Superstars of Basketball & Hip-Hop at BIG3 Ballout in Dallas

by Aki Wada & Julie Tereshchuk on August 22, 2019

Question: What do you get when you mix a fast and furious basketball league with fan favorites of hip-hop? Answer: The BIG3 Ballout. The 3-on-3 half-court pro basketball league co-founded by Ice Cube and Jeff...

Five Minutes With Judith Knotts, Friend & Advocate for Austin’s Homeless Community

by Cullen Parker on August 21, 2019

Most people wouldn’t jump at the idea of living on the streets for three days. However, when Judith Knotts was given the opportunity in 2003, she took on the challenge without hesitation.  Following that experience,...

Five Minutes With Julianna Crowder, Founder, “A Girl & A Gun”

by Lisa Davis on August 19, 2019

Julianna Crowder is a dreamer, teacher and community leader.   Crowder spent much of her life surrounded by firearms, but it wasn’t until 2004 when her interest in competitive action shooting, hunting and self-defense was piqued. ...

#MusicMonday: “In Event of Moon Disaster,” Cut Throat Finches

by Sage Howell on August 19, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the successful 1969 Apollo 11 mission. But what if the spaceship’s crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins hadn’t made it back from the moon? Well, there was a...

Karbach Brewing, Changing the Beer Landscape One Brew at a Time

by Gabi De la Rosa on August 15, 2019

Craving a beer after your long run in the Texas heat? Want a brew post-workout, but don’t want to destroy your gains? Karbach Brewing continues to create and innovate, keeping their rotation of beers in...

Texas Essentials: Crista Bailey, Hideaway Report’s CEO & Travel Aficionado

by Lisa Davis on August 14, 2019

Crista Bailey is empowering people and changing their world perspective through one-of-a-kind hideaways and luxurious travel experiences. Bailey joined Austin-based Hideaway Report, a curated travel website, in 2017 to reboot their brand.  She brought her...

#TravelTuesday: Windstar Cruises, 4 Countries in 10 Days

by Marika Flatt on August 13, 2019

The most brilliant thing about taking a cruise is being able to wake up in a new location, sometimes, a new country, every day! You travel from port to port in your sleep and wake...

Austin Restaurant Weeks, Feeding Central Texans

by Lisa Davis on August 12, 2019

One in seven Central Texans suffer food insecurity. The Central Texas Food Bank serves almost 46,000 people every week in 21 Central Texas counties. That’s the reason Austin restaurants, breweries and bars are banning together...

Five Minutes With Andra Liemandt, CEO of The Kindness Campaign & The Mrs. Drummer

by Lisa Davis on August 12, 2019

I am enough. These three words are the foundation of Andra Liemandt’s The Kindness Campaign (TKC), which is aimed at normalizing emotional health.  Liemandt was dealt a devastating blow when her close friend’s 12-year-old daughter,...

Texas Essentials: Abbey Road, Queen of the Honky-Tonks 

by Lisa Davis on August 9, 2019

Abbey Road is reviving Texas dance halls and breathing new life into their old, legendary bones. Although born in Ohio, Road moved to Texas in 1976 has spent much of her life keeping iconic Texas...

5 Things They Don’t Tell You About a Ski Trip

by Amelia Connor on August 8, 2019

Texans love to ski. And, with thermometer-busting temperatures in Texas, and back to school preparations in full swing, your thoughts may turn to upcoming trips to cooler climes. Now, when most of us hit the...

19 Top of the Class Picks for Back To School 2019

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on August 8, 2019

With school right around the corner, we have the perfect gift guide to help any student (and their family!) survive the late nights, study sessions and whatever else it takes to make the grades. Tip:...

Hilarious and Historic, “Ann” Draws Crowds to ZACH Theatre

by Britni Rachal on August 7, 2019

“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” Motivating, uplifting, powerful, comical and with several thought-provoking underlying messages – that’s ZACH Theatre’s latest production of Holland Taylor’s...

Your Texas Summer-Fall Harvest Guide

by Olive Dawson on August 7, 2019

Springtime gardens get the limelight in Texas but, if you have the inclination, fall gardens can provide a bountiful harvest. The trick is knowing what to plant — and when to plant it. If you...

