Kate Harrington

Kate Harrington
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A native New Englander, Kate moved to Austin in 2002 to attend graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, where she got her master’s degree in journalism. She spent several years as a reporter with the Austin Business Journal, where she covered health care, development and real estate. Kate now runs Thumbtack Communications, where she provides ghostwriting, copywriting, social media strategy and PR in addition to writing bylined articles. She lives in Central Austin with her husband, son, and two cranky cats. When she’s not writing, she’s playing guitar, gardening or hiking.

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There was a time when James Chestnut looked like the corporate version of an American success story: he had two college degrees, a high...

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Before it was topping “best-of” lists, Austin was a sleepy town with a tight-knit community that was quick to lend a helping hand. While...

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Here in Austin it’s not hard to find home décor that’s decidedly “American West”; longhorns, cowhide, and weathered wood are never far out of...

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Walk into Benold’s Jewelers on Anderson Lane, and the first thing you’ll notice will likely be a warm conversation between customers and employees -...

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When Jessica Rutzick found out she couldn’t get pregnant, she did what an increasing number of would-be parents do today: she turned to an...

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In its 24 years, the Center for Child Protection has been helping turn around many young lives for the better, but the Austin-based nonprofit...

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It came from the Waco Police, and I wasn't out there. A coworker in victims services [in the APD], who was hired right before me, she was out, so I watched to see how she was accepted. No one cared, and it was great.

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I wrote a story for the current print issue of L Style G Style about Forklift Dancworks' Leaps and Bounds program, an exciting dance...

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