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Celebrating Juneteenth and General Orders, No. 3

by Margaret Richards and the Team at Galveston Historical Foundation on June 16, 2020

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” – General Orders, No. 3 Juneteenth and General Orders, No. 3, read...

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#FoodieFriday: Slurpable Summer Poptails from Lone Star Court

by Margaret Richards on June 12, 2020

Want to kickstart your summer? Then try a boozy poptail—a delicious adult twist on a fondly remembered childhood treat. Brought to you by Austin’s retro-inspired hotel Lone Star Court, the poptails are fun and easy...

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#FoodieFriday: Chill Out in the Summer Heat, Recipes from The Inn at Dos Brisas

by Margaret Richards on June 5, 2020

As the mercury rises, what better way to beat the Texas heat than with a delicious chilled soup? Add a summery cocktail as a bonus! Executive Chef Zachary Ladwig from The Inn at Dos Brisas...

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#FoodieFriday: Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes from La Cantera

by Margaret Richards on May 1, 2020

Get ready to treat mom safe at home with these four delicious recipes from the chefs at San Antonio’s award-winning La Cantera Resort & Spa. Until you can escape to La Cantera in person, you...

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#TXPlaylist Vol. 09, Brandon Alan’s Lockdown Listening

by Brandon Alan on April 27, 2020

The culture of music in Texas is truly unlike any place in the world. Artists of multiple genres have had a global impact with their music and “Local Texas Music” is not a term that...

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#TXPlaylist Vol. 07, Monxi Garza’s Lockdown Listening

by Margaret Richards on April 8, 2020

Music is such an important part of our creative culture, says Monxi Garza. That’s why the CEO and founder of SUAVS, an Austin-based lifestyle footwear brand, has started building a Spotify playlist of local ATX...

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#TXPlaylist Vol. 4, Wes Hurt’s Lockdown Listening

by Margaret Richards on March 31, 2020

Hands up who knows any other company founder that includes “Recovering Drug Addict” in their job title? For Wes Hurt, the founder of Austin-based CLEAN Cause, his company is all about supporting others. Having survived...

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#TravelTuesday: The Rise of the Luxury Travel Advisor

by Sharda Prashad & Margaret Richards on May 28, 2019

One of her advisors needed to close both a half million dollar world cruise deal and a half million dollar land tour deal before the weekend.   It was Friday afternoon and Michelle Leal was...