Best Texas books to read right now

12:51 pm Jul. 22, 2017

Texas birds, Texas musicians, Texas media stars, Texas festivals and a guide to the Texas Capitol stack up on our state shelves this week.

“When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph and

Miracle began on Austinite’s trip to Indian orphanage

5:48 pm Jun. 25, 2017

Unlike St. Paul, Caroline Boudreaux’s conversion came not on a road, but in the dormitory of an Indian orphanage.

In May 2000, the backpacking Austinite landed in Mumbai, India. It was hot, 110 degrees.

“A horrible time

Tributes rain down on outgoing UT VP Gregory Vincent

4:13 pm Jun. 14, 2017

The community farewell for Gregory Vincent at the AT&T Center was something to behold.

Two University of Texas presidents, Gregory Fenves and Bill Powers, along with Austin Mayor Steve Adler and President and & CEO of the Austin Area Urban League, Teddy McDaniel III, were

Take a look-see at this week’s Austin shows and parties.

4:50 pm Jun. 13, 2017

Light week for Austin shows and parties. Still, we are pleased with the slimmed-down choice, including a salute for our dear friend, Gregory Vincent, who leaves the University of Texas to become president of Hobart and William Smith

100 cheers for a South Austin centenarian

3:15 pm Jun. 13, 2017

On Monday, June 19, folks will gather at Élan South Park Meadows to toast Reuel John Perdue Cron, who turns 100.

“Reuel says he enjoys meeting new people,” says Ann Kolacki, community relations counselor at the assisted living home,

Lionizing nature god Victor Emanuel

10:18 am Jun. 1, 2017

The large auditorium filled up quickly. True standing room only. Guests leaned forward and drank in the words.

Onstage sat their idol, Victor Emanuel, the Austinite who runs one of the world’s finest nature tour operations. He also