Ty Fain rabble-rousing Austin memorial event!

Last month on these pages we shared the sad news that the legendary Ty Fain had passed away. The original piece invited folks to share their own stories about Ty, and the result was absolutely priceless, just like Ty. You can read them here.

tysmileThe outpouring of support continues to be tremendous, and as a result, those who knew him best have put together an Austin send-off event that Ty would have loved, and those who knew and loved him won’t want to miss.

So please join other friends and family of Ty on Saturday, January 26th, in the auditorium of the Texas AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca. We’ll begin the gathering at 3 pm, and the program starts at 4, as we share remembrances of the man, toast his memory, and generally misbehave in ways that would have made Ty smile.

Meanwhile, folks are making honorary contributions in remembrance of Ty by donating in Ty’s name to the Texas Observer or to the Ty Fain Border Justice Fund, benefitting Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.

We hope to see you at the event!