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A year ago, more than 50,000 people right here in Austin - and thousands more across the country - donned "pussy hats" and protest signs in response to Trump's inauguration. Less than 24 hours later, on Jan. 21, 2017, the women's March on Washington - and its hundreds of sister marches worldwide ...
but he's definitely on tour and performing in town this Friday and Saturday: At the now-run-by-Pat-Dean Velveeta Room on Austin's Dirty Sixth. Note: We're not telling you this because the man used to live here, though, nor because anybody's looking for a non-music excuse to visit that section of Downtown ...

The Society of women engineers presents WE17, the world's largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology, was held at the Austin Convention Center in October. Long lines were the norm as job seekers search for the right fit. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN.
Gary Gregson hikes on the Violet Crown Trail. The San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance hopes to build a regional hike-and-bike path that would connect Hays County to this trail. The Violet Crown Trail will ultimately stretch 30 miles from downtown Austin to northern Hays County, but with it ending just north of ...
If you search on Google Maps for "Ramp of Mystery," a curious Southeast Austin landmark appears, a concrete structure that leads to nowhere, sitting in an overgrown field. It's a steep ramp with too much of an incline to walk up easily. To the side, an aging and precarious set of wooden steps goes up to the ...

River Place area: Take your pick of hills in the River Place neighborhood of Northwest Austin. We're partial to Big View Drive. From the top, you can see all the way to Lake Austin. This 3.5-mile stretch of road takes you past River Place Nature Trail, where you'll find a nice steep trail loop perfect for honing ...
Austin, Texas, has hosted the NCAA track and field championships and currently stages one of the largest track meets of the calendar, the Texas Relays. The city has a robust road racing scene, bolstered by the presence of elite Athletes and high-level training groups. But Austin has never hosted a USA ...
Mayor Steve Adler announced the city's partnership Thursday with Austin Tech Alliance to launch a "paper census" to identify outdated paper-based processes and suggest digital alternatives. Austin Tech Alliance and volunteers from Austin's tech sector will start by soliciting community feedback through ...
Online retail giant confirmed Thursday what many Economists and business analysts have predicted for months: Austin remains in the running for one of the richest economic development deals in U.S. history. Riding its hipster vibe and high-tech reputation, Austin was named one of 20 ...
Anyone who followed this weekend's TYR Pro Swim Series in Austin recognized a small but mighty British contingency sprinkled among the various men's and women's events. One of the young Athletes who took advantage of the opportunity to race against the big guns of America, among other nations, ...
An incense burner ignited nearby combustibles, causing a fire that damaged the garage of an East Austin boarding house on Saturday night, according to the Austin Fire Department. Nine adults and one child were displaced by the fire damage, and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Editorial content for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series Austin is sponsored by Visit for more information on our sponsor. For full Swimming World coverage, check out our event coverage page. With only one event on the final day of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series, the session ...
The Nebraska Humane Society posted that the woman, identified as Robin, had been missing Bowser for two years before she got the call about his new town. The humane society posted that Bowser came to their facility as a stray and his microchip traced back to Robin in Austin. Robin drove overnight to ...
Two teens are accused of robbing three random people they encountered on streets in northeast and southeast Austin early Wednesday at gunpoint, then ... At 3:07 a.m., Austin police officers were flagged down by a victim of a robbery around Burton Drive and Woodland Avenue in southeast Austin, the ...
Barrington Elementary school principal Gilma Sanchez, left, sits in on the first grade classroom of teacher Elizabeth Froelich, right, as they do a math lesson. Austin ISD is attempting to place eight schools in northeast Austin under TEA's Transformation Zone Program, which allows the district to cluster low ...
(KXAN) -- A 10-year-old girl who lost her mother, father and brother when a suspected drunk driver slammed head-on into their rental car in Austin finally laid her family to rest Friday in Southern California. Keira Latulippe was the sole survivor of the crash that has forever changed her life. Corporal Lori De ...

The perception that Austin's traffic lights are poorly synchronized, or not coordinated at all, is venerable, widespread and deeply felt. Jared Wall is one of five city of Austin traffic signal engineers who spend their days studying and fine-tuning the city's 999 signalized intersections, and knows all too well how ...
