Harvey recovery: Stories of hope and healing from Port Aransas

Earlier this week, I wrote about Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the small coastal community of Port Aransas and my beloved memories of spending summers there growing up. As soon as I published it, my inbox flooded with emails from people who had similar...

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15 great off-campus study spots in Austin

School’s back, y’all. All of Austin’s universities and colleges are back in session for the fall, which means coffee shops (and anywhere with Wi-Fi) are going to get crowded. Here are some suggestions for where to have some quiet space to write or...

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As Texas rebuilds after Harvey, an ode to Port Aransas

Last Monday, I was sitting in an airport terminal in Atlanta, wondering if I would make it home. I’d taken a poorly timed weekend trip to Georgia to visit one of my best friends who lives there  -- poorly timed because that same weekend, Hurricane...

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Where to go in Austin to feel like a kid again

Call it nostalgia. Call it Peter Pan syndrome. But sometimes, you just want to feel like a kid again. There are plenty of places in Austin where you can do that.  ROLLERSKATING AND ICE SKATING Austin Roller Rink is family-friendly but offers adult...

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17 heartwarming stories of Texans coming together to help Harvey victims

It’s been a week since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and devastated much of the southeastern part of the state, including the Coastal Bend and Texas’ largest metro area of Houston. But in the midst of destruction, glimmers of hope shone...

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