Monthly Archives: December 2011

Let There Be Luminarias!

Since 1994, luminarias have been a highlight of the holidays in our neighborhood, and this year is no exception. Thanks to the generosity of many neighbors, Arroyo Seco will once again glow with candlelight on the evenings of December 21-25. Brentwood neighbors started the luminaria project to celebrate the planting of more than 250 trees along Hancock Creek between Koenig and Justin in 1992. (More about Hancock Creek beginning here.) Lately, the project has continued … Read more

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A Few Stories About Street Names, Part 2

Our series on Central Austin street names—how they were named and what some of them once were called—continues. KAREN AVENUE—Named for a niece of Dr. Joseph S. Koenig. (See Koenig Lane, below.) KOENIG LANE—According to the Austin History Center, Koenig Lane was created in 1939. I believe it was named for Dr. Joseph Samuel Koenig (1885-1951). He was born in LaGrange, Texas, the son of John Robert Koenig Sr. J. S. and Lera Lynn Pennington … Read more

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