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Varios lugares donde celebrar el próximo cumpleaños de tu hijo
 A todos nos ha pasado, el cumpleaños de nuestros hijos se acerca y no sabemos qué hacer para la fiesta de este año. Les sugerimos aquí algunas ideas para celebrar a los pequeños, que van desde lo clásico de Austin hasta lo más novedoso. Austin clásico
            
               Playland...

Posted: 3 days ago

A todos nos ha pasado, el cumpleaños de nuestros hijos se acerca y no sabemos qué hacer para la fiesta de este año. Les sugerimos aquí algunas ideas para celebrar a los pequeños, que van desde lo clásico de Austin hasta lo más novedoso. Austin clásico Playland...
Traveling this summer? Don’t miss this Southwest Airlines sale
 If you’ve been dreaming of a summer getaway, Southwest Airlines might have a solution for you. Today through Friday, Southwest
            is offering its annual summer sale with fares for June-August travel as low as $49 each way. A Southwest Airlines jet takes off at Chicago’s Midway Airport. credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images...

Posted: 4 days ago

If you’ve been dreaming of a summer getaway, Southwest Airlines might have a solution for you. Today through Friday, Southwest is offering its annual summer sale with fares for June-August travel as low as $49 each way. A Southwest Airlines jet takes off at Chicago’s Midway Airport. credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images...
Where to watch the royal wedding in Austin and other things to know
 With the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just days away, royal wedding fever is hitting an all-time high. Whether
            you’re looking for a place to watch with fellow Anglophiles in Austin on Saturday morning or contemplating a trip across the
            pond to trace their royal footsteps, we’ve got ideas....

Posted: 4 days ago

With the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just days away, royal wedding fever is hitting an all-time high. Whether you’re looking for a place to watch with fellow Anglophiles in Austin on Saturday morning or contemplating a trip across the pond to trace their royal footsteps, we’ve got ideas....
New business helps Austinites rethink the stink of their trash cans
 Soggy diapers. Rotten banana peels. Week-old shrimp. And that brown liquid that collects in a trash can and cements wayward wrappers, coffee filters and paper scraps to the bottom like a disgusting papier-mâché project. With 17 combined years working in the waste industry, Eric Viele and his brother-in-law Todd Weathers had regularly...

Posted: 6 days ago

Soggy diapers. Rotten banana peels. Week-old shrimp. And that brown liquid that collects in a trash can and cements wayward wrappers, coffee filters and paper scraps to the bottom like a disgusting papier-mâché project. With 17 combined years working in the waste industry, Eric Viele and his brother-in-law Todd Weathers had regularly...
The royal treatment: Making like a queen in the United Kingdom
 The wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle is just days away, and London is sparkling as if it’s been dusted in glitter by an unbridled 5-year-old. Cardboard cutouts of the prince and Markle, the first American to marry into the royal family since 1937, peek out of gift shops and pubs throughout town and in the countryside...

Posted: 9 days ago

The wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle is just days away, and London is sparkling as if it’s been dusted in glitter by an unbridled 5-year-old. Cardboard cutouts of the prince and Markle, the first American to marry into the royal family since 1937, peek out of gift shops and pubs throughout town and in the countryside...
30 ideas for your kid’s next birthday party in and around Austin
 We’ve all been there: Our child’s birthday is fast approaching, and we are completely out of ideas for this year’s party. Never fear. We’ve put together 30 ideas ranging from Austin classics to sizzling summer hot spots sure to get your wheels turning. This list is by no means comprehensive. Have more ideas? Email...

Posted: 9 days ago

We’ve all been there: Our child’s birthday is fast approaching, and we are completely out of ideas for this year’s party. Never fear. We’ve put together 30 ideas ranging from Austin classics to sizzling summer hot spots sure to get your wheels turning. This list is by no means comprehensive. Have more ideas? Email...
5 things you may not know about the upcoming royal wedding
 The wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle is less than two weeks away, and Anglophiles across the world
            are abuzz with excitement 
            about the royal affair. If you haven’t been keeping up, here are five things you might not know about the royal wedding on May 19, including a possible
     ...

