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Day Trips: Lockhart State Park Golf Course
Playing the nine-hole course is cheaper than a pound of Lockhart's famous barbecue
Columns  September 8, 2016, by Gerald McLeod
"...Lockhart State Park Golf Course offers a great golf value. For the price of a pound of barbecue brisket at one of Lockhart's famous eateries, duffers can enjoy nine holes of unrushed play...."

Is Lockhart the Live Music Suburb of the World?
A growing wave of musical expats heads south
Music Story  September 8, 2016, by Doug Freeman
"...Aaron Fox first stumbled across Lockhart in search of a jukebox. In 1990, the University of Texas graduate student and local guitar player was working on his thesis in the anthropology department and had been tipped to an off-the-grid bar 30 miles down Highway 183 south of Austin..."

This Next Number Is About Lockhart
Music Story  September 8, 2016, by Annamarya Scaccia
"...Austinites moving to Lockhart are trading in big-city convenience for a cheaper cost of living. Rents in Lockhart cost significantly less a month, and a house can go for half of what you'd find in the less expensive parts of Austin..."

Pre-Eminent Local Producer Danny Reisch Moves South to Lockhart
The challenge as he moves is to maintain the same creative space and energy
Music Story  August 11, 2016, by Doug Freeman
"...In between tweaks, the idle conversation of music obsessives drifts through opinions about everyone from Art Tatum to Ray Manzarek. The easy atmosphere is an essential part of the process for the host's role, and his new home studio in Lockhart exudes that vibe even more so than his former space on East Third Street in Austin (see "Playback: The Future of Austin Recording Studios," Aug..."

Day Trips: Old School Leathersmith, Lockhart
Making leather goods that last to customers' specifications
Columns  June 11, 2015, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Old School Leathersmith in Lockhart lives up to its name. When you walk into the tiny shop, half a block off the courthouse square, the smell of tanned hide engulfs you in a warm embrace from the past...."

Welcome to Lockhart 2016
PHOTO GALLERY  September 8, 2016
"...A visual scrapbook to accompany this week’s cover story on Austin music industry professionals moving to Lockhart after being pushed out Austin – financially and creatively...."

Stacked in Her Favor
Loony Lockhart Librarian Leaves Land and Logic Behind
Features Story  October 20, 2000, by Stuart Prestidge
"...The small town of Lockhart was thrust into the media glare last Monday, as locals gathered by the dozens to witness neighbor and director of library services Rose Aleta Laurell scale to the top of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library..."

A Cure for Wellness
Gothic mystery is hard to swallow
Film Review  February 17, 2017, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Capitalizing on a sense of dread that’s established in its confusing opening scene during which the story’s MacGuffin keels over while drinking a glass of water from the office water cooler, A Cure for Wellness sends its real protagonist, young Mr. Lockhart (DeHaan), to a sanitarium in the Swiss Alps to retrieve the recuperating water imbiber, Mr..."

Faster Than Sound: Pop Goes the Arts District
Fight over an empty lot near Riverside Drive intensifies, Xetas’ Kana Harris will open Bluebonnet Records in Lockhart, and Why Bonnie get a peachy opening gig
Music Column  January 10, 2019, by Rachel Rascoe
"...Frontwoman of established local punk act Xetas, Harris now manifests that obsessive love into a new vinyl outpost. Bluebonnet Records opens early this spring in Lockhart's town square, adding to the community of music capital expats...."

First Look: Black's Barbecue
Famous family opens Austin storefront
DAILY Food  October 31, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...If there was any doubt about whether or not Lockhart's venerable Black family supports this particular foray into the Austin market, one look around the dining room should put that question to rest. The walls are graced with heirloom family photos documenting various stages of Edgar and Norma Jean Black's respected family business...."

Fast Cars and Craft Beer
The Beer Diaries co-creator debuts new brews at Lockhart hot rod fest
DAILY Food  January 30, 2018, by Tucker Whatley
"...Lockhart, a picturesque little town with a big reputation for smoked meat, has long proclaimed itself the “barbecue capital of Texas.” Beginning in February, one man hopes to beef up the town’s repertoire to also include great beer...."

