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    With all the restaurant closures Austin has seen in the past couple years, it’s uplifting to hear about family restaurants that have been going strong for decades. Las Palomas, opened by the Corona family in 1983, is one of those success stories. (Article by Veronica Meewes) After working for the American embassy for 26 years, […]
  • Region Capture
    Students from the University of Texas announced plans to arm themselves with 4,500 dildos to protest Texas’ campus carry law that went into effect August 1. (Article by Bob Price) University of Texas students organized a “Cocks Not Glocks: Campus (Dildo) Carry” protest for Wednesday morning at its Austin, Texas, campus, a Facebook event revealed. […]
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    Calling all creatives: Austin Design Week is seeking participants for its inaugural event, taking place November 7-11 at various venues around town. (Article by Nicole Raney) The new endeavor is the brainchild of founders Danielle Barnes (General Assembly), Candice Digby (General Assembly), and Amber Atkins (IBM Design), who see a need to bring together local designers […]
  • gavel
    A Texas judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms, ruling that federal agencies overstepped their authority under the 1972 law banning sex discrimination in schools. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of Fort Worth made the decision late on Sunday, merely hours before students resumed fall classes. The ruling comes roughly three months […]
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    Scientists argue recess is one of the most important aspects of the day for school-age children as it allows them to expend energy, exercise, develop crucial social skills and simply be children. However, as educational requirements become more stringent, schools systems are starting to reduce playtime, use it for physical education or cut it out […]
  • SamBrannon
    An activist who helped lead the fight against water fluoridation has joined the mayoral election in San Marcos. Sam Brannon, a six year resident of the fun-loving college town located smack dab in the middle of Austin and San Antonio, joined three other candidates last week in the race to become mayor. Brannon graduated from […]
  • Cook
    A new study that was released could prove us wrong, indicating that dinosaurs were more likely to mumble or coo like birds instead of roar. Not so scary as we thought, huh? (Article by Estefania de Leon) This study comes from researchers with The University of Texas at Austin, Midwestern University in Arizona, Memorial University of Newfoundland and […]
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    More than a month after the Austin Police Department was forced to abruptly shut down its DNA testing lab, it remains unclear whether any criminal convictions will be thrown out because of improper testing. In the meantime, the city has arranged interim lab arrangements and is trying to cut down on a backlog of pending […]
  • MobillityBond
    Austin Mayor Steve Adler and supporters of the proposed $720 million mobility bond will have help from a friend—and Adler’s one-time foe on the campaign trail. (Article by JJ Velasquez) Former Council Member Mike Martinez, who was Adler’s opponent in the 2014 mayoral election, endorsed the proposed bond Aug. 5 at a press conference in […]
  • HansomCab
    An online petition is asking the City of Austin to ban horse-drawn carriages in the downtown area. Close to 20,000 people have already signed the petition and if 20,000 qualified Austin voters sign on, City Council will have to call an election on the matter. (Article by Jennifer Kendall) The Austin Transportation Department has several […]
  • KP
    “We fly just under the radar.” (Article by Matthew Keever) Years ago, Kenny Pipes knocked down a few walls inside his 1,400 square-foot home in Pasadena. He had built a stage for visiting musicians in his living room but was having trouble accommodating the crowds lining up at his front door, so the walls had […]
  • Lauryn Hill
    Saturday night’s Austin City Limits special was a rare opportunity for music lovers. Lauryn Hill has kept a low profile in recent years, with just a single solo studio album produced to date and her 2013 single “Neurotic Society” one of only a few songs to have been released in the last decade. On Saturday […]
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    Theater & dance “The Addams Family.” Summer Stock Austin brings the Broadway musical version of America’s creepiest, silliest family to the stage. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 13. Rollins Studio Theater, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $26. 512-474-5664, (Article by Staff) “Buyer and Cellar.” Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes a job working […]
  • Booze
    AUSTIN, TX — Sunday is the last day for Benji’s Cantina after three years of operation downtown. (Article by Tony Cantu) Numerous media outlets have reported on the scheduled Aug. 7 closure of the popular Tex-Mex food eatery, the third downtown restaurant to close in just two weeks. Restaurant officials announced the closure in a prepared […]
  • Boteco
    Austin has really put itself on the map for its incredible restaurant scene. Long time residents have known about these places for years and new foodie spots are opening up all the time to satisfy demand. (Article by The fancy Parisian or other big hat, big city chefs may not understand how we do […]