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Drunk ratings, Redditor justice and Your Mom's Burger top Austin buzz

Drunk ratings, Redditor justice and Your Mom's Burger top Austin buzz

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The Daily Beast says Austin luvvs to drink. Just ask the Drunk Dial ladies. Photo by Jessica Pages
Burger at Your Mom's Burger Bar in Austin
The new Oak Hill location of Your Mom's Burger Bar soft opens Friday, September 6. Photo by Kasee Thomas/The Apron Gal
Lance Armstrong riding his bike along the beach
A Houston judge sped Lance Armstrong along toward sworn testimony Wednesday. Lancearmstrong.com
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Should the LCRA drop Lake Austin levels to keep Lake Travis from hitting a record low? Lower Colorado River Authority
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Burger at Your Mom's Burger Bar in Austin
Lance Armstrong riding his bike along the beach
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The Daily Dot reports that those ever-helpful Reddit sleuths are at it again, this time treating a South Austin hit-and-run driver to some vigilante justice, 78704-style.

On the heels of the Venice Film Festival screening of Alex Gibney's Lance Armstrong doc The Armstrong Lie, a Houston judge pushed the fallen cyclist closer to giving sworn testimony about his doping.

In another proud civic listicle moment, a survey released by the Daily Beast Thursday pronounced Austin the fifth-drunkest city in the nation.

In drier news, KEYE reports that the Lower Colorado River Authority is considering a controversial plan to drop the water level in Lake Austin by four feet in order to raise Lake Travis levels. Naturally, Lake Austin denizens object. It'll all come out in the wash, right?

If it's any consolation, Eater Austin points out that the new Oak Hill location of Your Mom's Burger Bar will open its doors with a soft launch on Friday. Mmmmm, fried potato salad balls.