SXSW Photowalk on March 10!

SXSW Photowalk on March 10!

I’m hosting a free photowalk on March 10th before the kickoff of SXSW 2017! Grab a friend, your camera, and join us for a fun walk around the city taking in the sights and sounds. We’re meeting on the front lawn of the Long Center! It doesn’t matter how experienced you are as a photographer. Come walk with us! I intend to capture some aerial photo/video afterward.
You’re welcome to RSVP on Facebook event page too!
https://www.facebook.com/events/…

I had a dream. Last night. This is the tip of the iceberg of what it was. They had managed to fix the…

I had a dream. Last night. This is the tip of the iceberg of what it was.

They had managed to fix the evidence that Matthew Mcconaughey had been a crew member on the spaceflight to Mars, so at the end of the dream Matthew was in the tail of the spacecraft digging in the linoleum like floor and taking the strips of cloth and embedding them where he, we could find them in the future. He was using some kind of green putty.

There was more to the dream. You know how you struggle to remember the incredible dreams and they are just out of your grasp when you first wake up. I just woke up. It's 5:18 am. I feel it slipping away …

There was the first launch and someone in the dream had taken the evidence and bundled up and brought home to earth and disposed of it. So when I tried to show Matthew it was no longer there.

But somehow we got this second chance and it would let Matthew find out about the spaceflight in the future. He would let himself find it. My eyes are closed as I type this so I can remember more. Desperately trying to float back in to the dreamspace but can't get there. And there's so much more . . . but sadly that's all I can remember. Don't you just hate it when you can't put the whole dream back together.

I remember the awful scene where I went in to a low cabinet to dig out the evidence to show him, found it but had to put it back. Then someone got it and it wasn't there any more.

You'll have to believe me when I say it was an incredible dream where way more happened.

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is a guitarist from Austin, Texas. His album Ah Via Musicom (1990…

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is a guitarist from Austin, Texas. His album Ah Via Musicom (1990) was certified platinum by the RIAA and the single "Cliffs of Dover" won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist, as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist. He plays in many genres, including rock, blues, jazz fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical, and country.

Guitar Player magazine has called him "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet". – from Wikipedia

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These are some pictures around Elgin, Texas which wind up at an impromptu gig by one of the world’s …

These are some pictures around Elgin, Texas which wind up at an impromptu gig by one of the world's greatest guitar players, Eric Johnson.

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is a guitarist from Austin, Texas. His album Ah Via Musicom (1990) was certified platinum by the RIAA and the single "Cliffs of Dover" won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist, as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist. He plays in many genres, including rock, blues, jazz fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical, and country.

Guitar Player magazine has called him "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet".

52 new photos · Album by Paul Terry Walhus

The Drag runs along Guadalupe Street by the +The University of Texas at Austin campus. Like the Austin…

The Drag runs along Guadalupe Street by the +The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Like the Austin Lord of Comedy Writing John Kelso says
A live chicken is placed on a numbers board set on the pool table, and if the chicken goes on the number that corresponds with your ticket, you win some money. Now ain’t that some … uh, never mind.

How come we call the Drag the Drag? Where’d that name come from?

Beats the heck outta me. But for as I’ve been in Austin (50 years) that’s what that strip of latte stops, T-shirt joints, the big bookstore and a variety of other businesses has been called.

But who came up with the name beats the Burnt Orange snot outta me. I can dig calling the strip the Drag, since the area has always been a magnet for colorful street people. It ain’t exactly Madison Avenue, if you catch my drift.

But who came up with the tag in the first place is a mystery to me. Anybody out there know the answer? If so, pass it on.

"The Drag” (short for “the main drag") is the portion of Guadalupe Street (locally pronounced “Gwad-a-loop") in Austin that has the University of Texas on the east side and various eclectic shops and restaurants on the west side. The name “The Drag” dates to at least January 3, 1926, when “Rode up and down ‘the drag’ and yelled and cussed” was printed in The Daily Texan newspaper.

Panhandlers or homeless street people on “The Drag” have been called “drag worms” since the 1970s. In the 1980s, the term “drag rat” was also used.

Wikipedia: The Drag
The Drag is the name for a portion of Guadalupe Street that runs along the western edge of the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.

