CPS Visited an Austin Woman Whose Kids Were Playing Outside Unsupervised

Over the past few months, the debate has intensified between parents who believe in so-called "free range children"—or allowing their kids to roam outside the house unsupervised, as children who grew up in decades past often did—and those who think that practice is criminal. 

Cowboy Rides Again

Because of the macular degeneration, his eyes don’t work like they used to. He doesn’t talk about his vision much, so it’s hard to know exactly how much he sees. But if you linger long enough on a Tuesday evening at Austin’s El Gallo restaurant, chances are good he’ll make out that you’re there and swing by your table for a serenade. Perhaps he’ll sing “Guantanamera.” Or a romantic ballad. Or a bolero, perhaps in Spanish, perhaps in English.

Paramour Bicycles

The finishing touch on each of Matt Mowat’s bicycles is a badge on the frame that reads “Made With ♥ in ATX”—and it’s clear he really means it. After a career in advertising and graphic design (including stints at GSD&M and Wired) and several moves back and forth between Austin and San Francisco, Mowat finally settled in Texas in 2007 with the idea of opening a bike shop.

Andiamo

A little piece of the past is still alive in Austin, immune to fads and marching to the beat of its own drum. Little Andiamo occupies a spot in a modest Austin shopping center, decked in starchy white tablecloths with Italian travel scenes on the walls.

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