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U.S. Gets A Taste Of Life Without Immigrants In Nationwide Protests

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.16.2017 | Latino Voices

AUSTIN ― Immigrants across the country stayed away from work, missed school or avoided making purchases on Thursday in support of a grassroots movem...

ICE Reportedly Detained A Domestic Abuse Victim Who Sought Court Protection

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained a domestic violence victim at an El Paso County Courthouse last week shortly after the ...

Most Border Residents Didn’t Vote For Trump’s Wall

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― One of President Donald Trump’s first actions in office was to order the expansion of the fence on the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing...

Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Across U.S., Stoking Fears Of 'Deportation Force'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on undocumented immigrants is in full force this week, with increased deportation effo...

The 10 Best Places To Live In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.10.2017 | HuffPost Home

Ready to make a move? Consider this your wish list. This week, U.S. News & World Report released its annual lineup of the Best Places to Live in the U...

Hundreds At Texas Capitol Speak Out Against Anti-Immigrant Bill

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― Hundreds of people flooded the halls of the Texas Capitol on Thursday, pressing legislators to abandon a Republican-led effort to cr...

Austin Area Becomes Immigrant 'Sanctuary' As Trump Inaugurated

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― The Travis County Sheriff’s Office announced a new policy Friday of limiting cooperation with detainers issued by Immigration and ...

Texas Lt. Gov. Not Worried About Bathroom Bill Costing The State Money

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) isn’t worried about scaring businesses away from his state with a bathroom bill widely viewed as hostile ...

Texas Republicans Urge Trump-Style Immigration Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― The state legislative session opened on Tuesday, with a conservative majority promising to push hard-line immigration measures that ...

Man Murdered Stepmom While She Watched TV, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.23.2016 | Crime

A man in Austin, Texas, is facing a murder charge after police said he stabbed his stepmom Sunday night. Police said Pontrey O’Neal Jones, 20, told ...

What I Did When I Finally Got To Visit Austin, Texas

Tom Cramer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I had wanted to visit Austin, Texas for decades. It started when I was a young man, bitten by the blues bug and worshipping Texas guitar players.

Ghostwriting Helps Grandparents Write Their Life Stories As Books

Jess Hagemann | Posted 10.18.2016 | Books
Jess Hagemann

Death never touched me until it took my Grandpa Jack.

Make the Most of the Austin Film Festival 2016

Greg Garrett | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Garrett

I go to the Austin Film Festival--and have been going for over fifteen years now--because I am a writer, and because I want to talk to other writers about how and why we tell stories.

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

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 02.09.2017 | 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 12.14.2016 | 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 10.19.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 09.25.2016 | 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.