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    The Atlantic’s video series “Saturday Night in America” is about uncovering pockets of nightlife across the nation. This episode takes place in Austin, Texas, and profiles a pedicab driver, the owner of a honky-tonk bar, and members of a band called The Octopus Project. Despite a continuous influx of new people into the city, small […]
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    Walk the streets of Austin, and sooner or later you’ll encounter Willie Nelson. Visions of our city’s greatest living icon pop up all over town, from SoCo to the Drag to the Red River District to, well, of course, the stretch of Second Street now known as Willie Nelson Boulevard. Recent new murals that have […]
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    AUSTIN – Austin police data from 2015 reveals which areas in Austin have the most crimes in town. Article by Brandon Jones The Riverside zip code 78741, which borders Town Lake and runs from Congress Avenue to Ben White Boulevard, was the most crime-ridden area out of all the Austin zip codes. Investigators say several […]
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    Welcome to Eater Austin’s events roundup of the best upcoming local dining and drinking festivals, classes, workshops, pop-ups, dinners, fundraisers, and more. Updated twice a week, this is your one-stop-stop for Austin and beyond events worthy of your time and stomach. Article by Elizabeth Leader Smith Have an event you’d like to see listed here? […]
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    It’s no secret that the Austin Food and Wine Alliance can throw one heckuva party. Indeed, when I broke my arm the afternoon before Live Fire! this spring, I did what any other red-blooded American would have done – I walked over to H-E-B to buy a sling and drank a quick glass of bubbles […]
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    AUSTIN — Women have been registering to vote at a faster pace than men in Texas while people with Hispanic surnames represent about one fourth of the newly registered voters across the state. That’s according to an analysis of new voter information done by a veteran Republican data consultant. Article by The Texas Secretary of […]
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    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Seven people die each day due to home fires and 36 are injured, which the Red Cross says is preventable. Aritcle by Claire Ricke As a part of National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross is offering the Austin community a chance to potentially save a life by having a free smoke alarm installed […]
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    Earlier this year, a food writer from New York City declaredAustin the Breakfast Taco Capitol of Texas.  That re-ignited a long-simmering feud with San Antonio.  It didn’t stop until the mayors met to sign a truce. Article by David Schechter In this episode of Verify, it’s time to stir up this hornet’s nest once more […]
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    The world is awash in plastics, and that includes the oceans. What’s more, this non-biodegradable substance is becoming more than just a nuisance, it’s beginning to threaten ecosystems – the very chains of life – everywhere. As noted in the journal Science recently, there has been a constant barrage of plastics being dumped into oceans […]
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    Texas country artist Pat Green has made a career out of reinventing himself, it seems. From an early career gigging around Lubbock to the fame and so-called “sell-out” phase of his career that started with “Wave on Wave” in 2003, to his return to Texas country a few years ago, he’s always been able to […]
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    AUSTIN, Texas — The OnRamps program at The University of Texas at Austin honored five outstanding educators from across the state with the OnRamps Instructor of the Year Award on July 22, 2016. OnRamps’ dedication to cultivating teacher excellence, best-in-class instructional materials and extending teacher quality throughout the public school system in Texas is echoed […]
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    Four light years — more than 24 trillion miles — from our home planet there is a world orbiting a small, red star called Proxima Centauri. No human eyes have ever seen it. The scientists who announced its discovery Wednesday are pretty sure it exists because they can see the way the star wobbles under […]
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    According to the leftists who dominate politics in Austin, Texas, it is outrageously offensive to tell young people to get an education and a job, and “do something useful and produce something in your society so you don’t have to live off others.” (Article by Thomas Lifson) Austin City Council member Don Zimmerman is currently […]
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    The city of Austin is looking for artists. (Article by Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin) Specifically, the call for entries for Austin City Hall’s 2017 People’s Gallery has just gone out. Each year, City Hall is filled top to bottom, inside and out, with creations by artists in the greater Austin area. Read the official press […]
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    Austin, Texas’ downtown restaurant Second Bar + Kitchen, will open the doors to its new location in Domain Northside on August 30. Serving as the anchor restaurant for the new ARCHER Hotel Austin, the popular restaurant concept from La Corsha Hospitality Group and Chef David Bull will offer much of the same acclaimed New American […]