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 [...]
(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) 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
This Saturday night at cool store Revival in Bee Cave. Beer, wine, chili dogs, live music and if you buy tickets now, it’s cheaper than buying them at the door.
(map) Pete Townshend not only owns two of them, he even wrote a song about it, “Collings.” Famous players like Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Keith Richards and many more are fans of these legendary guitars made near Oak Hill. And every Friday afternoon,
Today we celebrate the final battle of the Texas Revolution, a fight that lasted all of 18 minutes. Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna’s army to win Texas independence from Mexico. According to legend, Santa Anna missed the actual battle because he was “entertaining” a young Emily Morgan in his tent. I say we salute that [...]