Waller Creek: The Riot

Anna Kay Reeves and Addie Costello

The Waller Creek Series is a special report from The Daily Texan Audio. In three-episode series, reporter Anna Kay Reeves investigates the history of the creek, how the climate crisis is putting pressure on water infrastructure and what it all means for Austin and Waller Creek. “The Riot” details the history of human interaction with the creek, including the 1969 student protest against UT’s destruction of natural creek banks. Henry Wells, an eye witness to the protest, tells his story 50 years later.

Music by The Waller Creek Boys, a vinyl of never released recording of Janis Joplin and The Waller Creek Boys can be found at www.powellstjohn.com/store.html soon.