I write about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman & Austin360. Photo: Jay Janner/AAS
RT @TxHistComm: Join The @PacWarMuseum in remembering the momentous occasion of Pearl Harbor in the museum’s Memorial Courtyard on 12/7.…
RT @historylvrsclub: Buying cigarettes at the bedside. (1950's) https://t.co/BUBK4Wm9Qr
HONOREES: 2020 SXSW Community Service Awards winners include Latinitas, Austin African-American Book Fest, Austin Bat Cave austin360.com/entertainmentl…
IN PRINT FRIDAY: Eyes on Texas: Photographer uncovers an ethereal world austin360.com/entertainment/…
RT @historylvrsclub: Vintage Los Angeles The Beatles at a garden party https://t.co/ydTe8C499W
TEXAS FREEDOM COLONIES: Clarksville and Wheatville were not Austin's only freedmen towns statesman.com/entertainment/…
RT @TracesofTexas: A ranch cook in Victoria, Texas, 1942. Photo by Dmitri Kessel for Life Magazine. https://t.co/y9mdSQqwOx
AUSTIN HISTORY: Out and About: The one, the only Jane Sibley statesman.com/news/20150829/…
RT @TracesofTexas: Reba McEntire singing at Gilley's, the legendary Pasadena club made world famous by John Travolta in "Urban Cowboy," 198…
SXSW! 2020 SXSW Community Service Awards winners include Latinitas, Austin African-American Book Fest, Austin Bat Cave austin360.com/entertainmentl…
TEXAS HISTORY: World War I hero 'Buck' Simpson was just part of an Austin ancestry statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @InThePastLane: Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks apnews.com/ce86981afb0845… #ushistory #AfAmHist #blackhistory #civil…
RT @stagecoachinntx: Celebrate the holiday season with Salado's annual Christmas Stroll this weekend & next https://t.co/CzekPwU8IN
SIGN UP FOR THINK, TEXAS. IT'S FREE! Texas history: Read behind the headlines from the early 1800s statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @TxHistComm: Nacogdoches owes much of its built environment to the design of one man: Diedrich Rulfs. He immigrated to Texas from German…
RT @wesferguson: By living from one generation to the next in remote Louisiana, these families have held onto their early Texas heritage fo…
RT @JimNicar: December 3, 1960: Hundreds of @UTAustin students created the "stand-in" protest to force movie theaters on the Drag to integr…
RT @historylvrsclub: Aerial view of the Marine Angel, the largest vessel to travel the Mississippi River and the Illinois Waterway, as it r…
RT @TracesofTexas: A Pearl beer delivery truck in San Antonio circa 1918. https://t.co/JNf9OXjkMf
2020 SXSW Community Service Awards winners include Latinitas, Austin African-American Book Fest, Austin Bat Cave austin360.com/entertainmentl…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Who put that windmill on Congress Avenue? Photo mystery solved austin360.com/entertainmentl…
AUSTIN ARTS: What's it like to perform 'The Nutcracker' 600 times? austin360.com/entertainment/…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Austin's first long bridge used ancient pontoon technology austin360.com/entertainmentl…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Earl Maxwell, CEO of giant St. David's Foundation, to retire statesman.com/news/20181211/…
TEXAS HISTORY: Austin's Dr. Connie Yerwood Connor was a true medical pioneer statesman.com/entertainmentl…
TEXAS HISTORY: The short suborbital career of Austin native Sam the Space Monkey statesman.com/NEWS/20180118/…
AUSTIN HISTORY: The mystery of the Bargsley family plot austin360.com/ENTERTAINMENT/…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Golfers and nonplayers remain fond of former Austin Country Club site statesman.com/NEWS/20160924/…
RT @1thread6flags: A few years ago, after several hours exploring old cemeteries in East TX, my patient wife asked, “Why do you like doing…
SEASON FOR CARING: Mohammad Karim: Rohingya family hopes to thrive in Austin statesman.com/news/20191126/…
RT @TracesofTexas: Walker Brothers Livery and Stable in Garland, Texas, circa 1905. Love the little boy on the horse. He might have lived…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Circle C, born of controversy, has become haven for families statesman.com/lifestyles/cir…
