"...All Gregory George wanted was some peace and quiet. In 2013, the 41-year-old former Texas General Land Office agent and his wife Staci bought a 10.8-acre plot just outside of Dripping Springs, in a development protected by residential-only deed restrictions..."
"...The loss of these places of worship should be tangible to everyone. It is difficult for me to imagine anyone taking vows before their creator and beginning the most significant relationship of their lives in such a place knowing they are ruining other families' homes as well as destroying places of worship. The property is part of one of the most significant Native American historical sites in Texas, and how it came to be owned by the Blacks has its own story..."
"...By now, they're nearly household names in Texas, identified by supporters on the street for their historic partnership. Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, the Austin lesbian couple who quietly wed in a ceremony outside Travis County offices last week, ignited a firestorm of opposition from state officials, yet spurred renewed hope for those fighting for marriage equality...."
"...The vast majority of today's list is actually comprised of the shorts and music videos (including two blocks just for Texas filmmakers), but there's also a massive new emphasis on VR and the potential for immersive storytelling. That roster includes the first-ever mixed reality environment by art collective Meow Wolf, who are looking pretty ubiquitous (what with their documentary, Meow Wolf: Origin Story being part of the first round of titles). MIDNIGHTERS..."
"...Streets, Bedrooms, & Patios: The Ordinariness of Diversity in Oaxacaby Michael James Higgins and Tanya L. Coen University of Texas Press, 336 pp., $22.95 (paper)..."
"...With her dark wavy hair and stylish glasses, Furman could still be a New Yorker, shlepping groceries from Zabar's to her Upper West Side apartment. But the fact is she's lived in Texas more than 20 years, married a Texan, is raising a Texan son, and has a Texan's abundant generosity..."
"...With eager waitstaff who look like they're on their lunch break from the rodeo, minus the dust, this is the place to go for Texas belt buckles, cowboy hats, and boots, did we mention boots? Miles of them, each more two-steppable than the last. An urban cowboy's (or cowgirl's) dream...."
"..."I considered driving through the Barton Creek Mall parking lot because it's kind of in-between [Scaggs' home and office]. But someone like that wouldn't want to go somewhere he was not comfortable with." So, Carter drove out to the APS building on Capital of Texas Highway to "get a feel for the building" and decided to look around for the building's Dumpsters..."
"...After two decades of searing Texas meats, this smoke has stories to tell. The last time our folks were in town, we took them here..."
"...What better way to get in your outdoorism and your volunteerism all in one fell swoop? This weekend, Sat, Jul 10, 9am-noon, the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., will be hosting a Trail Maintenance Day..."
"...For those of us who grew up in the Sunshine State (that's Florida to you off-of-the-peninsula Third Coasters), news of a Jimmy Buffet fan presence in Texas is quite chilling. It's not that we hate the parrot-headed Margaritavillian, per se, it's just that....."
"...Oak St. The bakery claims to be "the first all-Czech bakery in Texas," and undoubtedly contributed to the town being crowned the Kolache Capital of Texas by the state Legislature..."
"...His daily life is enriched by a never-ending quest for greater experience and the meaning of existence. That sounds more profound than the way Hancock himself speaks, in a flat, West Texas twang, using words devoid of artifice...."
"...Expect Knox, now a University of Texas student, to be there when the film screens for South by Southwest. She'll be coming from Washington, where in the past few days she's been lobbying a more influential group of politicians for the sex education cause..."
"...This Saturday, October 25, check out the Hogeye Festival in historic downtown Elgin. The annual pig party will be serving up hot guts and live music and playing Cow Patty Bingo from 11am-6pm in the Sausage Capital of Texas..."
"...Did Raoul Hernandez actually listen to Victrola's self-titled CD before writing his review ["Texas Platters," Feb. 22]?! He needs his ears checked, or at least his music judgment..."
"...Donations appreciated. www.texasmusicforge.com/Afghan.html...."
"...Special prosecutor Lisa Tanner of the Texas Attorney General's Office, who assisted Bastrop D.A. Charles Pennick's prosecution team, argued passionately to the jurors that the case was simple: The DNA was the crime's "Cinderella's slipper." The genetic profile of the evidence could match only Reed, Tanner said, and therefore Reed was the murderer..."
"...• The Daily Meal has published their annual list of the 101 Best Burgers in America and five of the 10 Texas burgers were from Austin: the Congress burger at Second Bar + Kitchen #34; the cheeseburger at Parkside #61; Hut's Favorite at Hut's Hamburgers #74; the double with cheese at P. Terry's #77: and the Classic burger at Hopdoddy Burger Bar #88..."
"...One concept Garretson and his research manager, Donald Jackson, recommended for the town was residential agrarian developments, or "agrihoods." An agrarian community is a master-planned residential development built around a farm instead of a golf course or shopping center. Similar agrihoods are spread across the country in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, and Vermont; a 1,150-acre agrarian development called Harvest is underway in Argyle, Texas, near Denton...."