University of Texas Press

Author Jesse Sublett Delves Into Austin’s Criminal Underbelly

June 15, 2022 | By Jesse Sublett

When I was gigging regularly in bands in Austin and elsewhere in the 1970s, I would daydream I was a character in a black-and-white movie, playing in nightclubs that were fronts for underworld characters, where criminal plots were hatched backstage and crime bosses conducted business over cocktails.

Texas Forever … and Ever … and Ever

November 25, 2020 | By Roberto José Andrade Franco

Buzz Bissinger’s book Friday Night Lights still sells about 30,000 copies a year, making it arguably as popular now as it was when first published.

How George Washington’s Birthday Came to Be Celebrated in Laredo

November 3, 2020 | By Laurel Miller

Laredo may seem a bizarre place to stage a recreation of the Boston Tea Party, but the spectacle has been part of the city’s history since 1898.

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