“A Sunday Affair” May 27th Sunday Memorial Day Weekend

This year’s Austin Wine & Music Festival (AWMF) Award will feature winning Texas Wineries including Flat Creek Estate, Driftwood Estate Winery, Stone House Winery, Spicewood Vineyards, Dry Comal Creek, Pillar Bluff Vineyards, Wimberley Valley Winery, and Duchman Family Winery under the gorgeous pavilion at Driftwood Estate Winery for, “A Sunday Affair”, on May 27th from […]

East Austin band students play Stubbs with their Music Pro Mentors

On May 20th, performances on the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater will feature East Austin music students in grades 6–12 who have spent the last several months receiving individual instruction from some of Austin’s finest professional musicians through Anthropos Arts. Anthropos Arts’ music-education programs, now in their 13th year, pair students from Title I schools in […]

CASA recognizes Rep. Dukes for leadership

State Representative Dawnna Dukes presented Huston-Tillotson University President Dr. Larry Earvin a check for $20,000 during the 13th Annual African American Community Heritage Festival. The previous record amount of $15,000 was donated in 2010. “With this year’s donation, we have now given over $100,000 to the University over the past 13 years,” said Rep. Dukes. […]

2012 Clear Your Clutter Day recap

As a result of this year’s Austin Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) clear your clutter day event and the 445 cars that dropped off items at Bethany United Methodist Church in support of Get Organized Month, several nonprofits received needed items. Austin Groups for the Elderly received 30 items including wheelchairs […]

APD recruiting for new officers

In these challenging economic times, where several employers are making cutbacks and consolidating, the Austin Police Department is currently recruiting and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Applications are available for download for cadet classes starting in December 2012, April 2013 and August 2013. APD will continue to accept applications until all testing dates are […]

E.A.S.T for unique local home ideas

This past weekend as I visited the 10th East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.), where artist studios, art galleries, and various spaces in the area allow for a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at working artists’ spaces and processes, I reflected on what an amazing opportunity a yearly event like this is […]

Go BOSH Conference 2011

On October 21st, 2011, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors will be in attendance at this year’s Go BOSH Conference 2011 at the UT Longhorn Stadium Event Center Belmont Hall, Centennial Ballroom. Organized by Minority Start-Up Association of Texas, the day long event is designed to facilitate knowledge sharing, relationship building and deal making amongst Central Texas […]

The Souvenir Menu – Milano Café

To me, food tastes better on vacation. It could be because it is a vacation; lack of stress, better restaurant options when not pressed for time, or often just unusually good regional specialties. But, I am always astonished at how the humblest places in Italy seemed to have better food than many pricier places in […]

“Aspire To Be Me” Talent Showcase

On July 16th the African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation (AAMBHF) hosts their second annual “Aspire to Be Me” fundraiser at Stateside at the Paramount , an “American Idol, Urban style” talent showcase. Native Austinite and rising star from Necessary Roughness, True Blood, and Desperate Housewives, Mehcad Brooks will host the evening and be […]

Chai–N-Chaat 2011

Chai- N- Chaat 2011 held its day-long community-based cultural event and fundraiser to raise funds and awareness of Austin’s diverse ethnic populations as well as four local Austin nonprofits, Saheli, Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), LifeWorks, and Eastside Community Connections (ECC) at the Community Renaissance Market, a locally owned micro-business location with tenants ranging […]


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