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Arden Ward

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Arden Ward is the executive editor of CultureMap Austin, where she previously served as managing editor.

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Food Trip

Too cool? Texas' trendiest food festival is heavy on celebrities and Dallas chefs

By Arden Ward

Austin Food & Wine Festival revealed its 2015 chef lineup, and it’s fat with national stars and Texas talent. More than 40 events take place over a jam-packed three days ...


Texas News

Texas meteorologist back on air with sunny attitude one month after being shot in TV parking lot

By Arden Ward

A Central Texas meteorologist has returned to the air just one month after being shot in a TV station parking lot. Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist for KCEN in ...


The Pits

Texas' most iconic restaurant? Austin barbecue spot is the only choice for this national publication

By Arden Ward

When it comes to Texas fare, nothing is quite as iconic as barbecue — and one major publication clearly agrees. The Thrillist just released its list of the most iconic restaurant ...


Guns Online

Reality TV bad boy starts selling guns online, specializing in souped up, customized weapons

By Arden Ward

TV biker bad boy Jesse James' firearms line is now available online. The Jesse James Firearms Unlimited website, which launched this week, allows customers to purchase customized AR-15 rifles and ...


Rent Control

Big surprise: How Houston apartment rents compare with the rest of the nation

By Arden Ward

Complaining about skyrocketing rent prices has become commonplace in Houston. But how do our growing rents compare to the rest of the U.S.?   Each month, Apartment List releases an ...


Marfa Meets Vogue

Marfa tent & teepee campground is in Vogue with Anna Wintour and the fashion crowd

By Arden Ward

Already a favorite of hip and trendy traveling Texans, the El Cosmico in Marfa has caught the eye of Vogue. The top fashion magazine has selected El Cosmico as one ...


Bubble Watch

Houses in Houston are among the most overvalued in the nation, new report says

By Arden Ward

With record-setting Houston home sales, the latest "Bubble Watch" report from real estate website Trulia reveals homes are increasingly overvalued here. According to data released earlier this month, homes in ...


Cheap Cities

The cheapest cities in Texas: Four land on national list of desirable — and inexpensive — places to live

By Arden Ward

For a few Texas cities, being cheap doesn't mean being undesirable. Round Rock, Temple, Denton and Corpus Christi have landed on a new list of the cheapest cities you ...


Break On Through

How to survive a divorce with your sanity — and finances — intact and get ready to date again

By Arden Ward

Divorce statistics in the U.S. are staggering: 876,000 occur each year — one every 36 seconds. While going through a divorce can be gut-wrenching, the process doesn't have ...


Where The Stars Shop

No Whole Foods Market for this rock star: He prefers Houston-based grocery chain

By Arden Ward

An interview with music legend Robert Plant ended with a decidedly Texas twist when the former Austin resident stopped talking about his new album and started talking about the Texas ...


Keep Houston Cool

Houston's not as cool as it used to be, Forbes says, but still ranks high

By Arden Ward

According to Forbes, Houston is no longer the coolest city in America. But we are still close. On Wednesday, the business magazine released its picks for America's Coolest Cities ...


University News

Mastermind behind Osama bin Laden capture is top choice to lead University of Texas system

By Arden Ward

On Tuesday evening, the University of Texas System Board of Regents named the sole finalist for the position of chancellor. The regents unanimously selected Navy Admiral William McRaven to replace ...


McCartney Mania

Once in a lifetime opportunity to see Paul McCartney at small Texas venue

By Arden Ward

Sir Paul McCartney's summer has been a long and winding one. After falling ill while touring Japan in May, McCartney postponed the Texas dates of his U.S. tour ...


Hot Property

Big Texas ranch owned by legendary oilwell firefighter has a hot asking price

By Arden Ward

A ranch of legendary proportions has hit the market in Lago Vista, about 20 miles northwest of Austin. The expansive property — Edgewater Ranch — was formerly owned by Texas legend Red ...


Bernie in Austin

The real Bernie could be released from prison to live with director of movie about his life

By Arden Ward

UPDATE: Special Judge Diane DeVasto released Bernie Tiede on $10,000 bond Tuesday and agreed for him to live with director Richard Linklater. --------- The Texas Tribune is reporting that Bernie ...


Hometown Glory

Houston zooms up national top travel destinations list, flirts with Top 10 as Dallas is completely shut out

By Arden Ward

Just in time for summer vacation planning, TripAdvisor has put out a list of the Top 25 U.S. travel spots for 2014, as determined by travelers. Among the usual ...


Austin City Limits Lineup

Eminem's big Texas surprise rocks the music world: Festival season suddenly has attitude

By Arden Ward

Austin City Limits Music Festival will return to the capital city's Zilker Park in October for its 13th incarnation. Festival programmers have ended the headliner guessing game with the ...


Traveling Texas

Top travel destination in Texas: It's Houston, of course, says Trip Advisor

By Arden Ward

In time for summer vacation planning, Trip Advisor has announced the top 25 travel spots in the U.S., as determined by travelers. Deemed the Travelers' Choice awards, the rankings ...


Media Rumblings

Another media outlet bites the dust, citing the lack of growth in Austin

By Arden Ward

Another media outlet is shutting up shop. Regional news site Austinist closed its virtual doors on Monday, ending an eight year run. Gothamist, the parent company which operates a network ...


For What It's Worth

Time to clean out your attic: Antiques Roadshow is rolling into Austin

By Arden Ward

PBS's beloved primetime appraisal program, Antiques Roadshow, is rolling into Austin this summer for a one-day stop at the Austin Convention Center. On June 28, locals are invited to ...


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