"...Twenty years ago, Randy Franklin and his wife Jann Baskett opened Yard Dog Art Gallery. Spanning folk art to fine art, the South Congress landmark has curated Ian McLagan, Walter Salas-Humara, Mike Egan, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, Kurt Herrman, and Scott Griffin..."
"...It could be that you're already aware of Yard Dog's collections of folk-art wonderment. On the other hand, how many more people move to Austin each day? Something like 50 or 60 new folks per diem, is it? So, to be sure, please note that this Carl Block show resides among the venue's regular holdings of equally compelling works (in acrylics on panel, in woodcut print on homemade paper, in shards of linoleum tile on itself) by such artists as Mike Egan, Ellen Greene, Fort Guerin, Jo Clauwaert, Bill Miller, and so many others..."
"...Maybe I should have borrowed a dog. The 40-some-odd pooches happily bounding about Yard Bar seemed to instinctively know the drill, but my boyfriend and I were slightly bewildered by the series of checkpoints and obstacles blocking the way to our first cocktail from former Michael Hsu Office of Architecture designer Kristen Heaney's dog park/bar/restaurant..."
"...Take a deep breath and try to forget – if only for a moment – the controversy swirling around A Dog’s Purpose: the alleged abuse, the canceled premiere, the subsequent damage control. Clear that from your mind, because the actual movie? This thing we call A Dog’s Purpose? Well, it might be one of the most cloying and aggressively irritating films that I have ever been subjected to..."
"...After a two-month struggle to exonerate Neville, the shelter dog that bit a boy on Sept. 22 and was to be euthanized, Austin Pets Alive! announced Tuesday that the lab mix has found a new home..."
"...In case you haven't, here's the tl;dr: Yard Bar is Kristin Heaney's brilliant combination of a dog park, restaurant, and bar. This mecca of Milkbones and honey ale is coming to Burnet Road this summer one way or another, but there's a crowdfunding effort on Greenman to help raise money for the redevelopment: chairs, lighting, fans, heaters … in short, all the creature comforts...."
"...It yaps. My dog glances back without interest...."
"...Last month a 2-year-old boy was bitten on the cheek by Neville, a 30-pound lab mix and Austin Pets Alive! shelter dog. The wound required 16 stitches to close; Neville was transported to bite quarantine..."
"...Doesn’t your best doggo deserve more than just the usual aimless walkies? Shouldn’t your favorite pooch sometimes accompany you to a fine cafe or pub, to lounge happily by your feet as you sip some hot java or cold beer and shoot the breeze with friends on the patio?..."
"...It was easy enough to do and undoubtedly extended his life. I continued to make homemade food for our other dog, Traveller, after Rex died; but one day Traveller turned up his nose at it, and continuing to make it seemed pointless...."
"...Dear Editor, Do you have a dog? If so, my question to you is, do you love it? Would you be devastated to lose it or if anything happened to it? I used to have a dog and I loved her more than anything else in the world and she passed away on me two years ago. I was devastated beyond anything I could have ever have imagined..."
"...Either way, your furry ones won’t mind – as long as you share a bite of the grilled Texas tenderloin with them. [image-1] Yard Bar 6700 Burnet Rd., 512/900-3773 This one is a no-brainer. Your socialite pup will get all the sniffing he can handle at the off-leash dog park..."
"...Americana pioneer Tom Russell may be most widely known for his songwriting, which includes such classics as “Gallo del Cielo” and “Spanish Burgundy,” but his artistry spans across media. In addition to recording more than 20 albums, Russell has published a detective novel and a book of letters with poet Charles Bukowski, and is currently completing a documentary about his sister-in-law that will serve as the third installment of his "Americana Trilogy." He's also an avid painter, and when he comes through Austin tomorrow to play the Cactus Café, he'll visit the Yard Dog Gallery on South Congress for the opening exhibition of his latest folk art..."
"...Austinites love their dogs. We take our four-legged friends to parks and to brunch, dress them in costumes for charity parades, and adopt them from shelters at a pace that has made Austin one of the largest no-kill cities in the nation..."
"...Step away from the crowd of sightseers swarming South Congress, dip into the ever-so-tranquil Yard Dog Gallery, and against crisp white walls you'll find Brawn's Lone Star melee pitting wild birds of Texas against figures from Wes Anderson's films. It’s hard not to be drawn to the spirited, eye-catching images..."
"...Jon Langford is a man of many guises: Mekon and Waco Brother, producer and solo artist, cartoonist and painter. It's that last pursuit that brings him to Austin this week with "Hard Country," an exhibition of artworks that opens at Yard Dog this Saturday..."
"...Directed by: Jerome Bolvin. Baxter, a white bull terrier who manages to look both intimidating and cute at the same time, is a dog capable of rational thought..."
"...Andrea Heimer: "Folk and Dagger"Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S. Congress, 512/912-1613 www.yarddog.com Through Dec..."
"...'Mike Egan: The Death of 1977'Yard Dog, 1510 S. Congress, 912-1613 www.yarddog.com Through Oct..."