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Sarah Rufca

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Sarah Rufca hails from the Dallas/Fort Worth suburbs and majored in history at Rice. After stints in Barcelona and New York, Sarah calls Houston home and has contributed to local publications including PaperCity, My Table, and the Houston Press 'Eating Our Words' blog.

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Hometown Glory

Texas, America's jobs driver: The Economist credits Lone Star State for powering economy

By Sarah Rufca

Did you know that the name Texas originally came from the word "jobs" in the language of the Caddo, an Eastern Texas tribe of Native Americans? No? That's because ...


Not life-threatening

George H.W. Bush hospitalized amid pneumonia fears: 88-year-old facing health struggles

By Sarah Rufca

Former president George H. W. Bush has been hospitalized with bronchitis for the past seven days, a spokesman told the Houston Chronicle on Thursday. According to chief of staff Jean ...


Foodie News

Nolan Ryan's beef cookbook is genius: Move over George Foreman

By Sarah Rufca

Nolan Ryan isn't just a baseball player or a legend, he is a golden god. Growing up in the 1980s in Texas means that I know an inordinate amount ...


Foodie News

Treasured Texas boutique hotel named one of the world's best farm-to-table restaurants

By Sarah Rufca

If there's anything I learned from the movie The Trip, it's that comedians might be fun to watch, but they can be annoying travel companions. That and small ...


The Family Legacy

Mystery solved: Why George P. Bush chose to run for this surprise Texas political office

By Sarah Rufca

Joe Kennedy III was voted into the House of Representatives on election night, ending the two-year period in which no Kennedy served in Congress or the White House for the ...


Foodie News

Uchi is opening another restaurant in Austin with a different concept, a new chef and lower prices

By Sarah Rufca

For the first time since 2010, Tyson Cole and the brilliant culinary powers behind Uchi are planning a new restaurant concept. There's no name and no confirmed location but ...


Emotional testimony

Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly face shooter in Arizona courtroom: "Done thinking about you"

By Sarah Rufca

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords held husband Mark Kelly's hand as she faced the shooter who nearly took her life in a Tucson courtroom on Thursday. Jared Lee Loughner opened ...


TV addict

Murder, lesbians and so many secrets: The ultimate guide to Pretty Little Liars (drinking game included)

By Sarah Rufca

What's the best show on television: Mad Men? Breaking Bad? Homeland? Nope, it's Pretty Little Liars. PLL is ostensibly about four teenage girls and the mystery surrounding the ...


Political Engagement

The Friday Night Lights election: Why politicians love "Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't Lose."

By Sarah Rufca

The small media circus that erupted when "lifelong liberal" Buzz Bissinger declared his support of Mitt Romney after the first presidential debate was more than a little confusing. Bissinger is ...


Shopping break

It's boots season! Seriously — the hottest new boots for "cool" weather

By Sarah Rufca

Temps falling to the 60s and 70s means only one thing in Austin: It's boot season!


To infinity and beyond

Still no flying car, but Star Trek warp speed is possible, according to NASA

By Sarah Rufca

Let me tell you my No. 1 complaint about science fiction: Nothing from the future ever materializes. I have no hoverboard, no flying car, no three-hour workday a la George ...


Hometown Glory

The Lifestyle Hotel of the Year is in Houston: Cool rooms nab a major international award

By Sarah Rufca

What makes a boutique hotel? Luxurious amenities? A strong sense of style? Maybe it's a little bit of both. One Houston hotel that seems to have those qualities in ...


West Texas Troubles

Dude, where's my radioactive rod? Halliburton loses something deadly, National Guard called in

By Sarah Rufca

You know that lucky metal plug thing you found in some West Texas oil fields this week? Turns out that it's radioactive and is probably killing you right now ...


Hometown Glory

The best college in Texas? University of Texas leads the pack in new international rankings

By Sarah Rufca

University of Texas students have something new to cheer about with the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which released ...


WTF

Obama civil war judge proves just how insane West Texas can be: Lubbock didn't need this!

By Sarah Rufca

You don't have to know a lot about Republicans to know that they don't like raising taxes. So there's got to be a serious reason why Lubbock ...


full recovery

Goodbye, Gabby: Thanks to Texas medicine, Giffords is now well enough to return to Tucson

By Sarah Rufca

After nearly 18 months living and healing in Houston, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords moved back home to Tucson on Sunday. "She's gone home before to visit, but this is ...


Foodie News

Hope they brought some Tums: Whataburger's biggest fans dine out at all 680 locations in 10 states

By Sarah Rufca

We thought Caroline Gallay was Whataburger's biggest fan (she even composed an ode to the burger chain), but that was before we heard about Karl and Carol Hoepfner. After ...


Foodie News

Does Austin have the country's best new restaurant? Who made the Bon Appetit list of nominees

By Sarah Rufca

According to Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton, Texas has more great new restaurants this year than any other state. Knowlton released his list of 50 nominees for Best New Restaurant ...


No trial, no death penalty

Moving forward: Loughner's plea deal gets Gabrielle Giffords approval

By Sarah Rufca

If he's declared competent for trial, Jared Loughner is expected to plead guilty in federal court to 49 charges — including several counts of first-degree murder — on Tuesday. Loughner is ...


Don't mind the accents

The British are coming (and they want you to dance): Seven pop stars who will shake America

By Sarah Rufca

It seems like every couple of years heralds a new British invasion, whether it's Oasis, The Spice Girls, or the retro song stylings of Amy Winehouse and company. But ...


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