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Shoppers Wanted.Apply Within
Locally owned shops transform their neighborhoods into beacons of flavor and fun
by Laura Mohammad

How Testing Fails Our Kids
A report card on TAKS
by Lindsey Lane

A reader writes

Good Stuff
Where to shop. What to buy. How to decide.

Out & About
The lowdown on what’s going on
Compiled by Whitney Angstadt
The Barber of Seville
Mosaic Dance Body
Earth Day Festival

Bring on the dancing girls!‘Dirty dancing’ gains respect
by Karen Kreps

Seeking Spirit
That look of love:it comes in the strangest places
by Becca Hensley

Austin Originals
Barton Springs Nursery, Established 1986
by Barbara Wray

Venting about the state of education in the state of Texas
by Lindsey Lane
April Family Events
Summer Camp Guide
Private Schools

Got the food blahs? Renew taste buds with a short fast
by Clane Hayward

Take this dog and train it. Board-and-train versus do-it-yourself
by Melissa Gaskill

In the Garden
It’s not too late to plant a spring vegetable garden
by Cecilia Nasti
April in the Garden
April Garden Events

How we live.
by Tom Hatch

Buyout or sellout? Eight things wrong with the TXU deal
by Robert Singleton
April Environmental Events

Wheels: His
The 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero. A refined rocket
by Ian Dille

Wheels: Hers
The 2007 GMC Envoy Denali 2WD. A top selling SUV gets a luxurious upgrade
by Bonnie Neel





World Class Yacht Racing
No blue blazers or snotty attitudes allowed
by Karen Branz Leach

Quitting Cigs
Smokers’ tales of mystery, woe and ultimate success
by Shermakaye Bass

The Buzz
Health, wellness and fitness activities abound
Compiled by Whitney Angstadt

Take care of your joints or you’ll end up in a rehab joint
by Tam Thompson

Preterm labor and prematurity are more common than you think
by Darline Turner-Lee

If it’s urban energy you crave look no farther than this spot
by Joanne Liu