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Whether I was decorating my valentine box in elementary school with extra stickers and glitter or enjoying a picnic date with my S.O., I have always loved celebrating Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to express how much you cherish your friends, family, and romantic partners.

February 14 is all…

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It’s December, baby. Where I am in Texas, that means enjoying iced holiday coffee drinks and reveling in the blissful two hours I get each morning to comfortably wear chunky sweaters before the temperature inevitably creeps upward and I change into a t-shirt. For me, December also means snuggling up…

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It all started as a joke. My roommate and I were browsing Hulu on a Thursday or Saturday or maybe Monday night (they’ve all felt the same lately), when she said, “Wouldn’t it be funny if we started watching Love Island?”

I laughed, but then I thought about it for…

Today, young professionals are moving into East Austin, enticed by the proximity to downtown and the hip bars, taco trucks and coffee shops around each corner.

Meanwhile, Black residents who live in the same houses their grandparents lived in face higher property values, leaving them with few options besides moving…

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Once a month, Austin resident Patricia King drives 20 miles from her home to an H-E-B in Bastrop to buy groceries. She spends $200 on canned goods, pasta, grains, meat and cleaning supplies. …

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The first time Mo Fischer got into drag, she first went to the barbershop to cut her hair. She saved the trimmings, and used the pieces to make facial hair she attached with eyelash glue. She stuffed a sock in her pants — an old baggy pair from a thrift…

Sara Schleede

Audio journalist. Cat mother. Amateur gardener.

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