Lopsided Love Stories: “A Little Night Music”

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on August 5, 2019

Theatre Frisco presents a story of attraction, affairs and, inevitably, sex. “A Little Night Music,” though recipient of four Tony Awards, is a lesser-known piece by the celebrated Stephen Sondheim. The decorated composer is considered...

The Road To Beautiful Scenic Texas Cities

by Sarah Tober on August 1, 2019

If you’ve not heard about the Scenic Texas Cities, and why they are so important for citizens and visitors, then here is your chance to catch some communities committed to beautification in the Lone Star...

5 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About RENT & Why You Should Go See It

by Gabi De la Rosa on July 31, 2019

Houston’s summer is meandering its way into the hottest part of the year, but theatergoers will stay cool both figuratively and literally at the 20th Anniversary tour of RENT at The Hobby Center. In 1996,...

The Rustic Brush Forecast: Crafting with a Chance of Wine

by Gabi De la Rosa on July 29, 2019

Do you have loads of crafting projects pinned, fawn over cute gallery walls or have every episode of “Fixer Upper” set to record on your DVR? If you answered “Yes!” to any of those questions...

Pros, Cons of DIY Lawn Care in Texas

by Teri Silver on July 25, 2019

Caring for grass can be quite a chore, no matter how large or small your property. As a homeowner, you want to keep your lawn healthy, lush and green. But choosing whether to do it...

#WineDownWednesday: Totally Totable

by Robin Barr Sussman on July 24, 2019

Don’t kick the can! Take along these handy wine cans, mini bottles and boxes when going out to play. Whether showering bridesmaids with cute refreshments, throwing a back yard barbecue, or packing a picnic for...

#MusicMonday: #1 Spotify Artist Khalid Brings His Free Spirit World Tour to Texas

by Aki Wada on July 22, 2019

Lucky Dallas, San Antonio and Houston! Those were the three Texas cities with stops on Khalid’s arena world tour. Celebrating his chart-topping “Free Spirit” album, the tour takes the on-fire 21-year-old singer across the U.S....

Texas Essentials: Rongrong DeVoe, Houston’s Most Fashionable Illustrator

by Gabi De la Rosa on July 18, 2019

Chances are, if you’re on Instagram or have picked up an issue of “Vogue” or “InStyle,” you’ve seen her work. The cute and whimsical illustrations have captured the hearts of fashionistas everywhere. Born in China,...

“Fly Me to the Moon”: Celebrating  50 Years of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

by Lisa Davis on July 16, 2019

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy had an ambitious goal of sending an American safely to the moon and back before the end of the decade, which seemed like a lofty goal at the time....

Five Minutes With Gustavo Padron, SoulCycle Instructor, Personal Trainer

by Lisa Davis on July 16, 2019

In the end, the cruel bullies did not break his spirit. Today, Gustavo Padron is an Austin-based yoga instructor and personal trainer who teaches with enthusiasm, positivity and kindness, putting the soul into his SoulCycle...

2019’s Must See Summer Blockbusters & Family Movies

by Brian Maass on July 12, 2019

With temperatures soaring, summer is the ideal time to cool down in front of the big screen with a few of your favorite heroes and villains. So many characters await! Blockbusters In April, "Avengers: End...

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Five Minutes With Emily Jones, Texas Rangers Sports Reporter

by Lisa Davis on July 10, 2019

Emily Jones isn’t your typical sports announcer. This mother of two keeps herself busy as a philanthropist, published author, actress, entrepreneur and Texas Rangers reporter.  Growing up in Plainview, Texas, had aspirations from a young...

#TravelTuesday: Going Solo in Rockport-Fulton

by Haven Lindsey on July 9, 2019

French for ‘I am alone’, the term ‘Je suis seul,’ is one that solo travelers repeat to hostesses and waiters, hotel and concierge staff throughout France to let them know they are traveling or dining...

1915 Farm is Where all the Livestock Want to Graze

by Lisa Davis on July 8, 2019

When Tanner and Catherine Klemcke first started on their search for less than 20 modest acres of land, they had no way of knowing they would end up with 57 sprawling acres and a rundown...

