Our understanding of the origins of Austin and Texas can only be incomplete without the history of the Comanches’ influence on the other major players (namely, New Spain/Mexico, New France, and the Texian Republic) in Texas in the first half of the 19th century. Pulitzer-nominated author S. C. Gwynne explains.
How did Austin grow from four families and a stockade to, well, anything? Who is that woman firing the canon in front of the One American Center downtown? Mike Miller of the Austin History Center explains this and more.