In June of 2016 Ryan’s Tangerine creation came to life at the Sekrit Theater with the Mayor declaring it Tangerine day in the city of Austin. For years Tangerine had every door closed. Many said that the idea was not achievable. It was said that Tangerine was too personal.
My grandfather. Hershel King. There are so many ways to describe and talk about him that this blog would end up a novel when finished. No amount of explaining would come close to painting a picture of how important he is. He was our family’s rock. I could tell you about his childhood working on the farm…stealing fruit off the back of trucks as they drove thru the Kentucky mountains. I could mention how he faked his age to enroll in the Navy, just so he could be closer to his brothers. He courageously fought on a spotter ship and then received an injury that sent him onto another path of life—hitchhiking across the states to Wichita, KS, where he met my Grandmother Jean. Continue reading →