Five Minutes With Brooke Waupsh, Swoovy Dating App Co-Founder, CEO

by Lisa Davis on July 1, 2019

Brooke Waupsh has discovered a new way for singles to meet without swiping right or left. The result? People stay together. Sound good? Read on! Austin-based Waupsh’s dating app, Swoovy, encourages singles to get to...

#FoodieFriday: The Grill on the Alley, Dallas

by Adam Zoblotsky on June 28, 2019

On a recent June evening, I was taken back to 1940s old Hollywood—without leaving Dallas. My elegant culinary time travel came as I sipped on a Ruby Red Martini and previewed the new summer menu...

#TravelTuesday: 4 Top Reasons Why South Africa Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

by Alicia Saba, The Splendid Traveler on June 18, 2019

South Africa is a year-around destination and really has it all - diverse scenery, world-class cities, wildlife and culture. In one visit, you can have an array of different experiences, making it an attractive and...

Summer Family Fun with the Kids, Texas-Style

by Marika Flatt and Cullen Parker on June 14, 2019

Things are heating up around Texas! With the kids out of school, summer vacation is the perfect time to explore our great state and get in some much-needed relaxation. Here are our top picks for...

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Texas Essentials: Dave Steakley, Zach Theatre’s Beloved Artistic Director

by Lisa Davis on June 5, 2019

How do you hang on to the soul of an icon in a city that is booming beyond belief? That's the daily challenge for Dave Steakley. A native of Grandview, Texas, Steakley first came to...

15 Essentials for Sizzlin’ Summer Travel

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on May 23, 2019

We are SO ready for summer! Why? Because our fave season means hitting the road or flying high in the skies... These fun items will put some sizzle into your summer travel and add some...

Texas Essentials — Alex Williamson, Chief Brand Officer, Bumble

by Julie Tereshchuk on April 24, 2019

Bumble has changed the way people date, find friends and the perception of meeting online—and Alexandra ‘Alex’ Williamson is at the heart of this disruption. With her unwavering passion for and belief in the Austin-based...

#WineDownWednesday: Best Food & Wine Festivals of the Year

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 24, 2019

Calling all foodies and wine lovers: For epicurean eats and the finest imbibing, the cream of the crop food and wine festivals in the U.S. deliver with cooking demos, eclectic food and wine pairings, gourmet...

Texas Essentials – Justin Turner, Bernie’s Burger Bus

by Gabi De la Rosa on March 26, 2019

Hamburger aficionados across Houston have been clamoring for a taste of what Justin Turner is serving up. What started as a yellow school bus converted into a food truck, Bernie’s Burger Bus has become four...

#TravelTuesday: 10 Texas Towns with Totally Tubular Names

by Kinsley Fisher on March 12, 2019

With Spring Break here, it’s the perfect time for a Texas road trip. Why not add a twist, and head for some of these uniquely named burgs? Kermit, Texas [caption id="attachment_22587" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Among other...

Muralist Jon Pucci Has Gone to the Dogs

by Christian De Massis & Julie Tereshchuk on February 27, 2019

Muralist Jon Pucci first made his way to Austin after falling for a girl from Texas, who said they should move to her hometown after college. It turns out, the boy and girl fell out...

#TravelTuesday: 19 Places To Go in 2019

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine Travel Team on January 22, 2019

We know you’re jonesin’ to travel this year; after all, the world is your oyster! Have you taken our travel quiz? If not, do so to find out what type of traveler you are and...

The 2018 Fall/Holiday Travel Issue is Here!

by The TLM Team on October 10, 2018

Read the latest travel stories and tips from the mountains, to the beach, to the very heart of Texas in this exciting Fall/Holiday Travel Issue. We’ve got the inside scoop on Saranac Lake, Copper Mountain...

#FoodieFriday: Step Up to the Plate for a Homerun at Goodall’s Kitchen

by Haven Lindsey on August 16, 2019

Ambience. There are restaurants that can serve it up and restaurants that can’t. Most people who want a nice dining experience include the restaurant’s environment in their considerations. Lighting, artwork, privacy, noise level… ingredients that...