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.
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
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 [...]
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! [...]
(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 [...]
(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. Santa will be on-hand starting today for three weekends until Thursday, Dec. 11, when he starts [...]
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(map) Our Texas Hill Country land is perfect for growing olives. Next Saturday, Texas Hill Country Olive Company is holding a big sale of trees from their stock of seven varieties. Experts will be on hand to give advice on planting, growing (and harvesting!) olives. Medium-sized trees (1-1/2 to 2 years old) are $20; large-sized [...]
(map) Ready for a “positively wild” experience? Join Critterman and his menagerie this Thursday at 10:30 at the Lake Travis Library. Free. Lake Travis Community Library website