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Reconstructing the 1911 shooting heard 'all over South Austin'

Tales of historical murder and mayhem mean a lot more when they happened on your street.

Ken Roberts’ excellent “The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing” (Texas A&M University Press) thoroughly chronicles the clans who until recently lived mostly isolated lives in the Hill Country west and north of Austin. 794 more words


Adventures in Austin

About a year and a half ago, my husband was scheduled to attend a 3-day seminar in Austin, Texas. Seeing as how I never say “no” to going anywhere new and I had yet to visit Austin, I jumped on board…then, invited my best friend to come adventure with me while my husband only got to see the inside of the convention center every day. 670 more words