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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

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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 [...]

Pictures with Santa

In: Stuff

28 Nov 2014

(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 [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

In: Stuff

27 Nov 2014

Wishing health and happiness to everyone!

Olive Tree Sale

In: Outdoors|Stuff

24 Jul 2014

(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 [...]

Critterman

In: Stuff

14 Jul 2014

(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

Happy Father’s Day!

In: Stuff

15 Jun 2014

Always an adventure!


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