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Smoking Ban Kicks Off as Katrina Kicks In
Cigarettes are out at Austin’s clubs, but New Orleans musicians could be in
"...Broken Spoke owner James White got no such words of..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Life, Death, and Dance
Robert Duvall loves to tango. Robert Duvall loves Buenos Aires. And Robert Duvall loves Luciana Pedraza, the ravishing Argentinean-born woman who plays opposite him in Assassination Tango, a film in which the screen legend somehow conflates all these things.
"..."Oh, that's nice," Duvall said, nodding, soft-spoken. "I like Texas." Nodding some more...."

March 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Naked City
"...bomb threat at the Capitol. On Oct. 13, DPS spokespeople said, 53-year-old Gerry Hudson made a 911 call claiming..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Live Shots
"...WALT LEWIS Broken Spoke, July 8..."

July 18, 1997 Music Feature

A Host of Historic Holdouts
Surrounded by the New Austin, these icons stuck around
"...The Broken Spoke..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Savana Dunning

The Real Country
In and out of Austin with honky-tonk road crew Mike & the Moonpies
"...a work ethic you can still see at the Broken Spoke, the venerable South Austin honky-tonk that the band..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...dancing shoes, beer, and a hanky are all required. (Broken Spoke, 10pm) -- Margaret Moser..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

Where the Shadows Are Deepest
The search for, and subsequent conversation with, country singer James Hand
"...Its author, James Hand, surfaces occasionally to play the Broken Spoke ("He's got that Hank Williams-type charisma," Spoke owner..."

May 5, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Could a Hotel Tax Help Save Austin’s Creative Sector?
A familiar debate returns under extreme circumstances
"...the centers a destination in and of themselves." The Broken Spoke, for example, could install kiosks that provide visitors..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Rick Noriega's Speech to the Texas Democratic Convention
Blasts Cornyn, calls for end to Iraq War.
"...Convention. (No, I didn't type it in as he spoke; his campaign e-mailed it to me.)..."

June 6, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Two of a Kind
Jesse Dayton & Brennen Leigh, Austin's new George and Tammy coupling, more or less
" the deserted and darkened back room of the Broken Spoke, he tells stories with a thick, Beaumont-bred drawl..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Bidding farewell to dandy Don Walser, remembering Jerry Lightfoot, helping Chris Tominaga, and shopping for HAAM
"...Swing Revue, where he came to the attention of Broken Spoke owner James White...."

Sept. 29, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Chef stuff and tube news
"...both... Owners of the Blair House Inn (100 W. Spoke Hill in Wimberley, 877/549-5450, have announced the hiring..."

July 28, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

James Hyland & The South Austin Jug Band, Broken Spoke, Wednesday 14
"...James Hyland & The South Austin Jug BandBroken Spoke, Wednesday 14 There's a phenomenon out of Texas..."

March 16, 2001 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Dancing About Architecture
Broken Spoke is broken into and thieves ride away with owner James White's family heirloom: a saddle, mister.
"...The Broke-In Spoke..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Live Shots
"...mentor. Not long ago, Gatton committed suicide, never having broken out of relative obscurity. Johns, a fixture around Austin..."

Sept. 13, 1996 Music Feature

Election Ticker: Wading Into the Final Week of Early Voting
Serenity now! Ahead of Election Day
"...hosted a "Back the Blue" campaign event at the Broken Spoke on Saturday, Oct. 17, with local Republicans crammed..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

Yellow Rose
The real New Country in this very Austin story of musical roots
"...on a blazing Texas afternoon in her portrayal of Broken Spoke owner Jolene...."

Oct. 9, 2020 Movie Review by Beth Sullivan

Faster Than Sound: New Cocktail Lounge Takes Over Ex-Sidewinder Space
Run by former Scoot Inn and Longbranch owner James Stockbauer, Birdie Num Nums maintains the outdoor stage.
"...for disease spread. Shutdown occurred as clubs including the Broken Spoke, whose facade took a direct hit from a..."

July 3, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

James Hand’s Gone to Heaven at Age 67
Life wrote his songs, he just tried to remember the words
"...Ginny’s Little Longhorn (now Little Longhorn Saloon), and the Broken Spoke. Ever dressed in suit, tie, and cowboy hat..."

June 8, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Supporting Austin Music Venues During Shutdown
Via fundraisers, merch, tickets presales, and more
"...all its shows for the remainder of the year. Broken Spoke..."

March 30, 2020 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

The Stories Behind Austin’s Iconic Signs
How both classic neon and changing design continue to draw patrons to local restaurants and theatres
"...Slice Austin Motel, Continental Club, Matt's El Rancho, the Broken Spoke, Sandy's Hamburgers, the State Theatre, Top Notch Burgers,..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Features Feature by Jessi Cape

Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub
How a South Austin listening room survived, and what we can learn about preserving culture
"...Austin venue, 2016's Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke – that Austin's growth, in part driven by..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Public Notice: Turtles, Two-Steps, and Active "Shooters"
"...Two-Step: Party with Capital Metro CEO Randy Clarke and Broken Spoke owner James White as CapMet cuts the ribbon..."

May 24, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Five Quintessentially Texan Things To Do In Austin
Drink spicy beer, eat brisket, dance your heart out
" your heart out at a honky tonk bar. Broken Spoke (3201 S. Lamar Blvd.) – dubbed by Texas..."

March 7, 2019 Chron Events Post by Alyssa Hiarker

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Some selections to help you cool down as summer heats up
"...Broken Spoke Sat., July 14, 9pm..."

July 13, 2018 Chron Events Post by The Music Staff

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Dan Rather, Jeffrey Eugenides, the Bush sisters, and 291 more
"...uniquely Austin histories of the Armadillo World Headquarters, the Broken Spoke, and Esther's Follies...."

Sept. 12, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Live Music to See This Weekend
For the next three days, live a little.
"...Broken Spoke Fri., Aug. 4, 6pm..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

No Smoking, Austin: 10 Years Later
Chronicle revisits smoking ban at bars, music venues
"...Ginny White, Broken Spoke general manager..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Post by R.U. Steinberg

Love & Air Sex
Bryan Poyser's Austin-made rom-com delivers splendidly on the promise of its raunchy title.
"...such as the Dog & Duck Pub and the Broken Spoke are used in addition to the aforementioned Justine’s...."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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