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Playback: Heart Transplant
The future of Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music, Austin Vintage Guitars, and the HighBall called into question.
"...If you've ever hung out at Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music on South Lamar, you..."

July 6, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound – Austin Radio: “We Never Stopped or Went Off the Air”
Austin radio stations stay on-air and spirited during COVID-19
"...there for a little while." R.I.P. Joe Priesnitz & Ray Hennig..."

May 8, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Dancing About Architecture
Behind the Panels
"...alternative -- some stuff on the hard side." Cathode Ray How 'bout that King of the Hill? Didja catch..."

Feb. 14, 1997 Music Column

The Nine Lives of Ol' Possum
An overview of country legend George Jones' life and career.
"...Near the door of Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music on South Lamar, you'll..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Southern Exposure
The changing face of the venerable South Lamar Plaza
"...of blocks south and still serves the same community. Ray Hennig packed up his instruments from Heart of Texas..."

Dec. 28, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Playback: The State of the State of the 2012 Austin Music Scene
A look back at 2012
"...The neon lights on Ray Hennig's iconic Heart of Texas Music sign stopped shining..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

1999-2000 Award Winners
"...9. Ray Wylie Hubbard..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

Trouble Men
The post-SRV trials and tribulations of Texas' most famous rhythm section
"...Trouble bassist Tommy Shannon remembers the months after Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash following an..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...the festival board as of July 1. So his portrayal to your readers offering current and authoritative information is..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Column

Dancing About Architecture
Clifford Antone receives a sentence; Heinz Geissler takes over the Antone's Records label; Ed Hamell is hospitalized after a car accident.
"...constant coverage. One was the "Whatever Happened to Madalyn Murray O'Hair" trial, the other was the sentencing of Antone's..."

June 2, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

HOF Hopefuls
"...German, Larry Lange, Alex Napier, Mike Buck, Rodney Craig, Ray Hennig, Margaret Moser, Conni Hancock, Junior Brown, Chris O’Connell,..."

March 13, 2017 Postmarks

Playback: Brian Beattie's Wizard of Oz
A peak inside indie Austin's new illustrated CD musical
"...the third music retailer to split the strip after Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music closed and the neighboring..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Dazed, But Not Confused
The next 96 hours of SXSW Music starts here
"...haunts have shuttered: Lovejoys, Trophy's, Jovita's, Cheapo Records, and Ray Hennig's legendary Heart of Texas Music. The city's notorious..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

You Are Not South Austin
"...Lamar – and recently lost longtime businesses, such as Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music and South Austin Machine..."

Jan. 13, 2013 Postmarks

Trying Times for South Austin Community
"...we've lost a few that cannot be replaced, like Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music, the culture of South..."

Jan. 8, 2013 Postmarks

The Lights Go Down at South Lamar
Final night at the Alamo Drafthouse mothership
"...for the building next to the Drafthouse, guitar-dealing impresario Ray Hennig's old home for so many years, that's nothing..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Local Stories
WTP4, IDEA, Leslie, and more
"...Lamar After decades of hosting such local gems as Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music, Bitch'in Threads, and the..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by the News Staff

Shopping Guide: Vote With Your Wallet
Bain Capital's surprising influence, plus Small Business Saturday
"...• Guitar Center: Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music has already closed in..."

Nov. 22, 2012 Design Post by Monica Riese

Farewell For Now to The Highball
A personal look back at the sweetest gin joint on South Lamar
"...Yoga: 1608 Dexter Lamar Drug Store: 1509 S. Lamar Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music: 808 S. 31st, Temple..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: HAAM-er Time
Being a musician doesn't always come with a choice, and rarely includes health insurance, so HAAM Benefit Day remains paramount
"...the street in South Lamar Plaza, the equally venerable Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music and Austin Vintage Guitars..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Headlines
"...the third quarter of 2013, but most stores, including Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music and Bitch'in Threads, will..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature

Club Foot U2 Redux
"...with one roadie, and I took them over to Ray Hennig's for strings and drum heads. The Edge wanted..."

Sept. 12, 2006 Postmarks

Council Watch
The delicate business of funding substance abuse programs for musicians.
"...and Roll Rentals, and Austin music institutions such as Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music...."

Nov. 12, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Neon Austin
South Lamar
"...and B & M Automotive (1615 S. Lamar) and Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Guitars (1002 S. Lamar) have..."

May 23, 1997 Arts Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Fire! Fire! Fire!
"...one of those shows, having made that promise at Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music where he showed up..."

May 2, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Recipe for Success
Austin's Favorite Chinese Food
"...is Suzi's Chinese Kitchen. Since opening just south of Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music in 1992, Suzi's has..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Food Feature by Patrick Earvolino

The Information Dirt Road
Marketing Your Band on the Net
"...altogether. Just imagining a straw-maned guitar hero, clad in frayed jeans and a dirty Mötörhead T-shirt, slouching at a..."

July 14, 1995 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Other Significant Anniversaries
"...Ray & Shane Hennig's Heart of TX Music Inc. 1002..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Anne Harris

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