Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman

Michael Barnes

Austin American-Statesman

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Recent:
  • Austin American-Statesman
Past:
  • Austin 360
  • El Paso Times
  • ReporterNews
  • Caller.com

Recent articles by Michael:

This summer, snag a copy of 'Last Gangster in Austin,' a riveting book about 1970s Junkyard Mafia

Jesse Sublett's latest book is a page-turner about the crime world of Texas in the 1960s. → Read More

Texas road trip: Tell us what to see, do and eat in Corpus Christi, and anywhere nearby

Recs for Corpus Christi so far include all sites Selena, Galvan Ballroom, 'Queen of the Sea' fountain, Ritz Theatre, Yardarm Restaurant and King's Inn. → Read More

Texas road trip: Tell us what to see, do and eat in Corpus Christi, and anywhere nearby

Recs for Corpus Christi so far include all sites Selena, Galvan Ballroom, 'Queen of the Sea' fountain, Ritz Theatre, Yardarm Restaurant and King's Inn. → Read More

A collection as big as Texas: 6,000+ books about state added to San Marcos Public Library

Journalist, author, bookseller and spokesman Mike Cox has donated his superb collection of Texas history books to the San Marcos Public Library. → Read More

Explore the historically upside-down world of dance marathons in Depression-era Galveston

Sarah Bird's latest novel puts her gritty survivors of the Great Depression into dance marathons, including one climactic event in Galveston. → Read More

Tom Staley, who built UT's Ransom Center into a global powerhouse, has died at age 86

Visionary Ransom Center director for 25 years, Tom Staley has died at age 86 → Read More

What is an opera about Steve Jobs like? We found out in Austin

Austin Opera successfully introduced the Texas premiere of "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs." → Read More

Texas history: When Texans read their news in German

German language newspapers were once common in Central Texas, including in Austin, New Braunfels, Seguin, La Grange and San Antonio. → Read More

Former Austin Mayor Bruce Todd, 72, dies

Bruce Todd served two terms as mayor of Austin from 1991 to 1997. → Read More

'God of aerospace engineering': Hans Mark, former UT chancellor who fled Nazis, dies at 92

Hans Mark worked in NASA Mission Control during the first moon landing and convinced President Ronald Reagan to establish the Space Station program. → Read More

Texas literary list-o-mania has been more than 90 years in the making

Going back at least to the 1920s, Texans have been making literary lists of books about Texas. Here is a look at titles on some of those lists. → Read More

Director Lisa Scheps has made Ground Floor Theatre indispensable to Austin

Ground Floor Theatre of Austin's mission includes a focus on the trans community, women, people with disabilities and people of color. → Read More

Worth a shot: How to get $10 tickets for 'Hamilton' in Austin in December

Broadway in Austin announces $10 "Hamilton" tickets that you can buy if you win the show lottery for shows at Bass Concert Hall. → Read More

We take a unique South Austin history tour with 101-year-old Micky Caldwell

Micky Caldwell is one of South Austin's oldest residents and he's lived here almost his entire life. → Read More

12 Austin shows you've got to see this Christmas, including 2 'Nutcrackers' and a Scrooge

We offer a dozen Austin holiday performing arts offerings that will almost assuredly please. → Read More

5 things to expect at the hybrid 2021 Texas Book Festival

It will be a Texas Book Festival like no other. Here are 5 things to expect at the hybrid 2021 festival that runs from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. → Read More

'Unrolls like a film': Austin's Zach Theatre is back with immersive outdoor 'Into the Woods'

Artists such as Dave Steakley and newcomer Sandra Lopez make an immersive, outdoors "Into the Woods" a musical for our times. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: 'Destination' hotel coming to historic strip of Fredericksburg, a Texas daytrip hotspot

Austin's New Waterloo hospitality group plans the Albert Hotel in Fredericksburg, mixing old and new styles. → Read More

Want to help birds flying through Central Texas? Here's how

Artificial lighting can cause migrating birds to be disoriented and collide with buildings and homes. → Read More

The latest: Texas Book Festival pivots from in-person to mostly virtual

Texas Book Fest's hybrid event is mostly virtual, with gala postponed; in-person events will be staged at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library. → Read More