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Editor’s note: It’s that time again — time to check in with our top stories. Here are five articles that captured our collective attention over the past seven days.

1. Iconic Texas author's personal estate set for auction at San Antonio gallery. Taking place at Vogt Auction Galleries on May 29, the auction will include items from Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurtry's home in Archer City, Texas.

2. 6 San Antonio hotels check in as best in Texas in coveted annual ranking. Hotel Emma was the fourth-best hotel in Texas on the list by US News and & World Report, with the Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk close behind.

3. Texas ranks as 5th best state for women entrepreneurs in new survey. The Lone Star State landed at No. 5 in Merchant Maverick’s annual ranking of the top 10 states for female business owners.

4. Here are the top 5 things to do in San Antonio this weekend. This weekend's events are all about the people: Simon and Garfunkel; Romeo and Juliet; and more creatives in Texas.

5. 2 San Antonio restaurants make Texas Monthly's list of best new spots in the state. San Antonio gets two restaurants on the list — French-influenced Southern spot Restaurant Claudine and French bistro Cullum’s Attaboy.

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San Antonians can downward dog with furry friends at puppy yoga class benefitting local pets in need

Puppy. Yoga,

Limited spots are available for what's shaping up to be the cutest event of the summer in San Antonio. We're talking of course, about puppy yoga. Held at the House of Healing Studio on Sunday, June 25, the cute and relaxing class will feature adoptable pups from God's Dogs Rescue looking for a forever home.

You can purchase tickets to the cutest class of all time here. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go towards the Puppy Food Bank. The Puppy Food Bank is a virtual food bank whose mission is to provide vital supplies for pups in needs at shelters in San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Corpus Christi.

Another nice detail about the Puppy Food Bank is the fact that they're dedicated to only working with no-kill shelters across Texas. Did we mention that actor and National Dog Show host John O'Hurley is a Puppy Food Bank ambassador?

There are only 20 spots available for the Puppy Yoga class at the House of Healing, so if you want to attend make sure not to procrastinate and book your spot ASAP! Each ticket is only $35 dollars and includes the chance to do your best downward facing dog with actual cute dogs just wanting love and attention (and plenty of head pats and belly rubs.)

If you aren't able to take a pup home with you after the Puppy Yoga class ends but you still want to help, don't fret. God's Dogs Rescue will be accepting donations at the class in the form of much needed items for their adoptable dogs. Right now, God's Dogs is looking for canned Pedigree puppy food, puppy toys, and soft blankets for the pups to get their well-deserved rest after Puppy Yoga.

The Puppy Yoga class itself begins at 2 pm. God's Dogs will be onsite at the House of Healing from 2-5 pm for anyone who is interested in adopting one of the pups (c'mon, you know you want to).

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled out on the God's Dogs and Puppy Food Bank Instagram pages for future adoption events too if you can't make Puppy Yoga! (But seriously — why miss out on puppy yoga?)

Plan a summer play-cation in Frisco for golf, pools, music, and more

The City That Plays

Looking to take a play-cation this summer? Obviously Frisco, The City That Plays, is the perfect fit. It offers so many activities to fit every interest, from sporting events and unique golf activities to kid-friendly attractions and pools.

Summer sports
Watch a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game like never before from the in-stadium lazy river, or tour The Star, the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, to take in some NFL history and see where the pros call home.

While you are visiting The Star, you’ll find shopping and dining, with everything from sushi at Sushi Marquee to sweets at Cow Tipping Creamery.

Pro tip: if you love America’s team, plan your trip in August to get a pre-season glimpse of the Dallas Cowboys at training camp, open to the public at Ford Center.

PGA Frisco awaits with its two championship courses, a short course and putting green that’s lit at night, an entertainment district full of shops and dining options for the whole family, and the newly opened Omni PGA Frisco Resort, where it’s easy to cool off in one of the four pools.

Frisco offers golfers a range of play options, including The Fazio Course at The Westin Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa, Frisco Lakes Golf Club, Plantation Golf Club, The Trails of Frisco, and the unique indoor option of the Swing Suite Lounge by Topgolf.

Cool tunes
Now that Frisco is officially designated a Music Friendly Texas Community, there’s plenty of live music to enjoy over the summer.

Friday nights in June are for listening to live music at Frisco Square during the free outdoor Summer Concert Series on the lawn in front of City Hall.

