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Austin news feed: Wholly Cow moves out of downtown as new hotels move in

Austin news feed: Wholly Cow moves out of downtown, new hotels move in

Wholly Cow Burgers burger and fries
Wholly Cow Burgers on Congress Avenue is closing to make way for new hotels. Wholly Cow Burgers/Facebook

Editor's note: Over the course of a week, we come across dozens of newsy tidbits and interesting links that we want to share with you. For this weekly roundup, we gather all the news we found tasty, useful and reflective.

1. Say goodbye to Wholly Cow Burgers. The building housing Wholly Cow Burgers on Congress Avenue will be demolished to make way for some new hotels. Don't worry, though. The original South Lamar spot will remain untouched and Austin Business Journal reports that Wholly Cow is in talks to open new locations downtown and in North Austin.

2. Grackles have 2.5 stars on Yelp. Love 'em or hate 'em, these Austin birds have earned a perfectly mediocre 2.5 stars on Yelp, as pointed out in an interesting love letter to grackles in Texas Monthly.

3. Texas' new vehicle registration and inspection process goes into effect Sunday. The new rule combining your registration and inspection stickers is a bit confusing. KVUE breaks down the new process and what to do once it goes into effect on March 1.

4. University of Texas professors reflect on Black History Month. As Black History Month comes to an end, UT professors discuss what it really means and how we should celebrate it all year.

5. Three Austin food faves are up for The Munchies. Vote for Franklin Barbecue, Ramen Tatsu-ya and East Side King in Tablespoon's annual people's choice awards.