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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 […]
  • 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 Chron.com The Texas Secretary of […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]