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Historic Texas Cemetery Marker Dedication

Historic Texas Cemetery Marker Dedication

There was quite a turnout at Saturday's historic Texas cemetery dedication ceremony at the Austin Memorial Park on Hancock, probably 100 people in all. The event was the culmination of much work devoted to getting the historic designation. The cemetery dates back to...

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How Allandale Pioneered Central Air Conditioning

How Allandale Pioneered Central Air Conditioning

Nathan Dooley It is hard to believe that anyone ever lived in central Texas without air conditioning. Imagine trying to survive last summer’s oppressive heat without cool air in the home! While I’ve welcomed the opportunity to open windows now that the weather has...

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THE 1981 MEMORIAL DAY FLOOD

THE 1981 MEMORIAL DAY FLOOD

Some people in Allandale to this day get very anxious when there is a hard rain. I am referring to those hit by the Memorial Day Flood that roared down on the city and brought death and destruction along Shoal Creek on a Sunday night, May 24, 1981. It turned stretches...

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Allandale – where astronauts are born

Sent in by Joe ReynoldsTim Kopra grew up at 4935 Strass, just around the corner from me. He is an astronaut who will be part of the crew on International Space Station Expedition 18-19, flying on Space Shuttle STS-127 - launch June/July.See press release "NASA...

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Allandale Village – Our Neighborhood Shopping Center

Allandale Village – Our Neighborhood Shopping Center

Tom Linehan My memory of the stores that have come and gone in Allandale Village over the last 25 years is sparse. H-E-B has always been there. I remember a number of restaurants in the spot where Hangtown Grill now is, including Romeo’s, an Asian buffet restaurant,...

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Brentwood Artist Jean Graham Honored As ‘Local Hero’

From the "Keeping up with the neighbors" file: Artist Jean Graham was honored by the Bank of America as a "Local Hero" during the bank's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards held November 16 in Austin. Jean is the artist behind Brentwood and Crestview's Wall of...

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