Austin dedicates sublime Oakwood Cemetery Chapel

2:00 pm Aug. 29, 2018

The crowd nodded solemnly as speakers praised the tiny, exquisite Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, recently restored to its early 20th-century glory.

The city of Austin cannot consecrate, but it can dedicate.

And it did so with grace and

Best parties as Austin social season kicks into gear

9:02 am Aug. 28, 2018

Austin’s social season picks up again next week after the icy blast of the Ice Ball and Texas 4000 Tribute Dinner and a few other late summer enticements.

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Sept. 5: Red Shoe Luncheon for Ronald McDonald House. Brazos Hall.

Firefighters revisit historic Austin building that burned

4:00 pm Aug. 27, 2018

“They didn’t just save our building,” says Austin attorney Laura Fowler about the firefighters who responded to the conflagration at the old Millett Opera House on June 16. “They saved our treasures.”

A sprinkler system also did

Texas history museum names new director you might know

3:05 pm Aug. 9, 2018

You might already know the newly appointed director of the Bullock Texas State History Museum. That’s because hyper-competent Margaret Koch has already twice served as the museum’s interim director as well as its director of exhibits and deputy

Texas White House at LBJ Ranch closed for now

8:31 am Aug. 3, 2018

The National Park Service announced Friday that it will close the “Texas White House,” once the ranch home of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his family in Stonewall, as well as the adjacent Pool House, until further notice