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Top 5 stories this week: Football suspensions, 2013 predictions & prepping for a zero waste Austin

Top 5 stories this week: Football suspensions, 2013 predictions & prepping for a zero waste Austin

Case McCoy
Longhorns suspended before Alamo Bowl kansascity.sbnation.com
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Is there more Gosling in store for Austin in 2013?
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Prepare for Austin's plastic bag ban
Mike Scaccia, Rigor Mortis
Guitarist Mike Scaccia died in Fort Worth Photo courtesy of Susan Roden Photography
Case McCoy
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Mike Scaccia, Rigor Mortis

As you prepare to usher in the new year, we bring you the top five stories that will close out 2012.

What could have been a relatively calm holiday week in Austin news got a big bump yesterday, thanks to some unraveling among the UT football team in advance of Saturday's Alamo Bowl. But not all news this week is as serious as a suspension.

This week's most read stories err on the side of looking forward to 2013; we've got 10 predictions for the Capital City, a look at Austin's zero waste initiative, and a round up of the best parties to ring in the new year.

  1. On Friday morning, news broke that two UT football players were suspended a day before the Alamo Bowl for "violation of team rules." It was later reported that those players were Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks.
     
  2. 2012 was a good year in Austin, Texas. But what's in store for our fair city's future? Hipstercrite Lauren Modery has 10 predictions for Austin in 2013.
     
  3. Austin's going zero waste. Prepare for the plastic ban bag (starting March 1, 2013) with these tips.
     
  4. Nationally-renowned metal guitarist Mike Scaccia died last weekend during a Fort Worth show.
     
  5. The final holiday of the year is upon us. We've got the top parties and concerts to kick off 2013.

That's a wrap for this week, and for 2012. See you in the new year, Austin!