Austin was treated to not one, but two aircraft flyovers last month.Continue reading
Bill and I took a trip down memory lane at Woodstock 50, an Austin event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival. The afternoon was hosted (and transmitted live) by local community radio station, KOOP, and held at the Austin Central Library. A few nostalgic folks wore tie-dye and bell-bottoms, but the rest of us were more appropriately dressed for an Austin summer afternoon with a high of 104°F.Continue reading
Along with many other cities around the country, a Families Belong Together Rally was held in Austin on June 30th. Our local rally took place on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol. The event was organized by the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas and sponsored by over 50 organizations, ranging from the Texas State Teacher’s Organization to Catholic Charities of Central Texas to the Sierra Club.
Austin’s annual MLK March began at the Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on the University of Texas campus. Since the weather was a bit chilly, my friends and I decided to join up with the march at the Texas State Capitol. We arrived early, so we walked around the back of the building and watched as the marchers arrived at the Capitol grounds around 10:15 AM.
Austin’s new Central Library is finally open…and it’s wonderful!
The Austin Firefighters Association held their annual 9/11 memorial service on Monday morning. Members of the Austin Fire Department along with local officials gathered at the Buford Tower on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake. A huge American flag was hoisted by Ladder Truck #1 on nearby Colorado Street.