Five Minutes With Austin’s Callie Haverda, Teen Netflix Star

by Bob Valleau on October 29, 2020

At just 13, Austin native Callie Haverda already has a long list of acting credits to her name, from national commercials with the likes of Troy Aikman to her latest movie now on Netflix. In...

Five Minutes With ChipMonk Co-Founder, Houston’s Jose Hernandez

by Gracie Watt on October 29, 2020

Hailing from Houston, Jose Hernandez had a mission. To bring great tasting healthy desserts to Texans.  Today, at his company ChipMonk, Hernandez bakes with all natural ingredients and ensures all goods are diabetic-friendly, keto-friendly and...

Five Minutes With Mandy Rowden, East Texas Singer-Songwriter, Founder Girl Guitar

by Haven Lindsey on October 28, 2020

Hailing from East Texas, Mandy Rowden is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has been a practicing musician since she was six years of age. Based in Austin, Rowden has won numerous awards and, recognized for her...

Revealed: The Secret Sauce of Hollywood’s Original Blockbusters

by Julie Tereshchuk on October 26, 2020

Just how did the great Hollywood studios make doorbusting blockbuster movies back before CGI, drones and other modern day techno wizardry? All is revealed in a first-time collaboration between San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum and...

Texan Couples Together in Business: Monster Mini Golf Frisco’s Brian and Holly Hernandez

by Bob Valleau on October 26, 2020

Imagine opening a business during America’s most critical health crisis since the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Now, meet former corporate law attorney Holly Hernandez and her husband Brian. Seeking a life change, the Frisco, Texas...

The Literary Talent Cup Runneth Over: Alright, Alright, Alright Texas Book Festival!

by Lisa Davis on October 22, 2020

The mission of the Texas Book Festival is simple — to “connect authors and readers through experiences celebrating the culture of literacy, ideas and imagination.” This year, authors hailing from all over the Lone Star...

#TXBites: Cheba Hut is Now Smoking Good in Dallas

by N.L.Thi-Hamrick on October 21, 2020

Teeming with counter-culture references, the highly buzzed, toasted sub shop Cheba Hut in Deep Ellum openly celebrates the Green Wave. Whether or not you’re a supporter or occasional partaker of the controversial recreation, Dallas Cheba...

6 (Virtual) Texas Book Festival Foodie Sessions

by Bebe Brown on October 20, 2020

Good news! It’s never been easier to attend the Texas Book Festival. To keep readers and authors safe this year, TBF has shifted its two-day in-person festival to a two-week virtual event for its 25th...

#MusicMonday: For The Barrens, All Roads Lead to Austin

by Gracie Watt on October 19, 2020

Playing country covers for weddings and farmer’s markets across San Antonio, vocalist Jordan Gibbons and guitarist Dana Smith decided it was time to showcase their songwriting and create original music. So in 2018, the duo...

Boo! 8 Witchy Ways To Scare Up Your 2020 Texas Halloween

by Julie Tereshchuk on October 15, 2020

Ready for all things spooky and scary? Want some gruesome ghoulish glee? We’ve got a boo-tiful bundle of family-friendly events across the Lone Star State, all with social distancing and safety rules in mind. ALL...

#TXBites: Sweet Paris Brings a Sweeter Place to Austin

by Leean Vargas on October 14, 2020

As I heard the words “Mommy, look! Sweet Paris is here!” coming from an excited little girl, I knew I was in for a sweet treat I most definitely would not regret. With the savory...

Yellow for Pink: Kendra Scott Raises Breast Cancer Awareness with Survivor Art

by Britni Rachal on October 12, 2020

Warrior, courage, fighter, hero… the new mural at the Kendra Scott flagship store on Austin’s South Congress Avenue is exquisite. But, even more importantly, it has an important message. “It’s definitely my story,” says Marnie...

#TXReads: ‘The Ghosts of Houston’s Market Square,’ a Paranormal Walk Through History

by Lisa Davis on October 2, 2020

“The Ghosts of Houston’s Market Square” is an unconventional ghost story fusing Houston’s illustrious beginning with its present in an homage to the past, and a great read to get you in the Halloween mood!...

Austin’s “Mother Teresa of Montopolis” Needs Your Help

by K. L. Romo on September 28, 2020

There’s Florence, Italy, Florence, South Carolina, and closer to home and heart is the iconic Austin social advocate Florence Ponziano—the “Mother Teresa of Montopolis.” If you visit 515 Kemp Street, you’ll find Florence’s Comfort House...

Texas Essentials: Porsche Nichole, Pretty Girls Boutique Owner, Fashionista

by Lisa Davis on September 17, 2020

With only a few dollars in her trendy handbag and a dream in her heart, Porsche Nichole set her biggest venture in motion.  The Texas native had always wanted her very own clothing boutique. However,...

With Eco-Friendly Mowing, the Houston Arboretum is GOAT!

by Bebe Brown on September 16, 2020

Stand by, Texas—the goats are coming! In an innovative twist for urban conservation management, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center will welcome more than 120 four-legged new helpers in October to assist with “mowing” slopes...

Child Sex Trafficking Survivors in Central Texas Find Hope and Healing at The Refuge Ranch

by Bebe Brown on August 25, 2020

In Texas alone, there were 79,000 young adults and minors being sex trafficked, according to a 2016 University of Texas Study. And those horrifying numbers are only increasing. The National Center for Missing and Exploited...