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Orange-White Preview

The eyes of Texas are upon Charlie Strong: What to watch for during Orange-White Scrimmage

By Ryan Lakich

The next big step towards Longhorn football season takes place this weekend. On Saturday, fans can finally catch a glimpse of the future of Charlie Strong’s Longhorns at the ...


Come Early, Be Loud, Wear Perfume

UT-inspired fragrances let Longhorn fans wear team spirit in a whole new way

By Ryan Lakich

Early season football games aren’t always the most pleasant, usually due to the lingering effects of your typical Texas summer. After a tailgate session and standing for several hours ...


Fringe Austin Radio

New radio station Fringe Austin 105.3 FM goes on air Monday with J.B. and Sandy

By Ryan Lakich

Fringe Austin, the city’s newest radio station, is launching Monday, April 21 and bringing your old morning show friends, J.B. and Sandy, back to the airwaves.  Early Thursday ...


Fusebox Festival

From Frito pie tours to Lady Bunny: The eclectic highlights of Fusebox Festival

By Ryan Lakich

Austin boils over with artists performing in various mediums, from music and theater to visual arts and even food. The annual Fusebox Festival, running April 16-27, brings them all together ...


Dreamy Desserts

The Gelato World Tour is coming to Austin in May

By Ryan Lakich

When the first heat waves of summer begin to role into town, Republic Square Park will keep you cool with a creamy dessert competition. The Gelato World Tour, a globe-hopping ...


American F1

NASCAR owner promises U.S. Formula One racing team by 2016

By Ryan Lakich

Racing fans might be able root for a home team when the U.S. Grand Prix roars into Austin in a couple of years.  On Friday, the Federation Internationale de ...


Major League Switch

Will the Round Rock Express make a major league switch this fall?

By Ryan Lakich

All signs suggest that the Round Rock Express could be switching from one Texas baseball franchise to another. According to both minor and major league baseball sources cited by the ...


Texas Quidditch

University of Texas Quidditch flies away with second consecutive world championship

By Ryan Lakich

The University of Texas may just have the next sports dynasty on its hands. While UT men’s basketball made an early exit during March Madness, the university’s Quidditch ...


Toy Joy Returns

Toy Joy reopens this weekend with a new owner and some familiar faces

By Ryan Lakich

On April Fools’ Day, Austin received some welcome news that was certainly no joke. Toy Joy, the iconic and weird local toy store, announced that Fred Schmidt, co-founder of Wild ...


Weekend Fests

Jeff Bridges and Texas Burlesque Festival top this weekend's awesome events

By Ryan Lakich

It seems there's always a festival in Austin, and this weekend has a wealth of them. Whether you want to enjoy beautiful art, get your blood pumping with fast ...


South Lamar In-N-Out

New In-N-Out could turn South Lamar into "Burger Boulevard"

By Ryan Lakich

South Lamar Blvd. could be the setting of the ultimate showdown in Austin's ongoing Burger Wars. Rumors are swirling that In-N-Out, the California chain with a cult following and ...


Charlie's Angels

Tough as nails: Charlie Strong Women’s Football Clinic to debut this summer

By Ryan Lakich

You’d think coaching his new team and heading out on a statewide tour to meet fans would be enough to keep him busy, but UT football coach Charlie Strong ...


Laugh Until You Cry

Local comedian defies disability to create hilarious and touching viral workout video

By Ryan Lakich

Could you use a little motivation to get through the rest of the week? Get your head back in the game with the latest "Workout Wednesday" video from one of ...


Gigabit in Austin

Will consumers be ready for a gigafied Austin when it arrives?

By Ryan Lakich

In the span of a year, Austin moved from being the Live Music Capital of the World to becoming the Gigabit Internet Capital of the World with three companies — Google ...


April's Best Comedy

The top comedy shows in Austin will keep you laughing all month long

By Ryan Lakich

Moontower Comedy Festival returns to Austin at the end of the month, but there's no reason to wait that long for the laughs to start. Prime yourself for the ...


April's Best Beer Events

Never go thirsty again with these April beer events

By Ryan Lakich

There’s never a bad time for a cold brew, especially if it’s one of the many craft beers readily available in Austin. With so many local breweries (and ...


Austin Performing Arts

5 must-see live performances to keep you entertained this weekend

By Ryan Lakich

This weekend in Austin is filled with great theatrical performances, from traveling shows to local takes on national favorites. Treat yourself to a diverse array of performances that will satiate ...


Longhorn on The Move

Texas takeover? Famed UT quarterback Colt McCoy to join RGIII at Washington

By Ryan Lakich

Colt McCoy, the former Longhorn quarterback who racked up the most career wins in UT history, is about to call Washington, D.C home. The controversially named Washington Redskins announced ...


Austin Allergy Woes

Quit whining, Austin: Our allergies aren't as bad as the rest of Texas

By Ryan Lakich

Many Austinites dread the return of “cedar fever,” and we often groan about pollen counts and the inability to breathe in the spring. But, a new study shows that Austin ...


Shady Grove Goes Unplugged

KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove announces 21st season of free music

By Ryan Lakich

One of Austin's most beloved music series, KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove, is back to entertain locals this spring and summer with a stellar 21st season lineup. Beginning ...


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