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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This week I had lunch with Lew Aldridge, founder of The Octopus Club. Over plates of pad thai and pad puk at a sunny...

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This year many AIDS service organizations, often referred to as "ASO's" by those in the world of public health, are celebrating big milestones. The...

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It's hard not to smile at the clientele waiting for a vet visit at Animal Trustees of Austin, some animating their anxiety with nervous...

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In the fall of 2012, I visited a Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas clinic on East 7th Street as part of an L Style...

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From the outside, the long brick building that used to house American Youthworks in downtown Austin has a weathered, historic feel to it. At...

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Carmen Alvarez had grown used to, if not comfortable with, coworkers whispering behind her back that she was hell-bound because she’s a lesbian. So when...

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It’s not unusual for visitors setting foot inside the Rothko Chapel for the first time to have a strong reaction to the space. The...

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Austin may be a small city, but it’s full of talent, generosity, curiosity and a shared desire to make Central Texas a great place...

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