History

We asked readers to share the closed Austin businesses they miss the most, so for the sake of nostalgia, we’re sharing their stories to keep the memory alive.
The City of Austin’s new plan replaces a four decade-old historic preservation plan with a new look on how to equitably preserve Austin’s historic landmarks.
History exists in more than just books — these local resources will show you the impacts of Black Austinites across our city.
We do things a little differently in the Lone Star State.
Mayor Kirk Watson said the newly renovated Austin State Hospital, Texas’ oldest mental health hospital, may be open to the public by May.
Locals have been relaxing at Barton Springs Pool for more than a thousand years, dating back to Native American settlers.
We’re digging into the historic data on snow in Texas, from annual averages to largest storms.
We spent this year getting to know our city and its residents even better.
Take a trip through Austin history with these homes, all built around 100 years ago.
This state park about 45 minutes from Austin features a swimming pool, playground, and golf course.
Buescher State Park offers opportunities to hike, bike, swim, and fish in Central Texas’ Lost Pines forest.
We sat down with the acclaimed Austin author to discuss her inspiration, her passion for Texas, and her upcoming novel.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Austin with parades, live music, ofrendas, tamales, crafts, movies, and more through the weekend.
The historic fire drill tower in Downtown Austin has been restored with new windows and updates to its brick and concrete plinth.
We’re looking back on the horrifying murders of women in 1880s Austin.
Your home, your favorite coffee shop, your daily commute aren’t just written in the skyline — they may be written in the stars.
We’re talking about how Austin earned the nickname Flash Flood Alley and became the Flash Flood Capital of the US.
Before the Austin community bids Flo adieu, let’s talk about why this tree means so much to locals.
As part of our journey to visit eight local state parks, we recently spent a morning east of Austin, in Bastrop’s loblolly pine forest.
Austin’s only museum for natural history has re-opened its doors after 18 months of renovations.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee briefly lived in Austin and was laid to rest in the Hornsby Cemetery.
The Hill Country site was once home to an underground dance hall, an ancient river, and a church.
The train has been out of commission since 2019 and delayed re-opening for nearly four years, but the Zilker Eagle could come back this year
The state’s oldest continually operating public school fought almost a century to become a certified educational institution.
Whether you’re a history buff, art aficionado, or music fan, these 23 museums in Austin have it all.
Here’s how the grocery chain rose to prominence in the world of healthy shopping.
Consider these landmarks our Hollywood signs.
You know them, you love them, but where were our beloved breakfast tacos invented? The answer may confuse you.
The Paramount Theatre sign we know and love is a recreation of a 1930s era sign that mysteriously disappeared in the 1960s.
We’re talking about the city’s first major festival, Austin Aqua Festival, which ran for 36 years.
Wedding planning helped Kim Hanks, co-owner of Camp Lucy and Whim Hospitality, both build a business in Dripping Springs and find her husband.
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