Texas Bigfoot with Rob Riggs this Saturday Night in Austin!


Austin Chronicle, July 25, 2014, Volume 33, Number 48

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 Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas – Community Calendar – The Austin Chronicle.

Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas

Rob Riggs on Bigfoot in Texas - Community Calendar - The Austin ChronicleRiggs, veteran journalist of the cryptozoological world of bigfoot research, speaks about the Sasquatch framed within an exploration of “shape-shifting shamans, altered states of consciousness, and mysterious energies.” Sat., July 26, 7pm. Free.

Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. D-115, Austin




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Event Sponsored by Anomaly Archives – Scientific Anomaly Institute


The Bigfoot-UFO Connection, 2014-04-25

Even though sightings of both Bigfoot and UFOs occurring at the same times and places are not uncommonly reported by eyewitnesses, the concurrence of such events is generally dismissed as coincidental, and any possible substantial connection between the two phenomena is not considered a matter of serious inquiry. Rob Riggs and Tom Burnette, co-authors of Bigfoot: Exploring the Myth and Discovering the Truth, discuss the possible connection.


Austin Center for Spiritual Living,

5555 North Lamar Boulevard, Building D, Suite 115,

Austin, Texas 78751-1073

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Fundraiser Screening of INFRA-MAN for Stephen Romano at the Village Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

This is a fundraiser screening of a 35mm print of INFRA-MAN for Stephen Romano.

Stephen is a fixture on the Austin scene. A published novelist and screenwriter, he’s more passionate about his work than any artist I know. He’s also a dear friend and family member to many people around the world. On April 18th, he was walking on North Lamar Blvd. and a truck jumped the curb, hitting him at full force.

His injuries were profound; he has no insurance. He needs our help, friends.

To donate directly to Stephen now go here. This money will provide Stephen with as much help with incidentals as humanly possible.

Of course you can give a donation at the screening as well. Please come out and continue to spread the word about Stephen’s fund.


About the Film
A lazerblasting supernatural kung fu robot epic from legendary martial arts purveyors The Shaw Brothers? Wrap your brain in a diaper and tear off your eyelids! The 10,000,000-year-old villainous Princess Dragon Mom awakens and sets forth to enslave the entire human race with her army of day-glo dancing rubber monster buddies!

Fortunately, modern science has just completed construction of the ultimate cyborg defender: INFRA-MAN! All other ultra-powered crimebashers can hereby go home, because this nuclear atrocity is the most wacked-out non-stop hyperspazzblastular live action superhero monster movie the Earth has ever survived!

See our favorite creature- crushing robostar use roundhouse kicks, sonic lightning beams and random inexplicable explosions to defeat ultimate evil! When the plotless no-rules cartoon mayhem of Godfrey Ho collides with the martial arts mastery of Bruce Lee…Ho/Lee shit!!! (Zack)

Director Shan Hua
Year 1975
Starring Danny Lee, Terry Liu, and Hsieh Wang
Rating PG
Run Time 90min
Age Policy 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed

The Stephen Romano Recovery Fund

Stephen Romano

One of my best friends was recently struck by a Ford F150 truck that jumped the curb, hitting him hard, sending him up and over the vehicle. Every bone but one was broken in his right leg and he is covered with bruises, abrasions, cuts, and road-rash. He’s lucky to be alive. My friend is Stephen P. Romano, a noted science-fiction / horror author who is one of the most creative people I know and one of the biggest inspirations in my life. And now I have even more to be inspired by in his amazing strength moving forward with his recovery from this terrible incident.

But he needs our help and so I hope you will consider donating to his Recovery Fund at


Support my friend’s Recovery Fund: Author Stephen Romano Needs Our Help

Fundraiser Screening: INFRA-MAN | Austin | Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Austin Was Built to Be Segregated

Downtown Austin, as seen from the city’s impoverished east side. Photo by Gina Pina

More than Savannah, Athens, Atlanta, or New Orleans, Austin has earned a reputation as the only salvaged city in the South. That’s the memo delivered to Northern creative types: Skip the stifling humidity of Houston and the oil-money skyscrapers of Dallas, and only drive to San Antonio if you want to watch basketball games—Austin has the bands, the interior Mexican food, the international music and film festival, and it’s bursting at the seams with starry-eyed newcomers hoping to make their way. I was looking forward to all this when I landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport four years ago. I was belatedly off to college, and Austin had always seemed pretty cool from afar. The promises were simple: a growing city with a fertile scene. Austin never lied about those, but it became clear after a while that I wasn’t asking the right questions.

One look at the census tracts makes it clear, as does I-35, the grey line splitting the uber-wealthy west side from the impoverished east side. According to the Atlantic, Austin stands as the tenth-most income segregated metro area in the entire country. For all of its desire to be removed from the rest of Texas, Austin is in familiar company here. (Some of the other cities in the top ten are San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.)

