Sr.'s life spanned the 20th century in Austin. He made a living as
a lawyer and developer but he had a gift as a storyteller and a
historian. He passes along a treasure of stories he heard around the
family hearth as a child about life in Austin during the 19th century,
stories about cattle drives, lynchings and early Texas politics.
Emmett also tells stories from his own time, about Ma and Pa Ferguson,
defending bootleggers and cedar choppers, backroom political deals
with LBJ, and developing West Lake Hills.
My Austin: Remembering the Teens and Twenties
Dawn Breaks with Silent Echos – Novel set in Post-Civil War
CDs for Purchase:
Developing Westlake Hills: Part 1
LBJ Scoop to Shelton is Key to Development of
Developing Westlake Hills: Part 2
Ben Thompson in Westlake