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Life on the Austin homefront during World War II

Dec. 7 is Pearl Harbor Day. Seventy-five years ago, the lives of Austinites, other Texans and all Americans totally changed.

Some Austinites, such as Connie Douglass Vanzura, … 171 more words


Austin holiday lights in days gone by

We can’t help it. We follow the holiday sparkle. We’re headed to the Trail of Lights preview party on Friday. Time to pause for some old images of twinkling wonder. 102 more words


Can you tell us more about these old Austin spots?

Sometimes, when readers ask for help identifying an old Austin business, we know that much could be solved by flipping through the annual city directories and phone books at the  360 more words


Texas Book Festival - Michael Fracasso

I was excited to find out that Michael Fracasso was playing in the Music Tent for the Texas Book Festival. He is one of my favorite local singer-songwriters. 10 more words


Tourist walking with daughter attacked on Congress Avenue Bridge

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A tourist visiting Austin with his family this weekend was attacked on the Congress Avenue Bridge, alongside his 6-year-old daughter.

Roger Buchanan, of Spearman, Texas, traveled to Austin last week for a crop insurance conference. 634 more words


Road improvements? No, road impairments

Mixing high speed traffic and people on foot or bikes is a recipe for disaster. The findings of a Palm Beach MPO study bear this out, showing the extraordinarily dangerous nature of the county’s arterial road network. 932 more words

Not just the Instagram of their day, Texas postcards were posted like Facebook, too

We’ve got more Texas postcards from the Ken Wilson collection.

Soon, our profile of postcard collector Wilson will appear in these pages. The story advances the  28 more words