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Hank's Motel

Description: Photograph of a guest room at Hank's Motel located on highway US 59 north of Cleveland, Texas. The room includes a single bed, a bedside end table containing a glass ashtray to the right with a lamp above, a small built-in desk and stool (left), and a bathroom partially visible through an open door on the left side of the image. A framed image is hung on the wall above the bed.
Date: September 10, 1955
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Dining room interior of the Villa Capri Motor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of Villa Capri Motel restaurant dining room, located at 2300 North Interregional Highway (East Avenue, now I-35), with a burnished steel sunken charcoal broiling pit, for cooking steaks, in the center. There are overhead chandeliers made of bundles of radiating brass rods that simulate sunbursts, or perhaps exploding atoms. On the far wall is a modern wall design made with colored panels. The vaulted ceiling has exposed beams. Four-top dining tables with white table cloths are set with plates and utensils. The metal welding work at the Villa Capri Motor Hotel Restaurant was done by Milton Messer, who operated the Modern Supply Company machinists and welders from 1942 to 1982.
Date: 1958
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[News Script: Hagler freed, plans to construct motel]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about David Fred Hagler, who was acquitted in a murder trial but imprisoned for five months for making a false statement in connection with an FHA loan, being released from prison and planning to build a motel.
Date: February 14, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Income tax evader]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the trial of Troxy C. Risinger, a Fort Worth motel operator, for income tax evasion. Risinger receives two years in prison and a fine.
Date: October 18, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Multi-Unit Building]

Description: Photograph of an apartment building called Rio House with three to four stories and multiple units. Two cars can be seen parked to the right on the street in the foreground. A utility pole with wires stretching out can be seen in the left foreground. A leafless tree can be seen within the courtyard area, along with some benches and tables. A combination of brick and metal fencing can be seen enclosing the courtyard.
Date: December 3, 1959
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Rio House Multi-Unit]

Description: Photograph of a multi-unit building of apartments. The rooms all face outward toward the courtyard below, where there are benches and a pool. A sign to the right of the photo can be seen on a brick wall that reads, "Rio House", and a decorative design can be seen on the wall below the sign. A leafless tree can be seen behind the sign and wall.
Date: December 3, 1959
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[TV Motel]

Description: Photograph of the TV Motel, located at 1905 South Congress Avenue. The building is somewhat U-shaped, with the opening seen facing the street in the foreground. The building is fairly symmetrical, with two entrances and equally spaced windows that can be seen on either side of the driveway. A sign is positioned above the drive entrance with the motel's name on it twice. Two cars can be seen parked within the parking lot in the background.
Date: May 3, 1961
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[News Script: Update]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: August 19, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sadler]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: August 16, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Shooting]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a party at a motel in Fort Worth that ended in gun fire.
Date: June 11, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Robber]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about man from Mississippi robbing motels around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He was caught after getting into an automobile accident that killed a local man.
Date: June 13, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Shooting]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the shooting death of Daniel Wysong, a member of a prominent McKinney family, who was found with a single gunshot to the chest in a motel room he had rented before midnight; 3 empty and one full champagne bottles, and a 25-caliber pistol with 4 cartridges and an empty shell were found with the body, after police received an anonymous call from a woman. A 30-year old married Japanese woman is in custody.
Date: November 20, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Murder in Dallas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the murder of James William Mathis in a Dallas motel.
Date: January 20, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections