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Austin on short list for Amazon’s second headquarters

Amazon announced Thursday that Austin made its short list of 20 cities that could become the site of the retail giant’s planned second headquarters …

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Tell Us Your Best Austin Tips

Austin is a little piece of the liberal coast in the middle of Texas, a Southwest version of Portland or San Francisco, with a fantastic music scene. …

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Who Started Decorating The Trees On Highway 360, And Who Cleans Up?

Every year before Christmas, Loop 360 becomes the site of a uniquely Austin holiday tradition: The junipers along the highway are transformed into …

Christmas

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12 Free Date Ideas for the Frugal Austinite

You butter believe you’re going to love this list of free date ideas (Credit: Lane Becker via Flickr CC)<p><i>Guest article by Michele Eilertsen</i><p>From …

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@JayJayasuriya — Golden Reflections. #sunset #atx #austinskyline...

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Beer Bar Flying Saucer Austin Is Closing

<b>Flying Saucer Draught Emporium</b>, the craft beer bar in the Triangle, is <b>closing</b> its Austin location. Its last day will be on New Year’s Day, Monday, <b>January 1</b>. However, co-owner Shannon Wynne is looking for a new Austin location for Flying.<p>“The landscape of the restaurant industry is changing rapidly …

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Life-Size Gingerbread House at The Westin - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

The little elves at The Westin have erected a life-size gingerbread house in the hotel’s lobby! Take the kids and check out the sweetest new addition …

Austin

What's Up? Weekly: December 18-22, 2017

Looking for things to do in Austin this week? What’s Up Weekly highlights some of the exciting Austin events featured on our Free Fun Calendar! Have …

Volunteering at Central Texas Food Bank

We got together to help at Central Texas Food Bank this past Saturday 12/9/2017.<p>With the help of the rest of the group, we packed over 5,000 pounds …

Activities, Shopping, and Dining on Christmas Eve in Austin

Spinning under the Zilker Tree is a memorable way to spend Christmas Eve in Austin (Credit: Over Austin)<p>While a good portion of the country is …

Best Austin Activities to Start Fitting in Like a Local

Are you new to Austin? Are you a local but you’d like to try some new activities? I’ve created something for you. This is a list I wish I had when I …

Free Date Nights in Austin, December 7-10, 2017

The Christmas season is in full swing! From an intro to archery to a craft crawl, there are so many festively fun activities to enjoy this week. So, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Blurry Backgrounds in Portraits

Just starting out in photography and want to learn how to blur your backgrounds when shooting portraits? Here’s a 4-minute video from Sheldon Evans …

Where To Eat Thanksgiving Day in Austin

The wonderful thing about a city like Austin is that you really don’t have to cook if you don’t want to. Grab the kids and your great aunt, too, and …

Thanksgiving

This is how much more money you'll need for a down payment in Austin in 2018

Austin isn't the only place where home prices are on the rise. Nationally, the median home price will rise $6,275 next year, according to a new study …

New report declares Austin No. 1 fastest changing city in U.S.

Just look at the metamorphosis of Austin's skyline over the past 10 years, and you'll see how much the city has changed. In that time, office …

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Best New Restaurant of 2017: Kemuri Tatsu-ya

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New library opens Oct. 28 and it's unlike many Austin buildings

During the past 20 or so years, Austin has built many buildings, but few places of consequence.<p>The new Austin Central Library is a place of …

Austin Monthly Names Its 9 Best New Restaurants of 2017

<i>Austin</i> <i>Monthly</i> has been revealing its best new restaurants of 2017 slowly over on social media. The list of nine restaurants and a trailer includes already-lauded places like the universally beloved <b>Kemuri</b> <b>Tatsu-ya</b> (Eater roving critic Bill Addison is a fan), barbecue trailer from Freedmen’s founding …

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Austin, Texas is most likely to get Amazon's $5 billion headquarters, according to the data

RoschetzkyProductions/Shutterstock<p><b>Moody's Analytics ranked what it believes to be the top contenders for Amazon's second headquarters.</b>• <b><br>The analysts</b> …

Austin’s only state park desperately needs volunteers

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The only state park in Austin is in desperate need of volunteers. The Halloween floods from 2013 and the Memorial Day floods of 2015 …

National Parks

2017 ACLFest, Weekend 1

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Best places near Austin to capture the spirit of autumn

Looking for the perfect places to shoot portraits or blazing landscapes this fall? Look no further! We have complied the definitive list of places to …

Pecan Street Festival

Pecan Street Festival is one of those classic Austin festivals.If you’ve never been, it’s a gigantic street fair with music, art, kids activities, …

Street Art

Longtime Houston Tex-Mex Chain Offshoot Opens New Restaurant in Domain Northside

An offshoot of the popular Houston Mexican chain, <b>Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina</b>, is opening in Austin. The restaurant debuts sometime next week in the Domain Northside. The original opening date of Saturday, September 30 had to be postponed.<p>Owner Rico Valencia is the son of the late Jesus Anaya …

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The 10 Best Places to Swim in the World, According to Me

<i>This summer I went swimming, this summer I might have drowned</i><p><i>But I held my breath and I kicked my feet and I moved my arms around</i><p><i>This summer I swam in the ocean and I swam in a swimming pool</i><p><i>Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes, I’m a self-destructive fool</i><p>— “The Swimming Song”<p>I wrote those lyrics in …

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One step closer to getting from Dallas to Austin in under 20 minutes

A 19-minute trip from Dallas to Austin is a few miles closer to reality. A proposed project that would connect Dallas, Austin, Houston, Laredo, and …

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