Lonnie Limón could have worked anywhere in the country after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. But eventually, Limón moved to back to Austin, where he is closer to relatives — more than 3,500 of them.
The Limóns and the Estradas — the latter is his mother's family — have lived in Central Texas since the late 19th century.
More than 100 years ago, some members of the two clans moved into Austin proper, where they labored as cab drivers, shop clerks, and domestic workers before starting businesses and turning out community leaders.
The two families are almost universally familiar to longtime Austinites, especially in East Austin.
Lonnie joins the show to tell his family story, share memories of old East Austin as told by his family elders and give us his thoughts on the ever-changing community his family shaped.