High Noon Talk: Last Gangster in Austin

Event details

In his new and extraordinary true crime story, Last mobster in Austin, Jesse Sublett takes us back to Austin in the 1970s in a stranger and wilder city than it is today. Join Jesse for a fascinating discussion about Dixie Mafia gangster Frank Hughey Smith and Ronnie Earl, the young prosecutor charged with prosecuting him. Jesse will be signing copies of his book in the museum shop after the event.

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High Noon Talks sheds light on interesting and often unknown topics through a casual lunchtime lecture.

The program is FREE to the public.

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About the presenter

Jesse Sublet is an author, musician and painter in Austin. This is his fourteenth book. He last wrote about Austin’s underworld in Austin Gangsters of the 1960s: The organized crime that shook the capital. Other notable books include Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir (with Eddie Wilson)and his memoirs Never the Same Again: Rock ‘n’ Roll Gothic.

About public programs

The Bullock Museum’s public programs explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging talks, performances, and fellows, guests are invited to see local connections and learn how Texas fits into a larger national story.

Banner image courtesy of University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History

This program is made possible by funding from Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the Federal ARP Act.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by museum members, donors and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation and the State of Texas.

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