Local Historian, Fly fisher and Photographer,
Advocate for People with Disabilities and State Health Policy Analyst
Fifth generation of the Shelton Clan in Austin.
Cyndie Shelton is the first born of
Emmett Jr. and Jeanette. She grew up with West Lake
Hills - surrounded by stories of the developing community
and its history.
Austin became the live music capitol of
the world in In the heyday of the Armadillo World Headquarters, Soap
Creek Saloon and Hippie Hollow – Austin was a great place to grow
began her career as a caseworker
for children and adults
Next, she took her passion to legislative
work. Her 20 years with the Texas Legislature provides many
colorful experiences with remarkable Texas politicians like Ann Richards, Bob Bullock, and George
Cyndie took a mid-life break to travel the western US and Alaska
and collected tales and photos of her adventurers.
Cyndie had a particularly close relationship with
Emmett Sr. in his later days and she carries forth his storytelling
tradition with this website.
Cindy’s Red Hut Stolen: Austin
Austin Optimist Club’s Most Worthy
Citizen for 1971:
Recent Photo Projects