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Is Texas State Cemetery Using Huge Amounts of Water?
"...most days when I'm riding home, I pass the Texas State Cemetery and notice the bright, healthy green grass..."

Sept. 29, 2011 Postmarks

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
"...The Texas Book Festival announced its 2012 slate today, featuring big..."

Sept. 12, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Former State Senator Killed in House Fire
Former state Sen. Frank Madla died over the holiday weekend in a house fire.
"...Burial services for former state Sen. Frank Madla will be at 1pm Friday at..."

Nov. 27, 2006 News Post by Amy Smith

Article on Cemetery Informative
"...Dear Editor, I found your article on the Texas State Cemetery very informative and interesting ["In Memoriam," News,..."

June 20, 2005 Postmarks

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas
Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards
" her own silver bouffant, "You gotta make a statement." Recalling the advice to an Austin audience Monday, Clinton..."

Sept. 15, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

R.I.P. Mark White, Former Texas Governor
Last surviving Democratic governor dead at 77
"...Mark White, the last surviving Democratic governor of Texas, died on Aug. 5 at the age of 77...."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas
Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards
" her own silver bouffant, "You gotta make a statement." Recalling the advice to an Austin audience Monday, Clinton..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Recommended at Texas Book Festival
Capsule reviews and panel info
"...tale of horror. Tinted by its setting in East Texas; by narrative tradition from what used to be called..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Books Feature

Day Trips: Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery, Wortham
Visiting the father of Texas blues
"...Blind Lemon Jefferson's grave in a small cemetery off Highway 14 north of Wortham is a well-kept..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

More Cemetery Stories
"...Editor, I greatly enjoyed Cheryl Smith's article on Oakwood Cemetery and those who seek to foster its recognition and..."

April 26, 2006 Postmarks

Day Trips: Fairfield Lake State Park, Freestone County
Sad news with state park’s closure due to development
"...Fairfield Lake State Park closed permanently on Feb. 28. The Texas Parks..."

March 3, 2023 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
Anti-choice rule will not go into effect until Jan. 27
"...During the second day of hearings to challenge a state health department rule that would force women to bury..."

Jan. 5, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Day Trips: Statues of Texas Women
A list of Texas women who stand tall
"...Statues of Texas women are in short supply compared to likenesses of..."

March 6, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Texas in Bold, Dark Strokes
When Jack Jackson wasn't studying, researching, and presenting history in painstakingly drawn graphic novels, this wildly talented artist and scholar was making it himself
"...we look at comics and at the past, particularly Texas' past...."

June 16, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Texas Book Festival Announces Full Lineup
From R.L. Stine to Reza Aslan, 225-plus converge on the Capitol
"...Texas Book Festival authors, friends, and coordinators gathered at The..."

Sept. 10, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Opinion: Flawed Cemetery Rules Process Violates City Council Resolution and Betrays Public Trust
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is trying to force new rules that could result in the desecration of hundreds of graves
"...these gravesite memorials were not in compliance with 1978 cemetery rules and regulations. These rules had never been publicized,..."

Nov. 11, 2022 Column by Sharon Weintraub

The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past
"...In Stonewall, Texas, you drive down a long straight road and turn..."

July 4, 2003 Features Feature by Abe Louise Young

ST 37
"...last year and follows it up with a double-length state of the union address. Longtime leaders Joel Crutcher (guitar),..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Music Review by Michael Toland

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
" for sunny skies and warm feelings as Austin, Texas, the nation, and the world sent Richard Overton on..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

A Whole Lotta Lit to Hit
Texas Book Festival's 2015 Lit Crawl is as huge as the state
"...Ghost stories in the State Cemetery. Nerd Jeopardy. Crimes Against Humanity with books. Writers..."

Oct. 14, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...most powerful -- and most feared -- politician in Texas. His longevity, volatile temper, encyclopedic knowledge of state issues,..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

In Memoriam: Gary Cartwright
Time to "Turn Out the Lights" for the Texas Mad Dog writer
"...Texas has lost a Mad Dog...."

March 2, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Oh, the Humanities
Author mingling at Humanities TX annual Holiday Book Fair
"...Humanities Texas gets you in handshake range of some of Austin's..."

Dec. 7, 2011 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Thinking Outside the Box With Books
Lit Crawl comes to Austin
"...Yesterday we revealed the featured speakers at the Texas Book Festival's annual glitzed-out literary gala. Today we've got..."

Aug. 4, 2011 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

T.R. Fehrenbach Dead at 88
Historian celebrated for 'Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans'
"...Noted Texas historian and journalist T.R. Fehrenbach died yesterday morning from..."

Dec. 2, 2013 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

In Memoriam
The Austin State Hospital Cemetery is the long final home for thousands
"...funky shops start. The chain-link fence of the Austin State Hospital Cemetery – 11 flat acres full of forgotten..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Welcome to Texasland
Bob Bullock's final monument to himself, the Texas State History Museum, won't have many historical documents, but it promises to be entertaining.
"...who are planning to open the brand-new Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum at the corner of MLK and..."

June 23, 2000 News Feature by Bill Crawford

How to Celebrate Austin Museum Day 2020
In person and virtual events abound on the city' annual free museum day
"...Museums are closed but you can follow the famous..."

Sept. 15, 2020 Arts Post

Grave Matters
The Cost of the Longest Vacation You'll Ever Take
"...Much has been written about Austin's high real estate prices, but dollar for dollar, it's cheaper to buy..."

March 28, 1997 News Feature by Karl Pallmeyer

The Five Austin Public Cemeteries
"...Alamo; James Stephen Hogg (1851–1906), first native-born governor of Texas; Andrew Jackson Zilker (1858–1934), innovator of Zilker Park. Plummers..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Feature

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