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Artist Clifford Ross Has Taken the Road Less Traveled

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

The Austin Wall as seen from the main lobby of the Austin Federal Courthouse. Copyright: Clifford Ross All Rights Reserved A few years ago, I visi...

A Crime Victims' Christmas Angel

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.21.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Every town and city across America has its unsung heroes who perform exemplary community service. This is the story of one such citizen whose selfless, unwavering dedication and hard work have immeasurably helped thousands of victims of violent crime across the State of Texas.

5 Hidden Gem Hotels in Austin

Stephanie Keller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Keller

Local flavor remains central to the enjoyment factor in Austin and for those who prefer to stay close to it, here are some of the best tucked-away and well-loved boutique options in town.

No Kill No Problem: The Story of Austin Pets Alive!

Dawn Erin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dawn Erin

Austin, Texas now had the potential to become the largest American city to achieve No Kill status. With that in mind, the dedicated board members and volunteers set their sights on finding a physical location that APA could call home.

Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read "Keep Austin Weird." Weird? Austin is definitely quirky -- in a good way. At every bridge, park and intersection, Austin made me smile.

This Restaurant Sign Knows Why You're Still Single

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.15.2014 | Divorce

Have a sneaking suspicion you're going to be single for the rest of your life? It's possible, and this sign knows exactly why: Come on, deep...

James Street, All-American Businessman

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The stories usually stopped when James was 22 years old. They missed the great story of what James accomplished after sports ended and business life began. He built one of the most successful structured settlement and settlement planning firms in the United States.

The Ghost of 300 Million Dead Trees Hovers Over a Lake in Texas

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Painted a ghostly white, the tree -- a 35-foot cedar elm that died in the 2011 drought -- stands a few feet above the dark waters of Lady Bird Lake. The tree's thirsty roots, also painted a ghostly white, are just out of reach of the water below.

LOOK: The Absolute Wrong Way To Advertise Domestic Beer

Posted 10.08.2013 | Women

Pro tip: making public jokes about violence against women usually doesn't go over well. Bar employees everywhere, please take note. A Reddit user ...

Comedian Takes on the 'Sleepless in Austin' $1500 Challenge

Tim Young | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Tim Young

I took on the challenge of finding Romeo Rose his true love. I went out in the streets of Austin where he lives in order to find exactly what he's looking for... which is EXTREMELY SPECIFIC.

Hos-Pie-Tality by Candlelight

Jen Scoville Strickland | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York
Jen Scoville Strickland

After exploring the New York City pizza scene in-depth over the past seven years, we finally made it to Lucali last night. I honestly think it's the best pizza in the city.

Stay Here, I'm Getting You Out, or Away With Dusty

Timothy Braun | Posted 10.30.2013 | Style
Timothy Braun

Five years ago I looked into a shelter cage and said, "Stay here, I'm getting you out," to my dog, Dusty-Danger. I had no intention of getting a dog, but was enamored by his one blue, one brown eye and his charm.

Sasha Belenky

Jeff Bezos, The Mecca Of Cool, Confessions Of Innocent Men, And More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

1. The Man Who Sees The Future The news this week that Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, purchased The Washington Post for $250 million led many t...

She's a Rainbow: 40-Person All-Female Band Memorializes Girls Rock Camp Volunteer

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Mary Pauline Lowry

Twenty-nine-year-old Esme Barrera volunteered at Girls Rock Camp Austin, and her strong, encouraging nature were part of what made Girls Rock Camp an often life-changing experience for young girls.

Texas Lege Is A 'Dysfunction Junction'

Posted 07.13.2013 | Comedy

From the creator of last week's viral hit "I'm a Bad Bill," which reimagined Schoolhouse Rock as an anthem against the Texas legislature's crusade to ...

This Probably Isn't From Rick Perry

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.27.2013 | Comedy

Some guy (who we're going to guess was not Rick Perry) was so impressed with Sen. Wendy Davis' historical 13-hour filibuster on the Texas Senate floo...

Honor Flight's Mail Call at 30,000 Feet

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

On April 26, an "Honor Flight" flew 35 World War II veterans from Austin, Texas to our nation's capital so that these members of the Greatest Gener...

This Is the Biggest Austin Restaurant Opening of the Year. True Story.

Thrillist | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Thrillist

Top Chef Paul Qui's new restaurant is the first upscale dining establishment in a zone that's more known for Lone Stars than star chefs.

Dialogue Not Monologue: How Today's Emerging Artists and Musicians Gain Influence

Conquistador | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Conquistador

In an era where there is too much noise, authenticity is now king, engagement is the new barometer for successful capitalism and the smart phone is now the television, phone and computer. In an ocean of information, streams of influence are powerful.

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.