Posted in Austin April 26, 2016by Carol Commons-Brosowske, Guest Contributor
The Bone-Chilling Story Of The First Serial Killer In Austin, Texas Will Haunt Your Dreams
It was a bone-chilling day on December 24, 1885 in Austin, Texas. The town of 17,000 residents were busy doing their holiday shopping in preparation for the next day’s festivities. No one seemed to mind the bitterness the December weather brought. Everyone was happy and enjoying the holiday decorations. Merchants were busy and the sounds of happy children playing in the streets were heard by all who passed. Music filled the air from a concert being performed from the Blind Asylum occupants. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” was a brand new song and everyone hummed along to it as they carefully selected their Christmas gifts and food for the feast which would be served that evening in anticipation for Christmas day. Joy was captured among the town people as they danced across the two main boulevards with their packages in tow.