The Drag began as a strip of shops which provided vital resources to UT students. Bookstores, restaurants, and clothing stores fulfilled student needs, the proximity to campus added to the popularity of the street. At the start of each semester The Drag fills with students purchasing text books and school supplies.

The Drag is considered an important part of Austin’s civic life, but in recent years more affluent Austinites have been avoiding it as it has fallen into disrepair and become frequented by panhandlers.

About.com: Austin
“The Drag”
by Jacci Howard Baer
Definition: A portion of Guadalupe that runs along the western edge of the University of Texas campus is known as The Drag. Although more mainstream than earlier years it is traditionally home to underground bookstores, tattoo parlors, and other eclectic shops.

Along The Drag, commercial businesses (and churches too) are found primarily on the west side of the street with campus buildings on the east side.

Urban Dictionary
drag worm
A bum, homeless person, or affluent white kid from Westlake, Texas begging on Guadalupe Street (called the drag) across from the University of Texas.
Man, stepping over the drag worms on the way to the Architecture school can be hazardous!
by Pablo MonteChristo Austin, Texas Oct 19, 2007

UT Memory Bank
1970s Drag
Stephanie Carnes Peco
ex_student grad year
1980

The 1960’s were slow to end in Texas. In fact, there were plenty of hippies living out in the country and in shabby little cottages not visible from the road well into the 70’s. These were the halcyon days of Austin. You couldn’t walk across campus without smelling dope and everyone’s dog was a lab and named Toke.

There were also Drag regulars: Bicycle Annie and that Smile! guy. Bicycle Annie was a frail bag lady always standing at the intersection in front of the University Co-op attempting to step down from the curb. It was painful to watch. Then some poor freshman would try to help her and she’d scream at them. You only tried to help her once. The Smile! guy stood in front of the Co-op and ordered you to SMILE!!! with this weird mixture of good cheer and menace. You tried to avoid eye contact.

The vendors were there. That side street (23rd Street) hadn’t been blocked off yet. And this was when the term “Drag Worm” began being used. The frats coined it, I believe. There was a lot of patchouli oil and bra-less, hairy-legged women. It was good times in a smaller, less hectic city: the only place in Texas where you probably wouldn’t get hassled for having long hair.

3 January 1926, The Daily Texan (Austin, TX), “Prickly Pearagraphs,” pg. 2, col. 3:
He stayed up ev’ry night till half past four,
Rode up and down “the drag” and yelled and cussed,
While all the shocked and sleepless natives fussed;
He laughed and laughed and aughed to see them sore.

13 August 1928, The Daily Texan (Austin, TX), “Good Morning,” pg. 1, col. 1:
The paper will be distributed free to the business houses on the Guadalupe drag and some of the stores downtown.

10 February 1929, The Daily Texan (Austin, TX), pg. 4, col. 3:
SOCIAL PROGRESS
By J. C. Watkins
A SWEET litle co-ed from S. B. D.
Came tripping down the drag.
A poor broken hobo accosted her:
“Oh, lady, I’m dyin’ fora fag.”

17 April 1929, The Daily Texan (Austin, TX), pg. 5, col. 3 ad:
FOLKS ALONG THE DRAG—greetings!
(The Texas Theatre.—ed.)

Google Books
Population Mobility in Austin, Texas 1929-1931
Austin, TX: University of Texas
1941
Pg. 20:
The western residential portion of the tract is divided from the campus by Guadaulpe Street, which at this point is known as “The Drag” to University students and …

Google Books
State Universities and Colleges:
A Guide for Prospective Students
by Roy Hoopes
Washington, DC: Luce
1962
Pg. 411:
By popular vote that year, Austin was chosen as the site of the main … chiefly on Guadalupe Street ("The Drag") which is the west boundary of the campus.

University of Texas at Austin – student publications
The Rag – Summary of 10/13/1969 Issue
Page 20: It’s all happening on the Drag

Google Books
Crime and Delinquency
by Martin R. Haskell and Lewis Yablonsky
Chicago, IL: Rand McNally
1970
Pg. 125:
Directing his fire west, Whitman found shop-lined Guadalupe Street, the main thoroughfare off campus—known locally as The Drag—astir with shoppers and strollers.

