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Hippowood? Hutto Plays Host to the Filming of an HBO Max Series that Recounts a North Texas Murder

November 22, 2021 | By Dave Montgomery

When HBO Max’s Love and Death television series begins airing sometime next time year, viewers throughout Central Texas are likely to spot some familiar landmarks and landscapes.

Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival

July 25, 2018 | By

Kyle brands itself as the “Pie Capital of Texas,” so it should come as no surprise that the southern suburb of Austin will celebrate all things pie at the Kyle Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival Aug.

How an Austin Suburb Became a Literary Mecca

July 6, 2018 | By Wes Ferguson

A little more than two decades ago, the novelist and professor Tom Grimes paid a visit to the childhood home of Katherine Anne Porter, one of Texas’ great writers.

Porter had died in 1980 at the age of 90. Long before she found literary fortune and fame in New York, winning a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her collected short stories in 1966, she spent her formative years in her grandmother’s three-bedroom house in the dusty rail town of Kyle—now a fast-growing suburb between Austin and San Marcos with a population approaching 40,000.

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