Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Listen to the Tale of Leslie’s Journey to Austin

KUT News recently spoke with Debbie Russell, a friend of Leslie Cochran who served as Leslie’s spokesperson during his hospitalization and hospice stay. In the above video, she recounts one of the stories shared on a blog where Leslie’s friends share stories.

On the Love for Leslie blog, a friend recounts Leslie's year-long trek to Austin: 

After a while, or really, after crossing the TX border, as you might imagine, where a Leslie-sighting would become the talk of a town for weeks following, law enforcement in one county began to call up the next jurisdiction he was heading to in order to ‘warn’ them.

Russell recounts the reception Leslie got in Abilene, Texas. She also speaks broadly about the impact Leslie had on Austin once he arrived here. 

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
Related Content