"...2) What Do You Do for an Encore? The Aztex followed up their successful debut season by sweeping through the PDL playoffs, winning the championship in August, at home, in front of a record crowd at House Park, then sweeping the league awards as well, including PDL Organization of the Year, Coach of the Year to Paul Dalglish, and league MVP to Dripping Springs native Kris Tyrpak...."
"...That adds to their previous sweep of PDL Coach of the Year (Paul Dalglish), league MVP (Kris Tyrpak), and playoff MVP (Sito Seoane) – a remarkable record in a highly competitive 64-team league... Tyrpak, a Dripping Springs native who just finished his college career, has been selected to participate at the 2014 MLS Player Combine, Jan..."
"...Kekuta Manneh, an 18-year-old rookie out of Dripping Springs who starred for the Austin Aztex last year, last week became the first teenager in MLS history to score a hat trick, leading the Vancouver Whitecaps to an unexpected 4-1 win at Seattle...."
"...[image-5] Celtic Seafare, which sells their artisan smoked salmon at the Barton Creek Market, is opening a storefront in Dripping Springs where their salmon products will be available during the rest of the week. More on this story as it develops! In the meantime, they have introduced a new product: small slices of smoked salmon belly, already uniformly cut for salads...."
"...Each subsequent course featured a dish that showcased the chefs' modern techniques and fondness for dabbling with a broad array of components. (See photo gallery by clicking on the photo to the right of this story.) At the end of the evening, the diners lauded the chefs with a standing ovation before taking home swag bags featuring small bottles of Dripping Springs Vodka and a takeaway treat created by Jodi Elliott of Foreign & Domestic...."
"...The first news came from Solara Estate in Dripping Springs whose Solaro Estate Reserve Tempranillo 2012 won a Bronze medal at the New York International Wine Competition. This is a prestigious competition because they don’t give medals to everyone who enters (many competitions do) and because it is judged by commercial wine buyers who are looking for something they can sell at a restaurant or a wine shop..."
"...Twenty-five years ago, there weren't many options for dining out if you lived in Dripping Springs. If you wanted anything other than Dairy Queen or nondescript Tex-Mex, you had to go into South Austin to dine at chain restaurants..."
"..."Now that it will be legal for distillers to sell spirits as well as bottles to consumers on their premises, that opens up a whole world of possibilities for the distilleries; destination tourism, social functions, all kinds of things," Alan explained. "It will be good for the beverage industry and good for the economy." Currently, Alan is consulting with Daniel Barnes on a new facility for Treaty Oak Distilling near Dripping Springs, an area which is attracting more distillers and craft brewers all the time..."
"...That's ironic because KDRP grabs listeners there. The upstart radio station from Dripping Springs doesn't have near the numbers of KUTX, but it's perceived as having some of KUT's old integrity, especially with the presence of beloved Larry Monroe...."
"...I have the best hairdresser in the world: Johanna Esper at Salon d'Etoile. Deborah Carter, formerly of SoCo's legendary Pink Salon (now Pink West in Dripping Springs) passed me on to the then-fledgling stylist when she finished training at Pink..."
"...May 9-12. Recreation Plantation, 3550 Pursley Rd., Dripping Springs, 512/659-6740..."
"...“Crazy, crazy world we’re living in,” shook the head of the world’s foremost Dobro player on Saturday afternoon, Douglas then describing his band’s midnight encounter with a roadside candlelight vigil on the overnight drive to Dripping Springs. “Hats off to Texas,” he concluded doffing his straw hat...."
"...While Son Volt wrapped up on the other end of the Salt Lick’s grounds in Dripping Springs, a densely-packed crowd gathered on the picturesque Bluebonnet stage for Grammy-winning revivalists the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who led off with a fiddle tune from their mentor Joe Thompson and a Charley Poole’s “Milwaukee Blues.”..."
"...Dawnna Dukes and Mark Strama, and former state Rep. Patrick Rose of Dripping Springs..."
"...The only complaint I heard Friday or Saturday had to do with the morning coffee running out too soon, but with all the expert coffee roasters around town, finding someone to sponsor the coffee and solve that problem shouldn't be difficult. It was great to see so many local and state businesses pitching in: Dublin Bottling Works, Blue Bell, Amy's Ice Creams, Atkinson's Candy Company, Dripping Springs Vodka, Paula's Texas Spirits, in addition to the chefs and restaurants who supplied the meals..."
"...› KDRP radio in Dripping Springs has gone solar. The choice Americana station, which broadcasts at 100.1FM in Austin, stands as the first local frequency to get 100% of its power from the sun..."
"...Boys are at 4 & 6pm, Fri., 1pm Sat; no local teams qualified. In 4A, the Georgetown and Dripping Springs boys, and Cedar Park girls are all in the regional semis in Corpus Christi..."
"...March 29 & 30, we missed the Austin Urban Music Festival for some post-SXSW decompression in Port Aransas. Beginning next Thursday, we’re out in Dripping Springs for the Old Settler’s Music Festival..."
