There are 36 blog entries for January 2012.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 11:23am. 1,791 Views
Femme Film Texas began in 2007 at Ann Richards School in Southwest Austin by University of Texas graduate Michelle Voss. Voss was working on producing her own documentary post-graduation, when she realized there were hardly any women on her crew. She knew at that moment she…
Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 4:11pm. 4,955 Views
South Austin is one of the easiest date night destinations in Austin, as South Congress Avenue, affectionately known as SoCo, provides over a mile of dinner destinations, shops, coffee stops, and entertainment for couples wanting a date that is both fun and romantic. Branching off of SoCo also will lead date night adventurers to Austin legacies and beacons of Austin’s much-loved “quirky” culture. Austinites who live in nearby neighborhoods like Olympic Heights or Circle C have the easiest access to South Austin’s array of popular businesses, and an Austin realtor can help scout an Austin home for sale that would put you in the center of the South Austin action.
Snack Bar’s name may be a misnomer. Although the décor does suggest a…
Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 10:51am. 6,103 Views
On January 12th the Austin Board of REALTORS® announced Brian Talley of Regent Property Group, LLC as one of 22 members accepted into its elite Leadership Academy.
“I am honored to be included in this talented group of industry leaders and look forward to participating in this year’s academy events,” said Talley. “I always strive to provide the best level of service possible to all my clients, and I hope to further enhance my skillset and professional network through this Leadership Academy.”
The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) is a non-profit, voluntary organization representing over 8,500 licensed REALTORS® specializing in Central Texas homes. It has served the needs of the Austin real estate community for over 80 years. Upon completion of the…
Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 11:30am. 2,303 Views
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Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 11:00pm. 2,866 Views
A date night in Central Austin can be car-free in light of the many wonderful restaurants and businesses that pepper the neighborhoods from Barton Creek to Allandale. Romancing a date in Central Austin can include dinner at a local restaurant, gelato at a cozy café, or a live music show that is the signature of Austin’s city flavor. Below are a few of many options to enjoy a night on the town with your favorite gal or guy in Central Austin:
Blue Dahlia Bistro
The French-inspired bistro, a local favorite since its founding in 2007, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from a menu that features mouth-watering artisan breads, salads, sandwiches, and cheeses. The eatery uses the freshest ingredients, including local and organic whenever available,…
Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 12:43pm. 20,760 Views
Austin offers so many options for dates that it can be overwhelming to choose. Keeping date night within your neighborhood can eliminate driving across town, potentially missing reservations, or getting caught in a traffic jam. North Austin, encompassing Milwood to Steiner Ranch, has date night options that range from deeply romantic to energetic and fun. Below are a few to help make date night planning easy:
Siena is one of Austin’s favorite restaurants for authentic Tuscan and Italian cuisine, featuring seasonal antipasti, fresh sauces, homemade pasta, and a wide selection of organically raised meat, fish, and fowl. With simple, high-quality ingredients, Siena’s traditional menu has options for a variety of lifestyle choices and uses…
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 3:45pm. 3,608 Views
Book People, on first glance, may appear to be a local version of a Barnes & Noble. On closer inspection, though, the handwritten recommendations from staff beneath hundreds of books, the multitude of signed editions by authors who drop in to visit or speak, helpful fellow book worms with nametags around every shelf, an appreciation for local authors, and the quirky preferences of Austin readers, all make it clear that Book People is not an ordinary book store.
Founded in 1970, Book People, close to Downtown Austin and Barton Creek, has been the number one independent bookstore in Texas since its doors first opened. Appropriately, it has also been voted the best bookstore in Austin for over 15 years. Its national reputation as a haven for bibliophiles,…
Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 4:10pm. 2,176 Views
Austin isn’t known for its winter weather. Meaning: don’t count on a snow storm for an unexpected day off! It may be too warm to model a new parka, but that means more time to enjoy the pool of an Austin luxury home or a community center like the Circle C neighborhood club. Despite the lack of continuous cold, Austin’s winter days, ranging from icy streets to 80 degrees and sunny, offer a variety of ways to find fun. Below are a few activities to keep a winter weekend wonderful:
Kite Flying at Zilker Park
Zilker Park is a 351 acre outdoor space not far from Barton Creek West with a variety of recreational opportunities for Austinites that accommodate every season. Winter can be mild while still bringing wind, an ideal scenario for kite flying. Wide…
Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 7:21pm. 1,560 Views
It can be agreed upon that 2011 was a wonderful year in Austin. Although there were fires that ravaged the Steiner Ranch neighborhood and a great part of the outlying Austin area, Austinites came together to help those in need. 2012 is coming in fast already, and there are many events to look forward to in the coming year.
The annual SXSW festival is going to be even bigger and more attractive than in previous years. The number of bands playing is too numerous to count – in the thousands - and with basically all the Downtown Austin venues involved in the annual weeklong event, the entire city will be crawling with out-of-towners and music fiends alike.
This year, the 2012 Texas Annual Book Festival is predicted to be even more appealing for…
Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 7:01pm. 1,676 Views
LBJ Library, located on the University of Texas campus in Central Austin, is getting a makeover beginning March 1, 2012. The redesign focuses on highlighting legislation that President Lyndon Baines Johnson, for whom the library is named, pushed through Congress, much of which we still use today. Library Director Mark Updegrove said, "We want people to see the difference this man made to their lives, why it's important to know about this president who reigned in the White House almost half a century ago."
The LBJ library folks are spending $10 million on renovations to the library. The construction is slated to be done by the time of Lady Bird Johnson's 100th birthday next December. Once finished, the library will feature more interactive exhibits and…