Visitors can get into the groove anytime at one of Frisco’s many venues that host live music and entertainment throughout the summer.

Happy 4th
Frisco celebrates the Fourth of July big, too. Mark your calendar for two major events with food, music, games, and fireworks: Frisco Freedom Fest and The Independence Day Celebration at Omni PGA Frisco Resort.

Kiddo time
Escape the Texas heat with a visit to Frisco’s unbelievable new library. The bright, open design has spaces to inspire, create, innovate, and collaborate, plus you can say hi to Rexy, the 20-foot-tall T-Rex dinosaur skeleton.

Check out the high-tech Makerspace and active learning spaces like Tiny Town, for kids up to age 5, and Kid’s Club, for kinder through 5th graders.

Take a dip
Cool down poolside in Frisco. With rooftop views, cabanas, adults-only, splash pools, and the Frisco Water Park, families, couples, and friends can all find the right place to cool down during your visit.

Whatever your summer style is, rest your head at one of Frisco’s 26 hotels while experiencing a weekend play-cation with things to do for visitors of all ages.

Soak up all Frisco has to offer this summer — visit the website for more vacation ideas.

Lazy River at Riders Field in Frisco

Photo courtesy of Visit Frisco

See a baseball game from the water at Riders Field.

Check out these 6 Austin hotels for a quick escape from San Antonio

Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means – time to staycation!

Whether you're in the need to just getaway for a day, staying for the weekend, here are some of the best Austin hotels to book a room at that match your needs.

For the traveler who just wants peace, quiet and good food.
If you're eager to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin, head over to the Omni Barton Creek for authentic rest, relaxation, and a good meal or two at the Blind Salamander. When we say it's quiet out at the Omni Barton Creek, we're not kidding. With an incredible full-service spa, a gym that makes Lifetime look flimsy, multiple pools and restaurants, and a golf course, the Omni Barton Creek is the ideal getaway for solo travelers seeking solitude, couples wanting privacy, or foodies wanting to take a culinary tour of the hotel's seven, yes, seven, in-house restaurants.

For the traveler who wants a side of history with their hotel booking.
Did you even visit Austin if you didn't take a photo on the iconic Driskill Hotel staircase? Originally established by a rich cattle baron back in the 1800s (yes, his name was Colonel Driskill), the Driskill Hotel has become the historic hotel to stay at in downtown Austin. In addition to the decadent interior design. and iconic restaurants, the Driskill has also played host to a vast array of festivals like the Austin Film Festival and the ATX TV Festival. Do yourself a favor and order a Batini from the Driskill Bar when a festival is going on at the hotel — you might just spot a celebrity or two.

For the traveler seeking a bonafide Instagram-worthy experience without leaving their hotel.
Lavaca St is home to the Hotel ZaZa, a boutique hotel that has a variety of themed suites (from a log cabin room to a suite that looks like a rockstar designed it), the Za Spa, and in-house dining experiences like Group Therapy and the picturesque cabana bar. So put on your best Austin outfit, order yourself an Audrey Hepburn Timeless Rita from Group Therapy, and live your best Instagram-worthy life at the Hotel ZaZa.

For the traveler that wants to be close to all the action and have access to one of the best rooftop bars in town.
The Thompson Hotel Austin is centrally located in downtown Austin on San Jacinto Blvd, with all the luxury amenities that the Thompson brand is known for, in addition to the gem that is their rooftop bar — Wax Myrtle's. The view of the Austin skyline at Wax Myrtle's can be paired perfectly with one of the bar's many signature cocktails. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit because there will more than likely be a rooftop pool party happening at Wax's during your stay!

For the traveler wanting the best views (and also peace and quiet).
Rounding out our list is the Hotel Loren, an elegant getaway with stunning views of Lady Bird Lake and Nido, a rooftop restaurant that has gone viral on social media. The Hotel Loren definitely has some of the best views in town, and while it's a bit further away from downtown Austin than the Thompson or the ZaZa, it's still relatively close by. The Hotel Loren also has the Milk + Honey spa, a pool and fitness center, and of course, a coffee shop.

For the traveler wanting to feel like a local celeb
The Fairmount Austin literally has a Gold experience for this very reason! Get the full VIP treatment at the Fairmount without having a single movie credit to your name. This hotel is a Forbes Travel Guide four-star property, with a heated swimming pool, seven bars and restaurants (Garrison for example, is a quintessential dining experience), and a spa.