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: 

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Sept. 13:

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Texas White House at LBJ Ranch closed for now

8:31 am Aug. 3, 2018

The National Park Service announced Friday that it will close the “Texas White House,” once the ranch home of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his family in Stonewall, as well as the adjacent Pool House, until further notice

Multitudes flock to Red, Hot and Soul plus Austin Book Awards

11:37 am May. 6, 2018

The flowers. Good heavens, the flowers.

David Kurio‘s cascading floral arrangements filled the eye at every angle during the Red, Hot and Soul gala, staged in the Bobbi Tent at Zach Theatre‘s South Austin complex. The splashy arrays matched the evening’s