Major Austin benefactor James Armstrong has died

10:13 am Aug. 22, 2017

Much admired Austin philanthropist James Armstrong died on Monday of natural causes. He was 85.

A collector of art, Armstrong gave millions to the arts, social services and other causes. Among his favored beneficiaries were Zach

Best Austin coffee shops near Congress Avenue

2:28 pm Jul. 22, 2017

Not surprisingly, Congress Avenue, sometimes called the Main Street of Texas, counts more coffee shops than any other 12-block stretch of the city.

Before we dive into the local outfits, though, we should note that Starbucks

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 rivers in Texas: 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