March | April 2017

 

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An Iconic Texas Artist Makes His Giant Mark on the World

Bob Wade says there are three main components to his working life: blood, sweat, and beer. And sun-drenched and parched on a concrete slab outside a South Austin...

 
 

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War Time

On March 1, 1917, as World War I entered its third grueling year, news of the Zimmerman Telegram broke across America. It caused a national sensation, revealing...

 
 

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Generations of Longhorn Roommates Become Lifelong Friends

When I first stepped foot into my 75-year-old dorm room my freshman year of college, I realized I’d been misled. It was the fall of 2012 and the little space on...

 
 

Birdman

America’s foremost bird watcher Victor Emanuel, BA ’62, recalls when his love of wildlife first took flight. Few lands have gone unseen by Victor Emanuel. Though...

 
 

Boomerang Days: The Clean-up Crew

A Longhorn does college all over again I am not a tidy person. There are aromas in my bathroom that would put a burning cheese shop to shame. The family of opossums...

 
 

The Way Back: True to Form

Unlocking the vault of UT history In 1939, the impressively named William Mozart McVey boasted that his classroom was “one of the best sculpture studios in Texas.”...

 
 

Reading Ahead

Literacy First is teaching Austin how to read—one child at a time. Just a few days after the new year, more than 100 Americorps members sit in a room for an intensive,...

 
 

Letters to Texas

The life and times of celebrated author Shelby Hearon. You can practically smell the kolaches in Shelby Hearon’s 1991 book Hug Dancing, when her heroine visits...

 
 

Editor’s Letter: Well hello.

You don’t know me, but I know you. I’ve been the managing editor of the Alcalde for the past four years, and now I have come out from behind my cubicle to address...

 
 

March|April 2017 Good Reads

New books of interest to the Longhorn Universe Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department  by Carol Dawson, BA ’75, and Roger Allen Polson,...

 
 
 
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