Best Texas Books: Wrestling with writer J. Frank Dobie

12:22 pm Sep. 13, 2018

At some point, every Texas writer — or serious reader — must come to terms with “Mr. Texas.”

To the extent that Austinites today recognize the name of folklorist, teacher and widely published columnist, J. Frank Dobie,

Best Austin parties after Labor Day, Game Day

12:58 pm Sep. 8, 2018

We survived Labor Day and Game Day and now it’s time for the great Austin social machine to crank it up.

These are some upcoming parties I hope to make.

Sept. 9: 

Sept. 10: 

Sept. 13:

Sept. 13: 

Sept. 13:

Austin dedicates sublime Oakwood Cemetery Chapel

2:00 pm Aug. 29, 2018

The crowd nodded solemnly as speakers praised the tiny, exquisite Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, recently restored to its early 20th-century glory.

The city of Austin cannot consecrate, but it can dedicate.

And it did so with grace and

Best parties as Austin social season kicks into gear

9:02 am Aug. 28, 2018

Austin’s social season picks up again next week after the icy blast of the Ice Ball and Texas 4000 Tribute Dinner and a few other late summer enticements.

RELATED:

Sept. 5: Red Shoe Luncheon for Ronald McDonald House. Brazos Hall.