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Situated less than two hours west of Downtown Austin, Fredericksburg offers a small town feel with plenty of attractions. Fredericksburg may be best known for its wineries that have helped put Central Texas on the map for exceptional wine tasting. The little city is also rich in history and maintains its German roots with places like the Marketplatz, the Verins Kirche, and the Pioneer Museum. Lots of local shops and restaurants also pay homage to the German immigrants who once founded the city. When you add on tons of great museums, fun festivals and events, and one of the best spots for Hill Country outdoor adventures, this place really does seem to have it all! One day is not enough to explore all that Fredericksburg has to offer, you’ll definitely

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Cedar Park, TX November 7, 2017  – RE/MAX 1 has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Austin American-Statesman. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “But

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With the weather cooling down and an extremely mild Texas winter ahead, it's the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the fresh air! There are many parks and natural areas throughout the hill country, but few offer great hiking opportunities and mountain views like those of our distant neighbors to the west. There are a few little gems scattered throughout Central Texas though, and only the best made this list! In no particular order, here are some of the best parks and natural areas for great hiking and even better views of our beautiful hill country. They may not have towering mountain peaks and soaring cliffs, but these spots all offer both challenging and tranquil trails to satisfy your itch for some outdoor adventure, no matter your

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Load up on those carbs to prepare for winter weather! 

1610 South Congress Avenue

Vespaio has been a staple on South Congress since it first opened in 1998. The name ‘Vespaio‘ means ‘buzzing’ in Italian and was inspired by the beehive that was found within the walls during the original demolition project on the building. The name fits, Vespaio is always ‘buzzing’ with excitement as guests enjoy some of the city’s best Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a rotating menu full of delicious pasta dishes and everything is made in house. One constant that they keep on the menu that seems to be everyone’s favorite is the Pansotti Di Zucca - half moon pasta filled with butternut squash and amaretti and topped with sage brown butter, walnuts,

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The weather finally seems to be cooling off, and when November 1st comes around many people will already be ready for the Holiday season to begin! But, November isn't just a time for cooking up delicious meals and starting your holiday shopping! There are tons of great events happening in Austin in November! While many of them are, in fact, in celebration of the holiday season, many more are celebrating all kinds of other things! Whether you're celebrating German and Latin cultures, science and learning, or your favorite authors, musicians, and even superheroes, November is a great time to get out and enjoy some of the Austin area's best and often most underrated annual events! 

November 3rd - 12th

You don’t have to fly across

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And the winner is…

This year’s RE/MAX 1 Chili Cookoff, held yesterday evening, was a huge success! Agents took time out of their busy schedules to cook up some of the most delicious chili we’ve ever tasted! Picking a winner was hard, but the votes are in!

Pam Flitton, last year’s runner up, took home the grand prize for her white chicken chili, a tasty spin on traditional beef and chili sauce. Her dish definitely stood out among competitors for its unique flavors. Taking a risk doing something different definitely paid off! In a very close second came Gary Hill and Kellie Kriss’ ‘Avery Ranch Slow Burn Chili.’ Gary and Kellie did it right, bringing in all the fixings - cheese, sour cream, cornbread, the works - to accompany their already amazing

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Whether you enjoy Halloween for the creative costumes, the nightmare inducing haunted houses, or the sweet treats there's no denying that Austin is a great place to celebrate this spooky holiday! Even if you already have plans with your family to head out for some trick-or-treating in your neighborhood on the 31st, there are tons of events in the Austin area to get the festivities going even before Halloween is officially here! The best part is, many events are free to the public, so you can spend more money on finding a Halloween costume that will be a shoe-in for a first place prize in all the costume contests you enter! Here's a list of just a few of the many awesome Halloween events happening in Austin over the next two weekends! 



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When you're looking for something to do with the family on the weekends this fall, nothing beats heading just outside the city limits to one of the many peaceful farms in Central Texas for some fall family fun! Weave your way through a corn maze; pick out the perfect pumpkin for carving a Halloween jack-o-lantern, and visit cows, goats, and pigs in a petting zoo at one of these five farms hosting some fun and exciting fall festivals!

Barton Hill Farms - Fall Festival & Corn Maze
1115 FM 969
Bastrop, TX 78602

Dates: Saturdays 10am - 8pm & Sundays 10am - 6pm from September 23rd - November 5th. 

Admission: $13 when you purchase tickets online or $14 at the gate, children under 3 are free.

Attractions: 5-acre corn maze, kids pumpkin patch

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If you haven’t scored tickets to this year’s ACL Festival, there’s still time! Weekend Two passes are still available along with day passes for Friday and Sunday of both weekends on the official festival website. If you just have to get a pass for Weekend One, resale tickets are available through TicketsNow, which can also be accessed through the festival website. Once you have those wristbands in hand, here is your guide to having the best festival experience!


What to Bring & What Not to Bring:  


Some changes have been made this year to the festival’s list of prohibited items, so if you’re not sure, check the official festival website. The new bag restrictions require all bags to be 18 liters (about 10”X10”X10”) or smaller and

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October is an exciting time of year in the city of Austin! Don't miss these awesome events!

10/6/2017 - 10/8/2017 & 10/13/2017 - 10/15/2017
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park

It's that time of year again! ACL is back with a chart topping lineup including Jay-Z, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, and many more! 3-day passes for weekend two are still available, as well as day passes for Friday and Sunday of both weekends through the festival's official website, but if you have your heart set on a pass for weekend one or a Saturday day pass you can try your luck on other ticket sites or Craigslist. Don't forget to stop by the ACL Eats Food Court for delicious food to keep you energized while you're out there in the crowd

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