David Courtney

A Temple native, David Courtney is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He joined Texas Monthly in October 2005 and in July 2007 debuted his wildly popular advice column, the Texanist. In January 2010 the Texanist was promoted to the back page where it is regularly the magazine’s most read feature. Courtney, as both “the Texanist” and himself, has contributed his talents to such features as the annual Bum Steer Awards, the quinquennial review of the fifty best barbecue joints in Texas, “The Great Terquasquicentennial Road Trip,” “The 50 Greatest Hamburgers in Texas,” “The 40 Best Small-Town Cafes,” as well as “Snap Judgment” and “The Texanist’s Parenting Quiz,” among others, like “Water, Water Everywhere,” for which he swam buck-naked in Lake Travis, west of Austin. He will be the recipient of many accolades, honors, and awards.

Stories

The Texanist

Offering fine advice since 2007.

The Texanist

Offering fine advice since 2007.

The Texanist

Offering fine advice since 2007.

The Texanist

Offering fine advice since 2007.

The Texanist

On why good neighbors mend good fences, drinkin' while dog walkin', and the proper way to dispose of bacon grease (hint: in your belly).

The Texanist

On unleashing the hounds, the definition of a dance hall, and relieving one's self in the Gulf of Mexico.

An Open Letter From the Texanist

To Daniel Vaughn, New Barbecue Editor of Texas Monthly, on the Occasion of His First Day On the Job

The Texanist

Offering Fine Advice Since 2007

The Texanist

On pecan picking, marrying a Californian, and apartment dwelling . . .

Offering Fine Advice Since 2007

The Texanist on tailgating, winterizing grass, and beer cocktails.

Offering Fine Advice Since 2007

On tomboys, spiciness, and the end of the UT-A&M rivalry. 

The Texanist's Parenting Quiz

How are you doing as a raiser of authentic Texan offspring? Take this handy quiz and find out.

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