What our Austin party spies report

11:37 am Nov. 29, 2016

We can’t make every major Austin party. Especially since they often occur simultaneously. So we depend on reliable party spies to give us insight into the events that we missed. At times, we offer a few reports

1921-2016: Farmer, leader Rubert Ceder dies

9:44 am Nov. 28, 2016

Farmer. Auctioneer. Tax collector. County leader. Park land banker.

Rubert Ceder, who died Nov. 23, was many things to Austin and Travis County. His Swedish family worked the land east of the city continuously since the 1870s.

Austinite wins national butterfly photo contest

7:39 pm Nov. 27, 2016

A dainty picture of a butterfly netted $500 for Austin’s Julie Shaw, who says she will buy another camera lens for herself, or maybe a camera for her husband with her winnings.

“He is not really

Best Austin coffee shops near South Lamar Boulevard

5:52 pm Nov. 27, 2016

The blend of coffee spots on or near South Lamar Boulevard  includes some of the city’s oldest and some of its newest offerings. (We’ve melded two posts to make this one to match the many offerings

Best Texas books: Picture the Rio Grande

3:19 pm Nov. 12, 2016

This week in “Texas Titles,” we follow a riverine journey, a myth busting gang, the career of a Texas historian, a ship named “Texas” and a Texas modern artist finally receiving her due.

“Río: A Photographic Journey down