Archive for: Willie Nelson


Last Dance at the ‘Dillo

As the final notes of “Goodnight, Irene” rang out through the Armadillo World Headquarters, it signaled the end of an era. The farewell to the iconic music...


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,...


The Burnt-Orange Stranger

It took me a long time to get to know Willie Nelson. My first introduction to him was not as the suit-wearing Nashville upstart, nor as Shotgun Willie, the outlaw,...


The Red-Headed Stranger Gives His Archives to UT

A firefighter’s helmet handed over as a token of thanks to a man who gave generously to relief efforts after the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West,...


The Way Back: Willie at the Armadillo

In the early ’70s, the Armadillo World Headquarters was the epicenter of Austin’s growing live music scene and a favorite Longhorn hangout. Housed in an abandoned...


Darrell K Royal Remembered

Hundreds of friends, family, and fans gathered yesterday for an on-campus memorial service honoring former Texas head football coach, Darrell K Royal. Coach Royal,...

May | June 2018
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