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Jennifer Chininis

Editor in Chief

Dallas native and University of Texas grad Jennifer Chininis has spent the majority of her career in local and regional media. During a long tenure at D Magazine, she held nearly every editorial position imaginable, from managing editor to online editorial director, where she got a taste for the exciting, fast-paced world of online journalism. After leaving D, she explored the digital marketing and social media world at companies like Central Market. As editor in chief for CultureMap Dallas, she returns to the role she cherishes most: city curator and insider. But this time she gets to explore that role in the digital space.

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Homebuyer Blues

Texas homebuyers pay the highest closing costs in nation

By Jennifer Chininis

Texas homebuyers have it rough these days. Not only are they faced with a highly competitive market (although inventory is increasing) they have to pay out the nose in closing ...


Ebola Doctor Update

Texas doctor infected with Ebola releases statement, says he is 'growing stronger'

By Jennifer Chininis

The former Fort Worth family practice doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia is “growing stronger every day.” Dr. Kent Brantly, who is being treated in isolation at Emory Hospital in ...


Real Estate Report

Texas housing market finally sees increased inventory — even in Austin

By Jennifer Chininis

The story right now in the Texas housing market: quarterly gains in inventory for the first time in three years, according to the latest report from the Texas Association of ...


Boutique Hotels

Texas boutique hotel Inn at Dos Brisas takes organic farm-to-table dining to new level

By Jennifer Chininis

The Inn at Dos Brisas, the Relais & Chateaux property and equestrian center in Washington, Texas, has one-upped itself in the culinary department. The ranch resort has expanded its USDA-certified organic ...


Patience Please

No surprise here: Franklin Barbecue deemed one of 10 U.S. restaurants worth the wait in line

By Jennifer Chininis

If you've ever spent a long morning waiting in line for Franklin Barbecue, a new list from Yahoo Travel will resonate with you. According to the site, the famous ...


Brave Doctor Returns

Texas doctor infected with Ebola returns to U.S. for treatment

By Jennifer Chininis

Dr. Kent Brantly, a family practice physician who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, is now back home in the United States. He arrived at Dobbins ...


Homestate Shame

These Texas cities must not be very fun places to live

By Jennifer Chininis

A new survey suggests that three Texas cities offer little in the way of fun. According to personal finance website WalletHub, Irving, Houston and San Antonio rank among 10 worst ...


Real Estate Rising

Crazy Texas housing market screws first-time buyers who want new homes

By Jennifer Chininis

We Texans like to brag, and one of our favorite topics of late is the booming housing market across the state. But this boom doesn’t come without consequences. According ...


Tech Chicks Rule

3 Texas cities get props as top U.S. locales for women in tech

By Jennifer Chininis

New research shows Texas can add another feather to our tech cap: Dallas, Houston and Austin rank among the top cities for women in tech. To explore the state of ...


Celebrity Real Estate

Celebrity real estate: PGA Tour star's Texas mansion impresses with $9.5 million price

By Jennifer Chininis

On the celebrity home front, pro golfer Hunter Mahan and his wife, Kandi, have put their Preston Hollow pad on the market. Like another pricey Dallas listing, 4939 Manson Court ...


Take the Indoors Out

Homeowners are hot to remodel outdoor spaces — and willing to spend the cash

By Jennifer Chininis

Homeowners hoping to expand their living spaces are looking to the outdoors now more than ever. According to the recent Zillow Digs Home Design Trend Report, more than two-thirds (68 ...


Lists, Lists, Lists

Finally, a list Austin isn't on: These Texas cities are total bores

By Jennifer Chininis

If you believe what you read on Movoto, North Texans must spend a lot of time napping. Six Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs made the real estate blog's roundup of the ...


Juice Bar Explosion

Daily Juice aims for statewide domination with new Dallas and Houston shops

By Jennifer Chininis

Austin-based Daily Juice is set to open its first Dallas branch in the coming weeks, at 3908 Cedar Springs Rd. It is the first of three scheduled to open this ...


Barbecue Coup

The best barbecue in the country is in Texas, of course

By Jennifer Chininis

There have been many great debates about the best barbecue joints in the country. And, if you believe Texas Monthly, they are all in Texas. Travel + Leisure readers tend to ...


Local Media Goes National

CBS 48 Hours works with CultureMap on Michele Williams murder case show

By Jennifer Chininis

CultureMap gets a berth in the national spotlight when CBS news magazine show 48 Hours profiles our coverage of accused murderer Michele Williams. The show's May 3 episode, called ...


Brunching Good

Best brunch restaurants in America list includes some Austin favorites

By Jennifer Chininis

Ah, brunch. That revered weekend pastime when we gather with friends to feast on French toast and eggs Benedict without a care in the world — except when our mimosas and ...


Homestate Glory

Texas cities rank among best places for millennials to live

By Jennifer Chininis

Recent college graduates have a lot to consider when thinking about their next steps. In addition to career paths, they must weigh quality-of-life factors in the cities they may soon ...


Top Texas Hotels

The best hotels in Texas for discerning Lone Star travelers

By Jennifer Chininis

A vacation can be as much about the accommodations as the destination. Sometimes all that’s required is a comfy spot to rest a weary head, but more often we ...


Homestate Hotel Glory

Austin's Hotel Ella crowned one of the best (sorta) new places to stay in the South

By Jennifer Chininis

In its March 2014 issue, Southern Living magazine has produced a list of the best new hotels in the South, including some recently renovated properties worth a revisit. Three Texas ...


Treasures of a Legend

Precious Van Cliburn treasures coming up for auction at Christie's

By Jennifer Chininis

On March 4-5, Christie’s offers collectors the rare opportunity to procure treasures from the estate of renowned musician Van Cliburn, who died a year ago this week at his ...


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