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John Egan


Former Editor of the Austin Business Journal and now a freelance writer.

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Wounded Warrior Heals

Injured soldier from Austin area "getting better" after Fort Hood shooting

By John Egan

Army Major Patrick Miller, who lives in the Austin area, is among the victims recovering from wounds suffered in Wednesday’s mass shooting at Fort Hood. Miller, who grew up ...

Austin’s Population Pops

With 130 new residents per day, Austin is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S.

By John Egan

As it edges closer to a population of 2 million, the Austin metro area ranked No. 8 among the fastest-growing U.S. metro areas from 2012 to 2013, according to ...

Doctor’s Orders

Doc’s Motorworks to replace shuttered Waterloo Ice House on 38th Street

By John Egan

Goodbye, Waterloo Ice House. Hello, Doc’s Bar & Grill. Doc’s Bar & Grill is scheduled to open by April 15 on 38th Street in Central Austin at the recently closed ...

Mega Media Merger

Austin's NBC affiliate KXAN is getting a new owner in $1.6 billion deal

By John Egan

Austin-based LIN Media LLC, which owns three TV stations in Austin and dozens of others around the U.S., is being scooped up by media conglomerate Media General Inc. for ...

Austin-Alamo City Combo?

Could Austin and San Antonio be the next Dallas-Fort Worth?

By John Egan

A busy 80-mile stretch of I-35 connects Austin and San Antonio, with flourishing suburbs like Buda, Kyle, San Marcos and New Braunfels sitting between them. Yet, even though Austin and ...

Transportation Technology

Mobile app from Austin startup RideScout seeks to alleviate traffic headaches

By John Egan

On March 8, it was my honor to be one of the judges for Tech Cocktail’s startup “pitch jam” during SXSW Interactive. I was even more honored to be ...

Apple’s Austin Appeal

Could Apple topple Dell as Austin area’s largest corporate employer?

By John Egan

In the not-too-distant future, Apple could truly be the apple of Austin’s eye. Economic development consultant Angelos Angelou, founder of Austin-based Angelou Economics, predicts Apple will overtake Dell as ...

Cable Combo

Would the Comcast-Time Warner merger bring better service to Austin?

By John Egan

We typically love to hate cable TV and Internet service providers. With the pending $45 billion merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast, thousands of consumers in the Austin area ...

Whole Lotta Food Stores

Despite falling share prices, Whole Foods envisions massive expansion in U.S.

By John Egan

Whole Foods Market wants to be a whole lot bigger. Three years ago, Austin’s own Whole Foods set a goal of someday operating 1,000 stores in the U ...

Employee Exodus

Young workers are disappearing from state government workforce at rapid rate

By John Egan

Thousands of young Texans who work for state government are heading for the exits. Workers 16 to 29 years old left the state government workforce at a higher rate than ...

Getting Schooled

Mark Cuban says 'UT is not enough': Austin needs another 'major' university

By John Egan

Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban dispenses his no-holds-barred business advice on ABC’s Shark Tank, where budding entrepreneurs seek money from him and other high-profile investors. Now, he’s offering that ...

Lights, Camera, Austin

Get ready for latest round of Hollywood star sightings as 7 Chinese Brothers begins Austin shoot

By John Egan

Don’t be surprised if you notice well-known actors Jason Schwartzman and Olympia Dukakis strolling the streets of Austin in the coming weeks. Schwartzman and Dukakis will be in town ...

Food Truck Fame Game

Food Network talent hunt: 8 Austin teams to compete on Food Truck Face Off

By John Egan

Practically everywhere you turn, you see — or smell — a food truck in Austin. Austin’s food truck movement has spawned the Austin Food Trailer Alliance and has generated heaps of ...

Rare Austin Estate Up for Bid

Wow your Valentine with this Spanish Colonial Tarrytown estate going up for live auction

By John Egan

Looking for a special gift for your Valentine? Two days before Valentine’s Day, an Austin estate will be auctioned to the highest bidder. It’ll cost you a little ...

Beads, Booze and Bayous

Louisiana ad campaign targets Austin to hype crazy Mardi Gras fun — and not just in New Orleans

By John Egan

Get ready for some beads, booze and bayous. Tourism officials in Louisiana are extending an invitation to Central Texans for Mardi Gras 2014. Austin is one of the media markets ...

Turning Dunkin' Donuts to Dough

Investors including Colt McCoy brew up plans for 23 Dunkin' Donuts in Austin area

By John Egan

Back in December 2012, plans were unveiled for 24 more Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and doughnut shops in the Austin area. But since then, visible activity on the expansion front has ...

Hate the Game, Not the Player

The most hated man in Central Texas? Meet the namesake of the dreaded 'cedar fever' tree

By John Egan

Eight decades ago, forester and botanist William Willard Ashe forever became synonymous with the most hated (and debated) tree in Central Texas. What we commonly and incorrectly call the cedar ...

SXSW Small-Screen Stars

Move over, Jimmy Kimmel: SXSW welcomes back Bravo's Andy Cohen — and his show

By John Egan

Jimmy Kimmel won’t be the only TV host setting up shop in Austin during South by Southwest. Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, will film ...

Eclectic Austin Real Estate

Take a tour of ‘Austin Castle House’ and make it yours for half a million dollars

By John Egan

Your home is your castle, right? Well, it really could be if you snap up a house that’s for sale in Northwest Austin. The Austin Castle House, as it ...

Gridiron Green

5 reasons Austin hasn’t hosted a college football bowl game — and likely never will

By John Egan

Closing the 2013 season with a whimper, the University of Texas Longhorns fell to the University of Oregon Ducks on December 30 in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Thousands of fans ...

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