Long before Walter Cronkite was the voice of the news, he was just a kid from Houston at the University of Texas, chasing girls, acting in school plays, and drinking cheap beer. Yet Douglas Brinkley, whose new biography of Cronkite will be released this month, argues that it was in Austin that the seeds of one of the greatest careers in American journalism were sown.
May 1, 2012 | by Douglas Brinkley | Academia
1983 New York Times Profile Of Austin Showcases The Fact That Austinites Have Always Complained About The City Changing
‘Booming Austin Fears It Will Lose Its Charms’ is a story that could be—and has been—written any number of times over the past 30+ years, the evidence shows.
On March 18, 1937, the residents of New London, southeast of Tyler, endured the worst small-town tragedy in U.S. history: an explosion at the combined junior-senior high school that killed some three hundred students and teachers.
March 1, 2007 | by Katy Vine | Oral History