Texas Barbecue Icon Rick Schmidt Passes Away
Former Kreuz Market owner helped shape the Lockhart barbecue scene
DAILY Food  February 12, 2019, by Emily Beyda
"...Today Austin mourns the passing of Texas barbecue icon Rick Schmidt – one of the two Kreuz Market family scions who battled for control of the Lockhart barbecue scene back in the 90s...."

Day Trips
Columns  May 9, 2003, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Lockhart State Park proves that great things come in small packages. As Texas state parks go, at 263 acres, the playground two miles southwest of the city limits of Lockhart isn't very big..."

Folk Music Fireball!
Sixty years ago this month and next, Elvis Presley destroyed Austin
Music Story  December 23, 2015, by Tim Stegall
"..."I was standing there at Someburgers one night, and right about where Amy's is on Guadalupe was a drive-in burger joint called Lockhart's. And this kid's screaming, 'Elvis is at Lockhart's! Elvis is at Lockhart's!' I was a pudgy sprinter, and it didn't take me about 10 yards towards Lockhart's to realize the kid wouldn't be running the other way if Elvis was really still at Lockhart's...."

Sausage Shrines
A pilgrimage
Food Story  October 7, 2005, by Wes Marshall
"...Wes Marshall in Luling and Lockhart City Market..."

Smoke Gets in Your Mouth
Food Story  May 20, 1999
"...This could be the perfect barbecue joint. --Nick Barbaro LOCKHART Kreuz Market (7)..."

Day Trips
Columns  February 13, 1998, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...A B&B and BBQ in historic Lockhart can make for a relaxing weekend that can ruin a diet, but refresh the soul. photograph by Gerald E..."

Another day, another barbecue dynasty fracas
Food Column  November 22, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...They really need a good brick-and-mortar spot in which to expand their pit capacity... Another multigeneration contingent of a venerable Lockhart barbecue family announced their intention to take on the Austin market last week when brothers Mark and Michael Black (great-grandsons of Edgar Black Sr.) hung a banner on the old Holiday House (1003 Barton Springs Rd.) proclaiming "Black's Barbecue – A Lockhart Family Tradition – Coming Soon." However, Eric Lenderman, operations manager of the original Black's Barbecue (215 N..."

Day Trips
The Dr. Eugene Clark Library is a monument to an unrequited love
Columns  April 8, 2011, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart is a monument to an unrequited love..."

Central Texas BBQ Dynasties
What Becomes a Legend Most?
Food Story  November 9, 2001, by Virginia B. Wood
"...In Lockhart, 619 N. Colorado, 512/398-2361..."

Molly Burch Finds the Love in Pop
Singer/songwriter puts the guitar down for the follow-up to her acclaimed debut
Music Story  October 4, 2018, by Rachel Rascoe
"...President, are relatively recent. She wrote all of First Flower last fall outside of Lockhart, where the couple lived...."

Day Trips
Time is on your side at the Southwest Museum of Clocks & Watches
Columns  October 25, 2013, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Southwest Museum of Clocks & Watches in Lockhart has plenty of time. They can kill it, but can't destroy it..."

Day Trips
When discussing the finest cuisine in Central Texas, barbecue has to top the list
Columns  September 1, 2006, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Llano and Taylor are each known for their excellent barbecue, but take the town of Lockhart, about 30 miles southeast of Austin, as an example of the quality of barbecue in Central Texas. Any town would be proud to claim any one of the four smokehouses within the city limits of the Caldwell County seat...."

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Shane Black's directorial debut is a suckerpunch-and-a-half, a trippy tribute to L.A. noir and a genre-busting blitzkrieg attack on Hollywood pretensions that’s just as full of them as the pulp it lampoons.
Film Review  November 11, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...It’s also a doozy of a comedy, matching the dark wit of Ross MacDonald’s Lew Archer novels to the stylized theatrics of Matt Helm-era Dean Martin. It’s heavy on the narration, but as the tale of second-rate, NYC sneak thief Harry Lockhart (Downey Jr.) and his wild Hollywood relocation, how could it not be? Black’s love of self-reflexive, genre-skewering conventions drenches the film in blood reds and Sunset Strip purples and drops a wink and a grin while doing it, over and over, making Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang the sort of in-jokey affair film geeks lust after but so rarely receive..."

