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Soccer Watch Top 10s
Sports Column  January 3, 2014, by Nick Barbaro
"...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...."

Soccer Watch
Sports Column  December 20, 2013, by Nick Barbaro
"...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..."

Soccer Watch
Sports Column  October 18, 2013, by Nick Barbaro
"...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...."

Farmers Market Report: Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Labor Day weekend brings changes
DAILY Food  August 30, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...[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...."

Eat. Drink. Empower. a Rousing Success
Austin's lady chefs raised money for a good cause
DAILY Food  August 27, 2013, by Melanie Haupt
"...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...."

Texas Wines Take Awards
Texas Tempranillos moving up in the world
DAILY Food  August 7, 2013, by Wes Marshall
"...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..."

Two Western outposts on the gateway to the Hill Country
Food Story  July 26, 2013, by Melanie Haupt
"...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..."

His Cup Runneth Over
Tipsy Texan David Alan is having the time of his life
Food Story  July 5, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"..."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..."

Radio On
'Austin Music Minute' maven Laurie Gallardo takes her time on KUTX
Music Story  June 28, 2013, by Margaret Moser
"...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...."

After a Fashion
Last night a hairstylist saved my life... no, really
Columns  May 10, 2013, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...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..."

Gay Place
From Outerspaces to Deep Inside, this is the week that is... gay
Columns  May 3, 2013, by Kate X Messer
"...May 9-12. Recreation Plantation, 3550 Pursley Rd., Dripping Springs, 512/659-6740..."

Mad World
Dobro, mandolin, and banjola ease April’s cruelty
DAILY Music  April 22, 2013, by Raoul Hernandez
"...“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...."

Festival Fest
Old Settler’s, Austin Reggae, and Convergence converge
DAILY Music  April 22, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...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.”..."

Lege Lines
The Michael Morton Act, airport screening, business tax cuts, and more
News Story  April 19, 2013, by Jordan Smith and Amy Smith
"...Dawn­na Dukes and Mark Strama, and former state Rep. Patrick Rose of Dripping Springs..."

Feeling a strong connection to the past at Texas Foodways' historic locales
Food Column  April 12, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

Playback: Golden Years Wagoneers
Wagoneers ready a resurgence
Music Column  April 12, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...› 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..."

Soccer Watch
Austin Aztex announce 2013 preseason schedule, and more
Sports Column  April 12, 2013, by Nick Barbaro
"...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..."

Wobeon and Beyond
World music festival rings in a delirious local debut
DAILY Music  April 8, 2013, by Raoul Hernandez
"...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..."

Salud de Paloma Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hill Country EVOO purveyor targets Texas Hispanics in quest for healthier fats
Food Story  April 5, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...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..."

Soccer Watch
One Austin team remains in high school play-offs, and more
Sports Column  April 5, 2013, by Nick Barbaro
"...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 Place to Taste
How Austin Eastciders and Argus Cidery hope on-site tasting rooms will bring the cider community together
Food Story  March 29, 2013, by Margaret Shugart
"...The Argus production facility and tasting room are located in Far West Austin, near Dripping Springs, at 12345 Pauls Valley Rd. #2..."

Farmers Market Report: March 23-24
Spring hits full stride
DAILY Food  March 22, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...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]..."

Bill of the Week: Save the Sharks
Bill would ban trade in shark fins
DAILY News  March 3, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...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..."

Day Trips
Music venue offers intimate concert experience
Columns  February 15, 2013, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...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...."

Cooking Is for Lovers
Love is on the menu at these Valentine's Day cooking classes
Food Story  February 8, 2013, by Melanie Haupt
"...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 ( 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..."

Food Events
Jan. 11-17
Food Column  January 11, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• 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..."

Austin Food & Wine Alliance Announces Grant Winners
Culinary innovation and community projects rewarded with $20,000
DAILY Food  January 7, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

Top 10 Austin Food Blogs
Food Story  January 4, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...4) Way Out West Austin ( "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...."

Big Night at the Barber Shop
Dripping Springs brewpub hosts Austin caterers
DAILY Food  December 11, 2012, by Mick Vann
"...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...."

God Loves Ya When You Dance
Texan outlaw Billy Joe Shaver, straight shooter
Music Story  August 17, 2012, by Doug Freeman
"...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..."

Playback: Fit To Perform
Divine Fits debut at Beerland, Willie hops the Railroad, and Ume gets a call from Perry Farrell.
Music Column  August 3, 2012, by Kevin Curtin
"...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..."

Texas Platters
Music Story  July 13, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...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..."

Soccer Watch: Aztex Win 7-0!
Maul Lions; pad division lead: photos
Sports Column  May 25, 2012, by Nick Barbaro
"...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..."

The Truth About Fleshlight
Postmarks  May 16, 2012
"...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..."

Pressing the Flesh
The world's leading adult toy manufacturer for men wants to take the stigma out of sex
Screens Story  May 11, 2012, by Dan Solomon
"...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..."

Beer Flights: News on Austin Brews From Alpine to Munich
A roundup of local beer news
Food Column  May 11, 2012, by Lee Nichols
"...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..."

Aztex Announce Five More Signings
A week from opening day, the Austin Aztex add to their roster
DAILY Sports  April 30, 2012, by Nick Barbaro
"... • 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..."

Good Music, Good Himes
Texas engineer Chet Himes talks about Christopher Cross
DAILY Music  January 23, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...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..."

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: I Heart Austin
Austin's music scene takes another heart-punch after the murder of Esme Barrera
Music Column  January 13, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...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..."

Food Events
An abundance of benefits and other foodie events
Food Story  November 4, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...› 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.)..."

Runners and Riders for 2012
Sizing up the retirees and new challengers for the legislature
DAILY News  September 19, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...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
Friday night lights are back
Sports Story  August 26, 2011, by Mark Fagan
"...High school football is back. The lights will be shining at all your favorite fields, such as Burger Stadium (Dripping Springs vs..."

TenOak Bourbon House + Lounge
If you have a sweet tooth and a bourbon tooth, TenOak was made for you
Food Review  July 15, 2011, by Wes Marshall
"...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...."

Austin's Artisanal Food Companies
Food Story  June 3, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

Austin Rockin' 4/11
Here comes the Old Settler's Music Festival on FOX 7
DAILY Music  April 11, 2011, by Raoul Hernandez
"...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...."

Larry Monroe Back on the Air – on KDRP
Postmarks  April 5, 2011
"...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..."

First Steps
New program highlights Texas filmmakers 'before they were legends'
Screens Story  February 18, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"..."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..."

Cold Rain and Snow
Freezing drizzle then snow overnight
DAILY News  February 4, 2011, by Jordan Smith
"...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..."

Loaded Dice
Less is no longer more to Iron & Wine's Sam Beam
Music Story  January 28, 2011, by Austin Powell
"..."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)..."

A week off reveals a gastronimical glut of foodie news from Royal Blue to barbecue
Food Column  January 14, 2011, by Virginia B. Wood
"...ThunderCloud Subs ( has increased its sandwich empire to 30 stores with the newest outlet in Dripping Springs at 598 Hwy. 290 E..."

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