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Shining bright: One local tradition you may not have heard of

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With the holiday season fast approaching, many Austinites and visitors alike flock to the various festive events hosted around the city, most notably the over 50-year old tradition that lights up Zilker Park come each December: the Trail of Lights. But one light show you might not hear about as often, but still draws quite…

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Course of Camaraderie: Trail of Lights rallies Austin community

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Even from a quarter mile away, the Trail of Lights glows like Whoville at night. At Barton Springs and Robert E. Lee, floods of people flow towards the shimmering exhibit. Strollers teeter along uneven sidewalks, couples walk with laced fingers, and kids bounce towards the entrance. As the trail gets nearer, the sheer number of…

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A Genie Wishlist: A review on the Blue Genie Art Bazaar

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The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an annual event specific to Austin, where hundreds of local artists showcase and sell their sculptures, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography, knickknacks, and just about any other creative thing you can imagine. Before my visit I didn’t know quite what to expect. I had imagined a museum of some sorts…

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Hot Tamales! Families gather for Tamalada tradition

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On Saturday, December 5th, Ann Richards hosted the 10th annual Tamalada. Many families gathered in the cafeteria to make tamales, instructed by Ann Richards students. According to Diana Nenque, Parent Support Specialist and Tamalada Coordinator, the event has grown significantly. The tradition started after Nenque noticed a trend among the students. “I started the Tamalada…

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Find the perfect gift with our annual holiday gift guide

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The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be hard. You never know what on earth to get your Aunt Tilda or your little cousin who eats a lot of dirt and doesn’t do much else. Your Grandpa Joe is a whole other story; who knows what to get him with his checkered…

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