Austin County

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013

    From Tacos to Tikka Masala

    Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to German Cuisine

    Modern-day Texans may not see much German influence when they look around, but the indirect effects of decades of German settlement still linger in large pockets of the state. The first waves of German immigration began in the 1830s ahead of the European Revolutions of 1848 that sent floods of Fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Chupacabras, Assault Rifles, and Busting Facebragging Hunters: True Texas Game Warden Adventures

    Among crime blotters in the state, two of the best belong to the Lufkin Daily News and the Wise County Messenger. But those are both private sector news sources. Our favorite "socialist" crime blotter comes from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, whose periodic Game Warden Field Notes is must ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    If the Addicks and Barker Dams Fail

    They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Texas BBQ Predates the Civil War

    The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas is older than you think.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    The Annual Kenney 4th of July BBQ

    See more community-barbecue photos in our slideshow. Read Robb Walsh's feature story on community barbecues in Texas. The barbecue pits behind Kenney Hall are of the old-fashioned open-pit construction. This year, 700 pounds of beef shoulder clods, 650 pounds of pork butt and 400 pounds of mutt ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    Two Houston newsmen take different paths

    Plus: Our very own Will Hunting

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Wayne Dolcefino -- The Mugshot

    The legendary Wayne Dolcefino has pled no contest to trespassing charges in connection with an Austin County incident.He got onto the farm/ranch property of a Houston architect who was part of an expose on Harris County contracts. We're somehow thinking shaky hand-held cameras and hidden devices wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Sex, Murder & Land: A Long, Long Court Case May Be Coming To A Close

    On April 7, the 14th Court of Appeals just might have brought closure to one of the longest-running and ugliest land disputes in modern Texas history. The case of Theresa Elizabeth Trojacek and Ronald David Ludwig vs. the Estate of Magnolia Kveton features bigamy, a May-December romance, greed, spou ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Doug Supernaw

    Former country superstar. Now starring in a courtroom near you.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Fadin' Renegade

    Doug Supernaw's long, sad spiral

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Eckels: The Son Also Rises

    The county judge comes into his own on Commissioners Court

  • News

    June 26, 1997

    Pain for the Prosecution

    Assistant district attorney Kristen Pain sent criminals to jail -- and then went to jail herself.

  • Calendar

    March 2, 1995