I remember exactly when I first noticed it: my first year in town, wandering around the heart of the city, unwittingly crossing through Red River and Sixth Street. It was an immediate shift. Property value sank, and the sidewalks were now populated entirely with black and brown faces. Casting my gaze back west and seeing all that pallid skin bumbling around in merry debauchery, participating in all those Austin promises, made me feel a little guilty. At that moment it was clear that Austin had some unfortunate secrets, because no matter how liberal or progressive your reputation might be, a history of income segregation will always rear its ugly head.

“The first city plan that Austin leaders came up with was designed to be segregated, but they couldn’t legally write that into effect,” says Andrew Busch, a visiting assistant professor at Miami University who wrote his dissertation on the history of segregation in Austin. “The city was built to be separate but equal under Jim Crow. Parks were built for African Americans, and parks for whites and Latino schools were placed in very specific parts of the city. In 1930 you’d see African Americans scattered all over the city, but ten years later they were all on the east side. Then, in the early 60s, the city built I-35 right through the divided area.”


Austin Was Built to Be Segregated | VICE United States.

Texas County Commissioners Accidentally Vote In Approval Of Slavery Reparations

Dallas, Tex. (CBS HOUSTON) – A group of Texas county commissioners accidentally voted unanimously to approve monetary slavery reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were enslaved in the U.S.

The Dallas County Commissioners Court declared on Tuesday that African-Americans deserve “monetary and substantial reparations” from the U.S. for 400 years of suffering caused by the enslavement of Africans over the course of the country’s history, The Dallas Morning News reports. Commissioners thought they were honoring an annual holiday when they voted for the “Juneteenth Resolution” – sponsored by the county’s lone black commissioner, John Wiley Price.

“The United States of America is derelict in its promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to the African American people,” Price said. “Be it further resolved that the dereliction that has caused 400 years of significant… suffering to the descendants of those who have been enslaved Africans who built this country, should be satisfied with monetary and substantial reparations to same.”

Immediately after the reading of the resolution, a commissioner seconded the motion and the court passed it unanimously.

The commissioners admitted after the Tuesday meeting that they had not read the document before voting unanimously for its approval, The Dallas Morning News reports. Commissioner Mike Cantrell even managed to have his vote changed to “abstain.”

“The reason why I didn’t abstain this morning is that I had not received a copy of the resolution,” he told the Dallas Morning News.

“I do not support reparations, and I do not support one of the statements he made, which was that the United States was derelict in his promise to African Americans,” Cantrell told the Dallas Observer. “I think Commissioner Price went too far, and I can’t support that.”

“We are the only people who haven’t been compensated,” he told The Dallas Morning News.

However, the resolution is nonbinding, and no tax money will be expended as a result of the county’s accidental approval.

– Benjamin Fearnow

Texas County Commissioners Accidentally Vote In Approval Of Slavery Reparations « CBS Houston.

Consciousness and Life After Death? An exploration… Tuesday, June 17th, Austin, TX

Consciousness/Life After Death?
An exploration of Near-Death

Presented by Janice Holden, Ed.D.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:30–9 p.m.
Austin Center for Spiritual Living (map)
$5 non-member donation appreciated
Join us at www.inacs.org/membership

“Consciousness/Life After Death? An exploration of Near- Death Experiences”

Presenter: Dr. Janice Holden

DATE: Tuesday June 17, 2014

TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Austin Center for Spiritual Living
5555 N. Lamar Blvd, Suite D-115
Austin, TX

Sponsored by Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies (INACS) -
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All INACS meetings are free and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation for non-members (Free for all INACS members) Only $35/year annual membership dues) See: www.inacs.org or Join INACS at the Meeting.

Near-Death Experience (NDE) refers to a usually lucid, real experience of altered consciousness during a close brush with death–one that involves altered perception of the material world, often from a perspective outside the body, as well as perception of and interaction with non-material environments and entities. The classic “scientific” argument is that this phenomena is more a neurological/physiological brain response than a non-physical/spiritual experience.
Our speaker, Dr. Jan Holden, draws from 40 years of research and makes clearthat a great controversy exists in the medical and psychological fields concerning NDEs.
• Can physiological mechanisms explain all aspects of NDEs?
• What do NDEs suggest about whether the brain produces consciousness or whether the brain is more a receiver/transmitter of consciousness–a limiter and filter of essentially independent consciousness rather than a source of it?
All of these ideas and more are discussed in this unique presentation by Dr. Holden.

