Andrea Pedraza and CocoAndré make the best of a bad pandemic

Andrea Pedraza and CocoAndré make the best of a bad pandemic

Need sanitizer? Help from Tito’s is on the way

Need sanitizer? Help from Tito’s is on the way

Last week, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced it is authorizing production of ethanol-based hand sanitizers by permitted distillers and many have since jumped on board. The latest is Austin’s Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which said it...
Barton Springs Mill — still open! — launches YouTube channel

Barton Springs Mill — still open! — launches YouTube channel

James Brown of Barton Springs Mill posted a video announcing the mill’s new YouTube channel. He also said that during the COVID-19 health crisis, the mill would switch its business model to a majority retail with some wholesale. In normal times, the mill is a...
In a time of crisis, San Saba loses its only food store

In a time of crisis, San Saba loses its only food store

Posted by Mike and Lynn McHenry of Wedding Oak Winery: “In the early morning hours of Friday March 20, Lowe’s Food, the only grocery store in San Saba burned down. In our community, it was a key business that served people and businesses, like ours, in many...
Jester King will be ‘to go only’ during coronavirus outbreak

Jester King will be ‘to go only’ during coronavirus outbreak

Jester King announced late Monday that during the coronavirus global pandemic and public health emergency, the popular craft beer destination is closing its tasting room, restaurant, and farm, and private event hall to the public and moving to a “To Go Only” model for food and beer for the foreseeable future.

Dallas: Top-pop can from Four Corners Brewing

Dallas: Top-pop can from Four Corners Brewing

I am totally impressed with this IPA from Dallas, Tx. This “pop-top” can is very cool. Check out the picture. – Drinking an El Chingón by @fcbrewing – https://t.co/0EJ7lHSSTx— Mark Miller (@tnmmill) December 30, 2019
Houston’s Art in the Park calls for entries

Houston’s Art in the Park calls for entries

Midtown Art in the Park is calling for entries for its April festival on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in centrally located Midtown Houston. The area is known for its many attractions, including picturesque park spaces, long-standing arts...
Exploring East Texas’ growing winery scene

Exploring East Texas’ growing winery scene

Karla DeLuca of the Marshall News Messengertakes us on an informative tour of three wineries in East Texas. As she notes, “Not so long ago, the idea of a winery in East Texas, much less a trail of them, was unimaginable.”

Boerne: Dog paddle?

Boerne: Dog paddle?

Oh Boerne City Lake, how we love thee! https://t.co/nA6EpKJsMv pic.twitter.com/QhFC9DEZ5c— Visit Boerne (@VisitBoerne) April 14, 2018

Kathryn Jones poem: The Border Is Not a Line

I’ve been writing a lot of poetry lately. It’s like a switch flipped on in my brain. I’ve also been thinking a lot about the border and what it meant growing up between the two borders of Texas and Mexico — the Nueces River and the Rio Grande. I hope my poem speaks to some of your experiences.

Tom Bender: Photographer and Painter

Tom Bender: Photographer and Painter

The consummate artist, not satisfied with only capturing art through a camera’s lens, and manipulating many of those images with the computer mouse, Tom has recently ventured into additional artistic endeavors.

San Luis Spirits merges with Empresario Brands

San Luis Spirits merges with Empresario Brands

San Luis Spirits announced its merger with fellow spirits house Empresario Brands. The merger combines two well-known Texas beverage companies under the new name, Dripping Springs Distilling (DSD). The deal brings together various brands, including Dripping Springs...
Without beer and chocolate, what is the point of living?

Without beer and chocolate, what is the point of living?

After starting the year with warnings about the negative effects of climate change on the world’s major cocoa producing countries, now we have more to worry about. Texas Public Radio ran this concerning report: Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate...