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Written by Rudy Arispe on Mar 03, 2017
Bernice Appelin-Williams was driving through an East Side neighborhood near the Alamodome not long ago, when she came upon several dilapidated houses placed atop massive flatbed trailers that she figured were destined for demolition. Piqued by a penchant for exploring abandoned properties, she took out her camera and snapped away.
Written by Garrett Heath on Feb 28, 2017
While on paternity leave, I noticed Taqueria El Trompo in a little strip mall off of Harry Wurzbach and Austin Highway. However, it took me nearly seven months to stop in because - 1) I now have a toddler and a baby that take up a lot of time and 2) the taqueria is situated in that weird nook off of Austin Highway that’s a little difficult to get to. But when I was with a buddy in that area looking for lunch, I immediately knew where we’d go.
Written by Rudy Arispe on Feb 28, 2017
The Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas has been “Keeping Irish History and Culture Alive” in central Texas for more than 50 years through music, arts, dance, sports and food. The Irish role in history is remembered and honored through many events, from the only St. Patrick’s Day River Parade in the world to the wreath-laying at the Alamo honoring the 35 Irish descendants who fought there.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 26, 2017
This video by the ACLU explains the presidential actions regarding transgender students and the civil rights case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28. Last year, President Barack Obama said civil rights laws should cover transgender students, but in 2017, President Donald Trump said transgender students should not be covered by civil rights laws. But the courts determine the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue on March 28, 2017.
Written by Don Mathis on Feb 23, 2017
In 1951, a teenaged Brooks Air Force Base airman carved “Johnny Loves Vivian” into a wooden bench along the River Walk.