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Do you love Austin as much as we do? Find out how it became the city it is today via Austin Found, a podcast from journalist and history buff Michael Barnes and radio personality J.B. Hager. They share the stories behind the stories about the people, places, culture and history of the inimitable Texas capital.
 
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A populist palace from the beginning, the Paramount was the biggest of big-time venues in Austin, at least from 1915 until late in the 20th century. As the theater has since passed 100 years old, it is crucial to recall that the grande dame of Congress Avenue--frequented by all social and economic classes, although in segregated seating for its fir…
 
A little over a month after they said goodbye to their mother, 10 of the Zamarripa children gathered in their childhood home on Tillery Street. Now in their 50s, 60s and 70s, they showed two guests the spots in the house that made family history. One sibling might disagree with another, but with so many eyewitnesses to that history, a shared narrat…
 
Eddie Wilson was the founder of the legiondary Armadillo World Headquarters that shaped Austin as a music town. After AWH he purchased Threadgill's which continued the music heritage of our city. We run through a listener submitted list of great Austin restaurants that are now gone and gather Eddie's thoughts and memories.…
 
Eddie Wilson was the founder of the legiondary Armadillo World Headquarters that shaped Austin as a music town. After AWH he purchased Threadgill's which continued the music heritage of our city. We run through a listener submitted list of great Austin restaurants that are now gone and gather Eddie's thoughts and memories.…
 
Texas is home to just three surviving small reservations, two of which, the Alabama-Coushatta in East Texas and the Kickapoo on the Rio Grande, were set aside for immigrant Native Americans, meaning the remnants of tribes what were forced into Texas from their original homelands in the eastern United States What happened, then, to the Caddos, Coman…
 
You know one — the French Legation — as the “oldest house in town.” Locals and tourists love this Creole-style home that rests on a steep crest; it was built for Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, France’s chargé d’affaires to the new Republic of Texas. You are probably familiar with the other handsome house — Boggy Creek Farm — because of its organic foo…
 
Any alert observer passing along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Chestnut Avenue in East Austin inevitably notices two revolutionary sites. One is the David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with its dramatically escalating roofline, color-block windows and soaring modernist steeple. The other is the radically geometrical and cantilevered resi…
 
Over the course of more than a century, Austinites have known Benson as many things. Among them: adventurous youth, World War II veteran, textbook publisher, thoroughbred breeder and polished social dancer. Yet it has been his legendary golf game that has followed Benson through much of his life.저자 Austin Found
 
Mark Erlewine is known in Austin and elsewhere as a master of making and repairing guitars. He has created or repaired guitars for Jerry Garcia, Albert King, an dOtis Rush. He has created or repaired custom guitars as well for John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Elvis Costello, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Joe Walsh, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan and Wi…
 
Austin’s music posters — especially the psychedelic ones that promoted shows at Vulcan Gas Company, Armadillo World Headquarters and other venues — resembled some of the posters produced in San Francisco at the time. Some of the most rudimentary pen-and-ink techniques were used in part because they were the least expensive methods at the time and t…
 
Started by the Chamber of Commerce In 1962, Austin Aqua Festival, long before the advent of South by Southwest (1987) or the Austin City Limits Music Festival (2002), it included parades down Congress Avenue and on Town Lake, boating races and skiing showcases, beauty contests and decorated floats, community games and fishing contests, wandering en…
 
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