"...Texas extra virgin olive oil companies can barely keep up with demand for their products, so a new local EVOO is especially welcome. Salud de Paloma extra virgin olive oil is cold-pressed and bottled just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs, in collaboration with the Texas Hill Country Olive Oil Company..."
"...A couple of rounds into the high school play-offs, only one Austin ISD school is still alive (the Austin High girls), but so are 17 other area teams, representing Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, Dripping Springs, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Kyle, Del Valle, and Westlake...."
"...The Argus production facility and tasting room are located in Far West Austin, near Dripping Springs, at 12345 Pauls Valley Rd. #2..."
"...The free/donation yoga class has continued and I must say it looks like an idyllic way to start your Sunday. There are a couple of new vendors at Hope: Salud de Paloma, a new Extra Virgin Olive Oil bottled in Dripping Springs, and Jeremiah Cunningham Eggs (HOPE is the only Farmers Market that has them). [image-3]..."
"...Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, has teamed up with colleagues Reps. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, and Philip Cortez, D-San Antonio, and with Sen..."
"...Sycamore Creek House Concerts are a great deal for musicians and music fans. In a hardscrabble valley between Dripping Springs and Pedernales Falls State Park, Thomas and Gail Chapmond have filled the hills with the sound of music...."
"...Finally, if you really want to splash out and impress your lover, consider a destination cooking class at the Onion Creek Kitchens at Juniper Hills Farm, in Dripping Springs (www.juniperhillsfarm.com/classes.htm). Ninety-five bucks gets you stuffed mushrooms, pork tenderloin, a variety of vegetable sides, Sacher torte, strawberry shortcake, and live entertainment from Austin singer-songwriter Michael Fracasso..."
"...• Farm to Disco: A Night of Glitz, Glam & Fondue The Homegrown Revival and the Sustainable Food Center host this retro-inspired evening with a local menu designed by chef Sonya Côté paired with creative cocktails courtesy of Dripping Springs Vodka. DJ Chino Casino provides the disco soundtrack, and disco-appropriate attire is encouraged! Proceeds benefit the SFC's capital campaign; tickets are available online..."
"...Argus Cidery (Austin), founded by Wes Mickel, is the first American Hard Cider crafted in Texas from apples produced by Texan growers. The $10,000 grant will be used to plant a test orchard in Dripping Springs for experimentation of new apple varieties and rootstocks not grown in Texas, and will be the first Texas apple orchard using organic practices..."
"...4) Way Out West Austin (www.wayoutwestaustin.com) "South Austin is cool, and East Austin may be chill, but it's time we fans showed some love for West Austin!" is the motto, and it is more than fulfilled. WOW Austin covers Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, and Spicewood (along with the rest of West Austin) like an adrenalin-addicted 1940s reporter...."
"...Right before Thanksgiving, I attended a dinner event put on by Big Night Catering. It was the third in a series of dinners hosted by catering chefs (and my old friends), Mark Hinshaw and Mike Guidry at the Barber Shop, a great, friendly brewpub in the heart of downtown Dripping Springs...."
"...Kristofferson also convinced Shaver to play the now famous Dripping Springs Reunion, forerunner to Willie Nelson's Fourth of July picnics. Backstage, Waylon Jennings heard the young songwriter and drunkenly promised to record an album of his songs..."
"...Reilly. "Growing up in Texas, if you're thinking of a train song, you're probably thinking of Willie Nelson," says tour founder Dave Conway of Dripping Springs..."
"...Up soon on his schedule is Edison Chair, which is pushing into U-21 mode. Founders Nathan Thrash and Martin Aker, with drummer Wes Armstrong, once had interest from Jimmy Iovine – heady stuff for a teen trio from Dripping Springs..."
"...Man of the Match was Kekuta Manneh, the high school junior from Dripping Springs who had four goals, and seemed to get behind the Lions defense almost at will. Jesus "Chuy" Cortes added a goal and two more assists, and his hard work on the left flank continues to win him recognition and support in the stands..."
"...My daughters understood the value of our work as it applies to the health and welfare of man. The road to success was long and hard, but the need kept us focused. I do have great cars; it is a passion of mine. I have very good neighbors in Dripping Springs. We employ more than 100 people in Austin and more than 50 people in Spain..."
"...The only indication that you're not looking at an insurance agency or a plumbing office is that one of Shubin's cars – maybe one of the Rolls-Royces or Bentleys – will be parked out front. ("They're envious because I bring cool cars here all the time," Shubin says of his neighbors in the building.) Today, from the window of his office, you can see the silver Ferrari he picked for the commute into Austin from his ranch in Dripping Springs..."
"...My roundup of Hill Country brewpubs [see "Hops to It," April 6] inadvertently left out the Barber Shop, a great taproom in a funky old building in Dripping Springs. I visited the Barber Shop during my reporting for the story, and somehow just spaced out and forgot to include it in the article..."
