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

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

Catch up on these Austin parties that passed us by

9:47 am May. 29, 2017

We’ve been been away for a while, but our social spies have passed on some delicious updates from the past few weeks, edited for these pages. More contributed reports to come Tuesday and Wednesday.

From Darlene Fiske:

“The 19th annual