RT @historylvrsclub: President Lyndon Johnson howls with his dog as his grandson Patrick Lyndon Nugent looks on Jan. 6, 1968. https://t.co/…
RT @historylvrsclub: Remember the sounds that old cash registers made? https://t.co/hoq3oOtuhd
AUSTIN HISTORY: Two Barton Springs lights are back on for first time in decades statesman.com/NEWS/20171219/…
RT @505Nomad: Making Chile Rellanos - youtu.be/BeInUET0nkQ #recipes #video #foodie #NomNom #recipe https://t.co/SKRvk7YR6q
RT @historylvrsclub: lili'uokalani - last queen of hawaii https://t.co/okeSnYu5N4
RT @Houstorian: Today in 1964, Houston’s new Major League Baseball team the Colt .45s are renamed the @Astros in honor of @NASA coming to t…
RT @TexasMonthly: “By wearing boots, I’m just trying to say, ‘This is where I come from. I’m from Texas.’” —@lylelovett https://t.co/fW53OU…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Decoding a 1962 photograph of Austin's Interstate 35 statesman.com/news/20150829/…
AUSTIN ARTS: Jimmy Moore revamps Crumpet the Elf in 'Santaland Diaries' at Zach Theatre austin360.com/entertainmentl…
TEXAS HISTORY: Finding Civil War Fort Magruder statesman.com/NEWS/20150829/…
AUSTIN HISTORY: From the little Swedish church on the prairie to global Austin Oaks statesman.com/NEWS/20160813/…
RT @TracesofTexas: After 78 years, the remains of a sailor killed at Pearl Harbor are coming home to be buried in Raymondville, Texas. The…
RT @historylvrsclub: JIM THORPE (Sac & Fox) is pictured wearing his Carlisle Indians college uniform (center). Known around the world for b…
RT @TheEconomist: The hippie movement was intent on undermining corporate America. So how did it end up at the heart of it? https://t.co/Gc…
RT @nytimes: In the 1890s, German researchers began working on a new Latin dictionary. They thought they might finish in 15 or 20 years. 12…
RT @TracesofTexas: A 4th of July parade down Congress Avenue in Austin, 1874 ---- long before it was paved. https://t.co/ZIYbecMQK9
RT @historylvrsclub: Marine bidding farewell to his child before going to war, ca. 1918. https://t.co/fbzfnaH9nX
TEXAS HISTORY: Read behind the headlines from the early 1800s statesman.com/entertainmentl…
RT @historylvrsclub: New Orleans 1950's. More photos here: cmore.pics/2ckn1 https://t.co/TtPIUfuBRH
RT @historylvrsclub: Geronimo & his warriors.only known photo of Indian combatants still in field who had not yet surrendered to US-1886. S…
RT @TexasMonthly: .@texasobserver: Medical professionals have been sounding the alarm about doctor shortages in small towns for years, but…
RT @historylvrsclub: Fathers were not allowed in the delivery room until Jay and Marjie Hathaway found a doctor that allowed Jay to be pres…
RT @JusticeGuzman: Latinas account for less than 2% of US lawyers. Today, I had the privilege of welcoming one more to the legal professio…
RT @InThePastLane: Catch my interview with Historian Richard White about his book, “The Republic for Which It Stands: The US during Reconst…
RT @PeccaryNotPig: Just a couple of beautiful bobcats on a remote camera in Colorado. https://t.co/A5m092nlXm
RT @TxHistComm: Commemorating the location where, in 1823, Stephen F. Austin established a headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas, ou…
RT @1thread6flags: Here’s to a wonderful Thanksgiving! Pic: dinner near Spur, Texas (c. 1939) #HappyThanksgiving #GodBless #Family https:…
RT @JohnBridges: 2 pounds, 13 ounces of proof that print still matters. Pick up a #Thanksgiving Day ⁦@statesman⁩ and join me in giving than…
TEXAS HISTORY: History is around every corner in Old Bastrop statesman.com/NEWS/20140814/…
Forty Acres and 80 years together: How Austin sweethearts became world's 'oldest married couple' austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @nytimes: Blue whales are not only the largest animals ever, but they may be as large as an animal with a circulatory system can possibl…
AUSTIN ARTS: 80 years in the making, the Long Center's Austin profile has altered radically austin360.com/entertainmentl…
RT @ABC: Dramatic video appears to show a second explosion at the chemical refinery in Port Neches, Texas, that injured at least three peop…
