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Texas Is Becoming More Walkable

Posted on 02/10/2014 by |AARP Education & Outreach | Comments

Great PlacesPost by Melissa Stanton, AARP (Updated March 31): Only so much can be done to turn Texas — or, for that matter, any state, town or community with vast distances and open expanses of land — into a walkable place. But with the help of AARP Texas and community leaders, several Texas cities have been taking big steps toward making their neighborhoods more walkable and age-friendly. Stay Informed: Sign up for the AARP Livable Communities Newsletter “Texans take great pride in …

SXSW 2013: 5 Life Lessons from South by Southwest

Posted on 03/18/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThe music, film and interactive gathering called South by Southwest (SXSW or just South by to its friends) has just wrapped up in Texas. The artist once again known as Prince was there, along with 2,200 young bands; so was the “inventor” of the Internet, Al Gore. Bill Gates and Stevie Nicks were in the house. If something was new or cool, like 3D printing or Google Glass, it was there, too. Everyone was talking about “storytelling” — and the …

Brent Grulke: The Boomer Who Boosted Indie Rock

Posted on 08/14/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWhen it comes to tastes in music, Gen Y members probably think of boomers as those outdated, crotchety cranks who keep all the buttons on their car radios preset to classic-rock stations. (And in fairness, in our youth we probably felt the same way about the pre-boomer generation that spawned our heroes Bob Dylan and John Lennon.)  But either way, Brent Grulke certainly demolished the stereotype that hipness and an appreciation for the musical Zeitgeist has anything to do with when …