Posted: 11 days ago

The wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle is less than two weeks away, and Anglophiles across the world are abuzz with excitement about the royal affair. If you haven’t been keeping up, here are five things you might not know about the royal wedding on May 19, including a possible ...
5 tips for planning a bat-centric Austin staycation
 Recently I had a revelation. Despite growing up in Austin and spending most of my life here, I had never seen the famous Ann
            Richards Congress Avenue Bridge bats. With bat season now in full swing (it’s March-October), I decided the time had come
            to correct that. People line the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge...

Posted: 19 days ago

Recently I had a revelation. Despite growing up in Austin and spending most of my life here, I had never seen the famous Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge bats. With bat season now in full swing (it’s March-October), I decided the time had come to correct that. People line the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge...
Spike & Bob: The story of an unexpected friendship
 Spike Gillespie was a tattooed, free-wheeling 52-year-old writer and wedding officiant in the midst of a crumbling, destructive relationship. Bob Stader was a newly widowed, conservative 87-year-old Midwest farmer who couldn’t stand the thought of another barren Indiana winter. He wanted to come to Texas, he said, at least for the colder...

Posted: 23 days ago

Spike Gillespie was a tattooed, free-wheeling 52-year-old writer and wedding officiant in the midst of a crumbling, destructive relationship. Bob Stader was a newly widowed, conservative 87-year-old Midwest farmer who couldn’t stand the thought of another barren Indiana winter. He wanted to come to Texas, he said, at least for the colder...
Berry picking, other spring fun worth a day trip from Austin
 The breezes are cool, the sky is blue and fruit is fresh. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to appreciate Texas’ beloved
            springtime activities (berry picking, anyone?), now’s the time. Here are four places where you can get a true dose of spring
            fun just down the road from Austin. Sweet Berry Farm...

Posted: 26 days ago

The breezes are cool, the sky is blue and fruit is fresh. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to appreciate Texas’ beloved springtime activities (berry picking, anyone?), now’s the time. Here are four places where you can get a true dose of spring fun just down the road from Austin. Sweet Berry Farm...
Start planning for summer! 5 water parks to consider across Texas
 Are you ready for summer? Temperatures are already starting to creep up, which means it won’t be long before we’re hitting
            those triple digits. Never fear! There are plenty of water parks across the state that are well equipped to keep you cool
            and calm. Here are five you might want to put on your summer...

12:34 AM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

Are you ready for summer? Temperatures are already starting to creep up, which means it won’t be long before we’re hitting those triple digits. Never fear! There are plenty of water parks across the state that are well equipped to keep you cool and calm. Here are five you might want to put on your summer...
Did Bruce Springsteen attend the Austin Reggae Festival?
 Did you know Bruce Springsteen attended the Austin Reggae Festival in 2000? At least that’s the rumor. “He was playing a show at the Erwin Center on Monday and we’re pretty certain he showed up at the event, incognito, walked around a little bit,” said Hugh Forrest, Austin Reggae Festival co-organizer and an admitted...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

Did you know Bruce Springsteen attended the Austin Reggae Festival in 2000? At least that’s the rumor. “He was playing a show at the Erwin Center on Monday and we’re pretty certain he showed up at the event, incognito, walked around a little bit,” said Hugh Forrest, Austin Reggae Festival co-organizer and an admitted...
UT students learn to make it work for annual fashion show
 It really was like something out of “Project Runway.” There were 1,500 pieces of clothing on the floor of a small office, and Danielle Dowell, 23, had just minutes to pick 10 she felt she could transform into something that she would be proud to show on a runway in front of thousands of people. The words running through her head?...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

It really was like something out of “Project Runway.” There were 1,500 pieces of clothing on the floor of a small office, and Danielle Dowell, 23, had just minutes to pick 10 she felt she could transform into something that she would be proud to show on a runway in front of thousands of people. The words running through her head?...
Meet the guy behind TSA’s surprisingly hilarious Instagram account
 Need a good laugh? Look no further than the Transportation Security Administration. Yes, that TSA. Almost since its inception in 2013, the @TSA Instagram handle has been winning the internet thanks to its bizarre, shocking and surprisingly funny posts on life at the airport. “People don’t expect to come to a TSA Instagram account...

5:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018

Need a good laugh? Look no further than the Transportation Security Administration. Yes, that TSA. Almost since its inception in 2013, the @TSA Instagram handle has been winning the internet thanks to its bizarre, shocking and surprisingly funny posts on life at the airport. “People don’t expect to come to a TSA Instagram account...
Meet the man behind TSA’s surprisingly hilarious Instagram account
 Need a good laugh? Look no further than the Transportation Security Administration. Yes, that TSA. Almost since its inception in 2013, the @TSA Instagram handle has been winning the internet thanks to its bizarre, shocking
            and surprisingly funny posts on life at the airport. “People don’t expect to come to a TSA Instagram...

5:37 PM Friday, Apr. 06, 2018

Need a good laugh? Look no further than the Transportation Security Administration. Yes, that TSA. Almost since its inception in 2013, the @TSA Instagram handle has been winning the internet thanks to its bizarre, shocking and surprisingly funny posts on life at the airport. “People don’t expect to come to a TSA Instagram...
Ready to roll: Texas Rollergirls hit the track for 2018 season
 Jazz Daigle had heard all about Austin’s flat-track women’s roller derby league, the Texas Rollergirls. But it wasn’t until she watched one of their teams, the Hot Rod Honeys, “beat the brakes off” her Nashville Rollergirls teammates in 2016 that she took serious notice. The Hot Rod Honeys were cool. They were...

5:00 AM Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018

Jazz Daigle had heard all about Austin’s flat-track women’s roller derby league, the Texas Rollergirls. But it wasn’t until she watched one of their teams, the Hot Rod Honeys, “beat the brakes off” her Nashville Rollergirls teammates in 2016 that she took serious notice. The Hot Rod Honeys were cool. They were...
A first-timer’s guide to Disney World
 My husband and I were not off to a magical beginning. There were roaches in our rental car. He had lost his luggage. And I had arrived at our sold-out hotel at midnight to learn that I, someone who purports herself as travel expert, had booked our stay for the wrong dates. Somebody stick propellers on our hats and alert the Disney authorities...

5:00 AM Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018

My husband and I were not off to a magical beginning. There were roaches in our rental car. He had lost his luggage. And I had arrived at our sold-out hotel at midnight to learn that I, someone who purports herself as travel expert, had booked our stay for the wrong dates. Somebody stick propellers on our hats and alert the Disney authorities...
Former foster kid pays it forward with Round Rock emergency shelter
 It’s Friday night at the Central Texas Table of Grace, an emergency children’s shelter in Round Rock, and the house is buzzing. In one room, a 14-year-old expertly covers the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” on his electric guitar, while a pigtailed 12-year-old practices a cheer routine with shelter founder...

8:27 PM Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018

It’s Friday night at the Central Texas Table of Grace, an emergency children’s shelter in Round Rock, and the house is buzzing. In one room, a 14-year-old expertly covers the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” on his electric guitar, while a pigtailed 12-year-old practices a cheer routine with shelter founder...
5 things we learned at Tuesday’s SXSW ‘This Is Us’ cast panel
 SXSW can’t get enough “This Is Us.” Yesterday, stars of the NBC drama 
            strolled the red carpet before attending a screening of the season finale at the Paramount Theatre, and today they graced the stage in Ballroom D
            at the Austin Convention Center for the ‘This Is Us’ Cast Panel. The...

5:21 PM Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

SXSW can’t get enough “This Is Us.” Yesterday, stars of the NBC drama strolled the red carpet before attending a screening of the season finale at the Paramount Theatre, and today they graced the stage in Ballroom D at the Austin Convention Center for the ‘This Is Us’ Cast Panel. The...
Stars of NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ hit red carpet for SXSW screening of season finale
 We promise: WE WILL NOT SPOIL THE SEASON FINALE OF “THIS IS US.” The finale, which screened Monday afternoon during the South by Southwest Film Festival, offered plenty of tears and plenty
            of laughs, too, to a packed audience at the Paramount Theatre. It airs Tuesday night on NBC. Mandy Moore, who plays Rebecca...

6:06 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

We promise: WE WILL NOT SPOIL THE SEASON FINALE OF “THIS IS US.” The finale, which screened Monday afternoon during the South by Southwest Film Festival, offered plenty of tears and plenty of laughs, too, to a packed audience at the Paramount Theatre. It airs Tuesday night on NBC. Mandy Moore, who plays Rebecca...
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