As electric industry restructuring opens utilities up to competition, some, including Austin's municipally-owned utility, are looking to renewable energy sources to win customers and meet the requirements of a 1999 law.
Some Texas high schools may be violating the "top 10%" law, which guarantees admission to UT and other Texas colleges and universities, by exaggerating the number of students in the top 10% of their graduating classes.
Council approves a separate bike and pedestrian bridge over Town Lake near the existing Lamar Street Bridge, and hears neighborhood concerns about moving central booking to the new criminal justice center downtown.
The Loiacono family, who own Bellagio Italian Bistro, apparently believe in two cornerstones of traditional cuisine -- fresh ingredients and sizable portions. They pride themselves in making upward of 30 different pastas on the premises : from bright spinach fettucine to rippled radiatore and ribbon-edged tagliatelle.
In its third year, Cine las Americas has hit its stride. This year's festival of new Latin American cinema boasts added venues, more parties, panels, and visiting filmmakers, whose work depicts the Latin American experience in and out of the U.S.
Looking for something to watch this Easter? Try a little history lesson with George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire. Also, Antiques Roadshow comes to Austin; Great Writers, Great Cities premieres on PBS; no one takes the flap for Who Wants to Marry a Multi-millionaire.
Time Again in Oz, a new musical version of Ozma of Oz by Suzan Zeder and Richard Gray, takes Dorothy Gale back over the rainbow to learn the value of time, and based on the production by the UT Department of Theatre and Dance, the creators may have produced a tale that's timeless.
Texas has a wealth of universities and colleges that offer creative writing classes, but four of them -- the University of Texas at Austin, Southwest Texas State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Houston -- offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in creative writing. Here's all the information about each program you could hope to find.
Texas -- not just the place, but the idea -- is always being celebrated in some way, it seems. But Texas writers are often behind the scenes, which is why last week's spate of events celebrating Texas writers has seemed so odd, and compelling.