Gettin’ Crafty in Austin
Texas's capital city is full of hubbub and creativity! These local businesses have considered how they could impact the Austin creative scene and took the plunge to do just that.
Should your formal Thanksgiving dinner include children on the list of invitees, nothing pleases parents more than a separate kids table, where young diners can make messes and enjoy a special meal while the adults get a few minutes of grown-up conversation. The key to a successful kids table is planning.
Fall weather often prompts nostalgia for simple meals and family gatherings. Sunday brunch is a great time to get people together around the table for chatting, reminiscing, and good food. Typically, favorite dishes are the ones that deliver a little comfort to the table, like these delicious pumpkin empanadas.
Convicted of murder at as a teen, Clyde Thompson spent most of his life in prison. He earned the moniker "the meanest man in Texas," and lived up to it for a time, before finding salvation and the love of a good woman. Thompson served as a pastor for several years after his release.
This beautiful home designed by Ambrose Furniture Works bring old-world Italian elegance to Texas. They display a stunning collection of unique antiques that seamlessly blend sophistication, history, and practicality. A custom-made backsplash, custom mixed paint colors, and hand-hewn wooden beams give life to the homeowners' vision of a dream custom home.
With their kids growing older, these homeowners wanted a new space to call their own. With help from David Dalgleish, the original builder, they added a master suite that incorporated the minimalistic style found throughout the home. Common elements include reclaimed wood beams from Vermont, white shiplap, and clean lines. A bridge made of steel and glass connects the parents’ oasis to the main house.
As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. That includes the legends and hauntings with which the state is filled, thanks to a long past peppered with tales that range from sweet-natured to downright scary. According to Amanda Eagleton, team founder of Haunted Texas Paranormal, it is exactly Texas’s deep, rich, and complex history that comes in to play with hauntings.
Many idioms and colorful expressions are often credited to the South, and Texas is no exception. However, many of these colloquialisms stem from much older parables, proverbs, history, literature, or simply the facts of everyday life. But, add a good ol' Texan accent, and each adage sounds more Southern than the next. Many of these phrases reference animals, not surprising as the South, and particularly Texas, is largely agricultural. If not native to the Lone Star State, learn these down-home phrases and let the fun begin.
October in Texas is full of warm, golden days that explode into glorious sunsets that gently fade into clear, star-freckled nights... unless it happens to be a day that the wind screams down from the North Pole, bringing bone-chilling cold that makes you want to retreat to a blanket fort with a carafe of coffee and a good book. Either way, a coffee cocktail is the perfect adult beverage for Texas's crazy October moods, whether it's a hot or cold version.
With football season in full effect, dedicated fans across the United States celebrate their favorite team in lively pre-game festivities. Tailgating, a pastime enjoyed through early arrival, an elaborate set up, and massive feast shared with friends and family, is the social event of every football-filled weekend. In the Lone Star State, the grill and […]
It was a great equalizer. If a man could work hard enough and get lucky enough, oil could turn a pauper into a prince, literally overnight. Long before Houston and Dallas were big Texas cities, and well before sustenance was no further than the local H-E-B, Texans were roughing it out on the frontier, trying to make a living any way they could.
Sometimes the thing that makes someone unstoppable is simply their inability to stop. According to award-winning Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez that is exactly how his career began. As a child, Rodriguez never dreamed of being famous. He was just a kid having fun with his father's video camera, at least until he saw John Carpenter's science-fiction thriller Escape from New York at age 12. From that day on, he was determined to be a movie director.