Bringing 2020 Vision to The Niceties

by Julie Tereshchuk on January 20, 2020

The latest from Austin’s spunky Jarrott Productions is an explosive discussion of race, history, privilege and social justice.  Described by The Washington Post as “a barnburner of a play… about who gets to tell the...

#TXVoices: Kelly Sticksel, Special Effects Expert

by Lisa Davis on January 16, 2020

Kelly Sticksel is a special effects expert and knows how to turn a live show into a spectacular, awe-inspiring event. Sticksel was on his way to becoming a banker, but life had something different in...

Garden Your Way to Better Health in 9 Easy Steps

by Melinda Myers on January 16, 2020

Gardeners know (and research proves) that getting outdoors, digging in the soil and gardening help strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress and elevate our mood.  So, here's how to break out the tools and garden...

Running the Cap10K? How To Make Sure You Perform Your Best

by Alicia Holroyd on January 15, 2020

Whatever the distance or event you’re tackling, whether it’s the first time you’ve run competitively or you’re a seasoned racer, these tips can help you level up. The Capitol 10,000 was established in 1978 and...

#TravelTuesday: 8 Off-the-Beaten Path Texas Getaways

by Marika Flatt and Cullen Parker on January 14, 2020

While Texas cities boast lots of activities, some of the best family-friendly adventures are found out in the Texas wilderness. These eight new venues offer unique, luxurious getaways that incorporate their natural surroundings. 1. Lucky...

#TXVoices: Robin Brown, Fashion Designer & Boutique Owner

by Lisa Davis on January 13, 2020

“My language is thread and sewing has shown me how we’re all connected,” says Robin Brown. Brown has been designing apparel most of her life but it wasn’t until 2001 that she decided to open...

Five Minutes With Ruby Walker, Formerly Depressed Teen

by Leona Barr on January 10, 2020

A book for people who hate self help... and themselves. Ruby Walker is an 18-year-old creative writing and art student at Trinity University in San Antonio. When Walker was 15, she went from a numb,...

Five Minutes With J. Mack Slaughter Jr., Former Boy Band Singer Turned ER Doctor

by Bob Valleau on January 22, 2020

J. Mack Slaughter Jr. is on a mission: To bring joy to young hospital patients in the DFW-area.  The Fort Worth native, now 36, recently talked to us about his hit music career, and the...

Five Minutes With Dr. Harry Robinson Jr., African American Museum President & CEO

by Lisa Davis on January 20, 2020

As the African American Museum in Dallas celebrates its 45th anniversary, the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection is making a stop in the Lone Star State.  Since its opening, the African American Museum...

#TXAway: Stefanie Michaels & the Adventure Girl’s Top Destinations

by Lisa Davis on January 9, 2020

Stefanie Michaels calls the world her home. And the Adventure Girl has combined her passion for travel and technology to build a career, a brand and a life filled with adventure. At the tender age...

#WineWednesday: Pizza & Wine? Oh, So Fine!

by Robin Barr Sussman on January 8, 2020

True, a cold beer can hit the spot with pizza. But, this time of year, you might be hanging out in front of a fireplace and a glass of wine makes more sense than a...

A Matchmaker’s Delight – Swipe Right for “Hello, Dolly!” in Texas

by Britni Rachal on January 3, 2020

Described as a “musical comedy dream,” “Hello, Dolly!” is delighting Broadway musical fans across Texas by coming soon to Austin, Fort Worth and Houston. Based on a character who—literally---wears multiple hats as a widow, a...

Five Minutes With Otoko’s Chef Yoshi Okai

by Rhonda Jenkins on January 2, 2020

Austin’s punk rocker --- turned sushi rockstar. Austin, Texas—-the capital of the Lone Star State, the Music Capital of the World, is now fast becoming a culinary capital. In 2019 alone, it was home to...

#TravelTuesday: Visit Finland, Home to the Happiest People in the World

by Heidi Gollub on December 17, 2019

This year, Finland topped the World Happiness Report, a survey that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. Finns enjoy a safe, stable, well-governed country with a high quality of...

5 Fords, Full of Fun Features for Texans

by Marika Flatt on December 9, 2019

Ford Motor Company has a super fleet of 2019 vehicles designed to knock your socks off!  We’re a Ford family---we’ve purchased three Expeditions in the 18 years that we’ve had kids---they’re just a great family...

#TXAway: 12 Tips for More Affordable Travel

by Marika Flatt and Cullen Parker on December 5, 2019

The holiday season is one of the busiest travel times of the year—and for good reason.  With the kids out of school, the holidays are the perfect time to pack up and visit family across...

Pack This. Not That. Our Top 11 Travel Must-Haves

by Marika Flatt on October 22, 2019

We love curating and testing out the best in travel products, perfect to stash in your bag for any fall or holiday travels on your calendar. From comfy (and beautiful) apparel to the latest in...

#FoodieFriday: Visiting Seattle? Here’s Where To Dine

by Daniel Ramirez on January 10, 2020

In the vibrant region of the Pacific Northwest, a healthy and diverse dining scene would be expected. However, there was little to prepare this visitor for the reality. As much a pleasure as it is...