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When Austin Found met Austin Answered
 Austin Found 
            was created a few years ago by social media editor 
            Jackie Stone to showcase old images of Austin and Texas. I happily grabbed the baton in 2016 and added short historical stories and context
            to the roll of compelling images. Austin Answered
             arrived earlier...

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Austin Found  was created a few years ago by social media editor  Jackie Stone to showcase old images of Austin and Texas. I happily grabbed the baton in 2016 and added short historical stories and context to the roll of compelling images. Austin Answered arrived earlier...
Sami Ashour: Man and his family escaped war in Syria to start over
 The room reels with motion inside the small Ashour apartment. That’s because Sami Khalil Ashour, 48, and his wife, Ahlam, 38, are blessed with five bright, curious children. The eldest is 13 years old; the youngest is 11 months old. As happily chaotic as life appears among the scrounged-together furniture in their Northeast Austin home...

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The room reels with motion inside the small Ashour apartment. That’s because Sami Khalil Ashour, 48, and his wife, Ahlam, 38, are blessed with five bright, curious children. The eldest is 13 years old; the youngest is 11 months old. As happily chaotic as life appears among the scrounged-together furniture in their Northeast Austin home...
Austin Answered: Why was Austin originally named Waterloo?

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A reader asks our Austin Answered project why the community that became Austin was first named Waterloo. This took us down multiple productive paths with no definitive answer — yet. First, let’s remind readers about Waterloo, a rough frontier hamlet of no more than four or five families. Hunter Jacob Harrell set up a tent in 1835...
H-E-B names popular Long Center City Terrace
 It’s one of the most charismatic spots in the city — the 
            Long Center City Terrace. Bubblepalooza is among the countless events staged at what will be the H-E-B Terrace at the Long Center. Suzanne Cordeiro
               for American-Statesman From the day that the performing arts center opened in 2018 — that&rsquo...

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It’s one of the most charismatic spots in the city — the Long Center City Terrace. Bubblepalooza is among the countless events staged at what will be the H-E-B Terrace at the Long Center. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman From the day that the performing arts center opened in 2018 — that&rsquo...
How to do good and have a good time
 Several groups — KMFA Classical 89.5, the Texas Book Festival and the LBJ Foundation — showed us all how to do good and have a good time recently. Meanwhile, we learned exactly when Mack, Jack & McConaughey will light up our spring 2018. Sound Bites: KMFA at 50 When you throw your first gala a full 50 years into your history,...

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Several groups — KMFA Classical 89.5, the Texas Book Festival and the LBJ Foundation — showed us all how to do good and have a good time recently. Meanwhile, we learned exactly when Mack, Jack & McConaughey will light up our spring 2018. Sound Bites: KMFA at 50 When you throw your first gala a full 50 years into your history,...
Benjamin Taylor Ridgway is Austin’s costume designer of the moment
 Not every costume designer works closely with actors before, during and after the rehearsal process. Benjamin Taylor Ridgway does. For instance, recently while fitting a costume for leading Austin actor Marc Pouhé in the Absurdist play, “Rhinoceros,” at St. Edward’s University, the two artists stumbled on a conundrum...

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Not every costume designer works closely with actors before, during and after the rehearsal process. Benjamin Taylor Ridgway does. For instance, recently while fitting a costume for leading Austin actor Marc Pouhé in the Absurdist play, “Rhinoceros,” at St. Edward’s University, the two artists stumbled on a conundrum...
How do you write about the unfathomable yogurt shop murders?
 No images. Beverly Lowry insisted. No photographs whatsoever appear inside Lowry’s 2016 book, “Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders” (Knopf). The four low-resolution partial pictures that appear on the book jacket — along with jagged red, black and white graphics — are wrenching enough....

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No images. Beverly Lowry insisted. No photographs whatsoever appear inside Lowry’s 2016 book, “Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders” (Knopf). The four low-resolution partial pictures that appear on the book jacket — along with jagged red, black and white graphics — are wrenching enough....
Austin Answered: Where are Austin’s Cold War missile sites?
 Reader Gary Hamilton wrote us regarding our newspaper’s Austin Answered project: “I just finished the latest Harlan Coben book, ‘Don’t Let Go.’ Missile sites from the Cold War era play a central role. I Googled ‘Nike missile sites’ and, if Wikipedia is to be believed, there are several former sites...

