Accessing the Angelina River in Texas

8:38 pm Mar. 16, 2017

The Angelina was the last of the larger Texas rivers traced during our 10-year program to follow 50 of them from their sources to their mouths, or vice versa. Actually, it was also the last river

Crawling along Big Cypress Bayou in Texas

7:10 pm Mar. 16, 2017

Big Cypress Bayou is perhaps best known these days as the source of scenic Caddo Lake, often called the only natural lake in Texas. Yet, as the displays on the walls of Caddo Lake State Park demonstrate, its

Soaking up the glamour of the Texas Medal of Arts

2:01 pm Feb. 23, 2017

I could have chilled all night. And still have chilled some more.

These days, I’m looking for the exit earlier and earlier at Austin affairs. Chalk it up to social supersaturation.

Not this night. Or nights, if you include the

Devouring the UT Doty Award Dinner

10:40 am Jan. 27, 2017

Last night, I attended a consummate example of an Austin awards ceremony.

It was short at 90 minutes, or two hours if you include the cocktail reception. It included entertainment — a trombone choir and a jazz

‘Greater Tuna’ headed back to Austin … and more

9:54 am Jan. 25, 2017

There’s nothing else like it. And Austinites adore it.

“Greater Tuna” — starring Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and co-written by Ed Howard — debuted here in 1981.

That’s right, 35 years ago. The comedy about small-town Texas life — or lack of it