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10 Things I Learned About Roller Derby From the Texas Rollergirls

Tim Young | Posted 06.05.2013 | Sports
Tim Young

If you're not in the know, The Texas Rollergirls are celebrating their 10th season as a professional sport. And in honor of that, I want to share with you 10 things I've learned about the league.

Kat Edmonson Loves Austin, Texas

Love Letters | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel
Love Letters

I came to you as a young woman yearning for excitement, eager to be seduced by your weird ways. I was attracted to your friendly vibe, the ease of living, the vital spirit I could find everywhere in your borders.

Occupy SXSW 2013

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

At a festival of this size, people queue like in war zones where any queue means available goods. It's only after you get a firm place in line that you ask: what are we waiting for?

SXSW... a Bucket List Event

Jason Grill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jason Grill

At the end of the day SXSW Interactive is an amazing spectacle. If you haven't ever been to Austin it's a must see city. If you haven't been to SXSW it's a bucket list event.

A Look at Austin's Food Truck Scene

One For The Table | Posted 05.12.2013 | Taste
One For The Table

The majority of food trucks in Austin aren't trucks at all.

Chaos And The Cheerleader

Mark Osler | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Mark Osler

Lent perplexes me. The events it recalls are chaotic. In the midst of this, I will watch for the transformations that do happen, that are miracles, too often unnoticed in the middle of a crowd.

5 Things To Do In Austin

Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel

If you're going to SXSW, you'll want to bring this list.

SXSW Comedy Line-Up Announced!

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy

South By Southwest announced its official Comedy line-up Thursday afternoon, and as expected, the Austin-based festival has a strong mix of seasoned p...

Fund For Slain Navy SEAL Sniper Helps Vets With PTSD

Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact

Chris Kyle was a dedicated father, a decorated former Navy SEAL sniper and generous man. Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, were killed by a t...

Dell's Midlife Crisis

Doug Olenick | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Doug Olenick

When a person hits this stage in life he or she questions just about every aspect of their life. Did they make the right job choice, are they being a good parent and what is their next step? Dell is in the same position.

D.C. Is A Great Place To Look For A Job, According To This Survey

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The seat of government is a fine place to look for work. NerdWallet, an independent financial review website, earlier this month rele...

PHOTOS: Coolest Austin Hotel Amenities

Oyster | Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

With a vibrant arts culture, "live music capital of the world" status, and active outdoor scene, it doesn't get much more hip than Austin.

'Gay Penguin' Play Nixed In Texas School District

Posted 11.12.2012 | Gay Voices

Adorable "gay" penguins may once again be making international headlines, but one Texas school district isn't feeling the love. The Austin Statesm...

Virginia Woodruff Loves Austin

Love Letters | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

To drink a beer anywhere is the god-given right of all Austinites. Take a sip at your video store, your dry cleaners or your barber shop.

10 Cities With The Fastest Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Still struggling to find a job? It might be time to move to San Jose, Calif. A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMS...

Billy Reid Opens Austin Shop, Good Tunes and Vibes to Follow

Joah Spearman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

Austin, long considered the crown jewel of creativity in Texas, has had its fair share of high praise over the last several years.

Foreign Feminvasion, Part 2: At the 'Top of Our Game,' Tegan and Sara Take It to the Limits

Michael Bialas | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Fortunately for anyone who's developed a crush while being touched by their propulsive tunes and charismatic onstage persona, the Quin twin players continue to be a constant show of force 13 years after their first Austin appearance.

Keeping Austin Weird -- One Proud Moment at a Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As in any state of the Union, good and bad things happen in Texas. As in any city or town in our country, things happen in our state's beautiful capital, Austin, that can make one feel ashamed and that can make one feel proud.

ASPCA and Community Partners Team Up to Save Lives

Ed Sayres | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Ed Sayres

Our goal is an ambitious one -- to end the killing of healthy or treatable dogs and cats in animal shelters. We don't pretend this is easy, but we are always mindful that animals like Oliver need our help.

The Wedding Photos EVERYONE Takes

Posted 08.30.2012 | Weddings

After our "10 Cliché Poses We've Seen Too Many Times" slideshow ran on August 18, Philadelphia Wedding was inspired to ask readers to name the most s...

PHOTOS: 5 Hipster Destinations You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Attention hipsters: You're probably unemployed, but you should still start planning your end of summer vacation. The cool hotels are booking up fast.

Texas School District Sued For Failing To Protect Boy With Autism From Bullying, Sexual Abuse

Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

The parents of an 11-year-old boy with autism are suing the Leander school district in Texas, claiming the district did not take the necessary measure...

What On Earth Happened At Dave Chappelle's Austin Show?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.21.2012 | Comedy

Move over, Neil Munro. When Dave Chappelle performed a show at The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Tex. on Tuesday, he was largely unable to get through ...

Can't Drive 55? New Highway May Set U.S. Record For Highest Posted Speed Limit

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, June 7 (Reuters) - A stretch of highway under construction in Texas could be the first U.S. road to have a...

My Fearless Adventure: Racing at 150 mph!

Lea Lane | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I'm a bit impulsive, so when a chance came to race around a Grand Prix track at 150 miles an hour in a supercharged, ground-hugging, open-to-the-elements, hell-on-wheels speedster in Austin, Texas, I said, "Sure."