Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fun in the Neighborhood, Part 2

Neighbors who were here beginning in the 1950s remember the freedom and friendship, going to drive-in movie theatres, and roller skating at Capitol Roll Arena. One person we interviewed, Anne Eagle Walker, worked at the rink when she was a teenager. FUN & FREE We interviewed Sylvia (Scooter) Rushing February 2008, and Wanda and Emory Muehlbrad, February 9, 2008. DVDs of their videotaped interviews are at the Austin History Center. DRIVE-INS At one time, there … Read more

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Fun in the Neighborhood, Part 1

Here we are, in the midst of Dog Days and halfway through school summer vacation—a perfect time to kick back and look at a few of the ways kids of all ages have good times here. Whether it’s today (Part 1) or more than 50 years ago (Part 2), we found it’s not all that much different. (Photo, right, courtesy of Crestview neighbor Louise Cooke.) Ryder “Red Ryder” Schwartz learned how to juggle on the sidewalk … Read more

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Moving Beyond, Part 2

Honestly, I didn’t think much about our neighborhood’s history until I had lived here more than 15 years. Then, one day I was visiting with my longtime neighbor Billie Herron in the shade of her towering magnolia tree—beautiful to behold and so high-maintenance for her (see “Update, April 2017,” below). Billie said when she moved to Crestview in the mid-1950s she and her neighbors could see the Violet Crown Hills to the west, where Far … Read more

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