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The Roo family of Hank Williams

Austin College is family & tradition. And no further proof is needed than this story. See the photo on the left? I took that photo. The 1990 Austin College delegation to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) had some downtime in New York, so for fun a group of us headed to a recording studio

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Rice, Baker, Austin

After sharing the photo of James A. Baker (great grandfather of Sec/State James Baker) and the earliest AC Trustees a few days ago, Roo Shannon Harpold Hutcheson asked me if this Austin College Baker family included the James Baker famously known as “the lawyer for William Marsh Rice?” The answer is yes Shannon! But that’s

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Canton, Cecil Griggs, and ol’ AC

It’s playoff time! The reborn United States Football League (USFL) concluded its first regular season this past weekend, and Austin College Kangaroo Larry Fedora’s New Orleans Breakers have secured a playoff berth against the Birmingham Stallions. On Saturday, June 25th, the Breakers Head Coach will lead his squad in the South Division championship against Stallions

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July 4th & Austin College

July 4th, 1776 may be the most famous 4th. But there’s a close second. On July 4th, 1826, Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson passed away in his native Virginia. According to legend, his final words were “Is it the 4th?”. After receiving confirmation, our nation’s third President quietly slipped away. The legend is untrue.

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Crimson & Gold Challenge: #5 of 5

So, here’s the deal.  This week is the AC Crimson & Gold Challenge to benefit Roo athletics.  To help out the cause, I’m giving away five signed, early copies of my new Roo Tales book, “the Rivals & Legends of Austin College.”  If you want to win a copy, all you have to do are

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Crimson & Gold Challenge: #4 of 5

So, here’s the deal. This week is the AC Crimson & Gold Challenge to benefit Roo athletics. To help out the cause, I’m giving away five signed, early copies of my new Roo Tales book, “the Rivals & Legends of Austin College.” If you want to win a copy, all you have to do are

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Crimson & Gold Challenge: #3 of 5

So, here’s the deal. This week is the AC Crimson & Gold Challenge to benefit Roo athletics. To help out the cause, I’m giving away five signed, early copies of my new Roo Tales book, “the Rivals & Legends of Austin College.” If you want to win a copy, all you have to do are

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