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Community First!
Local nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes has long been known for its innovative work with the city's homeless community while the Alamo Drafthouse has become one of Austin's favorite ...
Rich Folks
Forbes' annual list of The World's Billionaires features three very wealthy locals from three very different industries. Michael Dell, the former University of Texas at Austin student turned PC ...
Austin on Mars
Sonia Van Meter is many things: a political consultant, a wife, a step-mother ... and a potential resident of Mars. Yes, you read that right.  Mars One, a privately funded organization ...
Tooting Our Horn
If you’ve ever tried to get around Austin without a car, you’ll probably need to stifle a hearty laugh about the findings of a new report on transportation ...
Hands-off Hosting
Forget takeout or slaving away in the kitchen for your next dinner party: A new app offers on-demand, chef-prepared, three-course meals in your home with just a few clicks. Lekker ...
International Owls
A Texas university has been deemed one of the top 100 international institutions in the Times Higher Education World University rankings — but it's not UT. Rice University made its ...
Can't Stop Won't Stop
We all know Austin is growing (despite the fact that we're just so unhappy), but just how many people are projected to move here? Using historical trends and census ...
Science Smart
Belize's Great Blue Hole, a large submarine sinkhole touted as one of the world's best snorkeling and scuba diving locations by the late undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, may ...
Tech Talk
The greater Austin area, including Round Rock, is the No. 2 overall metro area in America for professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to a study from ...
Transportation Talk
KVUE — Most Austinites heard talk about the potential for a subway during the city's 2015 economic forecast hosted by Angelos Angelou, a renowned economist. CultureMap's reporting partners at ...
Hometown Glory
We are totally biased here, but Texas is a pretty great place to live, at least as far as jobs and housing are concerned. And the latest from NerdWallet confirms ...
Lone Star Pride
This past week Southern Living came out with its 2015 list of 50 people changing the South, and Texas is well-represented. These folks — from writers to chefs to anthropologists to ...
Let's Courtem
Smartphones have made dating as simple as a swipe, but four Dallas brothers hope to bring some chivalry to dating apps with Courtem. Created by Peter, Alex, Adie and Andrew ...
Smarty Pants
For the past four years, Forbes has been honoring  young movers and shakers across the world with its prestigious 30 Under 30 list. The magazine selects 30 outstanding leaders in ...
Firearms Unlimited
Bad boy Jesse James' firearms line is now available online. The Jesse James Firearms Unlimited website, which launched this week, allows customers to purchase customized AR-15 rifles and pistols.  "We ...
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