Stephen F. Austin names Eagle Lake in 1821 October 12, 2022 - 00:00 Posted in: Viewpoints The sunsets are golden. The waters were made for hunting and fishing. The large, mossy oak trees wave to the winds, and the abundant waterfowl are a symphony of sound. The secrets of the lake were known only to the Karankawas, until 1821, when Stephen F. Austin arrived.Before the first ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!