“Bliss”: A Romantic Story

  “Bliss”: A Romantic Story When I was 13, in the eighth grade at St. Margaret Mary’s around 1961 in San Antonio, we all lived for the party for the coming weekend.  The nuns were so repressive that we couldn’t keep our desire to dance, love, kiss, hold and cuddle bottled up more than five days at a time.  On …


“Queen of the Waves” – Storm of 1900 Galveston

  “Queen of the Waves” – Storm of 1900 Galveston   Wherever they are in the world on Sept. 8, the members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word sing an old French.   Brief:   Among the dead were 10 sisters and 90 children from the St. Mary’s Orphans Asylum, operated by the Sisters …


“Victims Of The Galveston Storm” – Heroic Statue By Pompeo Coppini Vanishes UT Campus 1920

  “Victims Of The Galveston Storm” – Heroic Statue By Pompeo Coppini 10 Feet Tall Plaster-Paris 1904.  Vanished from UT Campus 1920’s (Photo courtesy of the Dolph Briscoe History Center, The University of Texas at Austin)   A one year effort is now underway to re-create the powerful “Victims of the Galveston Flood” heroic statue by Italian sculptor, Pompeo Coppini. …


Roberta Reed Crenshaw – Paramount Theatre Benefactor ©

                      ROBERTA REED CRENSHAW Paramount Theatre Benefactor Austin American Statesman article by Michael Barnes August 2, 2015   Paramount at 100 How Roberta Reed Crenshaw became the Paramount’s patron saint Citywide philanthropist made possible the restoration of the theater in the 1970s.   During the 1970s, when the Paramount Theatre …


American Statesman Article – Paramount Theatre 100 Years

      AMERICAN STATESMAN ARTICLE – PARAMOUNT THEATRE 100 YEARS By Michael Barnes July 26, 2015   In the run up to the Paramount Theatre’s 100th anniversary, the Austin American Statesman and Michael Barnes published an historic article that captured the very essence of one of the greatest theatres of the 20th Century and beyond.  While untold millions were …