Festina  Lente
          Festina Lente is based in New Braunfels, Texas, located between Austin and San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country.  Many of the state's top research facilities and archives are within an hour's drive, including the Texas State Library and Archives, Texas General Land Office, Center for American History (which includes the Barker Texas History Collection) at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Historical Commission Library, Catholic Archives, Sophienburg Archives, and Institute of Texan Cultures.

          My name is Laurie E. Jasinski, owner of Festina Lente, and I offer Texas historical research and writing services for organizations, businesses, and individuals.  Please click on the specific links for additional information, updates, as well as helpful Texas history-related sites.

Research Services       Writing Projects       

Editing/Proofreading    Festina Lente Publications     


Find out about my books and music projects:

Hill Country Backroads

Dinosaur Highway

The Dinosaur Waltz

Imaginary Dawn CD

          E-mail me if you have comments or questions.  If you are interested in any of these services and you do not have your own e-mail address, simply click on this e-mail link, type your message, and please include your name, address, and/or phone number.  I will respond promptly.


          Festina lente is a Latin phrase which translates as "make haste slowly."  The idea for a business named
Festina Lente
originated from comments by my grandmother who was quite a student of Latin during her school days. 

          Our fast-paced, information-packed world can be overwhelming.  Several years ago she offered me helpful advice to "festina lente" or "make haste slowly."  There are so many deeds to be done, and yet some deeds, like research and writing, just can't be rushed through.  Life can't be rushed.  The saying really strikes a good balance, so I decided to take it as my own.  Time is a precious thing--take a little to look about your world and enjoy.