You haven’t heard of Littig, Texas. You have no idea it even exists. And that’s a shame, because the little town of Littig, and the people who live there, are the kinds of human curiosities that make Austin at its weirdest seem boring.
True Texans are no strangers to the town of Tuna — most notably around Christmastime. You can be forgiven if you’ve never seen a resident of this small (fictitious) town in person. But, if you’ve not heard about Tuna, turn your Lone Star card over right now.
We wouldn’t have you layer up, pack the family into the car, and drive for miles only to show up to a busted assemblage of randomly scattered bulbs on sad trees with music by Alvin and the Chipmunks, circa 2002.
In 2014, Austin made national news when The University of Texas (UT) released an analysis of U.S. census data, from 2000 to 2010, showing a mass exodus of Black residents from Austin between 2000 and 2009.
A very steamy Monday night didn’t keep hundreds of Austinites from making their way to KLRU TV/PBS television studios on the University of Texas at Austin campus for the station’s latest live Civic Summit series taping. The dialogue focused on how to achieve social justice for diverse groups.
I want to receive Austin's weekly curated black experience.