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Threagill's auction items howdy stranger
(Threadgill's / Burley Auction Gallery)

Neon signs are among the many items that will be available for sale at the Threadgill's auction.

UPDATE 6/26: With the governor rolling back reopening and COVID-19 cases rising, the Threadgill's auction has been postponed. There is no new date yet.

Austin institution Threadgill's is auctioning off its legendary collection of vintage posters, beer signs and other historic memorabilia on Saturday.

See a slideshow of items for sale:


Threadgill's / Burley Auction Gallery

The 87-year-old restaurant closed its doors in April in the midst of thepandemic shutdown.

Eddie and Sandra Wilson owned Threadgill's for 40 years. Sandra said the restaurant represents much of Texas's music history, and they are praying that someone will buy it and continue running the restaurant as Threadgill's.

Country singer Kenneth Threadgill opened the restaurant in 1933, and it quickly became a sanctuary for local musicians. Rock 'n' roll icon Janis Joplin frequently performed there in the 1960s. Eddie Wilson purchased Threadgill's in 1981 when it was set to be demolished, shortly after another local music hotspot, the Armadillo World Headquarters, faced a similar fate.

Auction items include original Janis Joplin photos, Kenneth Threadgill memorabilia, Armadillo World Headquarters posters, custom beer signs, and other keepsakes.

Burley Auction Gallery in New Braunfels will host the event.

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A big announcement from Austonia

Howdy, and happy holidays.

I have some big news for you.

Austonia is now part of 6AM City, a fast-growing network of hyper-local newsletters across the country.

I’m proud to be telling you this, because 6AM City’s mission is very much like Austonia’s — a daily morning update on events, things-to-do and news, with an underlying mission of community building in the cities they serve.

If you’re not already subscribed, 6AM City’s Austin newsletter is called ATXtoday. One of its city editors is Laura Figi, who you’ll remember for her previous great work on Austonia’s newsletter.

I’ve been reading ATXtoday every day since it launched last year.

Starting this week, you’ll receive ATXtoday every morning and I’m confident it will become part of your daily wake up routine. Be sure to add hello@theatxtoday.com to your contact list (how to do that here).

Meantime let me thank you for your readership and support of Austonia, and convey my wishes for a great holiday season for you and those close to you.


Thank you,

Mark Dewey

Austonia CEO

Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.