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Barbara Kuntz, head shot, column mug, October 2012

Barbara Kuntz

Barbara Kuntz served as CultureMap photo editor until 2015.

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Ultimate Beach House

The ultimate Texas beach house: Check out this big, blue Galveston stunner

By Barbara Kuntz

A vintage-inspired Big Chill refrigerator in cerulean was absolutely the only choice for the bright white kitchen of a new Galveston-area beach house, and it became the inspiration for the ...

Celeb Mansion For Sale

Beyonce family mansion on market for millions despite abandoned renovation project

By Barbara Kuntz

A Houston mansion once fit for a queen — make that Beyonce and Solange's mother, fashion designer Tina Knowles — is back on the market as an abandoned renovation project without ...

Science Smart

Mysterious Mayan collapse solved by a Texas professor? New evidence says yes

By Barbara Kuntz

Belize's Great Blue Hole, a large submarine sinkhole touted as one of the world's best snorkeling and scuba diving locations by the late undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, may ...

Bigger Is Better

Austin homes are among the largest in the nation

By Barbara Kuntz

Everything's bigger in Texas, they say, including houses. With a median square footage of 1,837, homes in the Austin-Round Rock region are the ninth-largest in the nation, according ...

Closet Mansion for Sale

The ultimate house flip: Texas socialite attempts to sell mansion with now-famous closet for $12.9M

By Barbara Kuntz

Texas socialite, fashion designer and now house-flipper Theresa Roemer is attemping to sell her 17,315-square-foot Houston mansion  — including the now-famous, three-story closet (sans the designer goodies) — for a cool ...

Ice Cream Mansion

Better than ice cream? Take a peek at this luxury farm house in Blue Bell country

By Barbara Kuntz

Experience a gentler, less-hurried way of life at the 10-acre Morning Glory Farm, a serene outpost within the hills and valleys of the historic Texas Independence Trail Region in the ...

Stressed Out

This Texas ZIP code is one of the most stressed-out in the nation

By Barbara Kuntz

Think you're stressed? Those of us with Austin-area ZIP codes don't have it nearly as bad as one Texas neighborhood, says real estate blog Movoto. A new report ...

On the Market

Sneak a peek: Vince Young's Houston home is for sale at a reduced price

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...

Insider Tips

Waco — yes, Waco — just may be Texas' next great tourist destination

By Barbara Kuntz

Waco is a wonderful place to grow up. Baylor University offers educational and athletic events, the symphony and local community theaters present concerts and plays and Lake Waco provides a ...

Celeb Dream House

Renee Zellweger's $1.6 million dream farmhouse hits the market

By Barbara Kuntz

A charming country estate with movie-star cred and Texasties has hit the market. Renee Zellweger, a Katy, Texas native and Academy Award-winning actress, is selling The Cotton Tavern, a restored ...

Beach House With A View

Spend Labor Day at this swank $1.7 million beach house with views of Galveston Bay

By Barbara Kuntz

Ocean waters are at toes' reach, along with sweeping views of Galveston Bay and Moody Gardens in the distance, at a Tiki Island escape situated on one of the largest ...

Zoo's Newest Arrival

Newest arrival at Houston Zoo has a face guaranteed to melt hearts

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston Zoo officials are already swooning over the big, batting eyes and oh-so-lush lashes of its newest family member, a female Masai giraffe. Mama Neema delivered the healthy female calf ...

Magic Moments

Sole survivor of deadly Houston shooting has magic Harry Potter moment thanks to J.K. Rowling

By Barbara Kuntz

A dose of good Hogwarts magic has come to the sole survivor of a shooting spree that left her parents and four siblings dead. According to The Telegraph, Cassidy Stay ...

Jersey Boys

Johnny Manziel is merchandise king: Leads NFL in jersey sales

By Barbara Kuntz

Looks like Johnny Manziel's famous "show me the money" gesture can be at least partially justified: The Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback is the NFL's reigning merchandise king. The ...

Condo Craze

Condo sales are heating up the Texas housing market

By Barbara Kuntz

There’s a reason why high-rise development is, well, on the rise: Condominiums and townhouses are the fastest growing segment of the Texas housing market. Houston, Austin, Dallas and San ...

H-E-B Recall

H-E-B recalls beef and fajita products throughout Texas

By Barbara Kuntz

Before you throw those juicy beef fajitas on the grill for your holiday cookout, better check the SKU number on the package. H-E-B officials issued a statewide precautionary recall of ...

No Ordinary Mansion

This $2.5 million Costa Rica escape lives on the edge — of a cliff

By Barbara Kuntz

The "pure life" awaits in an international award-winning luxury villa in tropical Costa Rica, now for sale at $2.49 million. A bit of background Casa Pura Vista, or House ...

By the Sea

Blue Bell unveils a new ice cream flavor with a serious spring break twist

By Barbara Kuntz

That famous little creamery in Brenham is celebrating spring break with a new sea-inspired creamy creation. Available only during March, Blue Bell introduces a little bit of sweet and a ...

Clocks That Rock

Resolved to be on time this year? These rockin' clocks will help you start the show

By Barbara Kuntz

When I was growing up, my parents kept the wall clock in the kitchen/breakfast area 15 minutes fast in order to rally the four children to wake up, get ...

Good Holiday Scents

Best home fragrances ensure your home smells up to holiday company

By Barbara Kuntz

The holidays bring a cozy house full of family and friends, made-from-scratch dinner specialties and aromatic fragrances — not only from the kitchen, but also from the best candles and diffusers ...

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