A Lone Star native who has lived in the Northeast for nearly four decades is nervous about socializing when she's back at home.
Articles by David Courtney
Aug 26, 2018 — By David Courtney
A man raised in Sulphur Springs pines for a long-lost North Texas favorite.
Aug 19, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Notrees man thinks dousing meat in boiling water is akin to cheating.
Aug 11, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Brownsville woman wants to spend eternity in close proximity to Ma and Pa Ferguson.
Aug 4, 2018 — By David Courtney
A visitor from Iowa was baffled by his recent drive through the Lone Star State.
Jul 28, 2018 — By David Courtney
An Arizona woman just doesn’t get the appeal of Mrs. Baird’s Bread or Hill Country Fare cut green beans.
Jul 25, 2018 — By David Courtney
The Texanist on five great small towns that are (pretty much) just like they always were and don’t need to change at all.
Jul 14, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Houston man knows that the Carolina Reaper will cause him pain. He’s worried that it might cause him real harm, too.
Jul 8, 2018 — By David Courtney
The reasons why our state reptile—and beloved playmate for generations of young Texans—is so hard to find these days.
Jul 1, 2018 — By David Courtney
No disposable containers on the river? No problem.
Jun 23, 2018 — By David Courtney
An Amarillo man wants to make sure that his Mustang Island getaway won't go up in smoke.
Jun 9, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Baylor Bears fan is conflicted about what he should do if TCU goes to a bowl game.
Jun 3, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Houstonian turned New Yorker’s company is relocating him to small-town West Texas. If life were a sitcom, that would be pretty funny.
May 26, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Central Texas mom tries to strike a balance between innocent summertime fun and her worst slithering, venomous nightmare.
May 19, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Plano couple is feuding over what kind of bread product should encase a hot link.
May 12, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Yankee in exile misses the old days of playing air hockey and breathing in musty odors.
May 6, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Katy man is feeling awfully prickly about this botanical fallacy.
Apr 29, 2018 — By David Courtney
An Abilene man wants to know what our brew-lovin' columnist thinks of the mania for newfangled Texas ales.
Apr 21, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Tulsa woman thinks the king of western swing had a raunchy side. Her husband isn't buying it.
Apr 14, 2018 — By David Courtney
A New York man wants to know everything there is to know about Texas toast.
Apr 7, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Dallas man who grew up in East Texas isn't sure his home region actually exists.
Mar 31, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Kaufman man vacationing in the Volunteer State hears a claim about the Texas flag that just can't be true. Can it?
Mar 24, 2018 — By David Courtney
An Odessa woman is still working her way through her private Dublin stash.
Mar 17, 2018 — By David Courtney
An irate truck owner may need to take a long, hard look in the rearview mirror.
Mar 3, 2018 — By David Courtney
An El Paso man thinks he's got a good candidate for Texas History Month. Is he right? Yes, but . . .
Feb 24, 2018 — By David Courtney
A New Braunfels man thinks that Texas's oldest dance hall deserves a little more respect.
Feb 10, 2018 — By David Courtney
In the midst of a cold, wet winter, an Abilene woman longs for the dog days of August.
Feb 2, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Texas Tech undergrad makes the case for the breakfast taco's not-so-poor relation.
Jan 27, 2018 — By David Courtney
A 39-year resident of Houston is gearing up for his first experience of the greatest road trip Texas has to offer.
Jan 23, 2018 — By David Courtney
When the early Texas rancher Charles Goodnight invented the chuck wagon, in 1866, he didn’t just presage today’s food trucks; he solved an immediate problem, which was how to keep cowboys on the remote parts of the range well-fed. During the rough-and-tumble frontier days, Texas demanded such…
Jan 13, 2018 — By David Courtney
A Flatonia man thinks Tim McGraw can afford a better looking cowboy hat
Dec 30, 2017 — By David Courtney
A dedicated carnivore wonders how to handle his wife's request to lead a meat-free existence in 2018.
Dec 23, 2017 — By David Courtney
A Dallasite wonders how something so tasty, so filling, and so pre-Christian came to be a holiday staple.
Dec 9, 2017 — By David Courtney
A San Antonio woman smells trouble.
Dec 2, 2017 — By David Courtney
A Dallas man wonders why one good finger doesn't deserve another.
Nov 13, 2017 — By David Courtney
A Tyler man is feeling a little hot under the collar.
Nov 5, 2017 — By David Courtney
A West Texas native wonders if umbrellas are for sissies.
Oct 21, 2017 — By David Courtney
The Texanist advises a person who wants to pass off professionally cooked briskets as homemade.
Oct 16, 2017 — By David Courtney
How to handle the zit-sized pustule that those evil little @$*!%*#@%&!s leave behind.
Sep 23, 2017 — By David Courtney
A truck-driving woman meets a Jetta owner at a Ray Wylie Hubbard concert.
Sep 16, 2017 — By David Courtney
The Texanist generously shares his world-famous dove recipe.
Aug 25, 2017 — By David Courtney
It's known as "the Texas stop sign," but can the Illinois chain really claim the Lone Star State?
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