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Films Go Better With Bluebonnets
The Hill Country Film Fest features cinema amid the wildflowers
Screens Story  April 23, 2015, by Marjorie Baumgarten


Council: Spring Bluebonnets, Spring Candidates
The November district Council races continue to rumble into action
News Story  April 4, 2014, by Michael King


BBQ and Bluebonnets
Old Settler's Music Festival escapes its pigeonhole
DAILY Music  April 14, 2010, by Jim Caligiuri


The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards
PHOTO GALLERY  March 13, 2017
"...The Bluebonnets..."

Day Trips
Columns  March 28, 2003, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...To find a great patch of bluebonnets or Indian paintbrushes about all you have to do is drive down any highway in Texas. The Department of Transportation spreads more than 33,000 pounds of wildflower seed along the rights-of-way to ensure a good crop..."

The BlueBonnets
Music Review  August 6, 2010, by Margaret Moser
"...The BlueBonnetsBoom Boom Boom Boom..."

The Bluebonnets
Music Review  May 18, 2017, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...Former Go-Go's pluck Kathy Valentine at the wheel and roaring guitarist Eve Monsees riding shotgun, the Bluebonnets plow down an expanse of rock & roll nostalgia while bassist/vocalist Dominique Davalos and drummer Kristy McInnis rollick through a tight rhythmic ballast on Tonewrecker. As with 2014 sophomore album Play Loud, the local quartet cycles through revved-up hooks and intricate fretwork that guns mojo blues, jangly pop, jagged rock, and punk thrust..."

The Luv Doc: PDA
Baby Goose and Riri not included
Columns  May 12, 2016, by The Luv Doc
"...I mean, what kind of sick person would walk away from a spectacle like that in disgust? It would be like turning your back on the sublime beauty of a West Texas sunset ... or a field full of bluebonnets ....."

Austin Top 10s
Best in local albums 2014
Music Story  December 31, 2014
"...6) The Bluebonnets, Play Loud..."

Ageist Slant in Story?
Postmarks  November 30, 2014
"...28], Jim Caligiuri takes a look at women in Austin music. I was quite excited to read the article and due to the title, I was sure Kathy Valentine would have been one of the subjects regarding her having a place from her days out of Reagan High School, the Violators, and up through her other work to her present band the Bluebonnets, which also has another major force in Austin music, Eve Monsees..."

Top Notch Is Quality
Don't go changin'
Food Story  May 18, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...Top Notch opened in 1971, when the city of Austin didn't extend very far past Ander­son Lane. North Anderson Lane at that time consisted mostly of fields of bluebonnets – I know because I was 10 years old in 1971, and I remember..."

James Burton
Music Review  April 16, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Bluebonnets bloomed along the highway to the Travis County Expo Center, but inside, the ninth annual Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up sprang and sprawled hot rods of every size, decade, and color. James Burton's eternal six-string twang detailed the ride..."

Texas Society of Sculptors Exhibition
The Wildflower Center has artworks on view worthy of a visit in their own right
Arts Review  April 9, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...You know it's a perfect time of the year to drive out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: bluebonnets everywhere, blooming in blue profusion along the highway, accented by red-orange patches of Indian paintbrush. Floral beauty like that, native plants like these: one of the reasons that Lady Bird (and actress Helen Hayes) started the center in the first place...."

If I Wrote All the Recommendeds...
Girlie Action handicaps the week
DAILY Music  November 3, 2008, by Margaret Moser
"...The Bluebonnets..."

The Bloodthirsty Killers of Circle C
Victims take flight! ... Officials shrug! ... Stealthy predators stalk the suburban streets!
News Story  December 9, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...Cats are only one of the challenges facing the modern bird, what with all the cell phone towers, wind turbines, and enormous, confusing picture windows in the McMansions sprouting up like bluebonnets in March. And one of the biggest problems is that those McMansions are sprouting up right where those bluebonnets (and other native species) used to grow..."

Day Trips
Bask in the bluebonnets' beauty on your way to some delicious barbecue
Columns  April 23, 2004, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Bluebonnets and barbecue make springtime in Texas special. The annual show of colorful wildflowers lining the roads accent some of the most scenic drives in the world, as if you needed an excuse to drive 60 miles or so to get succulent, smoked meats...."

Arts Stalwarts
Twelve of Austin's cultural heroes will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame at the 2003 Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony, and here is an introduction to them and some of their significant contributions to the local arts scene.
Arts Story  May 30, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...He founded the Historic Sites and Restoration branch of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, was the first state restoration architect with the Texas Historical Commission, and chaired the Historic Landmarks Commission. He received the Sue and Frank McBee Visionary Award from the Heritage Society of Austin and the first Texas Medal of the Arts in Architecture.Kelly Fearing As an artist, Kelly Fearing has been an explorer restlessly searching for landscapes beyond the longhorns and bluebonnets that have preoccupied so many Texas artists..."

A Mid-Indian Summer Night's Dream: Missing the Bluebonnets
Second Stone Theatre's A Mid-Indian Summer Night's Dream takes the play out of Athens and sets it in Austin (kind of), but while the idea is striking, the production doesn't make the transition as completely as it could.
Arts Review  June 16, 2000, by Skipper Chong Warson
"...A Mid-Indian Summer Night's Dream: Missing the Bluebonnets..."

Day Trips
Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg sows the seeds for a colorful spring.
Columns  November 12, 1999, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...In 1971, he started a turf-seeding company growing grasses for landscape architects. The wildseed business started with a single row of bluebonnets that he grew for the Texas Department of Transportation...."

Campus Hacks: St. Edward's
Become the king of the hill with these tip-Topper tips
DAILY Chronolog  August 23, 2017, by Sierra Diaz
"...Ed’s celebrates homecoming with fun events like cardboard boat racing, casino night, and brunch. • During finals week you can grab midnight breakfast, enjoy a petting zoo, and pie your professors. • When the holidays come around, the Main Building is lit up and the Festival of Lights is celebrated. • During the spring, St. Ed’s is the mecca for beautiful bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas. • Looking for a hobby? Crux Climbing Center across the street can fulfill all your rock climbing, yoga, and workout needs. • Take your mind off school with an evening at Zilker Park or Barton Springs...."

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