See, there was a time when traffic wasn't so bad on I35 in Austin

As the 55th session of the Texas Legislature opened in 1957, this photo was on the cover of the February edition. The cutline boasted Austin's population had reached 190,000, making it the state's fifth largest city. In addition to a new courts building under construction northwest of the Capitol grounds, it was noted that "on nearly every vacant lot, a building of some sort was going up." (Bill Malone photo)