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A Day in Fayette County

Written by | Published January 25, 2010
Sunday I decided to bird around La Grange. The Travis Audubon Society is offering a series of monthly field trips…

Winery Passport Toasts to Success

Written by | Published January 25, 2010
I just received word that the Texas Department of Agriculture's wine-marketing folks are celebrating the 1st anniversary of its popular…


Written by | Published January 22, 2010
A few years ago, when economy woes hit the headlines and everybody reined in their vacation spending, travel-biz folks started…

Architecture at A&M

Written by | Published January 21, 2010
I just received word that Texas A&M University recently dedicated its first two architect-designed buildings, physics buildings named for university benefactors…

Taco Tour

Written by | Published January 21, 2010
When my son and daughter-in-law returned to Austin for the holidays recently, they had their priorities straight: They planned to…

Rock On

Written by | Published January 20, 2010
Check out Dale Weisman's feature on rock hunting in the February issue. A lifelong rockhound, Dale logged hundreds of miles…

Urban daddy comes to Texas

Written by | Published January 19, 2010
A few years ago, a colleague turned me on to an online newsletter called "Urban Daddy"--an irreverent,  intelligently written…

Brenham Break

Written by | Published January 13, 2010
On my second trip back to Austin from Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport during the holidays, I decided to break up…

Quirky Breakfast in Houston

Written by | Published January 11, 2010
If you're planning to tour Quirky Houston, I suggest you start your day with breakfast. On a recent visit, my…

Partying with the Big Heads

Written by | Published January 6, 2010
The January issue of Texas Highways includes a feature about the oddball attractions of sophisticated Houston. As a native Houstonian,…

Big Mo's BBQ

Written by | Published November 24, 2009
When I was in Victoria a couple of weeks ago, I tried a new barbecue restaurant a friend had recommended,…

Feels Like Fall

Written by | Published November 4, 2009
The crisp autumn mornings of late are reminding me of my summer trip to the Fort Davis area. Even in…
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