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Artist Spotlight on Austin-Based Indie Band, MCG

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Austin, Texas has become a goldmine for indie music. With their unique and budding festival scene, Austin is not only producing a diverse array of art...

Uber, Lyft Halt Austin Service Following Stinging Defeat

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, May 9 (Reuters) - On-demand ride companies Uber and Lyft suspended their services in Austin, Texas, on Monday after a...

Austin Voters Deal Huge Setback To Uber, Lyft

KXAN-Austin | Marina Fang | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics

Voters in Austin, Texas, rejected Proposition 1, a major defeat for ridesharing companies. The failure of the proposition Saturday means the city of ...

A Foodie's Guide to Austin, Texas

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Bailey Gaddis

I was going to write a "Top Ten Restaurants In Austin" piece, but that would be impossible, seeing as there are hundreds of "top" places to eat in my perfectly weird hometown.

Healed by the Junk King

Annie Pfeifer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Annie Pfeifer

Vince Hannemann, the eccentric creator of the "Cathedral of Junk" in Austin, Texas maintains that his enormous accumulation of "junk" grew out of the playful sculptures he built in his backyard as a child.

SXSW Headliners: Lil Wayne Net Worth, Sia Net Worth and More

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment
GOBankingRates

By Andrew Lisa, Contributor South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conference and arts festival held in Austin, Texas. Among the largest and most in...

36 Hours in Austin: A Classic Take

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Deborah Stachelski

If you have never visited the Capital of Texas and are stopping in for a day on the way to somewhere else (shame on you), you obviously want to see the best of Austin, and quick.

Black Teen Fatally Shot By Austin Police Was Naked And Unarmed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

A black teenager who was naked and acting erratically in an Austin, Texas, neighborhood Monday was unarmed when he was fatally shot by police, the Aus...

Austin's Swankiest Hotels (and Their Best Amenities)

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Deborah Stachelski

W Austin Having just celebrated its fifth birthday in Austin, it comes as no surprise that the W Hotel has its own category in the hotel world....

Barn Cat Placement Program: A Simple Shelter Solution

Elizabeth Frye | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Frye

Feral or behaviorally challenged, barn cats are used to living primarily outside. Kitties like these cannot be adopted as--and do not want to be--traditional pets. As a result, they are often first to be euthanized at local animal control facilities.

Straight Outta Austin: An Interview With Emily Wolfe

Phil Simon | Posted 01.05.2016 | Arts
Phil Simon

Austin, TX has long been known as a town with a rich and vibrant independent music scene. The home of Willie Nelson and Gary Clark, Jr. sports no shortage of interesting acts, some of which I've had the pleasure of seeing in my travels.

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

Spot | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Spot

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
Findery

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 07.12.2016 | 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 07.07.2016 | 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 07.06.2016 | 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 07.03.2016 | 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...