Around the State

A Great Weekend In Houston

Apr 30, 2002 By Eileen Schwartz

Treat Your Mama Right If Mom is an arts lover, then your search for the perfect Mother’s Day gift is over: Treat her to a weekend in Houston. You wouldn’t want to subject her to the inevitable Friday afternoon traffic, so arrive Thursday, May 9, and enjoy a stroll around…


Apr 30, 2002 By Patricia McConnico

All the Right Moves For someone who grew up studying classical ballet, modern dance seems foreign to me. Where are the outward foot positions? The high jumps? Of course, ballet and modern share some of the same principles, and this month you can see moves that reflect both traditions. In…

Straight Talk

Apr 30, 2002 By Brian D. Sweany

MODEL ATHLETE LISA LESLIE, the starting center for the defending world champion Los Angeles Sparks, sashays into the Compaq Center on May 27 to play in the Houston Comets’ season opener. First of all, let me congratulate you on winning the WNBA title. Thanks. It’s a pretty great feeling.

Fine Art

Apr 30, 2002 By Katy Vine

The Awakening Unlike Houston, whose thriving art market allows its artists to live in the Bayou City and sell globally, Austin has always had a tough time cultivating a reputation with dealers as a serious visual-art town. Before the high-tech economic boom, Austin artists complained that nobody bought art in…

Fine Art

Apr 1, 2002 By Katy Vine

Point of View Since 1993, the bodies of 266 murdered young Mexican women have been found in the desert surrounding Ciudad Juárez, an industrial city that sits directly across the border from El Paso. A multimedia exhibit that opened March 8 and runs through April 11 at the UTEP Union…

A Great Weekend In Fort Worth

Apr 1, 2002 By Patricia McConnico

Sports Center May I have your attention, please? Fort Worth is the place to be the first weekend in April. For starters, check out Chevy Thunder Days in Sundance Square, a NASCAR celebration with concerts, racing displays, and driver appearances. Of course, you’ll also want to head out to the…

Straight Talk

Apr 1, 2002 By Evan Smith

Nanu, Nanu Academy award- winning actor and comedian Robin Williams brings his first one-man show in fifteen years to the University of Texas at Austin’s Performing Arts Center on April 9, the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on April 10, and the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston on…

Tune In

Apr 1, 2002 By Katy Vine

Independents’ Day In 1982 John Kunz opened the doors to a 1,200-square-foot music store on Lamar Boulevard called Waterloo Records. Austin has changed over the years—for one thing, Lamar had considerably less traffic in those days—and so has Waterloo. While Kunz watched other independent music stores barely stay afloat, and…

Special Occasion

Mar 1, 2002 By Chester Rosson

TEXAS, OUR TEXAS On March 2, 1836, as Mexican president Santa Anna and his army prepared for their final assault on the Alamo, 59 Texian and Tejano representatives at Washington-on-the-Brazos boldly signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Amateur historians can experience those epic events this year on March 2 and…

Get Out

Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia McConnico

JUST DO IT It’s springtime. Quit neglecting your New Year’s resolutions and get up off the couch. If it has been a while since you’ve gone out for a run (or taken the stairs), the following events should be a source of motivation to get your blood pumping, whether you…