HISTORY: You might have missed the more than 100 Austin history stories on this page. "Historians have often assumed that, in 1731, three Spanish missions were built — then quickly abandoned — near Barton Springs. After all, Spanish documents record temporary missions on that part of the Colorado River. And it’s a natural spot for settlement. As such, for decades, an ornate Texas Historical Marker that explains the short-lived missions has stood sentinel over the springs. Steven Gonzales, executive director of El Camino Real de los Tejas Historic Trail Association, thinks otherwise. ‘The missions would have been at a Camino Real crossing," Gonzales says, referring to the Spanish "Royal Road" that crisscrossed eastern Texas. "On a ridge to the south or west side of a river crossing. They would have expected the French to come from the east." mystatesman.com/s/life/austin-history

TV: Same old, same old Emmys. From Hank Stuever’s column in the Washington Post: "If you believe everything written lately about television by its critics and outspoken fans, the shows have never been better — especially the newer ones. But if you watched Monday night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, you saw that the medium is stuck in a loop where it’s always the late-middle of 2011. TV viewers are moving forward at a voracious pace — this year’s Emmys, not so much. As "True Detective’s" cosmically attuned sleuth Rust Cohle put it: "Someone once told me time is a flat circle. Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again." To wit, it was still very much the era of "Breaking Bad," which ended its run (fabulously, nearly everyone agrees) nearly a year ago and which took home five awards Monday night, including Emmys for outstanding drama — as well as for its lead actor, Bryan Cranston, supporting actress Anna Gunn and supporting actor Aaron Paul. That meant there was very little left for "True Detective," which took home an award for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. All night long, it also was still the era of "The Good Wife," "Modern Family" and "The Colbert Report" — and David Caruso/"CSI" sunglasses jokes!" http://wapo.st/1tOxqz0

TV 2: The satirical genius of Billy Eichner’s Emmy schtick. From Katie Kilkinny’s story in the Atlantic. "The greatest triumph of the 66th Emmy Awards didn’t belong to ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family,’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus — or any nominee, for that matter. Instead it was Billy on the Street, a comedy series that airs on Fuse TV and streams on Funny or Die, that became the night’s biggest success story with an insightful four-minute bit that thrilled Twitter, even as it taunted Twitter. "In all honesty we wouldn’t mind if the rest of the #Emmys turned into a 3-hour episode of #BillyOnTheStreet," People magazine enthused after the segment aired. "Billy Eichner Answered Our Silent Prayers," Buzzfeed concurred. And in the aftermath, the eponymous Billy tweeted like he’d actually been handed the globe-bearing statuette. @billyeichner thanked the Emmy audience in storied awards ceremony tradition—with an auspicious-yet-humble open followed by a laundry list of the people behind the scenes who made it happen." http://theatln.tc/1nyrENN

MEDIA: Evolving ‘Intergalactic Nemesis.’ From Omar Gallaga’s story in the Statesman: "This is a common Austin artistic performer problem."Performer creates a thing. It is small, perhaps not fully formed, but it’s a different kind of thing nobody’s done before. The performer’s work gains a local following. The performer starts to get some attention, takes the thing on tour, returns home to Austin for more performing. And then what? What happens when the thing, however great it is, grows to entertain an audience? How does something like that go from a niche success, something a few people involved might be able to do for a living for a while, to a full-blown cultural phenomenon, the kind of thing that gets national attention and launches careers and makes a lot of money? Jason Neulander is determined to figure out how with "The Intergalactic Nemesis." What began in 1996 as a staged science-fiction serial modeled after 1930s radio shows with a small group of writers and actors has evolved into an Austin institution. The third part of a set of full-length theatrical shows, "Twin Infinity," will debut Sept. 5-6 at the Long Center, capping off a long re-invention of the series after it was all but dead in the water in the mid-2000s." http://shar.es/11aw5X