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Magical West Texas escape springs into week's most popular stories

Magical West Texas escape springs into week's most popular stories

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West Texas is calling your name. Photo by Melissa Gaskill

Editor's note: Ease into the long weekend with a look back at our most-read stories of the week, including a West Texas oasis, juicy new brewery, and more.

1. Magical West Texas hot spot springs up to beckon Austin travelers. Trek deep into West Texas to uncover a literal oasis in the Chihuahuan desert: the Chinati Hot Springs Resort.

2. These 6 unexpected Austin restaurants give visitors a true taste of Texas. From chicken fried steak to tacos, these restaurants serve up everything we love about the Lone Star State.

3. New brewery splashes into Austin with juiciest craft-beer trend. A new Austin craft brewery is bringing something different to the burgeoning local scene: Juicy IPAs.

4. New boutique hotel checks into East Austin this fall with poolside bar and restaurant. One of Austin's most anticipated hospitality projects finally has an opening date — and it's just a few months away.

5. Austin home foreclosure starts jump, according to alarming new report. This summer, the Austin area posted alarming year-over-year jumps in the number of homes starting to go through foreclosure, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions.