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Articles by David Courtney
Jan 7, 2021 — By David Courtney
A Maryland man is worried that his progeny may never become a true Texan.
Dec 18, 2020 — By David Courtney
An Austin man is skeptical that a company held by a Chicago investment firm can claim that distinction.
Dec 7, 2020 — By David Courtney
An Oregon transplant is hoping he can find a few places to cast a line in his adopted state.
Nov 16, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Belfast woman is looking for a few good corn husks.
The New York–born singer-songwriter got to Texas as soon as he could—and spent the next five decades changing the lives of seemingly everyone he met.
Oct 26, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Midland woman wonders what to do if she meets a member of the family Ursidae in the wild.
Oct 8, 2020 — By David Courtney
An Austin man ponders the unthinkable.
Oct 5, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Houston mom has had it with Minecraft.
Sep 12, 2020 — By David Courtney
A resident of “The Texas of Canada” is having second thoughts about retiring to the Lone Star State.
Aug 17, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Texas transplant to California is unhappy about the ubiquity of the “nasty and repugnant weed."
Aug 10, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Sugar Land man wants to know if his friend from out of state could be the official greeter at the State Fair of Texas.
Jul 17, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Texan deployed overseas wants to know if there’s any foodstuff weirder than armadillo tail with gravy. (There is.)
Jul 2, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Houston man would like to maintain an annual summer tradition.
May 16, 2020 — By David Courtney
A sad and anxious time may offer a silver lining.
Mar 8, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Portland man is confused by the Menger Hotel's and Excelsior House Hotel's dueling claims. The Texanist is, too.
Mar 1, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Michigander with dreams of owning a massive piece of Texas land isn't sure how he would occupy himself on his $32.5 million spread.
Feb 8, 2020 — By David Courtney
As Valentine’s Day beckons, a Midlander in a new relationship is looking for an intimate getaway.
Feb 2, 2020 — By David Courtney
A San Antonio football fan wonders if the squad’s already small outfits have gotten even smaller over the years.
Jan 18, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Dallas man worries that he should have let a British couple continue to believe that cattle run rampant through the streets of his city.
Jan 13, 2020 — By David Courtney
A Grapevine man is puzzled by those ubiquitous roadside grills.
Dec 21, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Lufkin man asks a sports-related question—and gets more answers than he bargained for.
Dec 14, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Dallas man worries that hipsters have commandeered his favorite style of hat.
Nov 20, 2019 — By David Courtney
What we know today as the cowboy boot is a distinctive offshoot of styles favored by Genghis Khan, the Duke of Wellington, and myriad other horsemen throughout history.
Nov 20, 2019 — By David Courtney
The master bootmakers at Little’s, in San Antonio, demonstrate what goes into a fine boot.
Sep 22, 2019 — By David Courtney
An unnamed person from an unspecified place has an unsavory point of view.
Sep 15, 2019 — By David Courtney
An Austin couple debates the culinary worthiness of the crusty little ferrule beloved by many State Fair of Texas-goers.
Aug 31, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Dallas man vacationing on the Jersey Shore is discombobulated by a discombobulated Lone Star Flag.
Aug 25, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Southlake transplant falls hook, line, and sinker for the lie aquatic.
Aug 3, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Houston man wants to know if our columnist would be happy in another of Texas's many wonderful locales.
Jul 27, 2019 — By David Courtney
A British man is feeling guilty about walking around in exotic animal hide.
Jul 20, 2019 — By David Courtney
A pair of Austin birders think it's time to replace the Northern mockingbird with something more . . . Texas-y.
Jul 7, 2019 — By David Courtney
A San Antonio woman is looking for some liquid relief from the heat. The Texanist has a deluge of options.
Jun 30, 2019 — By David Courtney
This week: Topless man on heedless car trip!
Jun 14, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Houston man is puzzled by the mustard-laden grub at Jack in the Box and McDonald’s.
Jun 2, 2019 — By David Courtney
Petty state rivalries, the final frontier.
May 12, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Houston man visits Austin and is mildly flummoxed by RM 2222.
May 5, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Dallas man knows all about the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. It's the people he wonders about.
Apr 28, 2019 — By David Courtney
An Austin man notes that the sky is the sky, no matter where you go.
Apr 14, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Dallas man’s relations also inexplicably refer to guacamole as "avocado dip."
Apr 7, 2019 — By David Courtney
An Austin man argues that his spouse’s impressive Texas ancestry should count for something.
Apr 1, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Corpus Christi man pines for the days of two-stepping on those long wooden planks.
Mar 10, 2019 — By David Courtney
A Texan who spent a quarter of a century in Massachusetts is flummoxed by his former neighbors’ footwear foolishness.
Mar 3, 2019 — By David Courtney
A newcomer to East Texas thinks it’s fine to dispatch venomous snakes on sight.
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