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Top 5 stories this week: Newscaster switch ups, honoring Kasandra Perkins, the chili trail and more

Top 5 stories this week: Newscaster switch ups, honoring Kasandra Perkins, the chili trail and more

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Photo by: RL Reeves, Jr.
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We closed out this week with a devastating tragedy in Connecticut, and we keep those affected in our thoughts.

- Bill Church writes on KVUE's newscaster merry-go-round, "When they first move here, all news reporters rave about how much they love Austin, its quality of life, its beautiful views, its live music and great people. Eventually, however, that's not enough, and if they are any good, off they go."

- Following her untimely murder, Shelley Seale spoke to friends and family in Kasandra Perkin's honor. "As a student at Anderson High School, where Perkins graduated in 2009, she was remembered just as fondly. 'I remember her being a really bubbly, very outgoing young lady,' says dance teacher Erin Campbell."

- RL Reeves, Jr took a journey of his own to find the best chili in Austin. "This journey down the Texas Chili Trail takes us from the South Lamar corridor through the heart of downtown to one of North Austin’s classic greasy spoon joints."

- Veronica Meewes gives a nod to Houston. "Though it is quite different in many aspects, Houston's food scene is just as creative and inventive as Austin's. I'm slowly eating my way through Montrose, the Heights, Midtown, Bellaire, Rice Village, and I've become enamored with all that I've come across."

- Speaking of culinary creativity, Adam Sparks breaks down all four East Side Kings locations and each one's merits.

Stay tuned for a jam packed week, leading up to Christmas.