my love @cindymccain - time flies when you’re having fun! https://t.co/eivKVUylHb
RT @wwmerryman: @outandabout Really enjoyed this article...and photos
RT @LBJLibrary: The sun is out in #Austin. Our staff took advantage with a @LandmarksUT inspired walk through @UTAustin's campus. Get out t…
Eddie Wilson delivers the definitive history of the Armadillo World Headquarters austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2017/03/11/edd…
Inspirational: Season for Caring’s Qusay Hussein graduates at Austin Community College statesman.com/news/local/sea…
RT @austinmobility: The Bicycle Advisory Council meets tonight at City Hall to talk bike parking! More info here: ow.ly/kzTa30jWeSk
The last time we talked to supreme Broadway artist Stephen Sondheim arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/16/the… @zachtheatre @austinshakes @longcenter @FineArtsUT @TxstMt https://t.co/0sOIgFeKBY
RT @ForkliftDance: Announcing Dove Springs Swims / Nadamos Dove Springs! We are so excited for year two of My Park, My Pool, My City, a col…
Murder on West Monroe Street: austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2018/05/16/mur… @TracesofTexas @TexosoTxHistory @texashistorycom @BullockMuseum https://t.co/8XrhMHmfnf
RT @Alexandratx: Here’s hoping they all got to push the secret button that makes it ring. twitter.com/outandabout/st…
Very proud: Season for Caring recipient Qusay Hussein graduates from ACC: seasonforcaring.blog.statesman.com/2018/05/15/sea… https://t.co/twEZXD4gGP
Thousands flocked to see Liberty Bell in Austin during World War I austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2017/07/28/tho…
RT @UT_AAH: Don't miss your last chance to see the work of graduating MFA artists in Affordable Dream House at the VAC during special gradu…
New: Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading Texas into a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for exacerbating the opioid crisis among Texans bit.ly/2rLJvML
 
Thank all in part the fantastic reporting in The Yorker
Austin won’t ignore Ann Richards School or People’s Community Clinic society.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/15/aus… @AnnRichardsStar @AnnRichardsSF @austinpcc @StDavidsFDN @ASID https://t.co/kgS9wlShd6
RT @TexasMonthly: “I’m not going to bow down. I am who I am. Accept me or not.” —Bruno Lozano, Del Rio's first openly gay mayor. https://t.…
Season for Caring client Qusay Hussein graduates from ACC seasonforcaring.blog.statesman.com/2018/05/15/sea… @iact @accnewsroom @accstudentlife @accdistrict @UTAustin https://t.co/35xTgS2WEd
RT @AustinOpera: We are beyond #thankful for our #nominations for the 2018 Austin arts awards! 😊🏆 The ceremony is 7 p.m. June 4 at Cap Cit…
RT @simongerman600: Indian households with toilets in 2014 compared with 2017. That’s what success looks like. Source: https://t.co/lXYnWch…
EXCLUSIVE: Feeding eccentric Van Morrison at the Armadillo World Headquarters austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2017/04/11/exc…
Critics name finalists for 2018 Austin arts awards: arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/14/cri… @zachtheatre @FineArtsUT @TxstMt @hydeparktheatre @RudeMechs @VortexTheatre @hideouttheatre @AustinPlayhouse @BalletAustin @longcenter @FuseboxFestival @AustinOpera @ACMF https://t.co/fZft1MHTxM
RT @washingtonpost: Do not eat any kind of romaine lettuce, CDC warns washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-h…
Critics name finalists for 2018 Austin arts awards arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/14/cri… @blantonmuseum @ContemporaryATX @ransomcenter @BigMedium @grayDUCKGallery @davisgalleryatx @umlaufsculpture @WTWGallery @MassGallery https://t.co/ym04fo1oOf
Folks can't get enough of it: Get an early look at what’s coming up at Creek Show 2018 arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/04/24/cre…
Enlightening times: Austin learns a lot from Larry Wright, Evan Smith and Amy Mills society.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/12/aus…
More enduring images from Russell Lee, new namesake for Austin school austinfound.blog.statesman.com/2016/05/25/mor…
RT @AMstation: @outandabout @emancipet @TexasTribune @TexasMonthly @NewYorker @StDavidsFDN @HotelVanZandt @hyattregency @austinpetsalive @a…
RT @BigMedium: Biking is one of the best ways to experience the tour. Special thanks to @ovaustin for coordinating a downtown art ride for…
RT @WholeEarthProv: It lives inside us! twitter.com/outandabout/st…
Texas Performing Arts: David Bowie tribute and a concert of freedom songs among shows coming up arts.blog.austin360.com/2018/04/27/loo…
3 very smart people: Austin learns a lot from Larry Wright, Evan Smith and Amy Mills society.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/12/aus…
Austin learns a lot from Larry Wright, Evan Smith and Amy Mills society.blog.austin360.com/2018/05/12/aus… @emancipet @TexasTribune @TexasMonthly @NewYorker @StDavidsFDN @HotelVanZandt @hyattregency @austinpetsalive @austinhumane @pitch4good
RT @AdvHntr: @outandabout THAT is a great story! Nice detective work. 🕵️‍♂️
RT @TxHistComm: With nearly 70 prisoner of war camps, Texas had approximately twice as many as any other state. Over 50,000 German soldiers…
RT @TexasMonthly: Bruno Lozano, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran who wore a pair of heels while marching in Del Rio’s Veterans Parade last y…
RT @cnni: This man donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies cnn.it/2KSDKVs https://t.co/UYe…
Can you tell in Austin where this took place? Pinpointing a 1940s Bluff Springs baptism mystatesman.com/news/pinpointi…
 
 
 
 
 
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