"... • Jesus ‘Chuy’ Sanchez, 21, is an attacking midfielder with one of the highest assists rates in Division-I NCAA soccer at CSU Bakersfield. • Mohamed Diallo, 21, is a Senegal native who's an attacking midfielder at Corcordia University. • Pedro Pereira, 23, midfield (Leander High, Oklahoma Baptist) A native of Brazil, Pereira played for the 2009 Aztex PDL team. • Kristopher Tyrpak, 19, midfield (Dripping Springs High, Houston Baptist) Tyrpak was Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year in 2010, and his team's leading scorer. Attackers • Alesi Osorio, 20, attacker (LBJ High, East Tennessee State) Osorio was all-district at LBJ, who went 45-14 and won a district title during his four years there. The Aztex season kicks off this Saturday, May 5 against the Texas Dutch Lions in Woodlands, Texas..."
"...I'm building a new studio in Dripping Springs for a friend of Van Wilks’ and mine, Chuck Farmer. If all goes well, I plan on recording and mixing the new Malford Milligan Band and Barbara K projects, and mixing Cheryl Murdock..."
"...While on the subject of KUT, let me note that for those who wondered where Phil Music finally went, beloved former KUT host Larry Monroe still fills in for Phil at 7pm on Thursdays for KDRP 103.1FM, the nonprofit community radio station broadcasting for Dripping Springs and the Texas Hill Country. Monroe's popular Blue Monday show can be found there at 7pm Mondays, and on Wednesdays, he and his co-host, David Arnsberger, present Texas Radio Live, 6-8pm at Güero's Taco Bar..."
"...› Support Helping Hands of Dripping Springs by purchasing a unique pottery bowl filled with gourmet soup at the Empty Bowl Project benefit at Sunset Canyon Pottery (4002 Hwy. 290 E.)..."
"...House Sergio Munoz Jr., D-Palm View Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton, R-Mauriceville Garnet Coleman, D-Houston Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs Chuck Hopson, R-Jacksonville Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound Maris Marquez, D-El Paso Wayne Christian, R-Center Rob Eissler, R-The Woodlands Cindy Burkett, R-Mesquite..."
"...High school football is back. The lights will be shining at all your favorite fields, such as Burger Stadium (Dripping Springs vs..."
"...The folks at TenOak are working hard to serve as many local products as possible, using Moonlight's breads, Jester King beers for braising the pork, Lone Star farm's goat's cheese for the salads and the macaroni and cheese, and Amy's Ice Cream for the desserts. The "shop local" concept extends to the bar, which contains a full complement of Texas libations, including Dripping Springs vodka, Paula's Texas Orange liqueur, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea vodka, Treaty Oak rum, Garrison Brothers and Balcones True Blue whiskeys, and about a dozen Texas beers...."
"...Tito's Vodka, Dripping Springs Vodka, Savvy Vodka, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Graham's Texas Tea vodka, Treaty Oak Rum, Paula's Texas Orange, Paula's Texas Lemon, Garrison Brothers Bourbon, Pecan Street Rum, Balcones Baby Blue, Balcones Rumble, Balcones Single Malt Whiskey, Balcones Peated Whiskey Craft Brews..."
"...A week brimming with live music large and small, local and international, all prior to CenTex's second major musical gathering of the year: Old Settler's Music Festival – coming Thursday to an alternative weekly and Dripping Springs BBQ joint near you...."
"...The Chronicle provided greatly appreciated coverage when KUT cut much of his and Paul Ray's programming back in 2009, as well as the protests from their fans. Larry subsequently retired from KUT last fall and has been off the air since. Now he is back, both Blue Monday and The Phil Music Program – Mondays and Thursdays, 7-10pm – but now on KDRP in Dripping Springs..."
"..."Bottle Rocket" opens the program; the other films on the bill include Robert Rodriguez's 1991 short "Bedhead," which starred his extended family; Jan Krawitz's 1976 short doc "Styx," about the underworld of Philly's subway system; Tobe Hooper's "The Heisters," shot in 1965 when the future Texas Chainsaw Massacre maestro was a student at UT; Richard Linklater's first film, 1985's "Woodshock," a documentary about Dripping Springs' Woodshock Music Festival; and Brian Hansen's 1981 short "Speed of Light." Black introduced Jonathan Demme to Hansen in the early Eighties, and when Demme curated a series of new films from Texas, he handpicked "Speed of Light" for inclusion. Most of the filmmakers in the Before They Were Legends program went on to have long and varied careers, but Hansen, who made a handful of critically acclaimed films after "Speed of Light," died abruptly in 1987 from meningitis..."
"...Austin ISD is closed, as is Eanes ISD. On that note, so are Dripping Springs, Leander, Georgetown, Lake Travis, Del Valle, and Round Rock ISDs..."
"..."I still don't know my way around Downtown very well," laughs Beam, who relocated from Dripping Springs to Oak Hill last year to shorten the commute to his daughters' schools (see "The Shepherd," Sept. 28, 2007)..."
"...ThunderCloud Subs (www.thundercloud.com) has increased its sandwich empire to 30 stores with the newest outlet in Dripping Springs at 598 Hwy. 290 E..."