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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."

Fusebox: The Writer's Room with Bill Cotter

Turnstyle | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

This podcast features writer Bill Cotter (photo credit: Leon Alesi), talking about his creative space. Cotter constructs crossword puzzles and is th...

Fusebox: The Writer's Room with Katherine Catmull

Turnstyle | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts

This podcast features writer Katherine Catmull, (photo credit: Leon Alesi) talking about her creative space. Catmull's novel Summer and Bird will...

Ethics Tips From Jack Abramoff, Disgraced Lobbyist

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 2 (Reuters) - University of Texas students got an ethics lesson from an unlikely source on Wed...

WATCH: Highlights From Hot New Comedy Festival

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.01.2012 | Comedy

Was the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, whose inaugural run took place last weekend in Austin, Texas, "important for comedy"? Who knows. Probabl...

Cop Fatally Shot Dog While Responding To Wrong House, Owner Says

Posted 04.18.2012 | Crime

An Austin police officer who responded to the wrong house on a domestic disturbance call is accused of fatally shooting an innocent man's dog. The ...

Cities That Never Sleep (And What To Do About It)

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Real Age has just published its ranking of the best and worst cities for sleep in the U.S., part of its "2012 Oldest and Youngest Cities" report.

Are 'Homeless Street Treats' The Next 'Homeless Hotspots'?

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

A little over three years ago Alan Graham "talked" me into visiting Austin, Texas because he knew what he was doing to help our homeless friends was s...

Fashion With a Conscience

Phil Shepherd | Posted 05.21.2012 | Style
Phil Shepherd

Shelton Green, risking everything for his unwavering dream, has created a line of fashion that both looks great and is conscious of the people who have created it.

On the Rise: Wheeler Brothers on Petri Dishes, Phoning it In, and Stardom

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The Americana band, which consists of three Wheelers (Nolan, Tyler, and Patrick) and lifelong pal A.J. Molyneaux and Danny Matthews, have been on a roll ever since they released their debut album "Portraits" last summer.

A House in the Texas Hill Country Becomes a Home for a Vietnam War Veteran

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.24.2012 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Fellow veterans gave this Coast Guard veteran the "welcome home" he didn't receive nearly 40 years ago and their wishes that, in Veterans Cove, he will finally find a safe and peaceful harbor.

A Few Smart Ideas to Clean Up and Re-energize Cities

Susanna Murley | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Susanna Murley

Smart cities are attracting residents -- and talent -- by making investments in infrastructure that save money, clean up and integrate sustainability into city functions

J. L. Greene

Car Service Cartels Use Regulation to Crush Competitors | J. L. Greene | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- In June 2010 the Nashville Metropolitan City Council passed legislation raising the city's minimum fee for limo and sedan rentals, ...

The Boss Named SXSW Keynote Speaker

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | Fifty

AUSTIN, Texas — Rock veteran Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 South by Southwest music festival in Texas. Organizers a...

A Veteran's Ring of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

As we observe Veterans Day and honor all the men and women who have worn the uniform of our Armed Forces, what could be more appropriate than to share a story of patriotism, sacrifice, dedication and of a Ring of Honor from just after World War II.

WATCH: 'Oil Zombies' Fight Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted 12.31.2011 | Green

On Halloween night, protesters are assembling in Austin, Texas to demonstrate against the Keystone XL pipeline ... and have a little holiday fun while...

Tara Kelly

Robot Put In Charge Of Texas Office | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.26.2011 | Small Business

Working from home will never be the same for Richard Garriott and his team of 25 game developers. Since July, a robot has been put in charge of hi...

Lynne Peeples

Texas Drought: 'Tough Choices' Ahead For The Thirsty State, Water Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- On Thursday evening, Austin's local Fox News weatherman Scott Fisher gave his viewers a welcome forecast: a "big time" chance of rain...

Austin Isn't Weird, It Just Is To Texans (PHOTOS)

Kate Auletta | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Kate Auletta


Sept. 15 Is Dakota Meyer's Day

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When about one month ago I first heard that Marine Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a former Austin resident, would be receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan, I was so proud.

You Want This Guy To Teach You Guitar

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.07.2011 | Comedy

Eat your heart out, Dan Smith. This amazing flyer, spotted by a Reddit user in Austin, TX, begs the question: Why are all there still tags on it? T...

Planning An Austin Family Vacation? Check Out Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Austin can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, we've do...

Homeless in America -- on Memorial Day

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Homelessness in America is staggering and shameful any day of the year and it ought to be brought to our attention every day of the year.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: Meeting the Needs of a Changing Membership

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.13.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Veterans who are finally returning home from arduous combat duty in far-away places after long absences from their loved ones have different needs than the older, established veterans.

Mother Gets Prison Time For Smearing Human Fecal Matter On Daughter's IV Catheter

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

AUSTIN, Texas -- An Austin woman who authorities say was caught on tape smearing human feces on her then-3-year-old daughter's IV catheter was sentenc...