All The Links You Need For the 2018 Pro Swim Series - Austin. All The Links You Need For the 2018 Pro Swim Series - Austin. Check out all the links you need to follow the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series' opening stop in Austin, Texas this weekend. Archive photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography ...
The security systems at thousands of high-occupancy apartment and commercial buildings in Austin are being replaced after a burglary suspect was ... the locks on the lockboxes at all 6,000 building locations across Austin, which should cost about $300,000, according to a city memo issued Tuesday.
10 p.m. update: A dense fog advisory will be in effect for the Austin area from 3 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. ... Tuesday forecast for Austin: Sunshine and warm weather will grace the area again as high temperatures rise into the upper 60s across the region, the National ...
Austin (KXAN) -- As cryptocurrencies create more and more buzz worldwide, one tech startup is looking to cash in on the Austin market. DigitalTown has launched a new, hyperlocal cryptocurrency called CityShares, that encourages Austinites to invest in local businesses to help boost the city's economy.
A director at a North Austin church has been placed on leave after a woman reported online that he urged her to stay quiet about an alleged sexual incident ... Until recently, Cotton had been listed on the Austin Stone Community Church website as director of the church's internship and residency program.
Austin (KXAN) -- A man who cashed a cashier's check for the sale of an RV in Austin never actually gave the buyer the RV she bought. The Austin police Department released surveillance photos of the suspect with the hopes of identifying him. police say on Oct. 28, 2017, the victim saw an ad on Craiglist ...
Austin, Texas -- The Austin Fire Department on Wednesday morning reported it is on the scene of a construction site accident. Austin-Travis County EMS has transported 2 adult males with non-life threatening injuries. The accident occurred before 9 a.m. at 2301 St. Elmo Road. The department reported a ...
3:15 p.m. update: The fire has been downgraded and units responding to the second alarm have been canceled, Austin fire officials said Wednesday. No injuries ... Earlier: Austin fire crews are responding to reports of a 2-alarm fire at the W Hotel in downtown Austin, officials said Wednesday afternoon.
Austin - Nearly a dozen workers escaped with their lives Wednesday morning after a massive crane lifting a large concrete wall collapsed at a construction site in southeast Austin. Video of the serious construction incident was posted to Reddit -- a public social news aggregation website -- showing the ...
Austin (KXAN) -- Hill Law Firm in San Antonio compiled data from the Texas Department of Transportation, presenting their rankings of the most dangerous intersections in Texas. Four of the top 10 are in Austin. Their data shows that urban areas where a lot of people are moving to and visiting are seeing ...
One man is in the hospital Saturday night following a shooting at an apartment complex in Northeast Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. Austin police responded a call of shots being fired around 6:30 p.m. at Canyon Trails Apartments in the 7000 block of Grand Canyon Dr. Officials said there ...
Austin - A South Austin man is seeking justice after finding his beloved dog shot dead near his home. Will Russell said he was on the phone with a customer service representative for a few hours on Dec. 29 when he noticed something strange: Ed, his eight-year-old German shepherd mix, wasn't there.
It will be safe to venture outside without a parka this weekend, as temperatures are expected to return to normal today after a week's worth of bitter cold. The National Weather Service says today's high in the Austin area will be in the low 60s, with light winds around 5 to 10 mph. After midnight there is a ...
Austin police are looking for a missing woman who was driving to Austin from Mason, Texas on Saturday. According to the Austin police Department, 81-year-old Girlean Pennick was last seen at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 454 Fort McKavitt St. in Mason. She was driving back to Austin, where she lives, but ...
Salad-focused restaurant Mad Greens has finally announced an opening date for the downtown Austin location. After announcing the downtown location in 2016, the Colorado-based chain will open on Wednesday, January 10 at 419 West 2nd Street. The downtown location will be the first Mad Greens that ...
Austin (KXAN) -- A car barreled into the front of a south Austin gas station, Friday night, crashing about halfway into the store. Austin police were called to the Shell station at 800 E. William Cannon Dr., just west of Interstate 35, at 8:45 p.m. Photos posted by the Austin Fire Department showed the damage ...