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Reader Gary Hamilton wrote us regarding our newspaper’s Austin Answered project: “I just finished the latest Harlan Coben book, ‘Don’t Let Go.’ Missile sites from the Cold War era play a central role. I Googled ‘Nike missile sites’ and, if Wikipedia is to be believed, there are several former sites...
Memorial set for Austin LGBT activist Ceci Gratias
 Earlier this year, the 
            Human Rights Campaign Austin honored LGBT activist and organizer 
            Cecilia “
            Ceci” Lourdes Bulaong Gratias with the 
            Bettie Naylor Visibility Award at its annual gala. On Sunday, Gratias died. Ceci Gratis in January. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman...

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Earlier this year, the Human Rights Campaign Austin honored LGBT activist and organizer Cecilia “ Ceci” Lourdes Bulaong Gratias with the Bettie Naylor Visibility Award at its annual gala. On Sunday, Gratias died. Ceci Gratis in January. Michael Barnes/American-Statesman...
Austin and DC parties that trilled and thrilled this past week
 KMFA Classical 89.5, the Texas Book Festival and the LBJ Foundation showed us all how to do good and have a good time this
            past week. Dianne Donovan and TresMusicos at Sound Bites for KMFA. Contributed by Katrina Barber Sound Bites: KMFA at 50 When you throw your first gala 50 years into your history, you really want it to sing...

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KMFA Classical 89.5, the Texas Book Festival and the LBJ Foundation showed us all how to do good and have a good time this past week. Dianne Donovan and TresMusicos at Sound Bites for KMFA. Contributed by Katrina Barber Sound Bites: KMFA at 50 When you throw your first gala 50 years into your history, you really want it to sing...
Date set for big Mack, Jack and McConaughey benefit
 The Austin triumvirate of 
            Matthew McConaughey, 
            Mack Brown and 
            Jack Ingram has already raised $7.5 million for youth charities through their 
            Mack, Jack & McConaughey 
            golf-plus-music-plus-dinner-plus-fashion-plus-auction-plus-good-will weekends...

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The Austin triumvirate of  Matthew McConaughey,  Mack Brown and  Jack Ingram has already raised $7.5 million for youth charities through their  Mack, Jack & McConaughey  golf-plus-music-plus-dinner-plus-fashion-plus-auction-plus-good-will weekends...
Turk Pipkin interviews Turk Pipkin for Book of Every Other Month Club
 This week, 
            Turk Pipkin launches his new 
            Book of the Every Other Month Club on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Subscriptions help fund new libraries in Kenya as part of the ongoing 
            Nobelity Project. Since he has enough time to write and publish six new books, I’ve added to his load by...

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This week, Turk Pipkin launches his new Book of the Every Other Month Club on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Subscriptions help fund new libraries in Kenya as part of the ongoing  Nobelity Project. Since he has enough time to write and publish six new books, I’ve added to his load by...
Austin Opera stages three masterworks
 It’s been a glorious if bumpy ride. Austin Opera was founded in 1986. No need at this point to detail its stratospheric highs or, especially, its geologic lows, especially as a promising new season begins. Suffice it to say, we are lucky that the plucky company has survived its history, which, pardon the expression, has been &ldquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

It’s been a glorious if bumpy ride. Austin Opera was founded in 1986. No need at this point to detail its stratospheric highs or, especially, its geologic lows, especially as a promising new season begins. Suffice it to say, we are lucky that the plucky company has survived its history, which, pardon the expression, has been &ldquo...
Best Austin parties for an incredibly artful time
 Design, photography and visual art count big in Austin’s social swirl this week.  Nov. 8: 
            Austin Design Week Studio Tour. 4704A E. Cesar Chavez St.  Nov. 9: 
            Pop Austin VIP Opening Night Party. Fair Market.  Nov. 9: 
            Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography reception...

