Griffin Smith, Jr


The Best Texas Wine Stores

It’s not easy these days to find a good wine selection at reasonable prices, but it can be done.

Scene Change, Please

Try one of these extended weekend trips. You’ll know you’ve left home.

Pass the Chop Sticks, Por Favor

At last, two superb Chinese restaraunts in Texas.

How the New Drug Law Was Made

In which Texas comes into the 20th century, barely.

We the People...

When we write a constitution for the first time in almost 100 years, everyone wants a piece of the pie. In spite of it all, the new draft turned out to be an improvement. Now it’s the legislature’s turn.

The Best Food In Austin

There are some restaurants in Austin that could coax wary gourmets out of their kitchens.

The Highway Establishment and How it Grew and Grew and Grew

All roads have to go somewhere; but it could be that roads in Texas are going the wrong way.

Deadline in Dallas

One Dallas paper clings tightly to tradition while the other, with a new editor, looks for something to cling to of its own.

Visit Beautiful Austin (Quick)

Austin is trading old houses for new offices. The City Council calls it progress.