Austinites thought the high-tech boom wouldn't change them, but it turned their city into something that more closely resembled Houston or Dallas in the golden eighties. Now they're paying the price.
This month my second novel about JFK's murder will be published. Why do I keep returning to Dealey Plaza and the events of that fateful day? Because I can't help myself.
After he was shot by a Mexico City cab driver—and told that he might be paralyzed—Jan Reid was flown to Houston, where Dr. Red Duke and a team of therapists literally got him back on his feet. In an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, The Bullet Meant for Me, Reid reconstructs the grueling nine weeks of recovery before he and his wife, Dorothy, finally headed home to Austin.
In Sarah Bird's finest novel to date, she goes halfway around the world for down-home inspiration.
Being a corporate lawyer pays Dean Blackwood's bills, but running an obscure record label keeps him in tune with his true passion.
How Juneteenth, a nationwide celebration of the end of slavery, got its start in Texas.
I learned a shocking lesson when I visited San Antonio's "hot lab," where some of the world's deadliest microbes are studied. The germs are winning.
Texas Tech didn't hire Bobby Knight to win gamesit hired him to make money. He should score big as long as he doesn't choke.
What's it like to be the chef at one of the state's top restaurants? The words "pressure cooker" come to mind
Chapter One White House Washington, D.C. Dear Dependents of the United States Air Force: Welcome to your new duty assignment, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. Okinawa is the principal island of the 160 islands that make up the Ryukyu archipelago. Only 67 miles long and from 2 to 17…
Will van Overbeek, who has been taking photos of Barton Springs for more than ten years, talks about the best pool in Texas.
You don't have to travel far to see treasures in the sea. They're right here.
Dame Edna Everage (who some claim is actually Australian character actor Barry Humphries) appears in Houston June 5-10 and in Dallas July 24-29.
My fifteen minutes of fame.
More Texas-trivia questions, ranging from musical and military to historical and hysterical.
For nearly thirty years, photographer Burton Wilson has never found himself without a camera when he needed one. A new book captures his view of the Austin music scene.
Senior editor Joe Nick Patoski, writer-at-large Suzy Banks, and others tell the story behind this month's cover story, "On the Water Front."
Head to Del Rioand south to Ciudad Acuñafor a fun summer jaunt and a taste of the border.
Like Saint-Tropez and Mykonos, the tiny Spanish island of Ibiza suggests high times, sun-drenched beaches, and hordes of international lollygaggers. That whiff of cosmopolitan style was exactly what Grant Cooper and Charles Clark were seeking in the name of their new restaurant (at 2450 Louisiana) in Houston’s hot midtown area.
Do you know where your water comes from?
There is more to do with escargots than serve them in garlic butter, as this delicious recipe proves. Incidentally, one of these large pasta packets is plenty for an appetizer portion. If you wish, you can substitute portobello or other mushrooms, briefly sautéed in butter, for the snails.
How some hogs turned things into a mess between the Republic of Texas and France.
Texas Old-Time Restaurants and Cafes
Larry McMurty's latest.
Sizing up Chuck Norris.
Rolling with Marcia Ball.
Tracking down antelope in Marfa.
Looking in on Jasper.
Dame Edna dresses up Houston; three new travel guides throw the book at Texas; a Flock of Seagulls (and other eighties acts you thought were lost at sea) return to Houston; and regional theater takes a bow in Austin, Fort Worth, and Waco.
My dad at warand peace.