Up the IQ and cool of your Spring break/ SXSW season by dropping by for a couple of murder ballads, Austin underworld anecdotes, and hotter-than-a-Dixie-Mafia-sawed-off-12-gauge “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital,” by Jesse Sublett, brand new from History Press.
This week: South Congress Books in Austin 2 PM-3PM.
(also at SXSW bookstore 2-2:20 PM March 20, badge holders only.)
Did you know that the infamous madman in the Tower massacre August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman, died owing Austin white trash godfather Timmy Overton $400 in gambling debts? Yes! It’s all documented in Chapter 1 of 1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital.