Editor's note: Over the course of a week, we come across dozens of newsy tidbits and interesting links that we want to share with you. For this weekly roundup, we gather all the news we found fascinating, horrifying, important and hilarious.
1. Dale Watson pens a thoughtful apology for canceling a show. After canceling a show at The Continental Club at the last minute, hometown hero Dale Watson posted a very personal apology on his Facebook page. "I will never cancel the day of a show again and I apologize for being so thoughtless. Y'all are more than fans on here," the rocker wrote. "I'm getting older a bit slower but I ain't stopped learning or being grateful for y'all. Happy New Year and here's to no more sick days!" Watson's message quickly went viral, garnering thousands of likes and hundreds of comments.
2. New Austin "rises to the occasion," according to a former Austinite. In Chris Riemenschneider's article about his return to Austin, the former local admits that although the city has changed, he enjoys the luxury that it has to offer now. Riemenschneider hits all the city's culinary hot spots, but is unimpressed with Qui which he thinks has food the texture of "snot."
3. How to cure a hangover, according to Austin musicians. If 2014 has left you with a hangover, check this list of remedies from some of our hard partying local musicians.
4. Can plus growler equals "crowler." Inspired by Oskar Blues Brewery, Cuvée Coffee Bar announced this week that it would be selling Sputnik in 32-ounce, single use "crowlers" at its East Sixth location. If you haven't tried it yet, Sputnik is Austin Beerworks' latest creation — an oatmeal stout brewed with Cuvée Coffee.
5. Watch this Rick Perry gag reel. The Texas Tribune put together a compilation of Gov. Rick Perry's funniest verbal missteps throughout his career.