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These days, visitors might see more binoculars than margaritas on a visit to San Antonio's famed River Walk. That's because a recent resurgence in the native birding population along the river's Museum Reach section is impressing serious bird-watchers and casual observers alike. Thanks to the multimillion-dollar San Antonio River Improvements Project that finished up in 2013, the birding population along the 8-mile stretch has flourished. Walking along this wilder, less-tamed section of the river, birders...
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In movies, politics and romance rarely mix. That's not because the two never intertwine, but rather because paying real attention to one side tends to give short shrift to the other. The one rare film that successfully combined the two was The American President, which seems to be somewhat of an inspiration for the new film Long Shot. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a left-leaning journalist who revels in taking to task anyone with whom...
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That sound you hear is thousands of shutters clicking. Pop-up sweets shop Honeysuckle Teatime is coming to Austin for the first time -- and its colorful confections are sure to be one of this spring's can't-miss Instagram shots. The company, founded by San Antonio entrepreneur Sara Lauren Hinojosa, is headed to Toms Austin at 1401 S. Congress Ave. on May 11, where it will serve its signature lavender vanilla milkshake topped with a cupcake, meringues,...
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The Kentucky Derby, or "the greatest two minutes in sports," is this Saturday, May 4, but don't worry -- there's still time to press your seersucker suit, find a fabulous hat, and gather the ingredients you'll need for round after round of mint juleps. The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky, has been partnering with the Kentucky Derby for the last two decades, and to honor that collaboration we've put together a few fun facts...
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In an effort to preserve the live music part of our city's famous moniker, Austin is launching a new digital tipping service for local musicians. In an increasingly cash-less world, the aptly named Tip the Band allows fans to pay musicians using a credit or debit card. The City of Austin-sponsored initiative is currently in the pilot phase, and local musicians are encouraged to apply for one of the 10 spots. If approved, the performer...
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Whether it's a Google Doc or handwritten sheet, most Austinites have an ever- growing dining bucket list. Thanks to the Central Texas Food Bank, locals will soon have a chance to start checking some of those restaurants off. On May 2, the nonprofit announced that Austin Restaurant Weeks is returning August 15 through September 2. The promotion, launched in 2018, enlists some of the area's best eateries, breweries, and bars to provide discounted prix fix...
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Kuper Sotheby's International Realty's Shay Millheiser knows houses in a way that most Realtors don't. She's been renovating homes since college, taking dilapidated buildings and transforming them into stunning remodels, and now she regularly passes that DIY knowledge on to her clients and through her Instagram, @shaymillheiser. Over the years -- and more than 100 fixer-uppers -- she's discovered a trick or two, especially when it comes to knowing what's a dealbreaker and what just...
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It might not feel like it, given the seemingly unending rise in home prices, but homebuyers in the Austin metro area are gaining an edge over sellers, according to a new study from real estate marketplace Trulia. The study, released April 18, shows that as of January 2019, nearly 60 percent of ZIP codes in the Austin area had shifted in favor of homebuyers versus sellers compared with a year earlier. In other words, the...
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It's all about cats, Cinco de Mayo, and COTA during this weekend's top five things to do in Austin. See some of the biggest names in hip-hop perform live at JMBLYA or celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the El Chilito crew. For a full list of events, visit our calendar. Thursday, May 2 Paramount Theatre presents David Sedaris Legendary satirist David Sedaris gets personal at the Bass Concert Hall. Beloved around the world for his...
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It's a big year for one of North Texas' most beloved events: The InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival is turning 40. For the past four decades, thousands of spectators have been turning up to watch more than 40 hot-air balloons soar through the sky, while also enjoying live music and entertainment, kids' activities, tons of food and drink, and handmade products from local merchants. If, like a lot of folks, you're journeying in from...

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