In this file photo, members of the Austin police department's 136th Cadet Class file into the Austin school district's Performing arts Center for their graduation ... When Austin city officials opened their police monitor's office in February 2002, they credited a police employment contract for giving the new ...
According to weather service data, 2017's average temperature was 72.1 degrees, only a tenth of a degree higher than the previous hottest year ever, 2011 -- a record-setting year when Austin was in the throes of a historic drought, and the city weathered an unprecedented 90 days of 100-degree heat.
Austin-based media company and record label Raw Paw says its East Austin studio was heavily damaged and its contents mostly destroyed in a fire Tuesday. Austin-based media company and record label Raw Paw says its studio was heavily damaged and most of its contents destroyed by a fire Tuesday.
Ever gotten in a line before you were sure what it was for? It's okay. There's no shame here. This is Austin. Our beloved city is known for many things and among them is the thinking that if something's good, you might have to wait for it. Keep Austin weird and keep the lines long. READ: New York Times gets ...
Austin - Six people have been displaced after a fire broke out in their home New Year's Eve. According to the Austin Fire Department, the home located at 5605 was being used as a boarding house. Red Cross is responding to assist the residents who have been displaced. No injuries were reported.
Tips To Wrap Pipes In Cold Austin weather The Next Few Days. With freezing temperatures the next few days, it might be ... Austin, TX - Temperatures in Austin don't often get below freezing, but they'll get there this week according to just about every forecast. As all meteorologists say, protect the three P's ...
A UT-Austin student was sexually assaulted on campus early Sunday, university police say. The assault occurred at Clark Field in the 300 block of East 21st Street, near San Jacinto Boulevard and Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, police said. the suspect was not a student, university police ...
Austin (KXAN) - A man in his 40s was struck and killed by an Amtrack train in north Austin Saturday evening, Amtrak confirmed to KXAN. It happened at about 6:27 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Anderson Lane and Mopac Expressway, said the Austin police Department. Amtrak said it happened on the ...
The woman, who Austin-Travis County EMS said was in her 20s, was shot in her spinal chord. Austin police have charged a 17-year-old in connection with a Southeast Austin shooting last week that left a woman possibly permanently injured after she was shot in the back, according to an arrest affidavit.
Crews tackle duplex fire in Southeast Austin; 6 people, 1 dog are OK. 0. Share ... Austin firefighters battle a duplex fire on Burleson Road on Sunday. ... 12:30 p.m.: Austin firefighters tackled a blaze Sunday that shot flames through the roof of a two-story duplex in Southeast Austin, fire officials reported.
The intersection of North Lamar Boulevard and Parmer Lane has new pedestrian islands and crosswalks. Posted: 12:00 a.m. Monday, January 01, 2018. A few years back, city officials identified five of the worst intersections in Austin and decided to do something about them. The City Council in 2015 set aside funding to ...
Joanna Reschman, left, and her sister Lisa Reschman record a video at Austin's New Year celebration at Vic Mathias Shores on Sunday December 31, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN. It started snowing again in Central Texas, and this time it came just as we started putting an end to 2017.
David Johns comforts his sister, Janet Harris, as she cries during a vigil for her daughter, Ebony Sheppard, at the Vision of Hope AME Church in East Austin on Saturday. Sheppard was fatally shot Tuesday during a robbery. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Ebony Sheppard had a magnetic ...
When riders step onto the MetroRail, they might not realize the voice announcing the train's next stop belongs to one of Austin's top talents. Meet Alex Marrero, a musician and vocalist who forms part of the funk ensemble Brownout, which this summer released its latest EP "Over the Covers." About three ...
Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant said Wednesday that "it looks like Texans are out of luck in terms of being able to deduct 2018 property taxes." Posted: 6:21 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Highlights. Some taxpayers had rushed to try to beat cap on property tax deductions set by congressional ...
The past year saw the Austin restaurant world start to find its footing again after a shaky 2016. The flow of restaurant openings slowed a little, allowing the scene to settle momentarily. The closures of historic spots and short-lived ideas continued apace, which also helped recalibrate the ecosystem, and ...


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