University of Texas at Austin – student publications
The Rag – Summary of 11/9/1970 Issue
Page 3: Trouble on the drag

The Rag – Summary of 12/14/1970 Issue
Page 2: busts on the Drag

The Rag – Summary of 2/1/1971 Issue
Page 2: Drag merchants

The Rag – Summary of 6/12/1972 Issue
Page 11: Drag vendor

27 March 1989, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, “Some Austinites still living happily in the Age of Aquarius” by Billy Porterfield, pg. B1:
Drag rats on the Drag, joggers in the paths or outings in the parks that were …

New York (NY) Times
CAMPUS LIFE: Texas, Austin; Sleep-Out Group Walks in Shoes Of the Homeless
Published: November 24, 1991
(…)
Lisa Davis, a member of the group, said looking down on the homeless was among students at the university. For example, she said, students often call homeless people “drag worms,” a word play on “the drag,” a street bordering the campus, which is popular among the homeless people.

Google Books
Down on Their Luck:
A Study of Homeless Street People
by David A. Snow and Leon Anderson
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press
1993
Pg. 61:
In Austin the hippie tramps hung out in a student housing and shopping area along the main street that borders one end of the University of Texas. This section of the street has long been known as the Drag, prompting students to refer derisively to the hippie tramps and other homeless who frequent it on occasion as “Drag worms.” This did not deter the hippie tramps from staking out this area as their home base or from peddling, panhandling, and occasionally performing to get money from students and other passersby.

Google Books
At Loose Ends:
An Austin Story
by Peter Thaddeus
iUniverse
2003
Pg. 45:
Then a panhandler locally called street people or Drag Worms, slips in and starts eating scraps from a table barely just vacated. Becky eyes him, and hollers, “Chas come get this Drag worm out of here.”

Google Books
University of Texas at Austin
Off the Record
by Erin Hall
Pittsburgh, PA: College Prowler, Inc.
2005
Pg. 150:
The Drag: Guadalupe Street—it borders UT and has stores and restaurants such as The University Co-op, By George, Urban Outfitters, Chipotle, Texadelphia, Einstein Brothers’s Bagels.
(…)
Drag Rat: Homeless or just wandering people who look somewhat unwashed who live, sit, sleep, play music or beg on the drag. Generally, they will just sit around and play with their dogs and ask for your (Pg. 151—ed.) money. Although, when I was here for Orientation before freshman year one did come up and scream in my face. That was kind of a scary experience. However, they might not be homeless at all, they may just be a strange guy who went to your high school and decided to pretend to be a drag rat.
Pg. 166:
The Ten WORST Things About UT at Austin:
(…)
5. Drag Rats

Austinist.com
August 10, 2006
Changes to Come On Austin’s Most Schizophrenic Street

In less than one month, the incoming class at The University of Texas will start walking the sidewalks of Guadalupe Street, listening to Nick Drake on their shiny iPods and buying every Bob Marley poster within a mile radius. These sidewalks, between 19th and 29th street, are affectionately known as The Drag, an area in a constant state of flux as businesses attempt tirelessly to keep up with the perpetual flakiness of an 18-24 year old market.
(…)
By anon
[1] | 08/10/06 06:20PM
Drag rats? I think you meant Drag Worms, just an observation. Otherwise, good post about a part of town that hardly anyone but UT freshman frequent anymore.
(…)
By matt wright
[4 | 08/10/06 09:12PM
Drag worms? I’ve seen some of our writers use it—but I never once heard it when I was at UT, from ‘99 to ‘04. Is it a newer or older term?
(…)
By the drag needs more cafes
[6] | 08/11/06 08:44AM
I was here 8 years ago and have been at UT ever since. This is the first time I’ve ever heard the term ‘Drag Worm.’ Back in Berkeley we called them ‘Gutter Punks’ – I always heard ‘Drag Rats’ as the term since I came here.
(…)
By drag rat vs. drag worm
[7] | 08/11/06 08:49AM
Well according to the ‘memory bank’, Drag Worm as a term originated in the ‘70’s: http://web.austin.utexas.edu/teamweb/cfdir/prowl/memorybank_detail.cfm?FlashVersion=yes&storyid=256

