Texas A&M outranks UT Austin, local yoga studio folds, plus more hot headlines
Editor's note: This weekend is all about swimming pools, splash pads, frozen margaritas, and wearing linen (assuming we're wearing anything at all). In between complaining about the heat, take a moment to read CultureMap's five most popular stories this week.
1. Texas A&M narrowly beats UT Austin on new ranking of best colleges. It's nearly impossible to take a neutral stance when sordid, hellacious, head-shaking news emerges. That's right, we're talking about Money magazine's newest report entitled Best Colleges for Your Money, which places Texas A&M ahead of the University of Texas at Austin. Now before any Aggies get their gigs in a twist, just know it's all in good fun ... and Hook 'Em.
2. Longtime Austin yoga studio closing last locations after 20 years. Yoga Yoga has folded. After 22 years in the Capital City, the landmark studio closed its final two studios this week, citing financial troubles. At its peak, Yoga Yoga operated five locations across Austin. According to the company, all operations will now be taken over by Flow Yoga.
3. Heavenly loft in converted South Austin church hits market for $859,000. As someone who spent 13 years educated by Catholic nuns, the idea of living in a church is strangely compelling, though I don't know if I would pay almost a million dollars to do so.
4. Surprising Texas ZIP code is one of hottest neighborhoods in the U.S. East Austin? Nope. Houston's tony Heights neighborhood? Not that one. Dallas?! Not even. That's right, Texas' hottest neighborhood is ... well you'll have to click and find out.
5. Austin clocks in among most overworked cities in the nation. Austin frequently pops up among fittest, most educated, and booziest cities, but this latest report has a clocking in with a whole new title. Despite our laid-back reputation, those of us in the ATX are among the hardest working in the nation, averaging 43.5 hours of work per week.