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

Offering Fine Advice Since 2007

Can I mow my prickly pear?

Offering Fine Advice Since 2007

What’s the best cure for jellyfish stings?

Offering Fine Advice Since 2007

Must I pose with my kids in the bluebonnets?

Offering fine advice since 2007

What’s the best way to break in new boots?

Offering fine advice since 2007

What to do with a yard full of varmints.

Offering fine advice since 2007

When can a child receive his first gun?

Offering fine advice since 2007

Should men get pedicures?

Offering fine advice since 2007

Can I buy my dateless daughter a homecoming mum?

Offering fine advice since 2007

Can you ask your buddy to put sunscreen on your back?

Offering fine advice since 2007

Can one have too many Texas tattoos?

Offering fine advice since 2007

Help! My campsite neighbors are making love. Loudly.

Offering fine advice since 2007

How high is too high to jack up a truck?

Offering fine advice since 2007

Can you park in your friend’s front yard?

Offering fine advice since 2007

Can you park in your friend’s front yard?

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