We covered a lot of ground, from local businesses and restaurants to news, this year.
As 2018 comes to a close, let’s look back at some of our favorite photos out of the Austin metro area.
Frank Stiles is a fourth-generation Leander resident and veterinarian at the South San Gabriel Animal Clinic. When he first began his practice in 1986, around half of his patients were horses, cows, goats and sheep, he said. Now, he estimates around 98 percent of his job is serving small animals. Read more.
Macarons—bite-sized, sugary French confections—are a focus at Woops Bakeshop in Georgetown but not the only item on the menu, owner Candice Lui said. Read more.
Freelance marketing consultant Dorothy Garbe rents a desk at a coworking space, The Hive, on Old Manchaca Road. On a recent Thursday morning, she created a multimillion-dollar pitch while 1 1/2 year-old-son, Roger, bounced on her knee. Read more.
While visiting Hawaii, brother and sister Edin and Aida Tabakovic fell in love with a classic dish called poke. Read more.
Some sweets aficionados may already be familiar with 3 Star Candy Shop in downtown Round Rock. Those who have yet to visit will not be disappointed, owner Elvis Marte said. Read more.
The Lower Colorado River Authority is in the midst of its first sunset review, which could result in the Texas Legislature mandating the entity make changes to its performance and mission. Read more.
Growing up in Hallettsville, Texas, Anthony Sobotik said he spent his days picking dewberries on his grandparents’ farm, making ice cream with his siblings and enjoying meals dictated by the season’s flavors. Read more.
In 1989, Bob Wandersee opened South Austin Barber Shop on the corner of Stassney Lane and South First Street. His grandson, Matthew Wandersee, was born the same year. Read more.
Thai Fresh, which celebrated its 10th anniversary Aug. 6, is a casual restaurant and coffee shop tucked inside the Bouldin Creek neighborhood. Read more.
Local brewers in North Austin’s growing craft beer scene have joined a coordinated effort to influence state-level beer regulations that some say are antiquated and complicated, Austin Beerworks co-founder Adam DeBower said. Read more.
If there was a way to create an intimate dining experience for 40-plus people, Austin’s OneLongTable is doing it just about every month. Read more.
Glenn High School’s first class of seniors will graduate at the end of this school year. Principal Arturo Lomeli reflected on creating the Grizzly Nation environment at the new Leander ISD school. Read more.