The End of Austin

an exploration of urban identity in the middle of Texas

The Rail in Austin: A Conversation with Niran Babalola

When asked what the biggest issue facing Austin is, we typically hear a smattering of answers, but the most common refrain involves traffic, sprawl, and public transportation. No surprise, then, that Austin … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Community Preservation and the “Value” of a Bad Guy

How does a community preserve a threatened treasure? In 2010, Austin citizens and University of Texas students joined forces in a popular uprising that saved the Cactus Cafe, the much-loved … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making Granite Shake

The state capitol of Texas sits in the center of Austin on the top of a hill. Its sunset red granite looks pink in the sun. Statues dedicated to a … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 3 Comments
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