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.

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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.

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

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