RT @BudKennedy: Christmastime in Texas— https://t.co/hZBqCXtKnF
RT @historylvrsclub: President and Mrs. Eisenhower play a game of Scrabble during a weekend vacation at Camp David, Maryland. 7/30/54. http…
RT @dayhikingtrails: Game for drive to hike: Guess the Distance dld.bz/eSsZ7 #hiking #camping #roadtrip https://t.co/fdjXavMikj
RT @TracesofTexas: Men atop the star on the San Jacinto Monument upon completion of construction, 1939. Deke Bullen, the construction super…
AUSTIN ARTS: A midcentury modern mural in a former Austin bank lobby austin360.com/entertainmentl…
TEXAS ARTS: Eyes on Texas: Photographer uncovers an ethereal world austin360.com/entertainment/…
RT @tedgioia: Big plans are underway for celebrating the centennial of Charlie Parker's birth. is.gd/BnKXQi
DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A STATEWIDE MAP OF NATIVE AMERICAN TRAILS? Tracing native trails across Austin statesman.com/NEWS/20160904/…
The Story Behind the Long Lost Alamo Movie of 1911 texasmonthly.com/the-culture/al…
RT @visitbigbend: We’re certain the doorways in Terlingua are portals to another world. 📷: shutterbug_08 Vana @TracesofTexas @sunset @Texas…
RT @jgl029185: Traces of Texas reader Rhonda Porter was so thoughtful as to send in this stupefyingly great photo of her mother in 1934 dow…
RT @historylvrsclub: Douglas MacArthur being decorated in the field during WWI https://t.co/RpleKNGuFP
RT @historylvrsclub: How Young Americans Survived the Hard Times of the Great Depression https://t.co/ydVfQKQTsM
AUSTIN HISTORY: Stonewall at 50: How the 1969 riots transformed LGBTQ Austin austin360.com/entertainmentl…
AUSTIN HISTORY: So where are the warehouses in Austin's Warehouse District? statesman.com/news/20190525/…
RT @historylvrsclub: Dulles International Airport, 1964. https://t.co/2jtNdKM7if
RT @nytimesworld: Thieves broke into a museum in the German city of Dresden early Monday and stole 3 collections of jewelry from the royal…
CORPUS AND LUBBOCK CONNECTIONS: Happy 98th: Austin veteran of three wars is still holding steady statesman.com/news/20191111/…
Another one from last night’s “Late #November #Harvest” shoot in Iowa. #drone #photography #CedarRapids @spann @StormHour @ThePhotoHour @AP #farm #cornfield #corn https://t.co/skUctZMr9P
AUSTIN HISTORY: Filling out the long history of Austin's Swante Palm School statesman.com/news/20160829/…
RT @historylvrsclub: Pioneer woman collecting buffalo chips https://t.co/PNKYxvnNmj
RT @historylvrsclub: Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912. Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in Nort…
TEXAS HISTORY: Greetings from Think, Texas, a free weekly digital newsletter about Texas history. statesman.com/entertainment/…
RT @historylvrsclub: Gas Stations used to be called service stations ... they would rush to your car, check the water and oil, put air in y…
TEXAS ARTS: Eyes on Texas: Photographer uncovers an ethereal world austin360.com/entertainment/…
RT @aemcburney: Bright sky in the Texas Hill Country today. . . . #TexasSky #clouds #cloudscape #sky #bluesky #HillCountry #Texas #blackand…
JUST ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT: George Cofer works to save open spaces statesman.com/news/20130324/…
RT @TexasMonthly: To know Willie Nelson, you also have to know his guitar. From the archives, by @mikehalltexas. texasmonthly.com/articles/trigg…
RT @TxStHistAssoc: On this day in 1835, the first Texas Navy was established when the General Council authorized the purchase of 4 schooner…
AUSTIN HISTORY: Austin recovers one of its identities in Rosedale statesman.com/NEWS/20170624/…
RT @HonestATX: Schwab's acquisition of TD Ameritrade is front-page news in the @WSJ and @FT, and now it's being reported that the combined…
RT @TxHistComm: Built 25 years before the infamous 1900 storm that devastated Galveston, our Fulton Mansion State Historic Site has endure…
RT @TracesofTexas: A great Texas travel/adventure read about one of Texas' least-visited areas. I've got to get on that river! https://t.c…
 
 
 
 
 
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