Stephen F. Austin

The Elisabet Ney Museum Is a Historic Austin ‘Hidden Gem’

February 13, 2024 | By Mary Huber

At the corner of East 44th Street and Avenue H in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin stands a three-story stone structure that looks like a small medieval castle, with a keep (or fortified tower) and a colonnaded portico at the entrance.

Stories of Suffering and Salvation from Colonial Texas’ Western Edge

June 27, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

For the colonists who settled Texas, the Colorado River represented boundless potential—lands thick with alluvial soils, timber, and game. But as the edge of civilization, the Colorado also meant danger—a treacherous obstacle that was prone to flooding, deadly to cross, and a harbor for native tribes.

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