The four cousins sit around a broad table. In front of each Nelle family member rise neat stacks of papers, photographs and file folders. What fills those crisp folders could supply countless newspaper columns about Central Texas history.
The four — Jean Nelle, 65, Betty Nelle Longwood, 70, Noel Roebuck, 79 and Katherine “Tiny” Hoker, 83 — are descended from at least two profoundly rooted Austin families.
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Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places, culture and history.