Second Helpings: Regional Barbecue
You're here for SXSW, but you're also here for barbecue, right?
Food Story  March 14, 2003
"...Monday-Thursday, 6am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 6am-9pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm The current generation of sausage-making Meyer brothers expanded the successful family sausage business in 1988 to include a casual restaurant where they serve smoked pork ribs, turkey breast, and brisket.Kreuz Market619 N. Colorado, Lockhart, 512/398-2361..."

Second Helpings: Regional Barbecue
Regional barbecue spots in today's "Second Helpings"
Food Story  March 15, 2002
"...The current generation of sausage-making Meyer brothers expanded the successful family sausage business in 1988 to include a casual restaurant where they serve smoked pork ribs, turkey breast, and brisket.Kreuz Market619 N. Colorado, Lockhart, 512/398-2361..."

Central Texas BBQ Dynasties
What Becomes a Legend Most?
Food Story  November 9, 2001
"...619 N. Colorado, Lockhart, 512/398-2361..."

Day Trips
Columns  August 19, 1999, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Historic Review Board members Elaine Lockhart, Bill Arbon, and Steve Handzo. photograph by Gerald E..."

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Unveils List of Brews
77 ways for you to capitalize on the celebration of suds
DAILY Food  September 10, 2018, by Eric Puga
"...| Sunny (Saison) Back Pew Brewing (Porter) | Black Habit (Schwarzbier) Back Pew Brewing (Porter) | Blue Testament (American Pilsner/Pre-prohibition Lager) Barrow Brewing (Salado) | Evil Catfish (IPA) Barrow Brewing (Salado) | Mystery of the Deep (DIPA) Bearded Fox Brewing (Tomball) | Aunt Rose (Red Helles Lager) Bearded Fox Brewing (Tomball) | G.O.A.T. (Imperial IPA) Big Bend Brewing (Alpine) | Alpine White (Witbier) Big Bend Brewing (Alpine) | Balmorhea w/ watermelon & tangerine (Imperial Berliner Weisse) Big Bend Brewing (Alpine) | Charles Prince of Whalez (Pastry Stout) Big Bend Brewing (Alpine) | Old Love (Barleywine) Black Star Co-op (Austin) | It's Not A Pneuma (Super Hoppy Pale Ale) Black Star Co-op (Austin) | Roze Sap (Sour Guava Ale) Blue Owl Brewing (Austin) | Cool & the Gang (Sour English Mild w/ Earl Grey Tea) Blue Owl Brewing (Austin) | Citra Fresh Hopped Little Boss (Sour session wheat w/ fresh hops) Blue Owl Brewing (Austin) | SMash SMaSH (Single-Malt-and-Single-Hop Sour IPA) Blue Owl Brewing (Austin) | Tiki Hop Totem (Sour IPA w/ tropical tiki fruit) Bluebonnet Beer Company (Round Rock) | Trophy Buckle IPA (American IPA) Bluebonnet Beer Company (Round Rock) | Oktoberfest (Oktoberfest / Marzen) Braman Brewery (Richmond) | Running Walker Hefeweizen Braman Brewery (Richmond) | Running Walker Pale Ale Brazos Valley Brewing (Brenham) | Greetings from Brenham TX (Brut IPA) Brazos Valley Brewing (Brenham) | Willin' Pale (Mosaic-Hopped Pale Ale) The Brewer's Table (Austin) | UnBavarian Super Fancy (Field Lager) The Brewer's Table (Austin) | Vor Ort (American Lager) The Brewtorium (Austin) | Electric Lederhosen (Vienna lager) The Brewtorium (Austin) | SHAzacca (IPA) Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School (Plantersville) | Green Ogre IPA (Imperial IPA) Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School (Plantersville) | Scottish (Scottish 60 Shilling) Buffalo Bayou Brewing (Houston) | Crush City IPA (Mandarina & Mosaic IPA) Buffalo Bayou Brewing (Houston) | Wake 'n Bake (Blonde Ale w/ Amaya Espresso & Madagascar Vanilla) Caracara Brewing (Lockhart) | Lockhart Blonde (Blonde) Caracara Brewing (Lockhart) | Plum Creek Porter (Robust Porter) Celis Brewery (Austin) | Celis IPA (American IPA) Celis Brewery (Austin) | Celis Juicy IPA (Hazy IPA) Celis Brewery (Austin) | Celis Pale Bock (Amber Lager) Celis Brewery (Austin) | Celis White (Belgian Witbier) Circle Brewing (Austin) | Beto Beer (American Pale Ale) Circle Brewing (Austin) | Blur Texas Hefe (South German Hefeweizen) Community Beer Company (Dallas) | Mosaic IPA (India Pale Ale) Community Beer Company (Dallas) | Silly Gose (Fruited Gose) Community Beer Company (Dallas) | Texas Lager (Light Lager) Community Beer Company (Dallas) | Witbier (Belgian White Ale) [image-4-right] Deep Ellum Brewing (Dallas) | Dallas Blonde (Blonde Ale) Deep Ellum Brewing (Dallas) | Easy Peasy IPA (Session IPA) Deep Ellum Brewing (Dallas) | Neato Bandito (Mexican-style Lager) Deep Ellum Brewing (Dallas) | Play Date (American Sour Blonde Ale) Eureka Heights Brew Co..."

Day Trips: Old Settler’s Music Festival, Tilmon
Annual music festival is rocking in a new location after three decades
Columns  March 8, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Old Settler's Music Festival recently gave fans a sneak peek at the festival's new digs outside of Lockhart...."

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Dickens on the Strand starts the month off right
DAILY Travel  December 1, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...A Dickens Christmas Dec. 1-2, Lockhart,"

Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
Happy holidays to everyone and happy daytrippin’ to all!
DAILY Travel  December 2, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...A Dickens Christmas Dec. 2-3, Lockhart,"

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
DAILY Food  September 5, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Louie Mueller's in Taylor garnered the top spot while our own beloved Franklin Barbecue is ranked third. Lockhart's legendary Kreuz Market is in sixth place with City Market of Luling, just down the road, at number eight..."

To the victor belongs the cheese
Food Column  July 9, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The second Schmidt Family Barbecue (2125 Lohmans Crossing) outlet opens near Lakeway at 11am on Monday, July 13... Look for chef and restaurateur Parind Vora to open his new Lockhart Bistro (119 E..."

SXSW Music: Third Whopping List
Another 547 acts booked for the 2015 Music Conference
DAILY Music  January 13, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Add two more if you count Lockhart’s Deadman and former Austinite Possessed By Paul James, who currently lives in Boerne...."

Day Trips
Gerald saddles up on the barbecue trail
Columns  February 14, 2014, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...My Flatonia to Lockhart barbecue trail passes at least six barbecue joints. I stopped at four to bring home supper for our Lunar New Year celebration..."

Campfire Horror Story
How Carole Keeton Strayhorn and the state destroyed a healing camp for kids
News Story  November 21, 2008, by Jordan Smith
"...had made an "outcry" of sexual abuse that needed investigation. Joseph, then living at a residential treatment center in Lock­hart, told a worker there that he'd been sexually abused by a counselor at Woodside Trails, where he'd lived for three years before moving to Lockhart later that summer..."

