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Lunar New Year at Asia Cafe

Written by | Published January 26, 2012
Illustration by Christopher Jagmin For Chinese New Year, Year of the Dragon 2012, my daughter Lucy, my boyfriend David and…

Saturday Afternoon in Smithville

Written by | Published January 25, 2012
My sister Joan was in Austin last weekend visiting from Dallas, and we decided to forgo the usual big-city haunts…

Culinary Adventure in Killeen

Written by | Published January 20, 2012
Like a lot of women in Central Texas, I imagine, I once dated a soldier stationed at Fort Hood, the…

Happy Christmas to Y'all!

Written by | Published December 22, 2011
Though I am no poet laureate, I couldn’t resist throwing my Texas spin on ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” I…

A Texas connection with Marty Scorsese's Hugo

Written by | Published December 14, 2011
I recently went to see the new Martin Scorsese film Hugo, the director’s first film intended for family viewing—and a…

The whoopers are here!

Written by | Published November 22, 2011
In January issue of Texas Highways, which we’re putting to bed before the Thanksgiving holiday, my colleague Nola McKey suggests…

East Austin Studio Touring!

Written by | Published November 18, 2011
Last weekend (November 12-13) was the first weekend of the newly expanded, bigger-and-better East Austin Studio Tour, which invites the…

Embracing Dia de los Muertos

Written by | Published November 2, 2011
Altar set up by the family of Silvestra "Sally" Ferguson at the Mexican American Culture Center in Austin. Dia de…

Public Art in Austin

Written by | Published October 26, 2011
I took a vacation day recently to celebrate a milestone with my husband, and we decided to play tourist in…

Art, Community, and Being Generous

Written by | Published September 30, 2011
[caption align="alignright" width="263" caption="Pyracantha #132 by Stella Alesi"] [/caption] Blue Scales Yellow Stamp, by Jennifer Chenoweth As fall’s first cool…

Where the Chefs Eat

Written by | Published September 26, 2011
Chef Monica Pope at Revival Market, a grocery, butcher, and charcuterie in the Heights. Photo by Julie Soefer. A few…

Wine Tasting at Barr Mansion

Written by | Published September 20, 2011
I’m learning to love wine. A few years ago, a friend organized a series of wine-tasting parties based on recommendations…
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