But Drag Rat shows up in Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_Rat

Y’all fogies need to update the Wiki sounds like. wink
(…)
By truecraig
[13] | 08/11/06 10:18AM
They were always called Drag Worms AND Drag Rats. “Worms” was an older term which we used with pre-hipsterish irony.
(…)
By anon
[14] | 08/11/06 10:25AM
Yes, Drag Worm is the original term. I’m not sure how it got transformed into Drag Rat – just guessing that with the demise of the Drag about 10-12 years ago the term lost its value and as UT kids became more interested in what jeans others were wearing or what car they drove they probably just forgot the term all together. As for the Wikipedia comment; I trust Wikipedia about as much as I trust Delay and Abramoff with my money or Bush with making the right decision about the Middle East. Besides, someone can always go change Wikipedia at anytime to reflect Drag Worm as the correct term.
(…)
I’ve heard both “Drag Rats” and “Drag Worms”, but when I went to UT they were usually called the former.
(…)
By Julio
[20] | 08/31/06 03:35PM
I don’t buy the Wikipedia entry on Drag Rats. It reads like some freshman cut and pasted their first year Sociology term paper.
(…)
By anon
[21] | 08/31/06 05:09PM
I had forgotten to post back to this. So I’ve talked with several professors who went to school at UT and a couple that teach there now. I’ve also talked to quite a few graduates – people who graduated before let’s say 92 and after the 70’s – the question I posed was simple; I blindly in mid conversation said “Drag Worms or Drag Rats?” – instant response, Worms, where the hell did you get Rats? And what are you talking about?” I’ve had a few say they heard Rats too, but said they always knew it as Drag Worm.
(…)
By exsoundexex
[28] | 09/05/06 11
dragworm was the original phrase. it fell out of fashion in part because it was used perjoratively towards the homeless. there was even a punk band called dragwurm. also, as the drag gentrified and became more like a mall, drag rats alluded to mall rats.
(…)
By John Jarzemsky
[30] | 05/07/07 03:52PM
Hey all, I’m the author of the “Drag Rat” entry on wikipedia, which has since been deleted.

Gotta admit I’m a young Austinite (but native Texan). Still, I have never, not even once, heard the term “Drag Worm” until I came to this website (and somebody updated my entry on wikipedia.

Isn’t it kind of pointless to argue over the “correct” slang term to describe a pretty amorphous demographic? I’d say “drag rat” is definitely more commonly used nowadays. And yeah, the entry I put in wikipedia was pretty slap-dash, but I let the reader know at the beginning that I didn’t know much about them, not being a drag rat (or worm) and all.

I was hoping that somebody with more knowledge might fill in the gaps instead of bitch about it, but I guess I had a little too much faith…

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, March 02, 2008 • Permalink

Looks like political correctness has once again changed the language. “Drag worm” was the term used from the 70s up until my last drive down the Drag in the 90s. I’m sure some freshman sociology major more recently reacted with faux indignation at this term for bums and druggies and demanded change. Austin, being a town with no spine, most likely immediately cowered and started using “rat” so they could keep that “cool urban vibe” they try so hard to convey. There’s also that fear of women in sensible shoes armed with the Business Law books.

One wonders why the rest of the state never takes Austin seriously.

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Carnaval Austin is coming soon. February 25, 2017. Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian…

Carnaval Austin is coming soon. February 25, 2017. Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations outside Brazil – samba, costumes and wild abandon – Brasileiro style in the heart of Texas.

What’s it like?

Hailed as Austin’s wildest party, CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO is the city’s annual Brazilian style Mardi Gras celebration. Begun in the early 1970s to soothe homesick Brazilian students, CARNAVAL has grown into a local institution attracting over 5000 partygoers from all over the United States. The flamboyant sometimes risque, costumes, the driving Brazilian samba, and the uninhibited, spirited atmosphere have earned CARNAVAL its reputation as one of the best and biggest such festivities outside Brazil.

What do i get for my 40 bucks?

You get admission to the best, wildest, craziest party you could ever want to attend. Two live Brazilian bands provide non-stop dance music…come in comfortable shoes, and be ready to dance for 5 hours straight! And be ready to see some outlandish costumes, and probably lots of skin!

