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Rain gardens allow rain water runoff to be collected and eventually soak into the ground. Plants in rain gardens are most often native plants that are adapted to wet areas but can also handle dry spurts – a must in Central Texas. Photo courtesy of Joe Urbach

Growth in gardening: One garden at a time

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it,” a quote from Robert Swan, the first person in history to walk to both the

Piano students of Dr. Karen Munson Sabrina Zheng, Ceilidh Welsh, Macrina Anitei and Theodora Anitei after the studio held its annual Christmas recital. Two awards were announced during the recital; Ceilidh Welsh won an excellent rating and ribbon for her performance of carols at the Hymn Festival sponsored by Austin District Music Teachers Association and Sabrina Zheng earned a score of 99 on a 12th grade statewide music theory test given by the Texas Music Teachers Association. Photo courtesy of Dr. Karen Munson

Local piano students win accolades

Piano students of Dr. Karen Munson Sabrina Zheng, Ceilidh Welsh, Macrina Anitei and Theodora Anitei after the studio held its annual Christmas recital. Two awards were announced during the recital;

The Whitus' house on Spring Hollow Cove is the Spring Lake Garden Club's Yard of the Month. Their yard boasts of a large variety of native plants and shady groves of oaks, making it a cozy little urban retreat. Photos courtesy of the Spring Lake Garden Club

Creating an Urban Retreat

Spring Lake Garden Club’s yard of the month for January 2019 is a mix of native plants and adaptive species on an uphill lot with no lawn – exactly what

"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" is a 1948 American dramatic adventurous neo-Western written and directed by John Huston. The film centers around Fred C. Dobbs, played by Humphrey Bogart, Bob Curtin, played by Tim Holt and a grizzled prospector named Howard, played by John Huston's father Walter Huston. Photo by Insomnia Cured Here/ Flcikr

A Retrospect on the Silver Screen

A short while ago, I had an attack of nostalgia and was smacked in the face with the memory of old movies. My memory is that they were outstanding old movies.

Maximiliano Morales, Chilean agricultural engineer and founder of andeswines.com, has been working to restore abandoned and failing Chilean vineyards growing rare grapes and now he's looking for Texas investors. Photo courtesy of AgroWine Lab

Chilean vine restoration looks for Texas investors

Maximiliano Morales, agricultural engineer and founder of andeswines.com, presented 17 years of research of the vineyards in Patagonia onboard a National Geographic Explorer Expedition Ship in the Chilean Fjords last

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