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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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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...

10 Free Must-See's at SXSW 2011

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Shapter

While there were more cool things at SXSW than I can even think to count, some things stand out more than others. Here are my 10 must-see's at the the 25th Anniversary SXSW Fest.

PICTURE: When Austin Thinks 'Solid Waste,' They Think 'Limp Bizkit'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

When the City of Austin asked its citizens to help rename Solid Waste Services, the people made their voices heard: An overwhelming number of those po...

World's 10 Best Economic Performing Cities: 2010 Global MetroMonitor (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As they prepare to ring in 2011, Istanbul's residents have an extra special reason to celebrate, as the Turkish city was named the world's best-perfor...

Let's Thank Ronnie Earle for Tom DeLay's Conviction

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Patterson

I thank the lamentably neglected hero of DeLay case: former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, whose dogged pursuit of political corruption is the key factor in the conviction.

Justice "DeLayed" Doesn't Have to Mean Justice Denied

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

The Tom DeLay money laundering trial is coming to a close in Austin. Comeuppance is nigh. In 2002, DeLay's PAC sent a check for $190,000 to the RNC, which in turn delivered it to seven Texas candidates.

Mama Fu's joins the Asian restaurant chains expanding in Colorado

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Austin, Texas-based Asian-inspired restaurant chain is on its way to Colorado. Mama Fu's Asian House serves up rice and noodle dishes -- ...

10 Best Cities to Start a Business in as a Young Entrepreneur

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Wilson

Under30CEO.com recently asked its readers to vote on the best cities for young entrepreneurs. Considerations included the resources available, schools, events, social atmosphere, weather and networking opportunities.