Mark Pryor

In: Stuff

8 Sep 2015

(map) Next Tuesday, September 15, local author and Travis County Assistant District Attorney Mark Pryor previews his latest thriller, “Hollow Man.” As Kirkus Reviews describes the book, “Austin’s music scene provides the backdrop for a creepy psychological thriller.” 7 pm, free at the Lake Travis Library. Lake Travis Community Library website


(map) July 6th marks this awesome burger place’s tenth year in business. In honor of that, P. Terry’s is giving away free t-shirts, temporary tattoos, and more. The front features the logo; on the back, this groovy design. They start giving the swag away when they open up tomorrow at 10 am. First come first served, so [...]

Memorial Weekend Events

In: Stuff

22 May 2015

It’s the unofficial kickoff to summer! If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, there are lots of special events going on out West. Check out the list below and for more info, click on the links.

(map) They’re baaack! We’ve posted before about picking strawberries here, but at the farm next week, the time is ripe for big, juicy blackberries. At the beginning of the season, you hardly have to look to find

Award-winning shorts and features, comedies and dramas. It’s all happening in two weeks at the 6th Annual HCFF in Fredericksburg, April 30 through May 3. You can buy all-access badges or tickets to individual screenings. There’ll also be festival parties and interviews with filmmakers. For the film lineup and screening schedule, click here.

Silly Rabbit Cascarones

In: Stuff

15 Mar 2015

That’s the actual brand name for these. That’s how seriously a company that makes confetti eggs takes itself. Cascarones are real eggshells, hollowed out and filled with colorful confetti. Popular at Easter, having one

Texas Independence Day

In: Stuff

2 Mar 2015

Long before Rick Perry, Texas lawmakers dreamed of freedom from pesky, far-off rulers meddling in Texas’ bidness. 179 years ago, they did something about it, officially declaring independence from Mexico. Celebrate today with some native hooch: Cinco Vodka, so smooth they call it the five-star vodka. Shake up a Texa-tini (okay, I made that name [...]

(map) This new museum geared to kids (and the kid in us all) just opened and is already a huge hit. Housed in a renovated 1880′s grist mill, the exhibits are sourced from all over the world to entice kids to explore the fascinating mysteries of science. Opening day, children of all ages were having a [...]

Happy New Year!

In: Eating|Stuff

13 Feb 2015

Next Thursday the 19th marks the beginning of the Chinese or Lunar New Year. According to the zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Ram. Celebrate by going to Pao’s Mandarin House and ordering off the secret Chinese menu (story here). Don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of time – the celebration lasts for 15 days! [...]

S. C. Gwynne

In: Stuff

11 Feb 2015

(map) Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling author Sam Gwynne will be at the Lake Travis Community Library next Tuesday, February 17 as part of the Lake Travis Reads series. Mr. Gwynne is the author of the bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon. His newest book is Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption [...]


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