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King of the Hill
It's lights, camera, action for the Hill Country Film Festival
"...a laid-back weekend getaway to the heart of the Hill Country might be more your style. But even the..."

April 26, 2013 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

On Leaving Paradise for an Oasis
An Austin foodie falls in love with Marathon and West Texas' other boutique towns
"...warming liquid dessert is the perfect foil to the chilly West Texas nights...."

Jan. 19, 2007 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Ten years after Gravity, Alejandro Escovedo finds his "Paradise."
"...another right at the American Legion outpost. Up the hill. Stop at Canyon Lake...."

June 28, 2002 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Three Canyons
The Southwest Edge of Texas Hill Country -- Home to Lost Maples and Garner State Park -- Is Rich in Both Beauty and History
"...before the trees and bushes were plucked off these hills and asphalt spread over most surfaces. At that time..."

May 18, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Shepherd
Dripping Springs recluse Sam Beam spills some Iron & Wine
"...2005, Sam Beam headed toward higher ground: the Texas Hill Country. Unlike those with no choice but to abandon..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Music Feature by Dan Oko

The Good Times Ain't Over
Freddy Powers keeps on truckin'
" order to sell alcohol in the otherwise dry Hill Country. Back then, truckers were lured into the oasis..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Day Trips: Bandera
The Silver Spur Dance Hall ruins are a reminder of the golden age of country music
"...sentinel is the remains of a legendary cathedral of country music. A young Willie Nelson played the concrete stage..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Column by Gerald McLeod

The Redeemers
Ellen Spiro on 'Troop 1500,' the story of Girl Scouts and the inmate mothers who love them
"...Hilltop is about an hour from Austin in Gatesville. It's..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Sun City Undercover
The Spinning of Del's Webb
"...State to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of Sacramento, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina,..."

Aug. 2, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Playback: Austin's Revamped Record Convention
The Austin Record Convention – the biggest in the country – returns Downtown
"...Inside a humongous storage shed in the Hill Country west of Austin, Doug Hanners assesses his inventory...."

May 22, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Will Travel for Food and Wine
Well-made wine, exquisite food, and great art – Spain should be on anyone's short list of travel destinations
"...the world, myriad museums, sophisticated cities, and a dazzling countryside? Let me recommend the northwestern part of Spain as..."

June 26, 2009 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Natural State
San Antonio-based Presidian wants to enter into public private partnerships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
"...a ridge overlooking Lake Buchanan. It offers visitors a Hill Country experience on a 940-acre ranch the LCRA bought..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradise
A little bit of everything from Hill Country artisans
"...The Texas Hill Country: A Food and Wine Lover's Paradiseby Terry Thompson-Anderson..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Oh No, It's Mr. Bill!
Do Bill Bunch's Tactics Hurt the Springs He Loves?
"...a man whose whole being is the preservation of paradise when the loss of it seems inevitable...."

Oct. 18, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Y Not?
The battle over AMD's move to Lantana is a one-tract skirmish in a larger war over the uncertain future of Central Texas
" it "The Y": the congested intersection in Oak Hill where Highway 71 branches off from 290 West and..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Return of Wayne Douglas
A flood of posthumous Doug Sahm CDs, both old and new, hits record stores
"...his friends about Ed Burleson. The young, Dallas-area singer's country chops struck a nerve with the legendary Texas Tornado...."

June 23, 2000 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

The Webberville Conundrum
Austin's plans for an eastern landfill hit a little obstacle – the people who live there
"...and Joann Gunlock bought themselves a little piece of paradise: 30 acres of rolling pasture and post oak forest..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Day Trips
Juniper Hills Farm between Dripping Springs and Blanco takes advantage of the rich culinary culture of the Hill Country to combine a cooking school with overnight cabins for a unique weekend getaway
"...Juniper Hills Farm between Dripping Springs and Blanco takes advantage of..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

La Vista at the Hyatt
"...locale on a lot once occupied by a rustic country roadhouse. Now, the Northwest Austin neighborhood has grown to..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Food Feature

Dining del Lago
The Chronicle Cuisines writers traveled up and down the Lake Travis area's main drag, RR 620 in pursuit of the perfect lakeside meal. They found burgers, catfish, BBQ, pizza, ice cream, and plenty of chicken fried steak. But not a lot of water. Here's what they have to report.
" places are open (Willie Nelson's Lighthouse, Lemongrass, Mulligan's, Paradise Ice Cream) with more scheduled to follow soon (Chef..."

July 7, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
Sleep and shop 19th-century style at the Comfort Common Bed and Breakfast in Comfort, TX.
" architect Alfred Giles. Lord calls the style "Victorian Country." The second two-story wing was added in 1894...."

Sept. 1, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Beyond the Fatal Shores
SXSW's Aussie and Kiwi invasion
"...can it be to spend one's career stranded in paradise?..."

March 5, 2004 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Day Trips
J. David Bamberger has taken a slice of the Hill Country and restored it to pristine beauty.
"...Bamberger Ranch looks like paradise in God's country. The rugged landscape is lush with..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...trio's darkly hued sonic paintings, like "Hannibal, MO," the chilling tale of a suicide pact gone awry. – David..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

Playback: RSD in ATX
Record Store Day local exclusives, and out-of-the-way wax emporiums that may carry them
"...500 to 3,000 records, with new sections spanning punk, country, and blues...."

April 15, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Two-Wheeled Texas
Bikers' best bets on the highways and byways
"...during the rally. 6575 Decker, 928-2939. Cowboy Bar and Paradise Bar Escape the hot, hot heat in the only..."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Angela Armstrong

Day Trips
" oak and juniper savannah which have made the Hill Country famous and can be stifling in the August..."

May 1, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Our readers talk back.
"...The council passed the Hazardous Materials Ordinance and the Hill Country Roadway Ordinance. It also led, with Senator Barrientos,..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Column

Dining del Lago
It's Not Just About Beer and Nachos Anymore
"...10. Sam Hill Waterfront Grill, 16405 Marina Point Road, 266-2811: Sam Hill..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Food Feature

Day Trips
The natural glory of the Hill Country's Westcave Preserve and its 40-foot waterfall.
"...of land in the semiarid landscape of the Texas Hill Country. The terrain of the surrounding region is typical,..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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