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Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan grew up in Dallas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and returned to Dallas, where he landed a job as staff writer at CultureMap. After a year or so of covering primarily the local bar scene, he packed up and moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, where he continues to drink. His interests include UT football, listening to Willie Nelson while driving through the Hill Country and debating Breaking Bad symbolism. He reads books but doesn't talk about it. A perfect Sunday would involve floating the Comal River with a St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower. He has been to Oklahoma, but only on a dare. He misses Dunk-a-roos but nothing else about the ’90s. 

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Growth Trends

Is Austin slowing down? Forbes names new fastest-growing city in America

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texas continues to fill up with people, and according to one national authority, it's doing so faster than any other state. On Forbes' 2015 list of fastest-growing cities, Lone ...


Links We Love

Blink-182 breaks up like it still matters, SkyMall fails and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Art Is Money

Austin's creative class makes up a big percentage of local workforce

By Jonathan Rienstra

The Texas Cultural Trust has released its 2015 State of the Arts report, which shows the impact that the arts have on the state. In addition to economic contributions (i ...


Take a Chill Pill

Texas ranks among worst in the nation when it comes to emotional health

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texans are among the worst at decompressing and finding their centers, according to a survey examining how “emotionally recharged” each state’s residents have been in the new year. It ...


Queso on Everything

The most popular cuisine in Texas revealed — it ain't barbecue

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you live in Texas, you’re likely to throw out hot dogs and lasagna in favor of enchiladas and gumbo, according to a new study examining the most disproportionately ...


Links We Love

Failed romantic gestures, top Netflix cult films and more links we love

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Links We Love

Wine pairings for Girl Scout cookies, a really hard Parks and Recreation quiz, and more links we love

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Hot Housing Markets

Austin declared the best housing market to invest in this year

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another day, another list pimping out Texas’ real estate market. This time, Forbes declared five of its 20 “best buy cities,” i.e., where to invest in housing in 2015 ...


Private Travel Perks

New Texas company flies super-commuters around in style for one flat price

By Jonathan Rienstra

A new Texas startup hopes to save super-commuters from the hassles of airports with the convenience of private flights. Texas Air Shuttle is stepping into the growing Uberization of the ...


Cough It Up

Austin rent is highest in state and it's only getting higher

By Jonathan Rienstra

If it seems like the rent is getting too damn high in Austin, take solace in the fact that we only had the sixth largest increase in rent from 2013 ...


Let's Courtem

New Texas-based app is putting courtship back into smartphone dating

By Jonathan Rienstra

Smartphones have made dating as simple as a swipe, but four Dallas brothers hope to bring some chivalry to dating apps with Courtem. Created by Peter, Alex, Adie and Andrew ...


Links We Love

Anderson Cooper thinks Tony Romo is a BBQ chain and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Links We Love

Harry Potter trivia, silly Longhorn fan gear and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Links We Love

Beer for getting drunk at work, SNL Serial parody and more links we love

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Links We Love

Bill Nye explains evolution with emojis and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Couch Potato Land

Texas is the worst state for an active lifestyle — except for these 2 cities

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears that many Texans ought to put “be more active” on their list of New Year’s resolutions, although the odds may be stacked against them. According to a ...


No Cancellations

New drones-only airport heading to West Texas

By Jonathan Rienstra

West Texas is getting a new airport, but don't expect to grab a layover there: This one has a "no humans" policy. The U.S. Army's Fort Bliss ...


Links We Love

Williams-Sonoma hate, 12 surprising things about Elf and more links we love

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


The State of Real Estate

Luxury home and condo sales drive banner year in Texas real estate

By Jonathan Rienstra

According to a year end report from the Texas Association of Realtors, Texas’ economic and population growth yielded significant gains in all areas of real estate over last year. The ...


Links We Love

Colbert in full Star Wars nerd mode, Girl Scout cookies go digital and more links we love

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


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