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 Texas books to read soon

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 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

Best Texas books to read this month

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 to read this time of year

5:05 pm Dec. 19, 2016

This week in “Texas Titles,” we take a very long road trip, scan murals at Texas post offices, seek solutions for the Yogurt Shop Murders, take in more football and dive into a museum’s loaned

Best Texas books to read at the end of the year

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 to read these days

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 to read nowadays

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.

Best Texas books to read straightaway

11:37 am Sep. 13, 2016

Face facts, it’s still summer, weather-wise in Austin. So let’s look back at some recent Texas titles before rummaging through the fall books.

“The Material Culture of German Texans.” Kenneth Hafertepe. Texas A&M Press. This is