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John Egan


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

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Here Come the Brides and Grooms!

Austin gay bar Oilcan Harry’s gets into the business of same-sex weddings

By John Egan

The next time you step into Oilcan Harry’s, the oldest gay bar in Austin, you’ll be able to order a whiskey sour and a wedding. On the heels ...

Animal Houses

New data reveals 12 fascinating facts about Austin homeowners

By John Egan

Homeowners in the Austin metro area are doggone nuts about pets. According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Austin has the largest share of pets among homeowners ...

Human Rights Maverick

Mark Cuban joins fight to end LGBT discrimination in Texas: 'It was a no-brainer’

By John Egan

All it took was one email invitation to prompt entrepreneur Mark Cuban, one of the stars of Shark Tank, to join a new campaign to combat LGBT discrimination in Texas ...

Tooting Our Horn

Ridiculous report names Austin the best city to live without a car

By John Egan

If you’ve ever tried to get around Austin without a car, you’ll probably need to stifle a hearty laugh about the findings of a new report on transportation ...

New Home Base

Huston Street puts palatial Lake Austin mansion on the block for $5.4 million

By John Egan

Major League Baseball pitcher Huston Street, a former Longhorns star, is looking for a new address. The Northwest Austin mansion he owns with his wife, Lacey, is on the market ...

Czech it Out

Bon Appétit editor declares 'kolache is the new Cronut' during Today appearance

By John Egan

Texas boasts not one but two official state pastries: the sopaipilla and the strudel. Yet a case could be made for another pastry to join their ranks: the kolache. In ...

Tackling Traffic

Could high-speed Internet service help ease Austin’s low-speed traffic?

By John Egan

Okay, let’s face the brutal reality: Austin’s traffic is going to get worse before it gets better. That’s even more apparent after Austin voters knocked down the ...

Command Man in Demand

Meet the Texan mastermind behind Osama bin Laden capture: Is UT chancellor position next?

By John Egan

Navy Admiral William McRaven is a man in demand. McRaven, reportedly the front-runner to be the next chancellor of the University of Texas System, also has been touted as a ...

Texas Wine Talk

2 Texas wineries recognized among the best in the U.S.

By John Egan

Texas gets only a little vino love on a new list of the country’s 101 best wineries. Despite the presence of more than 270 wineries in the Lone Star ...

Population explosion

3 Austin suburbs are among the 10 fastest-growing cities in U.S.

By John Egan

The Austin area’s population growth is on steroids, and now we’ve got more proof of it. From 2012 to 2013, three suburbs in the Austin area — Cedar Park ...

Fat Paycheck

Which local industry pays $75,000 on average a year?

By John Egan

Coveting a high-paying job in the Austin area? Check out the life sciences industry. A study released May 1 by the Austin Technology Council says the average annual pay in ...

Fall from Grace?

Will Johnny Manziel be a first round draft pick? Former Longhorn Chris Simms doesn't think so

By John Egan

Remember former UT quarterback Chris Simms? If you’re a Texas Longhorns football fan, you certainly do. The whole Major Applewhite mess left a sour taste in the mouths of ...

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 ...

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