The dog days of summer are upon us in Central Texas, which means hundred-plus degree days, drought conditions, and water-use restrictions. What’s a heat-exhausted gardener to do? The best August advice, complements of Southwest Austin’s Natural Gardener, is to just let the landscape rest. “We are entering our least productive season for planting here in...

The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division is excited to announce a lineup of free technical assistance workshops offered through its Take it to the Next Level Program. Individual artists, staff and board members of nonprofit arts organizations, and those working in the for-profit creative industries are invited to participate in the series of workshops and speaker presentations...

In the heart of Travis County, a limestone lookout point towers lakeside over beautiful West Austin. Known to lovers for its shady paths and starlit vistas, and to photographers for its breathtaking sunset panoramas, Mount Bonnell is a favorite hangout for locals and tourists alike. Mount Bonnell homes also boast some of Austin’s best views....

Austin gardeners from Lost Creek to Seven Oaks, mark your calendars: it’s time for the 55th Annual Zilker Garden Festival! WHAT: Since the late 60s, this family-friendly fest has celebrated horticulture at its finest with an exquisite flower show, gardening talks by seasoned experts, face-painting and birdhouse-building at the Kids’ Corner, live music in the...

Whether Austinites live in Olympic Heights or Lost Creek, they tend to believe in a healthy lifestyle. In 2007, Cooking Lite voted Austin among the top 20 healthiest cities in America! Even so, everyday food choices can make all the difference in the world when it comes to staying healthy. It’s all too easy to...