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Park Central Activation Project

Jan 6, 2022

Enhancements include all new lighting, 15 new benches for conversation and enjoyment (and based on the kiddos here yesterday these are now the new downtown drum set), a billboard for people to learn about downtown events, a pet station for our 4 legged friends, and our crown jewel sculptural placemaking project with the emblems and…

Anthony Taylor

Nov 14, 2021

“I print stuff that I think I might like and I make stuff that I think I might like, but that also might sell.  I guess I’m biased and that leads into a style, so to speak, it leads into certain areas and stuff but, I try to stay open minded when people ask me…

Sandi Gant

Nov 7, 2021

“I did my own black and white developing and I had my own darkroom in the bathroom. I was in my early 20s,  when my friends were still going out and partying. I’m like, no, I’m gonna stay home and play with my camera and I was in the bathroom developing photos and printing stuff,…

Madeleine Calcote

Oct 24, 2021

“I grew up always volunteering and doing something, either through church, or through the dance studio because I did ballet growing up. So, either through various like groups in school, I was homeschooled so we did a lot of community service projects because we could work during the day and volunteer during the day, outside…

Torin Halsey

Oct 17, 2021

“There’s essentially three parts to my photography career, other than my photojournalism career. The second part is, is my photography business, I’ve owned a photography services business called Photos by Torin since 1984. Shortly after I started here at the newspaper and over the years I’ve done hundreds and hundreds of weddings and family portraits…

Rheagan Ortega

Oct 10, 2021

“I’m a big supporter of being outside, being barefoot. Every day, unless I mean obviously you know you can’t do it every day, but getting out, touching the earth, and just kind of saying a silent prayer of gratitude. You know, to be able to do that, to be able to like connect to Mother…

Eddie Mandela

Oct 3, 2021

“Oh, she’s my biggest fan. We met at a car show. If it wasn’t for my wife, my trailer business wouldn’t survive because I can’t make change, press and fold the shirts or go out and look for people that have their shirts done. They already paid, somebody needs to go and give it to…

Jessica Wood

Sep 26, 2021

“My mom was goofy and funny. She was the funny one out of her friend group. There was one story from the church ladies, my mom and her church friends, they all went to some fancy restaurant for a ladies night or whatever. And she had brought hillbilly teeth to order her food with, like…

Katie Britt

Sep 19, 2021

“Since I was five years old, a little girl, I remember sitting around at home and my mother kept all these little drawings that I did on I always did, I always did them on little note cards. They would just always be little people.  My mom had asked me what I wanted to be…

Andy Lee

Sep 12, 2021

“My uncle was an architect in Dallas and we got involved with a lot of projects in Austin. When he was responsible for working with Trammell Crowe, did a number of the hotels and everything we needed. So I watched a lot of that. So when it came down to get an architect for this…