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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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Hometown Glory

University of Texas clenches top 30 ranking among world universities

By Arden Ward

The University of Texas at Austin has clenched another top ranking among world universities. UT ranked No. 30 in the world in U.S. News & World Report's first ever ...


Taco Town

Bon Appétit boldly names the 10 best tacos in Austin

By Arden Ward

National food mag Bon Appétit joined the local taco conversation Wednesday by announcing its picks for the 10 best tacos in Austin. On an assignment that makes us equal ...


Social Scene

Jewel Ball sparkles with 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee celebration

By Arden Ward

What: Jewel Ball, A Diamond Jubilee Where: Palmer Events Center The lowdown: On October 18, Austin socialites donned their finest for the 60th anniversary of the Women's Symphony League ...


Social Scene

Marathon Kids supporters get moving at Super Soiree

By Arden Ward

What: Marathon Kids POW! A Super Soiree   Where: The Palm Door on Sabine   The lowdown: More than 200 supporters of Marathon Kids came out to the second annual POW! A ...


Marfa Meets Vogue

Hipster-approved Texas campground catches Vogue's eye

By Arden Ward

Already a favorite of the Austin hip, the El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas has caught the eye of Vogue. Earlier this month, the top fashion magazine selected El Cosmico as ...


Hot Headlines

Free things to do this fall and Austin's best dishes top the week's biggest stories

By Arden Ward

From essential fall activities to Austin's finest fare, read on for a full recap of this week's hottest headlines.  1. Here are 10 free things that every Austinite ...


Restaurant Rumblings

New Italian restaurant from Easy Tiger vets slated for West Sixth Street

By Arden Ward

ELM Restaurant Group's empire continues to grow. The parent company of 24 Diner, Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden and Arro has announced it will open a downtown Italian ...


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 ...


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