Friday, September 14, 2018

Episode 3: Ghost of Juanita Sepulveda

The ghost of Juanita Sepulveda is known to some in Laredo, Texas as "The White Senorita." Fewer and fewer people know her story anymore, but she continues to haunt the river, protecting the people of Laredo from bandits. Listen to her story on Soundcloud, Spreaker and Google Play.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Episode 2: Haunted by Hurricanes

Today’s episode is about a haunting chapter in the hurricane history of Corpus Christi, Texas. I have lived most of my adult life in the Austin area, but this story is one part of my home town that will stay with me forever.

My bachelorette party ghost tour of Heritage Park in Corpus Christi, Texas - 2009

Episode 1: History in Our Hands

Today’s episode is an essay I wrote for Chicken Soup for the Soul and it was published in their book, Inspiration for Teachers in 2017. It’s about the history teacher I had in 9th grade that changed my entire perception of what history was and why it mattered. I chose it for the first podcast because it speaks to the reason why I pursued history in academia and why I wanted to create this podcast. Here’s to you, Robert Parks. Thank you for all that you gave to your students. Thank you for what you give us still.

Me (in the glasses) standing next to Mr. Parks on the last day of school, May 1989

Intro to Podcast

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Save Austin Cemeteries Photo Contest!

Hey guys!
Austin has a fantastic organization, called Save Austin Cemeteries, that is dedicated to preserving historic cemeteries in Austin and promoting them as an educational and cultural resource. They conduct an annual photo contest and the 12 photos with the most votes are used in their calendar! Please help me out and vote for my photos! Just click the button below and look for the following photographs. Thank you so much!

"Lorenz Through the Gate" - photo by Tanya Estes

"One More Thing" - photo by Tanya Estes

"Sinking Grave" - photo by Tanya Estes

"Rolling Hills" - photo by Tanya Estes