Kathy Blackwell named executive editor at Texas Monthly

10:00 am Oct. 3, 2017

Kathy Blackwell, most recently editor-in-chief at Austin Way magazine, has been named executive editor overseeing the features portfolio at the venerable Texas Monthly by the statewide magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Tim Taliaferro.

“She will bring new ideas, new expertise and a great

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 rivers: Llano River

6:31 pm Jul. 18, 2017

Of all the constant-flow Hill Country rivers, the Llano remains the least altered. As John Graves observes in “Texas Rivers, ” it is dammed only intermittently between its headwaters in Edwards and Sutton counties 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.

Lionizing nature god Victor Emanuel

10:18 am Jun. 1, 2017

The large auditorium filled up quickly. True standing room only. Guests leaned forward and drank in the words.

Onstage sat their idol, Victor Emanuel, the Austinite who runs one of the world’s finest nature tour operations. He also