Where is it held?

Our new home is the Palmer Events Center at 900 Barton Springs Road. It is just in front of where the old City Coliseum was located. It’s right off South First between Riverside and Barton Springs. This is a non-smoking facility.

What about parking?

The Palmer Center has an adjacent garage, the fee is $8. There are 600 additional parking spaces available ($8) at One Texas Center in the garage on the SE corner of S. First and Barton Springs, a walk of about a block and a half. If you have a car full of folks, you can drop them off at the front door of the center as outlined above, park the car and then only one or two will have to walk; great if it’s raining or snowing.

What are the hours?

Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm and ends about 1:45 a.m. WE WILL HAVE A COAT CHECK.

Are cameras allowed?

Cameras and camcorders are more than welcome.

What kind of music will there be?

Hard driving SAMBA! with lots of drums…
Dandara Odara from Salvador Bahia, Brasil will be headling. Dandara will be the most electrifying, dynamic performer to ever take the stage at Carnaval. She’s been called the Tina Turner of Brasil, and when you see her perform, you will understand why. Also playing: Austin’s escola de samba Academicos da Opera featuring 150 drummers and dancers.

Do I have to wear a costume?

No, you do not have to wear a costume, but a costume does help you get into the spirit of the event. Nonetheless, probably 30-40 percent of the party-goers come without a costume. Once there, you may decide you want to do something more festive with your appearance, we will have face painters on hand to help decorate the parts of your body you choose to expose!

What kind of costume do I wear?

You can wear any kind of costume you want… use your imagination. It is like Halloween without the emphasis on witches and hobgoblins: clowns, Carmen Mirandas, glamour, pseudo-celebs and cross dressing are traditional! But the main thing is: have fun! One way Brazilians increase their enjoyment is by gathering a group together, either from a neighborhood or any other affiliation, and costume identically, or at least thematically-this is called a bloco, and we highly encourage this kind of communal spirit.

Will face and body painters be available?

There will be several painters at the event doing various forms of painting. The are independent contractors and charge a modest fee for the service.

Will there be drinks?

Cash bars will be scattered throughout the ballroom, as well as in a foyer where one can have a drink and decompress a bit. The bars will offer about any drink you want. By the way, bringing in your own alcoholic beverages is strictly taboo.

What about food?

No substantial food, but snacky things will be available! People come here to dance and let loose, not eat!

Smoking?

Palmer Events Center is a non-smoking venue.

Is there an age minimum?

No. Anyone of any age is welcome. Of course you must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages, and that law is strictly enforced. And though we will let children in, an arbitrary guideline is that kids under 10-12 may find the crowd a bit overwhelming…if your child is mature enough, bring ’em on in. (Obs: We don’t offer a children’s price. Sorry.)

How do we get tickets?

Tix are on sale now. Carnaval sells out quickly every year, so early ticket purchase is advised. Tickets will be available after about December 28 at Lucy In Disguise, Nelo’s Cycles and Waterloo Records (tickets at these locations are cash only), or by logging onto: Carnaval Tickets.

Will tickets be available at the door?

Maybe. They will be cash only.

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Kenneth has an office piled high with maps, plats, and drawings he spews from his autocad workstation…

Kenneth has an office piled high with maps, plats, and drawings he spews from his autocad workstation. The people in Bastrop County depend on him and Olson Survey for their land documents. I am amazed at how he remembers every detail of everywhere in Bastrop County!

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http://www.atxfactory.com/austin-coworking-space/ A former lighting warehouse, this space was purchased…

http://www.atxfactory.com/austin-coworking-space/

A former lighting warehouse, this space was purchased in 2015 and rebuilt from top to bottom. The austin coworking space was constructed by local architect Mark Odom and built by local contractors such as Hatch Workshop and Alba Energy. The space has been developed as a 14,000 square feet green space powered by solar panels open to a select 140 members.

The coworking space is loaded with world class amenities. Their biggest differentiator from other spaces is that they do not nickel and dime their members for using our large conference rooms! On-site parking is available, food trucks are a plenty, and you can always hangout in our outdoor balcony area.

