Weekender: Austin Adventure Abounds — Two New Spots for Family Fun

by Doug and Marika Flatt on June 3, 2021

Our great state is always coming up with new ways to keep us entertained. Whether you’re looking for new family adventures or just want to get out there and explore with a group of friends,...

Five Minutes With Austinite Brian Reese, Author, Veterans’ Benefits Expert

by Bebe Brown on May 28, 2021

A former active-duty Air Force officer, Brian Reese deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For his service, he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.  Reese is also a Distinguished Graduate of Management...

#TXBites: The Fluffiest Cream Puffs at Beard Papa’s

by Gracie Watt on May 26, 2021

You’ve never had dessert quite like the cream puffs at Beard Papa’s. Taking a bite into one of these delectable dollops of deliciousness will transport you to a world of flavor. As the fluffy shell...

Five Minutes With Sherra Aguirre on Rocking the Vegan Lifestyle & Reversing Chronic Disease

by Leona Barr on May 24, 2021

High energy Houstonite Sherra Aguirre is passionate about empowering others to maintain vibrancy and good health, especially in the black and brown communities where there is high risk for diabetes and heart disease.  After she...

Texas Essentials: Danessa Yaschuk, Beekeeper, Rescuer

by Lisa Davis on May 13, 2021

What do you get when you take a fearless Texan and give her a hive of bustling honeybees? You get tasty homegrown SweetNes Honey.   It could have been the buzz of the honeybees surrounding the...

Five Minutes With Nine-Year-Old Child Actress Quinn Copeland

by Bob Valleau on May 6, 2021

We recently talked with Fort Worth’s child actress, Quinn Copeland, 9, about her sassy role as Izzy on Peacock’s reboot of Punky Brewster. Her mom, Katie, joined in. Fun trivia: Quinn’s mom is an Aggie...

Five Minutes With Houston’s “Motherhood Later” Chapter Head, Melissa Couch Salim

by Julie Tereshchuk on May 3, 2021

Motherhood at any age brings major challenges, and women delaying motherhood often struggle to find peer support. Now, there’s an organization where those parenting later in life can feel validated and supported. Founded in New...

Five Minutes With Acclaimed Stick Sculptor Patrick Dougherty

by N.L. Thi-Hamrick on April 29, 2021

For over 30 years, Patrick Dougherty’s unique woven sculptures have been marveled at worldwide. Currently, his one-of-a-kind Stickwork installation is creating a buzz among Texans at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. A wilderness enthusiast, Dougherty combines...

TXAway: 3 Undeniably Austin Activities

by Marika Flatt and Dana Maass on April 29, 2021

We’re constantly reminded how much the whole country loves Austin. Everywhere we travel, when we say we’re from Austin, the response is “I love Austin” or “I can’t wait to check out Austin.”  Even if...

#MusicMonday: Shakey Graves Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Breakout Debut Album with Re-release of “Roll the Bones X”

by Leean Vargas on April 26, 2021

Austin-based musician Shakey Graves recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of his breakout debut album, “Roll the Bones,” originally released exclusively on Bandcamp. The special double LP release is now available on all digital service providers...

Five Minutes With The Freebie Guy

by Haven Lindsey on April 19, 2021

Kendall Motzny was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Nor was there a silver spoon anywhere nearby. His upbringing in Corsicana, Texas was void of a lot of the things that kids...

Dreamland Dripping Springs, Your New Go-To For Outdoor Fun

by Gracie Watt on April 15, 2021

Dreamland is like no place Dripping Springs has seen before. Recently opened, Dreamland is an oasis of outdoor sports, music and stunning visual arts on 64 acres of wide open space in the Texas Hill...

#TravelTuesday: The Joseph Nashville – a Luxurious Escape to Music City

by Kim Hudson on May 25, 2021

This downtown hotel is stunningly elegant — from the grand entrance to the rooftop poolside dining — and welcomes travelers for an unforgettable stay with warm Tennessean splendor, exquisite dining and soothing spa experiences. Ideal...

#FoodieFriday: Tasty, Stuff-Your-Belly Treats at Houston’s Healthy Vibrant

by Leean Vargas on May 21, 2021

The cool part about dining at Houston’s Vibrant is that you’re indulging in tasty, healthy food, so no need to feel guilty after your visit.  Healthy at Vibrant means plant-rich food that tastes good and...