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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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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 ...


Links We Love

Jurassic World trailer, food bank donation tips 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 ...


Best and Worst Black Friday Deals

Get the most out of Black Friday by finding the best deals

By Jonathan Rienstra

Thanksgiving is a fine holiday, but its true importance comes when it is over and people decide that it's time to go shopping for new things to be thankful ...


Links We Love

Dave Chappelle talks, Snoopy goes 3D 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 ...


Thanksgiving Traffic Tips

Avoid Thanksgiving traffic in Austin with these tips from Google

By Jonathan Rienstra

Thanksgiving, as a holiday, is an ode to the great American traditions: football, excessive amounts of food, stretchy pants and traffic that causes one to question if they really need ...


Cowtown Pride

The most country-minded city in America might surprise you

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears that Cowtown is the most "country-minded" big city in America, while Austin, Houston and Dallas don't fare so well. In a Facebook study by the real estate ...


Dating 101

Order the right drink on a first date or you could die alone

By Jonathan Rienstra

First dates are fraught with myriad speed bumps that could thwart a sequel to dinner and a movie. You can talk about yourself too much or bring up religion or ...


Austin Luxury Homes Are Hot

Austin's multimillion-dollar home sales rate doubles, topping skyrocketing Texas markets

By Cindy Widner, Jonathan Rienstra

Luxury home sales are on the rise across the state, with double-digit growth among Texas’ four main cities — and, in news that will surprise no one —Austin's market is ...


Links We Love

Storm porn, baby polar bears 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 ...


There's Country for Old Men (and Women)

Austin tops yet another national list — but this one may surprise you

By Jonathan Rienstra

Forbes, which loves a good list, just put out another one, naming the 25 best cities in America to retire in 2014. Just to get it out of the way ...


Links We Love

Robert Downey Jr. can sing, famous quotes debunked 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 ...


Economics 101

Texas State coeds tap sugar daddies for college tuition at record rates

By Jonathan Rienstra

College tuition has gone up 60 percent in the last decade, but some enterprising students are finding financial aid in a creative way — by landing a sugar daddy to the ...


They Grow Up So Fast

Johnny Manziel says adios to college life and declares for 2014 NFL draft

By Jonathan Rienstra

It seems Johnny Manziel has had his fill of college competition and NCAA guidelines and will enter the 2014 NFL draft, according to ESPN. Manziel filed the official paperwork on ...


Rising Up

Surprise, surprise: Guess which city is No. 1 for job seekers?

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another list of best cities in the United States, another No. 1 spot for Austin. Surely, at this point, it’s getting a little boring, right? According to Nerd Wallet ...


Links We Love

Drunk Neil Patrick Harris, Friday Night Tykes 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 ...


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