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Arden Ward

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Arden Ward is the executive editor of CultureMap Austin, where she previously served as managing editor.

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Bouncing Back

Austin home sales on the rise after two-month slump

By Arden Ward

After two months of unexpected dips in home sales, the Austin real estate market is rebounding. On Tuesday, the Austin Board of Realtors released data for September 2014 home sales ...


SXSW Music

SXSW Music unveils first round of 2015 showcasing artists

By Arden Ward

You can now feast your eyes on the initial lineup of showcasing musicians for SXSW, thanks to the latest in a slew of releases teasing the 2015 festival programming. SXSW ...


Waller Creek in Lights

Waller Creek transforms into fantastic light show for one night only

By Arden Ward

Experience Waller Creek like never before when the urban space becomes a fantastic light show next month. On November 13, light installations designed by local architects and landscape architects will ...


Tex-Mex Returns

Margaritas for all: Austin Tex-Mex favorite VIVO reopens this week

By Arden Ward

Tex-Mex aficionados will be happy to learn that longtime purveyor of "modern" Mexican fare, VIVO Tex Mex, returns to the Austin restaurant scene this week. But, you'll have to ...


Social Scene

Austinites honor former Westlake student at second annual Heroes Rise fundraiser

By Arden Ward

What: Second annual Heroes Rise fundraiser The lowdown: Close to 200 Austinites gathered at a private residence on September 13 to honor the legacy of Westlake native and football standout ...


Hot Headlines

Uchi chef arrest, Google Fiber's first Austin neighborhoods and more top stories

By Arden Ward

This week, Google Fiber made a long-awaited announcement and we gave you a sneak peek at the exquisite houses on this year's AIA Austin Homes Tour. Read on for ...


In The News

University of Texas student was on board flight with Ebola victim

By Arden Ward

On Friday morning, the University of Texas at Austin said that a student was on a flight earlier this week from Cleveland to Dallas with Ebola victim Amber Vinson. UT ...


Ebola Update

Central Texas schools close for disinfection after students shared plane with Ebola victim

By Arden Ward

Three schools in the Belton Independent School District will be closed Thursday, October 16, for disinfection as an Ebola precaution. Two students from the school district traveled on a Monday ...


Bubble Watch

Austin is the most overvalued housing market in nation, says new report

By Arden Ward

The latest "Bubble Watch" report from real estate website Trulia reveals homes are increasingly overvalued in the Austin market. In fact, according to Trulia's data released earlier this month ...


Top Stories

Linklater's casting call, ACL's best eats and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

Whether you're perfecting your look to be an extra in Linklater's next film or trying all the best food at ACL Fest, we know you're really busy ...


Travel News

American Airlines adds new nonstop flight from Austin to Miami

By Arden Ward

American Airlines recently announced a new nonstop flight that will ease your layover woes. Starting March 5, 2015, American will add a new daily nonstop flight between Austin and Miami ...


Hot Headlines

The next hipster cities, Google Fiber's impending launch and more top stories

By Arden Ward

It's been another buzzy, busy week in the Capital City. As you settle into the weekend, take a look back at our most popular stories, from our picks for ...


Rooms with a View

Italian-inspired villa offers panoramic Lake Travis views for just under $10 million

By Arden Ward

This waterfront beauty brings a luxurious taste of Italy to Spicewood, Texas. The 12,000-square-foot Villa La Isla, situated in the Angel Bay community, is as immaculate as it is ...


St. Philip Sneak Peek

An exclusive sneak peek at St. Philip's bakery menu available next week

By Arden Ward

South Austin has been buzzing about the newest restaurant from the Uchi team since details about the concept emerged last winter. Located in Sunset Valley, St. Philip opens to the ...


Springdale Farm Aid

Saving Springdale: Community rallies to save struggling East Austin farm

By Arden Ward

Some of Austin's top chefs are joining forces this weekend in support of Austin's award-winning Springdale Farm. The sustainable urban farm, known as the home to Eden East ...


Pflugerville Pride

Austin's 'pfriendly' neighbor named one of the best places to live in America

By Arden Ward

Austin's "Pfriendly" neighbor to the north has been named one of the best places to live by Money magazine. Pflugerville landed at No. 20 on the publication's recently ...


Food Truck Fanfare

2 Austin favorites snag spots on list of best food trucks in America

By Arden Ward

The food truck frenzy in Austin isn't slowing down — and everyone from the Food Network to The Daily Meal is taking note. Most recently, The Daily Meal released its ...


HAAM by Hood

Quick guide to HAAM Benefit Day: Must-see acts by neighborhood

By Arden Ward

HAAM Benefit Day returns to Austin on Tuesday, September 23 with a full-day of performances popping up around town. From 6 am (bright and early, we know!) through the wee ...


SoCo Showdown

Austin food truck wannabes face off on Food Network's newest show

By Arden Ward

The Food Network ventured into Austin earlier this year to find dynamic duos for its newest show, Food Truck Face Off.  Locals flocked to the casting call in hopes that ...


Ash is Out

University of Texas quarterback David Ash retires from football

By Arden Ward

University of Texas at Austin quarterback David Ash is out of the game for good. On Wednesday, head coach Charlie Strong announced that Ash will retire from football after struggling ...


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