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Mary Grace Rodriguez lives, works and writes in Austin, TX. In her late twenties, she was selected to participate in several creative writing workshops studying with writers such as Pat Mora and Sandra Cisneros. Her poems have appeared in various literary formats including a chapbook entitled Long Story Short, which was published in 1999 by Wings Press.

Austin’s Annual Home And Garden Show

If you’re like me then your one day a week of watering the plants has become a chore that seems more like some cruel form of torture. Trying to keep withering plants alive under the sweltering temperatures, so much so that at some point you just conceded that only the toughest plants would survive, has meant sacrificing the grass, particularly that growing behind the house. But there’s hope! (aside from xeriscaping the entire yard). You’ll find the answer to this and many other yard and home dilemmas this coming weekend at the Home and Garden Show.

Now in its 14th year, the Home and Garden Show this year features a home improvement zone, pools, spas and sunroom living for every budget, birds of prey and even man cave ideas. Free coupon books and tote bags will be distributed while they last.

Ted Siebert of The Sand Sculpture Company and author of The Art of Sandcastling and Sandcastle in a Box will be on hand all weekend fashioning a demonstration piece. A more traditional artist by training, Siebert is co-captain of a competitive team known as Totally in Sand that has participated in events setting seven world records.

Donna Moss of HGTV’s Donna Decorates Dallas will be available over the weekend as well with advice on creative and classic home interior designs. Her range spans Old World to more modern themes. Moss is the award-winning owner of the Dallas-Fort Worth area boutique, That’s Haute.

See you there!

WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, January 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-404-4000

TICKETS: Adults 17+: $8, 16 and under: Free, 65+: $6

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