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

Absolute peace and quiet in Bosque County

9:11 am Aug. 13, 2016

“Nobody’s heard of us,” quips the lady at the Bosque Collection, an historical archive located on the courthouse square in Meridian. “They say: Where?”

Few in Austin knew anything about our intended summer retreat. Exceptions: Those who had lived in

Remembering Austin’s Sunshine TB Camps from the 1930s

4:32 pm Jun. 18, 2016

Well, Linda Hank Thompson beat me to it.

Yesterday, four of us visited Eva May Smith to talk about the time she attended the Austin Sunshine Camps in the 1930s.

Very poor growing up in this city, Smith had responded to a