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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.

Checking In From The Set Of My New Movie Doonby

John Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Schneider

Stay tuned -- I'll be blogging and maybe even vlogging from the set of my next film, Doonby.

Alejandro Escovedo Talks About His New Album, Street Songs of Love

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The tenth solo album by Alejandro Escovedo, Street Songs of Love, will be released on Tuesday, June 29. The same night he'll stride on stage at the fi...

Colorado Cities Dominate Forbes's 'Best For Business' List: Find Out Who Made The Cut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

This week Forbes released its list of the best cities in America for business. The list, which was calculated based on factors like business costs, l...

20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities In America: Bicycling.com Ranks The Best Cities To Ride In (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Bicycling.com released its definitive list of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S. this week. The study surveyed only cities with 100,000 citizen...

SXSW Comes Out: The Annual Conference Gets More Gay Friendly

Jamie Wetherbe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jamie Wetherbe

Overall, I'd have to say that this year's SXSW, held March 12 to 21 in Austin, Texas, was pretty, well, gay.

Join Me At #FakeSXSW

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

It's that time of year again and everybody who is anybody is joining everybody who wants to anybody next year as well as some people who used to someb...

WATCH Homeless Man Living on 'I Am Here' Billboard Raises Enough Money to Find a Home

Andrew Shapter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrew Shapter

I'm happy to report that there is a great ending to the story of Danny Silver, a homeless man, and his disabled wife. Austin residents responded and, within a few days, enough donations came in to allow the Silvers to find a home.