One hundred years ago this month, a natural disaster devastated the city's poorest neighborhoods—and then transformed its politics.
He helped make the city the literary powerhouse it is today.
Authors Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson say it's time for sports fans to grapple with the industry's systemic injustices.
The best-selling debut author remembers the Permian Basin home she fled as soon as she could.
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The Tejano goth classic is an essential bilingual teaching aid and trove of the region’s most beloved tales, including “La Llorona.”
In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
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The popular outdoor ”take-a-book, leave-a-book” displays face new restrictions in Big D.
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Excerpts from his book "Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace."
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A new book explains how drawing stick figures and other little illustrations during meetings and group sessions can help clarify thoughts and ideas.
As the director of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Thomas Staley turned the archive into the repository for some of literature's greatest giants. Now he's passing the baton to Stephen Enniss, who hopes to continue that legacy.
Announced a judge who himself has 1,000 first editions in his personal library.
With Governor Rick Perry's campaign sputtering, the Texas media's political reporters will soon have to resume normal programming.
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The ACLU's annual report says there are fewer than ever, but such authors as Twain, Hemingway and Salinger still get "challenged" in some ISDs.
In this exclusive excerpt from Remember Ben Clayton, a new novel by Stephen Harrigan, a sculptor meets a lonely rancher who has lost his son and needs something to remember him by.
Chapter 1We were parked at the curb in Leonard’s car, sitting near a busted-out streetlight. We were looking at a house about a block up. It was a dark house on a dark street next to another dark house, and beyond that was an abandoned baseball field grown up with
The Brownsville native and longtime Austinite has spent most of his adult life contemplating the future: A progenitor of the scruffy cyberpunk fiction movement (he edited the short-story anthology Mirrorshades and co-authored The Difference Engine with William Gibson), he has penned ten sci-fi novels and several works of nonfiction, including
In this exclusive excerpt from Stephen Harrigan’s new novel, Challenger Park, a female astronaut confronts mommy-track issues on the way to outer space.
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