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Farewell, Mobil—Hello, Giovanni!

Written by | Published October 16, 2008
My reliable neighborhood full-service Mobil gas station/garage is no more. Left in its place, in the parking lot, is a…

Tips for ACL Fest

Written by | Published September 25, 2008
This is my third year to attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival, now in its seventh year, and I…

Take That, Tomato!

Written by | Published September 23, 2008
In February 2007, I wrote a story about Central Market's cooking classes, a piece that was a blast to research,…

It's not the destination, but the journey....

Written by | Published September 23, 2008
I'm always looking for roadside surprises on our frequent trips from Austin to visit family and friends in Hico and…

Chillin' in Palo Duro Canyon

Written by | Published September 19, 2008
If you haven't seen the Texas pageant in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, it offers an unexpected opportunity to relax.…

Backstage at Willie's Place

Written by | Published September 19, 2008
Experience now tells me that no building can contain the legendary persona of Willie Nelson. I say this in spite of…

Tony Bennett in San Antonio

Written by | Published September 19, 2008
No one enjoys working like Tony Bennett does. The American music icon drew an amazingly diverse crowd to San Antonio's…

Dim Sum in the Loop

Written by | Published July 31, 2008
On a recent visit to Houston, I had dim sum with my daughter and my siblings at Yum Yum Cha…

Honk If You Love Italian Food

Written by | Published July 30, 2008
This past weekend, my husband and I made the trek up I-35 to visit relatives in Oklahoma, and we made…

Making Tracks to Glen Rose

Written by | Published July 28, 2008
I have visited the Glen Rose area dozens of times over the years, but had never stopped at Dinosaur Valley…

Birding the Colorado

Written by | Published July 22, 2008
A few years ago, I joined a group that conducts surveys on the lower Colorado River. I joined partly to…

Dr Pepper Reveries

Written by | Published July 22, 2008
It seems I have a lot to learn when it comes to the fine art of pit-mastering. Last evening, I attempted…
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