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For political junkies, this news is like Hanukkah and Christmas and your birthday all rolled into one ordinary Thursday. Thursday morning, The Texas Tribune announced it has a new reporting ...
Telling Tales
StoryCorps, the oral history project that travels around the country cataloging Americans' true stories, is returning to Austin in January. Launched in 2003, the nonprofit is dedicated to recording and ...
Search City
Perhaps the most voyeuristic year-end list is Google's annual "Year in Search," which gives us an inside look at what our fellow city-dwellers are looking for on the world ...
No Cancellations
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 ...
Social Media's Worst
As much as Texans are known for taking pride in their state and in themselves, it turns out that we aren't bragging as much as you might expect. HeyLets ...
Fiber Monday
The Fiber future has arrived. At noon on Monday, Google Fiber announced that sign-ups are now available in Austin for the highly anticipated high-speed Internet service. Austinites living in selected ...
Travel Smart
Frantic travelers can relieve some of the stress that connecting flights, rental cars and hotel reservations can induce with Dallas-based travel app Traxo, which is designed to help users manage ...
Fiber for All
Austin is no stranger to the spotlight, and on Thursday, November 20, it was announced that the city would play host to an inaugural program that could forever change the ...
Gigabit Bit by Bit
Bit by bit, the rest of Austin is getting gigabit. As AT&T's U-verse and Time Warner Cable clamor to offer high-speed Internet at the lowest price (and we ...
Scheduling Made Easier
We've all had difficulty scheduling a much-needed appointment around our busy lifestyles. What should be a simple call to the front desk often turns into a game of phone ...
Tackling Traffic
Okay, let’s face the brutal reality: Austin’s traffic is going to get worse before it gets better. That’s even more apparent after Austin voters knocked down the ...
Kid Beat
In between tubing, running the trail, sipping beers on patios and generally reveling in our Austin-ness, we sometimes forget that kids live here, too. In the most recent piece, You ...
Hometown Glory
The University of Texas at Austin has clenched another top ranking among world universities. UT ranked No. 30 in the world in U.S. News & World Report's first ever ...
Cutting The Cable Cord
HBO took a shot across the bow of the cable TV industry by announcing it plans to offer a streaming service separate from cable subscriptions, effectively cutting the cord as ...
F1 by the Numbers
When it was announced that Austin would play host to the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of Americas in 2011, many folks responded with, "Cool. But what does ...

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