The Way Back

 

The Way Back: Aggie Armadillos

An armadillo is removed from the field by a University of Texas Longhorn Band Member during halftime of the 1971 Texas vs. Texas A&M game. Few rivalries...

 
 

The Way Back: Willie’s Picnic 

A crowd gathered for Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic concert, Austin, 1979. Mention the Fourth of July in Texas, and one person immediately comes to...

 
 

The Way Back: The News Underground

Volunteer staff members at The Rag put together an issue of the weekly underground newspaper, circa 1970. In 1966, just two months after the tragic Tower shooting,...

 
 

The Way Back: State Assembly

Alpha Phi Omega members battle the wind as they try to hold on to the Texas flag during the Texas Sesquicentennial celebration on Feb. 28, 1986. In 1986, Texas...

 
 

The Way Back: Between Friends

Texas writers Hart Stilwell (left) and J. Frank Dobie at Joe Small’s barbecue, Austin, Texas, circa 1975. When Russell Lee completed his six-year tenure...

 
 

The Way Back: Making Moves

Offensive lineman John Elmore clears a hole for running back Wayne McGarity against Texas A&M on Dec. 2, 1995. Conference realignment is common around these...

 
 

The Way Back: Room with a View

Since 1937, the UT Tower has watched over an ever-changing campus and the city it calls home. Through wars, civil rights protests, a tragic mass shooting, and...

 
 

The Way Back: Indie Darling

From 1970 until 1997, Inner Sanctum Records thrived on West 24th Street as a place for UT students and Austinites to expand their musical minds at the first—and...

 
 

The Way Back: A Walk Along the Creek

John Matthias Kuehne was a polymath. A professor at UT, he pioneered work on electromagnetism, eventually chairing the physics department. He was tasked with...

 
 

The Way Back: Making Austin Weird

In 1963, UT student Lloyd Birdwell, BA ’64, MA ’66, founded Eeyore’s Birthday Party to honor the grumpy donkey from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories....

 
 
 
 
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