Best Austin coffee shops near Congress Avenue

2:28 pm Jul. 22, 2017

Not surprisingly, Congress Avenue, sometimes called the Main Street of Texas, counts more coffee shops than any other 12-block stretch of the city.

Before we dive into the local outfits, though, we should note that Starbucks

Best Texas books to read right now

12:51 pm Jul. 22, 2017

Texas birds, Texas musicians, Texas media stars, Texas festivals and a guide to the Texas Capitol stack up on our state shelves this week.

“When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph and

Best rivers in Texas: Llano River

6:31 pm Jul. 18, 2017

Of all the constant-flow Hill Country rivers, the Llano remains the least altered. As John Graves observes in “Texas Rivers, ” it is dammed only intermittently between its headwaters in Edwards and Sutton counties and

Chime in: What are the best neighborhoods in Austin?

1:13 pm Jul. 8, 2017

During the past 10 years, we’ve profiled more than 25 Austin area neighborhoods in detail. Some of those stories have virtually disappeared from the Internet. So we’ll slowly collect them, republish them when necessary and

Miracle began on Austinite’s trip to Indian orphanage

5:48 pm Jun. 25, 2017

Unlike St. Paul, Caroline Boudreaux’s conversion came not on a road, but in the dormitory of an Indian orphanage.

In May 2000, the backpacking Austinite landed in Mumbai, India. It was hot, 110 degrees.

“A horrible time

Best Texas books to read this month

7:33 pm Jun. 21, 2017

We’ve learned more about the Nueces River, Texas birding, a standout West Texas Congressman, the King Ranch and Texas swimming holes.

“The Nueces River: Rio Escondido.” Margie Crisp with artwork by William B. Montgomery. Texas A&M Press.