“What the people want is very simple—they want an America as good as its promise.” - Barbara Jordan
We remember Barbara Jordan and the indelible impact of her l...eadership on Texan—and American—society with a video produced for our African Americans in Texas mobile tour: http://www.texashistoryapp.com
Amazon is always an alternative if you can't find volume 1 of "Indelible Austin." https://www.amazon.com/Indelible-Austin-Histor…/…/0988874113
Best places to find "Indelible 1" and, in some cases, "Indelible 2." http://austinhistory.net/indelible-austin/
Taniguchi Garden Clean-Up Day is this Saturday ( but CANCELLED due to wetness), February 10 at 10 a.m. on. In preparation for the Lunar New Year we must clean u...p before the full moon has passed in order to ensure good fortune for the coming year. Isamu Taniguchi built the garden, he is seated in the 1990 photograph with his son Alan standing. Alan Taniguchi was dean of the U.T. architecture department. Isamu was planting the first tree in the Peace Grove at Zilker Park.
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HELP WITH A STORY: More than one reader asks: How did the ½ streets get their names? You, know, like 38½? I've always imagined it was because two subdivisions b...umped into one another and an extra street was formed. City archivist Mike Miller shares this partial insight: "I can’t find any document pointing to an answer. Nothing in old city codes. In looking at old maps and comparing to today, it looks like ½ numbers were used when a block or blocks bounded by numbered streets was resubdivided and a new street was made. For example, where 22 ½ now sits (bounded by Rio Grande and San Gabriel) was not a street in 1910 and that block was subdivided much differently then. Can’t say when it changed, but you could probably find that out searching through the plat maps on microfilm. I’m guessing if you checked other streets, you would find similar."