And best of all for workaholics, they have sleeping lofts!

Centrally located on the corner of Levander Loop and Cesar Chavez in East Austin, and six minutes away from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, atx FACTORY and its community go beyond a desk and chair to deliver the ultimate blend of work and play. – from their website mostly

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Kick off E.A.S.T. at east side collective. The opening reception featured stops #447-450 and works from…

Kick off E.A.S.T. at east side collective. The opening reception featured stops #447-450 and works from 7 local artists. Light bites will be provided by their kickass neighbor, Juniper. Drinks were on east side collective for 21+

Visual arts:
– jake jordan
– tyler hobbs
– alex diamond
– tim derrington
– mala vasudevan
– chris massara
– mark epstein
– matt crump

Performances:
– brazilian space program
– faultliner

Featured Sponsor:
– foursquare builders

Sponsors:
– frost bank
– delta millworks
– zilker brewing co
– luxe interiors + design
– spicewood vineyards
– deep eddy vodka
– juniper


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One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival…

One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 80+ exhibitors, live music, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers. Founded in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, the Festival has hosted thousands of notable and award-winning authors over the years, including Margaret Atwood, Robert Caro, Sandra Cisneros, Salman Rushdie, Cheryl Strayed, Walter Mosley, Molly Shannon, Frank McCourt, Ziggy Marley, Liz Carpenter, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and many, many others.

The 2016 Texas Book Festival will be held November 5-6, 2016. The Festival runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Texas Book Festival Weekend is free and open to the public and takes place in Austin, Texas, at the State Capitol and surrounding grounds.

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Book Festival Weekend takes place November 5 and 6, 2016. Texas Book Festival. Founded in 1995 by Laura…

Book Festival Weekend takes place November 5 and 6, 2016.

Texas Book Festival. Founded in 1995 by Laura W. Bush, a former librarian and then First Lady of Texas, along with Austin benefactor Mary Margaret Farabee and a dedicated group of volunteers, the Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

Spread throughout the grounds of the State Capitol and along Austin’s iconic Congress Avenue, the 2016 Texas
Reading Rock Stars brings books to life for children in low-income schools by inviting authors from across the country to present their books, giving each student an autographed copy, and providing a set of books to the school's library. Since inception, the TBF has donated 72,000+ books to kids at 78 Title I public schools in Texas through 314 author visits.

Texas Public Library Grants help libraries meet the needs of their communities through annual grants awarded to support collection enhancement. The Festival has contributed more than $2.8 million in grants to 600+ public libraries across Texas.

The Youth Fiction Writing Contest encourages and rewards creative writing in Texas schools for students in grades 7 to 12.

The Texas Teen Book Festival is a free, one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting fans to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. The 2016 Festival will take place Saturday, October 1, at
St. Edward's University.
Festival Attendees Can Expect:
FESTIVAL
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE TBF
250+ authors at readings, panel discussions, and signings
80+ exhibitor booths and food vendors, including some of Austin’s favorite food trucks and local classics
20+ tents and venues, including cooking, C-SPAN, children's entertainment, and more
10+ live music performances
Additional Weekend Events:
First Edition Literary Gala – November 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel
Lit Crawl Austin – November 5 in East Austin

Startup Crawl is a must-attend event for anyone who enjoys free drinks, snacks, amazing tech offices…

Startup Crawl is a must-attend event for anyone who enjoys free drinks, snacks, amazing tech offices and a little impromptu dancing. And it showcases the new luxurious, off the charts high rise coworking scene that is exploding in downtown Austin, Texas. #atxstartupcrawl #startupcrawl #austin #atx

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Our houses and land are going to be featured on a tv show called “Tiny House Hunters” on HGTV on August…

Our houses and land are going to be featured on a tv show called "Tiny House Hunters" on HGTV on August 8.

Here's the note we got from the Producer:

I hope this email finds you well. We’re excited to let you know that the episode of Tiny House Hunters 318 Sodamann is premiering Monday August 8 on HGTV. Please check your local listings for the exact time. We are thrilled with this episode and cannot wait for it to premiere.

After your episode airs, we’ll send you a digital link to download your episode. Thank you for your participation!

