The Last Gangster in Austin
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Texas Monthly Tent
Colorado and 11th, Austin TX

Jesse Sublett, founding member of legendary Austin band The Skunks, illuminates a truly weird chapter of the city’s history in The Last Gangster in Austin. This colorful true-crime yarn follows a young Ronnie Earl—the young DA who would later prosecute Tom DeLay—as he takes on his biggest case: taking down Dixie Mafia gangster Frank Hughey Smith. Come be transported back to the Austin of the 1970s as Sublett discusses this stranger-than-fiction story.


Moderator: Bryan Parker, Austin Monthly associate editor
Jesse Sublett, Last Gangster in Austin: Frank Smith, Ronnie Earle, and the End of a Junkyard Mafia


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