Event Menu
March 20-31
Food Column  March 21, 2008, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The Central Texas Tolbert Chili Group (, the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce, and the city of Lockhart host the second annual Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship competition in Lockhart's City Park. Prizes will be awarded for chili, brisket, ribs, beans, booth showmanship, and Bloody Marys..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  May 20, 2005, by Lee Nichols and Cheryl Smith
"...• The online radical politics newsletter CounterPunch paid a visit to Central Texas this month (May 14-15), not on a particularly dramatic public issue, except in these parts – i.e., who's got the best barbecue in Lockhart? Magazine journalist JoAnn Wypijewski (originally from Buffalo, whence she lays claim to being "a daughter of the kielbasa") took a break from covering the Ft. Hood Abu Ghraib trials for Harper's to spend a Saturday chasing the perfect smoked-meat emporium ("The Glory that is Lockhart, Texas")..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  September 10, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Today (Thursday) at 4pm or so, Javamotion – a cafe on the courthouse square in Lockhart – will pour the first legal mixed drink in the Caldwell Co. seat since before Prohibition..."

Second Helpings: Barbecue Out of Town
Food Story  March 19, 2004
"...Black's Barbecue215 N. Main St., Lockhart, 512/398-2712 Sunday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am-8:30pm Bragging rights in this longtime Lockhart mainstay are that Black's is the oldest barbecue restaurant around continually operated by the same family..."

Day Trips
Columns  July 4, 2003, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Smitty's Market in Lockhart is the newest barbecue stand in a town legendary for its fine smoked meats. You might think that being the fourth joint in the barbecue capital of Texas would be too much of an obstacle to overcome, but somehow the proprietors managed to perfect the seasoning and smoking that some places can't corral after decades...."

Central Texas BBQ Dynasties
What Becomes a Legend Most?
Food Story  November 9, 2001, by Mick Vann
"...In Lockhart, 215 N. Main Street..."

Readers weigh in on the criminality of musicians, the integrity of neighborhoods, and more.
Columns  July 6, 2001
"...20, 2000]. Rose Aleta Laurell, director of library services in Lockhart, along with her team of relentless volunteers, has won the most prestigious public relations award for libraries in the country..."

Mandatory Talk
Cheap Labor
News Column  December 31, 1998, by Lee Nichols
"...The only problem with that statement is that -- as the article admits -- it isn't true. Almost as an aside, one paragraph mentions the Wackenhut-run parole pre-release facility in Lockhart which paid workers minimum wage to grind lenses for an eyeglass company..."

A Little Ribbing
Life After Doomed Location?
Food Story  October 27, 1995
"...My eating experiences at the Pok-e-Jo's on W. Fifth were probably unfairly colored because in the same week that I ate twice at Pok-e-Jo's, I also made the pilgrimage out to Kreuz Market in Lockhart, the holy shrine of Central Texas smoked meat..."

Playback: Jump on It
Eastside hip-hop summer series moves to the Expo Center; plus, musical robots with personality disorders and more music news
Music Column  June 14, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Danny Reisch bought the property in Lockhart where his Good Danny's studio took up residence two years ago (revisit "Danny Be Good," Aug. 12, 2016)..."

The Visions of Stan Brakhage
Experimental Response Cinema presents three nights of his work
DAILY Screens  February 10, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...This weekend, Stark and the Experimental Response Cinema he founded in Austin present three different programs of the experimenter's work, each at a different location: AFS Cinema and grayDUCK Gallery in Austin, and the Masur Gallery in Lockhart. Three shows may sound like a lot, but the bigger question is, how to curate only a few hours out of the hundreds that Brakhage shot, assembled, re-assembled, handpainted, glued, re-shot? His massive catalog is still being archived and maintained by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Archive, with films varying from the four and a half hour The Art of Vision to micro-shorts like his Roman Numeral quintet and "Hell Spit Flexion." Stark said, "We could go for weeks..."

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
February fun in the Year of the Dog
DAILY Travel  January 31, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Get a sneak peek at the Old Settler’s Music Festival’s (April 19-22) new digs in Tilmon outside of Lockhart on Sun., Feb. 25, 2-5pm..."

City Theatre's The Seafarer
Karen Sneed’s staging is shot through with compassion for the play’s hard-luck, hard-drinking Irishmen
Arts Review  November 21, 2017, by Shanon Weaver
"...The afternoon sees visitors Nicky (now living with Sharky's ex-girlfriend) and his new friend Mr. Lockhart drop by for a bit of well-wishing, which leads to the entire group staying for a proper Christmas Eve poker game..."

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