Enjoy the show,

Justine Joy

Here's the description of the show

Season 3, Episode 18
A Free Spirit Looks for a Tiny House on Wheels in Austin, Texas
Always up for an adventure, Greta is starting a new career as an esthetician in Austin, Texas. She's going tiny to offset the city's pricey housing market. While she loves Austin, she wants a mobile tiny home to give her the freedom to travel. With the help of her friend Keri, she's traveling to Utah in search of a Steampunk style tiny house. Keri's skeptical of Greta's ability to downsize under 250 square feet. And while Greta's ready to jump into tiny living, seeing the houses might be a reality check. Will she be able to compromise some of the comforts of home like a full kitchen and bathtub for the freedom to go tiny?

http://www.hgtv.com/shows/tiny-house-hunters/episodes/a-free-spirit-looks-for-a-tiny-house-on-wheels-in-austin-texas

Always up for an adventure, Greta is starting a new career as an esthetician in Austin, Texas. She’s going tiny to offset the city’s pricey housing market. While she loves Austin, she wants a mobile tiny home to give her the freedom to travel. With the help of her friend Keri, she’s traveling to Utah in search of a Steampunk style tiny house. Keri’s skeptical of Greta’s ability to downsize under 250 square feet. And while Greta’s ready to jump in…

We’re doing an underwater model shoot and bbq Saturday at AustinSpring.com (former Spring.net) pool …

We're doing an underwater model shoot and bbq Saturday at AustinSpring.com (former Spring.net) pool house in Cedar Creek. +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas +Jessa Peters +Olga M +Juan Gonzalez +Barry Stewart +R.J. Cichocki +Joel Horwath so bring your under water or above water cameras, anything you want to toss on the grill or toss in the ice chest. 1191 Shiloh Rd, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 (first left after Clover Road)

Testing out the Olympus TG-870 which is waterproof to depths of 50 ft (15 m), crushproof to 220 lbf …

Testing out the Olympus TG-870 which is waterproof to depths of 50 ft (15 m), crushproof to 220 lbf (100 kgf)* and shockproof to 7 ft (2.1 m)* in advance of a model shoot we are doing Saturday with Tony Aria's models and Olga M as the model herder. Don't miss this! FYI: +Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas It's at the AustinSpring.com pool house and you should be able to google map either Spring.net or AustinSpring.com in Cedar Creek. RSVP if you plan to come so we plan enough BBQ.

Testing out the Olympus TG-870 which is waterproof to depths of 50 ft (15 m), crushproof to 220 lbf

I look way too serious! I’m checking out the Olympus TG-870 which is waterproof to depths of 50 ft (…

I look way too serious! I'm checking out the Olympus TG-870 which is waterproof to depths of 50 ft (15 m), crushproof to 220 lbf (100 kgf)* and shockproof to 7 ft (2.1 m)* … it works great in my pool and we're giving it a trial run in advance of a Tony Aria / Olga M model shoot we have planned for Saturday at the AustinSpring.com pool house.

+Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas convened on the usual alternate Thursday night at Fado’s Irish Pub, …

+Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas convened on the usual alternate Thursday night at Fado's Irish Pub, soccer central for Austin. Tony Aria brought some great models and +Juan Gonzalez was thrilled that Venezuela advanced in the +Copa America 2016 soccer match. And I caught a girl band across the alley from Fado's

+Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas convened on the usual alternate Thursday night at Fado’s Irish Pub

David and Cindy Streamer got their “boy cave” for their son, Richard, who kindly took everyone out to…

David and Cindy Streamer got their "boy cave" for their son, Richard, who kindly took everyone out to dinner to celebrate at China Buffet in Bastrop after the excruciatingly difficult task of placing the house between two trees with about 1 inch to spare. We didn't have to cut down an oak tree!

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Nearly 300 pictures of Joe Bryson’s 50 Years in Austin party at Dirty Martin’s on the Drag in Austin…

Nearly 300 pictures of Joe Bryson's 50 Years in Austin party at Dirty Martin's on the Drag in Austin, Texas. Joe started the legendary Inner Sanctum Record Store and his current incarnation, "Condo Joe" was "Realtor of the Year" I don't know everyone in this album so please pitch in and help me tag some folks. Joe, best party ever!