The traits of a classic pleasurable NDE are as follows:
• A sense/awareness of being dead.
• A sense of peace, well-being and painlessness.
• Positive emotions.
• A sense of removal from the world.
• A sense of one’s consciousness functioning apart from the physical body.
• Perceiving one’s body from an outside position.
• Sometimes observing doctors and nurses performing medical resuscitation efforts.
• A sense of rapid movement through a structure, such as a tunnel, or a void.
• Immersion in, and communication with, a powerful Being of Light.
• An intense feeling of unconditional love.
• Encountering deceased loved ones and spiritual entities.
• Experiencing a life review.
• Memories of past lives; glimpses into the future in this lifetime and/or future lives
• Receiving knowledge about one’s life and the nature of the universe.
• A decision by oneself or others to return to one’s body, often accompanied by a reluctance to return.
• Connection to the individual’s cultural beliefs, which seem to influence the phenomena and/or how the experiencer interprets it (From Holden, Greyson, & James (Eds.), The handbook of near-death experiences: Thirty years of investigation. Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009)

Dr. Janice Holden
In 2009, leading near-death experience (NDE) researchers published The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation, a collection of comprehensive, critical reviews of all NDE research for the 30 years since NDEs came to public and professional attention.
Dr. Jan Holden, lead editor of The Handbook , will present a summary of the book, including updates since 2009. She will illustrate her presentation with an on-camera, in-depth interview with a young woman who had her NDE in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Holden will welcome comments and questions both throughout and following her presentation.
Dr. Holden is professor of Counseling and chair of the Department of Counseling & Higher Education at the University of North Texas in Denton, and she is editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, the scholarly publication of the International Association for Near-Death Studies.

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UFOs & Government – Community Calendar – The Austin Chronicle

Events  -  UFOs & Government

UFOs & Government - Community Calendar - The Austin ChronicleRobert Powell of the Mutual UFO Network manages to avoid a large number of conspiracy theories as he explores the remarkable dearth of on-the-books investigations regarding unexplained phenomenon in the sky. Sat., March 29, 7pm. Free (donations appreciated).
Austin Center for Spiritual Living, 5555 N. Lamar Ste. D-115, Austin


UFOs & Government – Community Calendar – The Austin Chronicle.

Scores of ships trapped by Texas oil spill

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Barge ship spilled some 160,000 gallons of heavy oil into Houston Ship Channel after collision.
By Danielle Haynes | March. 23, 2014 at 3:17 PMMarch. 23 (UPI) — A barge ship is spilling oil in the Houston Ship Channel after colliding with a ship Saturday near Texas City, Texas.
“It is an extremely serious spill,” said Coast Guard Capt. Brian Penoyer. “There is a large quantity, it will spread.”Coast Guard officials believe some 160,000 gallons of heavy oil have already spilled into the water. The barge contained 924,000 gallons of fuel oil.The barge was being towed by the Miss Susan from Texas to Bolivar at the time of the collision. All six crew members of the Miss Susan were accounted for and two were treated at the hospital for hydrogen sulfide exposure.

The accident has shut down marine traffic in the channel from the Intracoastal Waterway to lighter buoy 32, as well as the Bolivar ferry.



Cleanup continues in Galveston area oil spill
By Conor Harrison on March 23, 2014 in Texas Fishing
592174At approximately 12:35 p.m. yesterday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call from the captain of the 585-foot bulk carrier Summer Wind, reporting a collision between the Summer Wind and a barge, containing 924,000 gallons of fuel oil, towed by the motor vessel Miss Susan.The motor vessel Miss Susan was transiting from Texas City to Bolivar at the time of the collision. Kirby Inland Marine, owner of the motor vessel Miss Susan and the barges, activated its emergency response plan immediately and is working in a unified response with the Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office, which are on scene.A sheen of oil has been reported on the water, but the quantity of product released is unknown at this time.Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources, Sunday.

Lightering operations to transfer remaining oil from the damaged barge are expected to be complete today. After the barges are decontaminated the damaged barge will be taken to a local shipyard for assessment and needed repairs.

The primary emphasis remains the safety of response personnel working in the area and the protection of environmentally sensitive habitats, including birds and marine life.

The Unified Command, consisting of a wide variety of federal, state and local government agencies have expanded the safety zone to include all areas between Lighted Buoy 3 and Lighted Buoy 40, to prevent other vessels from interfering with the response efforts and from inadvertently facilitating the spread of oil.

Approximately 35,000 feet of boom has been deployed in containment efforts and to mitigate the affect on the environment. The area immediately surrounding the damaged barge was quickly boomed on Saturday afternoon. The maximum capacity of the breached tank is 168,000 gallons of marine fuel oil. The amount of released product still being assessed at this time.

The Bolivar ferry continues to be closed and persons with questions regarding transportation issues may contact 409-795-2230. On going air monitoring continues to show that there is no potential harm to residents or businesses in the area.

Wildlife Response Services, a Texas-based wildlife rehabilitation service has also been deployed to assist with any impacted birds or marine life. Persons who observe any impacted wildlife are urged to call 888-384-2000. As of 10 a.m. Sunday, there have been no reports of affected marine or wildlife.

Scores of ships trapped by Texas oil spill.

Could the U.S. Face a Cruise Missile Threat from the Gulf of Mexico? – NationalJournal.com

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses inside a cruise missile-equipped Tu-160 strategic bomber in 2005. The United States is working “very hard” to bolster its defenses against potential cruise-missile threats from the Gulf of Mexico, a senior military official said last week.(Vladimir Rodionov/AFP/Getty Images)

Could the U.S. Face a Cruise Missile Threat from the Gulf of Mexico? – NationalJournal.com.