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Design, photography and visual art count big in Austin’s social swirl this week. Nov. 8: Austin Design Week Studio Tour. 4704A E. Cesar Chavez St. Nov. 9:  Pop Austin VIP Opening Night Party. Fair Market. Nov. 9:  Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography reception...
Austin Answered: Why did tree-named streets switch to numbered names?

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A reader asks of our Austin Answered project: “When and why did the tree-named streets downtown change to numbered street names?” As many Austinites eventually figure out, most of the north-south streets downtown were named for Texas rivers. Within the original 1839 grid, they followed the order of the major rivers as they generally...
Cold War missile sites in the Austin area
 Reader 
            Gary Hamilton wrote directly to us regarding our 
            Austin Answered project: “I just finished the latest 
            Harlan Coben book, ‘Don’t Let Go.’ Missile sites from the Cold War era play a central role. I googled Nike ‘Missile Sites’ and, if Wikipedia...

Posted: 18 days ago

Reader  Gary Hamilton wrote directly to us regarding our  Austin Answered project: “I just finished the latest Harlan Coben book, ‘Don’t Let Go.’ Missile sites from the Cold War era play a central role. I googled Nike ‘Missile Sites’ and, if Wikipedia...
KMFA pays tribute to 50 years of high standards
 My sister, Kathleen Barnes Klingshirn, served as a part-time KMFA disc jockey during the mid-1970s, while she was a music student at the University of Texas. She drew an early Sunday morning shift at a time when one could safely conclude that there would not be an enormous audience of listeners for Austin’s only classical station. One...

Posted: 21 days ago

My sister, Kathleen Barnes Klingshirn, served as a part-time KMFA disc jockey during the mid-1970s, while she was a music student at the University of Texas. She drew an early Sunday morning shift at a time when one could safely conclude that there would not be an enormous audience of listeners for Austin’s only classical station. One...
Austin Answered: Where was the old St. David’s Hospital?
 Reader David Blackstock asks of our Austin Answered project: “What was the location of the old St. David’s Hospital?” He was born there in 1930. Wow, do we have an interactive map for you! Created for the closing of University Medical Center at Brackenridge and the opening of the Dell Seton Medical Center earlier this year...

Posted: 25 days ago

Reader David Blackstock asks of our Austin Answered project: “What was the location of the old St. David’s Hospital?” He was born there in 1930. Wow, do we have an interactive map for you! Created for the closing of University Medical Center at Brackenridge and the opening of the Dell Seton Medical Center earlier this year...
Moody Foundation gives $9.7 million gift to enhance Pease Park
 The Moody Foundation is donating $9.7 million to the Pease Park Conservancy to overhaul the Kingsbury Commons area alongside Shoal Creek at the southern end of Pease Park. “The gift is absolutely the most transformative thing that’s happened at Pease Park since 1875 when Gov. and Mrs. E.M. Pease donated 23 acres of their land...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Moody Foundation is donating $9.7 million to the Pease Park Conservancy to overhaul the Kingsbury Commons area alongside Shoal Creek at the southern end of Pease Park. “The gift is absolutely the most transformative thing that’s happened at Pease Park since 1875 when Gov. and Mrs. E.M. Pease donated 23 acres of their land...
Best parties for this rapturous Austin weather
 What could go better with this glorious late October weather than unfettered socializing with fellow Austinites? Oct. 26-Nov. 3: 
            Austin Film Festival. Various locations.  Oct. 26: 
            Fall Fundraiser for Pease Park Conservancy. Ella Hotel. Oct. 26: 
            Future Luncheon for Austin Ed Fund. Fairmont Hotel...

Posted: 27 days ago

What could go better with this glorious late October weather than unfettered socializing with fellow Austinites? Oct. 26-Nov. 3:  Austin Film Festival. Various locations. Oct. 26: Fall Fundraiser for Pease Park Conservancy. Ella Hotel. Oct. 26:  Future Luncheon for Austin Ed Fund. Fairmont Hotel...
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