Best Texas books: Big Bend nature leads off

12:48 pm Oct. 12, 2017

We pause during Austin festival season to read up on nature in a Texas national park, the career of a Texas script doctor, the third part of an Old West trilogy by a Texan, a

Best Texas books: Birders alert

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

Best Texas books: Start off with ‘The Nueces River’

7:33 pm Jun. 21, 2017

We’ve learned more about the Nueces River, Texas birding, a standout West Texas Congressman, the King Ranch and Texas swimming holes.

“The Nueces River: Rio Escondido.” Margie Crisp with artwork by William B. Montgomery. Texas A&M Press.

Best Texas books: Picture the Rio Grande

3:19 pm Nov. 12, 2016

This week in “Texas Titles,” we follow a riverine journey, a myth busting gang, the career of a Texas historian, a ship named “Texas” and a Texas modern artist finally receiving her due.

“Río: A Photographic Journey down

Best Texas books: Remember Oveta Culp Hobby?

5:54 pm Nov. 7, 2016

In this latest installment of our “Texas Titles” series, we look at a pioneer, a cause, a sport, a feud and a batch of the state’s artists.

“Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist.” Debra L.

Best Texas books: You can’t miss with Bill Wittliff

5:40 pm Oct. 7, 2016

This week, we’ve got a novel, a true crime tale, an investigative report, a sports chronicle and a family history among the latest Texas titles to cipher.

“The Devil’s Sinkhole.” Bill Wittliff. University of Texas Press.