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"...Orsak presents a two-part class through the Texas Union Informal Classes titled Recipes for Family History to inspire participants..."

June 19, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Luv Doc Recommends: Spring Salsa Dance Festival 2008
Texas Union Ballroom, Friday, February 22, 2008
"...this Friday at the Texas Union Ballroom, where UT Informal Classes is hosting the Spring Salsa Dance Festival 2008..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Column by The Luv Doc

Ventriloquist Night: Public speaking for dummies
With a new wave of interest in ventriloquism, what better time for full-time Austin puppeteer Bob Abdou to launch a course in Ventriloquism 101?
"...Mr. Puppet – offered the course through Texas Union Informal Classes this fall, and, lo and behold, people signed..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fixing Up the Fringe
The Austin Zine Library Saga, Part V: Alive, authentic, and real
"...that I'll be teaching in October for the UT Informal Classes program, all the while fighting off feelings of..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Books Feature by Josh Medsker

Fixing Up the Fringe
"I was sick of the place, and sick of staring at all of the work to be done." This is the fourth in a series of articles by Josh Medsker as he attempts to re-establish a zine library in Austin. For the previous installments, go to / issues / dispatch / authors / joshmedsker.html, and keep an eye out here for the fifth and final one.
"...I also got a call from the UT Informal Classes office, asking me to come in for an..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Books Feature by Josh Medsker

Straight Out the Trailer
Examining the current overwhelming white trash influence in popular culture
"...Dog & Duck Pub: two Chronicle writers, a UT Informal Classes photography instructor, and two attorneys. One of the..."

July 28, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

"...a Martini Madness seminar offered through the Texas Union Informal Classes on Friday, April 11, 7pm-9pm. The class is..."

April 4, 1997 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

In League With the Best
"...* Informal classes offered by the AWL this fall include Joan..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Books Feature

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
"...has the business, which published its first schedule of classes last spring, offering even more opportunities to mix food..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Advocacy Group Pushes Back at UT's Reopening Strategy
UT grad students: COVID-19 plans are "inadequate" and "dangerous"
" "begin seriously planning to move a majority of classes online" due to a surge in COVID cases locally..."

July 17, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Through Rosé Colored Glasses
Rae Wilson helps Austin reconsider the pink drink
" opened in 2009. During that period, Wilson held informal bimonthly classes and tastings. Her easygoing style encouraged audience..."

July 25, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Know Your Culinary Matriarchs
Meet some of the women who helped shape Austin's culinary consciousness
" The Texas Cookbook: From Barbecue to Ban­quet: An Informal View of Dining and Entertaining the Texas Way. When..."

July 11, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Megachurch Miracle
Believers Flock to Bigger, Some Say Better, Churches
"...rock concerts. Add in self-help groups, Bible studies, aerobics classes, and choir practice, and megachurch members can find themselves..."

Dec. 19, 1997 News Feature by Kayte Van Scoy

Two Tech Schools Open Shop
The Iron Yard Academy and General Assembly want YOU!
" well). They also teach part-time courses, and one-time classes and workshops. Informal, one-off classes range in price from..."

Jan. 6, 2015 Screens Post by Waylon Cunningham

Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews
As important a book in its own way as François Truffaut's Hitchcock, Listen to the Echoes compiles dozens of hours of interviews Bradbury's biographer has conducted over the past several decades
"...was nixed by George Plimpton for being "a bit informal," but if there's one thing you take away from..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Books Review by Marc Savlov

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...barbecue aficionados are discovering him in droves. Outside the informal restaurant is a 12-foot smoke pit where you can..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature

Hill Country Compendium
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood has been scouting the Hill Country looking for all the new bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and other interesting places she can find.
"...barbecue aficionados are discovering him in droves. Outside the informal restaurant is a 12-foot smoke pit where you can..."

April 7, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

La Vista at the Hyatt
"...alligator in Central Texas. Gator's is a congenial and informal family restaurant shaded by a giant live oak on..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Food Feature

Breathing Room for the City Budget
Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections
"...helm personalized the budget presentation – historically a fairly informal handoff to the budget staff in an all-day Council..."

Aug. 10, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

Eat Well, Learn French
Dine in Austin’s Petite Provence, speak French, and go back to basics
"...The seed for these culinary-centered classes was planted over two decades ago when Chaussonnet began..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

Food Events
Jan. 9-15
"...› Olive Oil 101, Blasamic Vinegar 101 Classes Explore all the nuances of ultra premium olive oils..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Food Column

The Town Crier
Oscar Casares dips back into Brownsville for his new novel, Amigoland
" tell it on paper," Casares began taking writing classes at Austin Community College and sitting in on the..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Books Feature by James Renovitch

TAE Charter Faces Crisis of Dollars and Confidence
Teachers at the Texas Academy of Excellence charter school walk for nonpayment, and the school stumbles on
"...When classes began, "There was no cafeteria, no library, no safe..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Conversations With Two Former Austin Chefs in New York
" grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and gave informal cooking classes at home to eight or 10 friends...."

Feb. 21, 2003 Food Feature by MM Pack

The story behind the sale of the third long-time Austin hospitality business
"...many good friends rather than just customers. The Cellar's informal Saturday afternoon wine tastings have always offered a great..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

60 Candles,Hundreds of Dancers
"...with a choreographic extravaganza: receptions, reunions, displays, panels, master classes, and performances by UT faculty past and present. The..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Black & White
Two Arts Groups Cross the Color Line Creatively
"...of these collaborators makes itself apparent even in their informal chat after dinner. Both Mason and Talbert are physically..."

June 21, 1996 Arts Feature

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
"...quartet spent time in the States last year teaching classes and making music at UT's Butler School of Music...."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Best of Austin – Thursday
BOA all day, erryday
"...bilingual museum nourishes the mind with inventive exhibits and classes exploring culture and science (kids will love getting hands-on..."

March 20, 2015 Features Feature

University Becomes Ever More Like a Business
"...immediately [“'A' Is for Axed: UT Chops Cactus, Cuts Classes,” News, Feb. 5; “Off the Record,” Music, Feb. 5]...."

Feb. 5, 2010 Postmarks

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