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Richard Overton Gets a Heartfelt Send-off
Austin's oldest man, America's oldest World War II vet laid to rest at Texas State Cemetery
News Story  January 17, 2019, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...The rain and cold left early to make room for sunny skies and warm feelings as Austin, Texas, the nation, and the world sent Richard Overton on ahead. The East Austin icon, America's oldest man and oldest World War II veteran, who died in late December, was remembered Saturday, Jan..."

Richard Overton Dies At 112
America's oldest man and World War II veteran, died Dec. 27
News Story  January 3, 2019, by Nina Hernandez
"...Beloved East Austinite Richard Overton, America's oldest man and World War II veteran, died Thursday, Dec. 27, following hospitalization for pneumonia..."

Playback – Austin’s Darlin’: Toni Price
Quintessential Austin song stylist takes up residency at Little Darlin’
Music Column  May 17, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Age Ain't Nuthin' but a number, unless you're Richard Overton, America's oldest man, who turned 112 last Friday. The cigar-smokin', front-porch-sittin', World War II veteran welcomed admirers to his central Eastside home last weekend for a birthday party..."

The Informant!
Soderbergh's corporate whistleblower comedy is tuned in the key of Richard Lester.
Film Review  September 18, 2009, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Sadly, that means that the film’s humor generally comes at the expense of its protagonist. This perception is furthered by the inclusion of comic actors such as Patton Oswalt, Dick Smothers, and Rick Overton in small roles as various officers of the court..."

FotoATX: Pics and the City
This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers
Arts Story  January 18, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...Click! Austin's oldest veteran of the Second World War, Richard Overton, grinning, fit, and looking ready to serve again...."

News Story  November 15, 2013
"...› The world's oldest living World War II veteran, East Austin resident Richard Overton, was in D.C. on Monday where he and his contemporaries were praised by President Barack Obama during his Veteran's Day speech...."

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
News Story  June 2, 2000, by Daryl Slusher
"...In September 1967, the City Council created a Human Relations Commission (HRC). This capped three years of effort led by local NAACP president Volma Overton, dating back prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964..."

Unchartered Waters
City Hall and citizen advocates look toward a new model of representation – is the seventh time the charm?
News Story  December 23, 2011, by Wells Dunbar
"...Outside a recent meeting of the 2012 Charter Revision Committee, Martha Cotera and Roscoe Overton – two civic leaders long involved in the struggle for equal rights and equitable political representation – are going back and forth on the committee's primary topic: "geographic representation" and whether Austin's revised form of City Council elections should be based solely on single-member districts or include some form of "super- district," where some candidates can run to represent multiple districts or larger geographic areas...."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  November 11, 2005
"...• Ironically, across downtown from the Klan rally, Austin civil rights leader Volma Overton was laid to rest almost simultaneously. Overton was a key player in desegregating Austin's schools in the 1970s..."

My Semester on the Beat
Wherein our reporter pursues the bad guys, abhors Problem People, studies community policing, and earns a perfect attendance koozie in the APD's Citizen Police Academy
News Story  December 1, 2006, by Nora Ankrum
"...I heard him give a stern "thank you, sir" a couple of times to speakers whose lectures he particularly appreciated. The only student tougher than Dick was Anita Overton...."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
News Story  December 12, 2008
"...Five local officials were presented with leadership awards by the NAACP at the 43rd DeWitty/Overton Freedom Fund Awards ceremony on Dec. 6..."

ACL Music Fest Saturday Listings
ACL Saturday by the blurb
Music Story  October 8, 2010
"...Rumbling out of Memphis, Tenn., Lucero's gritty, down-home guitar rock received a second life last year with sixth studio effort and major label debut 1372 Overton Park (Universal). Behind the wrecked and wracked howl of Ben Nichols, the sextet spikes heavy country with hometown-inspired horns that spawned last year's impressive Lucero Ramblin' Roadshow & Memphis Revue..."

Creating Sustainability
City plans Colony Park project as a long-term Eastside neighborhood
News Story  January 27, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...In May 2001, the city paid $3 million for the 258-acre site. Under the administration of the Austin Hous­ing Finance Corporation, 50 acres have already been dedicated to parkland, the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, and Austin Independent School District's Overton Elementary..."

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