John Graves leads off this set of best Texas books

4:54 pm Mar. 11, 2018

These new Texas books — plus one minor classic — reminds us how much is worth reading about our state in early 2018.

“Myself and Strangers: A Memoir of Apprenticeship.” John Graves. University of Texas Press.

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Best Austin coffee shops near Northwest Austin

1:20 pm Mar. 8, 2018

We are discovering little coffee gems in Northwest Austin.

These days, we build our coffee district reports one shop at a time. (See older district reports below.) And we’ll start in the Great Northwest with …

Nelo’s

See who in Austin are AU40 Awards finalists

1:36 pm Mar. 7, 2018

One of Austin’s most coveted honors, the Austin Under 40 Awards, are back, and we’ve got the names of the 2018 finalists.

The AU40 Awards are a joint effort of two veteran volunteer groups, Young Women’s Alliance

Are you ready for a real American Freestyle Bullfight?

10:04 am Sep. 13, 2017

What’s American Freestyle Bullfighting? Austin is about to find out.

Forget the capes and swords of the Spanish tradition. This extreme sport is not unlike what rodeo bullfighters do in the ring to protect bull riders