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Austin's richest residents, best hiking trails, and more of the week's top stories

Austin's richest residents, best hiking trails, and more top stories

Hopdoddy burger
Hopdoddy will expand to Houston in 2016. Hopdoddy/Facebook
McKinney Fall State Park Austin Texas hiking hiker trail outdoors 2015
We took a look at the best places in Austin to take a hike. McKinney Falls State Park/Facebook
John Paul DeJoria
Austinites John Paul Dejoria, Michael Dell, and Robert Smith are among America's most wealthy. Wikimedia Commons
Westin Grand Opening Party
The Westin Downtown's grand opening featured chic guests, live music, and a killer rooftop view. Photo by Deborah Stachelski
Uncle Billy's brunch
Uncle Billy's is one of our eight picks for best brunches in South Austin. Uncle Billy's/Facebook
Hopdoddy burger
McKinney Fall State Park Austin Texas hiking hiker trail outdoors 2015
John Paul DeJoria
Westin Grand Opening Party
Uncle Billy's brunch

Editor’s Note: Rich Austinites and the best places to take a hike lead this week’s top stories. Read on for the rest of the week's hottest headlines.

1. Three Austin billionaires rank among the richest people in America.

2. We've mapped out the 11 best hiking trails in Austin and beyond.

3. Austin’s most popular burger joint breaks into new Texas market.

4. Swanky music-themed hotel opens in grand Austin style.

5. These eight standout brunch spots in South Austin offer the best new and classic weekend eats.