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Farmers’ Market Report: March 29-30, 2014
Asparagus, spinach, celery tops, turkey eggs, and black hogs
DAILY Food  March 28, 2014, by Kate Thornberry
"...The quality and variety of produce at the farmers’ markets is unparalleled right now. Asparagus, young spinach, golden beets, bunching onions, strawberries, baby carrots, celery tops, radishes, kale, parsnips, lettuces, and more are all vigorous and without blemish...."

The 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners
Past winners
Food Story  August 24, 2007
"...G: 1) Texapenos; 2) Austin Slow Burn; 3) Pepper Creek Farm..."

The 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners
Food Story  August 25, 2006
"...G: 1) Texapenos; 2) Austin Slow Burn; 3) Pepper Creek Farm..."

Three Canyons
The Southwest Edge of Texas Hill Country -- Home to Lost Maples and Garner State Park -- Is Rich in Both Beauty and History
Features Story  May 18, 2001, by Brant Bingamon
"...Apart from scrubby trees and brush, water, and animals, that's all there is. These rocks explain two things about the area: why there is so little farming here (no dirt), and why the water is so pure...."

The 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners: 1991-2004
Food Story  August 26, 2005
"...G: 1) Texapenos; 2) Austin Slow Burn; 3) Pepper Creek Farm..."

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
Screens Story  February 25, 2000, by Marjorie Baumgarten, Sarah Hepola and Marcel Meyer
"...In a performance being hailed as one of her best, Sigourney Weaver plays the self-assured wife of a Midwestern farmer, whose world collapses due to an unexpected turn of events and her stubborn refusal to go with the flow. Based on the book by Jane Hamilton, A Map of the World boasts an impressive supporting cast and marks the feature film debut for stage director Elliott..."

Sxsw
Music Story  March 14, 1997
"...LOLLIPOP: 1996's Dog Piss on Dog (AmRep) was the most ribald demonstration of high-volume, shit-kicking punk swagger since the Dwarves bought the farm. Lollipop's live prowess is reputed to be even more extreme. Their songs tremble with a feral, Detroit-style abandon that's easily capable of making good children into bad children (Friday, Emo's, 11pm)..."

Miracle on E. 7th St.
After 25 Years, Ruperto Reyes Brings Magic Back Home
Arts Story  February 14, 1997, by James E. Garcia
"...Reyes, a dark-skinned, forty-something man who sports a bushy Mexican mustache, was raised on a farm near Manor. It was there that he first developed an interest in theatre..."

Weed Watch
The latest dispatches from the front line of America's war on drugs.
News Story  December 20, 2002, by Jordan Smith
"...In response to a September DEA raid on the Santa Cruz, Calif., medical marijuana cooperative Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, the Santa Cruz City Council has voted 7-0 to "deputize" WAMM's owners Valerie and Michael Corral, the Drug Policy Alliance reports. The raid destroyed the medical marijuana farm that provided pot to ailing patients in compliance with the Golden State's medical marijuana laws..."

Keeping Cesar Alive
Actor Ed Begley Jr. explains how he was inspired to write a musical honoring his friend Cesar Chavez
Arts Story  September 23, 2005, by Robert Faires
"...He had fasted a lot and had risked his health with these long fasts, of course, but we never thought we would lose him this early in the game, really. About a year went by and I found myself driving down Highway 99 through Bakersfield and Delano and McFarland and all these towns that he made famous in the labor movement and listening to a song on the radio and going, "Oh, wow, if someone ever did a show about Cesar, that'd be a good song, that Peter Gabriel song 'Don't Give Up,' for the early part of his life, to tell the story of when [Cesar's parents] Librado and Juana lose the farm." They had a nice farm and got cheated, I think, by a lawyer, so they lost the whole homestead and were forced to work as migrant workers on the same road as the Okies coming to California were..."

Film
Recommended
  May 19, 1995
"...Halfway through this movie, I realized that my companion, for the first time in a handful of movies, wasn't moving but was raptly watching the story unfold. When the farm where he was raised is put up for sale, Gordy (unlike his father, mother, and five brothers and sisters) escapes being sold, trucked off to be fattened up, and, eventually, slaughtered..."

A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
Screens Story  February 14, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Winner of both the jury and audience awards at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, this documentary depicts the plight of the American farmer as it focuses on the corporate takeover of co-director Jeanne Jordan's family farm in Iowa and the wrenching effects the farm's dissolution has on all involved...."

Promises, Promises
Two Austin neighborhoods vie to bring down federal dollars to help transform communities
News Story  August 6, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...It was the St. John Neighborhood Association that convinced the AISD trustees to reject former Superintendent Pat Forgione's 2007 scheme to turn their neighborhood middle school into a boys academy, and it was with this community's backing that innovative programs – such as the Family Resource Center and YouthLaunch's Urban Roots farming project – started at Webb and are now expanding and being emulated throughout the district..."

West Coast Meets South of Texas
Music Story  September 18, 1998, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Indeed, with its stark imagery of Mexican farm workers and the hard times they endure, Ely's contribution fits in perfectly with the simple yet glowing nature of the entire album...."

Day Trips
Columns  November 29, 1996, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The steeple of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa towers above the farm and ranchland west of TX123 in northern Karnes County...."

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