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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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Work Perks

Whole Foods drops dramatically on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

By Arden Ward

Whole Foods Market is still one of the best places to work in the U.S., but the Austin-based grocery chain dropped more than 10 places on Fortune's 2015 ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Higher home prices in Texas result in fewer first-time buyers

By Arden Ward

The face of the Texas homebuyer is changing as Lone Star home prices continue to increase. The Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report, based on Texas home sales from July 2013 ...


Art and About

Go behind the scenes of Austin's most popular art show of the year

By Arden Ward

Austin artists and art aficionados gathered for a night of celebration (and friendly competition) at The Contemporary Austin's annual Five x Seven art sale. Up for grabs at the ...


Heartbreaker Banquet

SXSW favorite Heartbreaker Banquet announces stellar 2015 lineup

By Arden Ward

For many roots music fans, part of the SXSW experience is a pilgrimage to Willie Nelson's Luck, Texas for the annual Heartbreaker Banquet. The one-day celebration presented by Electric ...


Austria Meets Austin

European fusion restaurant brings a taste of Austria to downtown Austin

By Arden Ward

Downtown Austin will get a taste of Austria with the opening of Prelog's "contemporary French fusion kitchen and bar." The restaurant from Austrian-born Chef Florian Prelog opens to the ...


This Week's Top Stories

Austin's most outstanding restaurants and more of the week's popular stories

By Arden Ward

It's no surprise that this week's news was dominated by big-deal Austin restaurants and the biggest fest of the year. Read on for the most popular stories of ...


Eureka!

California chain to bring burgers and beer to hot Sixth Street space

By Arden Ward

A California chain with a focus on burgers, beer and whiskey is setting up shop in downtown Austin. Eureka plans to serve 40 craft beers, 40 small-batch whiskeys and un-fussy ...


The Elite 25

Austin's top luxury real estate agents revealed at Elite 25 celebration

By Arden Ward

Each year, Austin's top-producing agents are granted membership to a prestigious local real estate organization. The 2015 Austin Elite 25 members were revealed on Wednesday, February 25, at an ...


This Week's Top Stories

Piñata store controversy and more of the week's most popular stories

By Arden Ward

The controversial demolition of an East Austin piñata store leads this roundup of top stories. Read on for the rest of the week's most popular news, including a ...


Real Estate Report

Affordability a growing concern in booming Austin real estate market

By Arden Ward

The latest real estate report from the Austin Board of Realtors points to a growing concern of affordability in the local housing market. According to ABoR, single-family home sales — and ...


Cock Fight

Austin fried chicken favorite seeks huge investment to save business

By Arden Ward

Ms P's Electric Cock is more than just a clever name: The South Congress trailer has been serving up acclaimed fried chicken since 2010. But after a dicey business ...


Food Fest

Austin Food + Wine Festival reveals more tasty programming details for 2015

By Arden Ward

The world's largest hands-on grilling demo isn't the only thing to look forward to at the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival. On Wednesday, the fest announced details for ...


Music Matters

Austin radio legend memorialized in public art installation

By Arden Ward

A new project is in the works to celebrate the life and legacy of Austin radio personality Larry Monroe. Family, friends and fans are banding together to create the Larry ...


Foodie Paradise

Long-awaited east side cafe Launderette announces opening date

By Arden Ward

The long-awaited restaurant concept from former La Condesa chefs Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki finally has an opening date. Launderette, housed in a former laundromat on Holly Street, opens to ...


The Week's Top Stories

The best cheap dinners in Austin and more of the week's most popular stories

By Arden Ward

Affordable (and totally delicious) dinner options ​and nonstop flights to a favorite West Texas destination lead the most popular stories of the week. Catch up on the biggest — and tastiest ...


Pinata Store Demolished

East Austin piñata store demolished without warning, owners say

By Arden Ward

A colorful icon of East Austin's Cesar Chavez Street was demolished this week right before its owners' eyes. Crews tore down Jumpolin, the piñata and party rental store ...


Marfa Made Easier

Nonstop flights from Austin to Big Bend scheduled to take off in March

By Arden Ward

Want to escape to a minimalist West Texas oasis without the day-long road trip? Starting in March, Dallas-based Resort Air Services will fly nonstop from Austin to Big Bend, reports ...


This Week's Top Stories

Round Rock named America's best place to live and more top stories

By Arden Ward

It's been a big week for one small Central Texas town which was just the best place to live in the country. In addition to Round Rock scoring big ...


Art World Game Changer

Blanton Museum acquires one-of-a-kind Ellsworth Kelly installation for permanent collection

By Arden Ward

On the eve of The Blanton Museum of Art's highly anticipated gala, the organization has announced its newest acquisition. The Blanton will be home to Ellsworth Kelly's Austin ...


Art and About

Watch the largest sculpture in University of Texas history come to life

By Arden Ward

The newest art installation on the University of Texas at Austin campus is ready to wow those who encounter its imposing structure. Located at 24th Street and Speedway, Nancy Rubins ...


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