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A Perfect Day of Eats In One Of America's Foodiest Towns

Spot | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

Sometimes the best things are created by accident. And such was the case with Austinite Rachel Holtin's wildly successful AustinFoodstagram Instagram account, where, since May 2014, she's been documenting the city's best meals, one dish at a time.

New CIA Information On JFK's Assassination

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Keith Thomson

Former CIA Director George Tenet believed the President's Daily Briefs to be so sensitive that none could be released for publication "no matter how old or historically significant it may be." Yet, yesterday, the CIA declassified and released every PDB produced during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. So what's in the PDBs?

Why Austin Is The Ultimate Quirky Family Travel Destination

Findery | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel

I once asked an Austinite "what's trendy in Austin right now" and immediately got "the look." Austin is too cool to care about trends, and the more unique style you have, the better.

The Single Strides to SXSW

Sonya Matejko | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I'll be candid. I once started a blog because a boy broke my heart. Pretty typical, huh? Maybe it could've been. It could've been basic and predictable. It might have even been in the beginning. I used it as a platform to vent to the world, and to make sure others out there knew they weren't alone. I become vulnerable to offer others the strength they were missing.

A Newcomer's Photographic Jaunt Around Austin, Texas

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel
Christine Stoddard

During my first visit to Austin, Texas, I had no car. Over the course of four days, I walked as much as my body could withstand in the high heat and photographed the Live Music Capital of the World's urban textures.

Everfest Revolutionizes The Festival App

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Morena Duwe

With the exponential growth of music festival culture comes its exponential evolution. Organizing these events, whether big or small, is no easy feat, and many festivals are extremely eco-conscious, emphasizing the "leave-no-trace" philosophy.

Austin: My Time in Texas' Liberal Haven

Adam Williams | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Adam Williams

When my good friend Tommas informed me he was going to propose to his Texan fiance Jordan, the excitement of a venture to Texas immediately flipped my stomach.

4 Web Design Trends Your Small Business Should Follow

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

It is important for small business owners to stay on top of the rapidly changing web design trends so that your business stays relevant and continues to convert website visitors into customers.

Comings and Goings and Leavings and Arrivings: Goodbye NYC and Hello Austin - at a Ripe Old Age

Ann Fry | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
Ann Fry

Today, I'm driven to begin a series about the excitement of living in NYC for the past 9+ years, why I loved it, why I'm leaving it, where I'm going. I hope it's helpful. Perhaps it will move you to "reinvent" yourself ... at any age.

Why Austin Is The Strangest City In America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel

This great nation has everything from traditional little beach towns to quaint old mountain towns. And THEN there's Austin, Texas, hands-down on...

City Official Who Planned Sexist Training Resigns

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

A city official in Austin, Texas, responsible for organizing a training for city employees to learn how to work with women has resigned. Assistant ...

Women Have A Brilliant Response To City's Sexist Training On How To Deal With Women

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

According to a March training session for Austin, Texas, city employees -- on the topic of female leaders -- women "don’t want to deal with numbers,...

A City Manager Thought His Staff Needed Training To Deal With Women

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

The city manager of Austin, Texas, apparently believes having more women in leadership poses unique challenges -- enough to require holding a training...

These Are The 10 Best U.S. Cities To Relocate To

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Relocation is recommended for many reasons. You'll get to know yourself better, meet new people and explore exciting places. It also presents the perf...

Collaborating to Connect

Zach Leverenz | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Zach Leverenz

If we are to include all Americans in our digital future, we need bold action and collaborative leadership. We need to understand what works, and what we can learn and apply in more places across the country.

14 Female Powerhouses You Need to Meet at SXSW

Allison Bagley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
Allison Bagley

There's no shortage of stories of the careers that have been launched, or significantly propelled, during the three-week mega-event that is SXSW. If you're in Austin this month, here are a few of the female trailblazers you'd be lucky to meet.

Live and Dangerous: SXSW 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

From rock, to hip hop, to EDM and beyond, there is something for everyone. After combing through hundreds of acts, here are our top 3 picks for cutting-edge artists to catch during the music week portion of SXSW.

15 Things Never To Say To An Austinite | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel

Start your morning with the most important taco of the day, and other solid advice for those headed to Austin for SXSW this month.

The City of Austin Honors a Distinguished Texan

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green
Dorian de Wind

Jack Robinson became the first lady's right-hand man for the beautification of the Austin Town Lake (now the Lady Bird Lake) Hike and Bike Trail and instrumental in the founding of the famous Wildflower Center in Austin.

Spotlight on Austin's Noah Marion Quality Goods

Sarah Stodola | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Sarah Stodola

It makes for a dramatic entrance, stepping off Austin's South Lamar Boulevard into Noah Marion's combination shop, cafe and studio. To the left is a long counter, above which a neon sign beckons visitors to "Live Well."

Letters of Sacrifice

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Dorian de Wind

"Letters of Sacrifice" is Hassin's tribute to those who have fought and died for our country in all wars, but represents those who have fallen since that infamous September day almost 14 years ago.

How To Shop and Eat Your Way Through Austin in Just One Day

Shoptiques | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel

Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Minimum Size, Maximum, well... Fun

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

Fun Fun Fun Fest may be Austin's third most recognizable festival, (after SXSW and ACL) but what it lacks in prestige, it makes up for in effort, style, and charm.

Homeless Man's Day In The Life Video Challenges Stereotypes Of Those Living On The Street

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

Sandy Shook said he doesn't abuse alcohol or narcotics -- he does, however, claim to have studied the Russian language while in Moscow and holds a deg...

Q&A with Melanie Bishop About Her YA Novel My So-Called Ruined Life

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Melanie Bishop's young adult novel My So-Called Ruined Life follows female protagonist Tate McCoy during her 17th year, one year after her mother's brutal murder, for which Tate's father is the prime suspect.