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,

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

Firefighters revisit historic Austin building that burned

4:00 pm Aug. 27, 2018

“They didn’t just save our building,” says Austin attorney Laura Fowler about the firefighters who responded to the conflagration at the old Millett Opera House on June 16. “They saved our treasures.”

A sprinkler system also did

Texas history museum names new director you might know

3:05 pm Aug. 9, 2018

You might already know the newly appointed director of the Bullock Texas State History Museum. That’s because hyper-competent Margaret Koch has already twice served as the museum’s interim director as well as its director of exhibits and deputy