This Week in Texas: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Posted September 24, 2014 in The Mignon Memo




Fall Puppy

Believe it or not, it’s officially fall. 

Are you ready for pumpkin spice everything?

Some factoids to start off the fall season:

  • With the beginning of fall comes TV premieres. There are several shows that feature young actors with Texas roots—ABC’s Black-ish, ABC’s Manhattan Love Story, Fox’s Gracepoint, The CW’s The Flash—to name a few. Will you tune in?
  • San Antonio’s Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is now open to the public. Prior to its opening, San Antonio was the largest city in the U.S. without a performing arts center. The new center is state of the art, and with the press of a button, the space can be changed from a concert venue with traditional seating to a flat-floored dance hall. In 23 minutes flat.


Only in Austin…

Alamo drafthouse re-opened

The Highball recently reopened with seven new pop culture themed karaoke rooms. You can sing your heart out (in or out of tune) in rooms reminiscent of Twin Peaks, Super Mario Brothers, and The Shining. The Highball’s own CEO, Tim League, offers his personal karaoke do’s and don’ts. The same could be said for the Texas Legislature.

  1. You must commit.
  2. No quitters.
  3. Have some dance moves ready.
  4. Avoid cliché and lengthy songs. (Sorry Gloria Gaynor…)
  5. Know your octaves.
  6. Rap is hard.


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