Making Texans Proud Since 1964

Texas Proud Since 1964 by Jann Alexander © 2013
Texas Proud Since 1964 by Jann Alexander © 2013

Broken Spoken Here.

The Broken Spoke offers dining, dancing and development. Owner James White, now 75, likes to point out that although “the Broken Spoke isn’t quite as old as the Battle of the Alamo — it captures the mystical charms that make Texas worth fighting for all over again.” He’s still right about his country music legend, five decades after its opening: the Spoke is one of the definitive Texas dance halls, disguised in a rustic red building on South Lamar and now completely enveloped by new upscale development.

Vanishing Austin Lonely Bus by Jann Alexander ©2014
Reclaimed: One Lonely Bus by Jann Alexander ©2014

Though its iconic touring bus, known for its decorative Lone Star treatment, has been reclaimed (after decades) by the Texas Top Hands, there are still plenty of memories intact within the Spoke’s museum—and as always for the last 50 years, plenty of two-steppin’ on the dance floor. 

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Endangered Species of Austin, poster by Jann Alexander © 2009
Endangered Species of Austin poster

Shop my Vanishing Austin series: While many Austin landmarks are lost, many are survivors still. Admire them all in a slideshow, HERE. Prints start at $35.

You can marvel at what’s lost and what’s survived in my Endangered Species of Austin poster, featuring 16 Austin icons, and sized at a handsomely large 24 x 36,” available for $25, HERE.

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