Sunday, March 30, the Hill Country Galleria hosts this annual benefit for rescue pups, including Hound Rescue and Austin Pets Alive! Last year, a doggone good time was had by all. The two-mile dog walk raised $15,000 for 14 canine rescue groups, who were on hand to showcase doggies available for adoption. Helo, above, has [...]
Long before Rick Perry, Texas lawmakers dreamed of freedom from pesky, far-off rulers meddling in Texas’ bidness. 178 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 [...]
My grandparents were supposed to get married on Valentine’s Day. The night before, he persuaded her to skip all the wedding hoopla and elope. (Her mother didn’t speak to him for a couple of years.) For all of you celebrating today, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Next Friday the 31st marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. According to the zodiac, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. 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! Pao’s Mandarin [...]
If you’re nothing like me, you’ve made a resolution either to lose weight, get back in shape, or just get off the couch once in awhile. Below, a list of 56 local places to break a sweat, sorted by neighborhood, with links to more info. Some are running specials right now. Let me know if [...]
Have a Happy Holiday, everybody!
(map) Ho-ho-holidays! One way to experience the magic of Christmas year-round is to pick up a living tree and then plant it after the season. Families with a tradition like this end up with a whole grove in varying sizes. Garden-Ville in Bee Cave has a nice selection of Leyland Cypress, as they are called. This [...]
Since it turned c-c-cold, enterprising hawkers of hardwood are turning up along the 620 South roadside. Zach here drove all the way down from Jarrell. His business plan: “It’s all just been layin’ around the yard for over a year, so I figured I’d gather it on up and sell it.”
Wishing health and happiness to everyone!
(map) Put some ho-ho-ho in your holidays! Take the kids (or wanna-be kids) to the Hill Country Galleria and get pictures of them with Santa. It’s free, and they even sweeten the deal with free lollipops and tote bags. Tomorrow night’s the official tree-lighting and Santa’s arrival at 7. Then Santa will be on-hand for [...]