Jake Harris

Social content producer

Jake Harris is a social content producer for statesman.com, austin360.com, mystatesman.com, hookem.com and 512tech.com. He also blogs about all things related to country music. 

Latest from Jake Harris

This Austinite's icy day commute has everything: common sense, defrost, open roads...
 As you may have seen outside your (hopefully insulated) window, Austin is now fully in the throes of the 2018 Icepocalypse.TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures, crashes reported in Austin as ice accumulates Amid the many school and office closures, road closings and safety advisories, one brave Redditor who still had to go into work Tuesday morning ...

Posted: 21 hours ago

As you may have seen outside your (hopefully insulated) window, Austin is now fully in the throes of the 2018 Icepocalypse.TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures, crashes reported in Austin as ice accumulates Amid the many school and office closures, road closings and safety advisories, one brave Redditor who still had to go into work Tuesday morning ...
U.S. Supreme Court to review Texas redistricting rulings: What people are saying
 On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review Texas’ lower-court rulings that ordered the state to redraw 11 political districts that were found to be discriminatory. The lower courts originally concluded that two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts were improperly drawn along racial lines in violation...

Posted: 4 days ago

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review Texas’ lower-court rulings that ordered the state to redraw 11 political districts that were found to be discriminatory. The lower courts originally concluded that two congressional districts and nine Texas House districts were improperly drawn along racial lines in violation...
ABC is working on a show inspired by the life of Selena Quintanilla
 It’s not quite a show about the life of famed Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, but it’s the next best thing. An unnamed show (which has support from the Quintanilla family) is currently in development at ABC that revolves around a fictional pop star coming home to Texas after a family tragedy, the Dallas Morning News&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

It’s not quite a show about the life of famed Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, but it’s the next best thing. An unnamed show (which has support from the Quintanilla family) is currently in development at ABC that revolves around a fictional pop star coming home to Texas after a family tragedy, the Dallas Morning News&rsquo...
Someone put  Donald Trump’s face on a Dumpster in Denton 
 Eric Mancini, a Denton street artist, is the man behind the Trumpster, The Dallas Morning News’ Guide Live has discovered.  "What I did is a big joke, just like his presidency," Mancini told Guide Live.   The Dumpter, behind a business on the Denton Square, was adorned with a giant sticker of President Donald...

Posted: 7 days ago

Eric Mancini, a Denton street artist, is the man behind the Trumpster, The Dallas Morning News’ Guide Live has discovered.  "What I did is a big joke, just like his presidency," Mancini told Guide Live.   The Dumpter, behind a business on the Denton Square, was adorned with a giant sticker of President Donald...
Austin Fire Department rescues dog from pipe
 An Austin firefighter found himself inside a retention assembly pipe Tuesday afternoon. His mission? Rescue a puppy. After putting out a fire at Tomanet Trail, Engine 40 responded to a call about a Shih Tzu that managed to get inside a pipe. The dog scurried so far into the pipe, the department sent in an officer to go fetch it.  After...

Posted: 14 days ago

An Austin firefighter found himself inside a retention assembly pipe Tuesday afternoon. His mission? Rescue a puppy. After putting out a fire at Tomanet Trail, Engine 40 responded to a call about a Shih Tzu that managed to get inside a pipe. The dog scurried so far into the pipe, the department sent in an officer to go fetch it.  After...
Alexa Dell gets engaged in Hawai‘i over holiday break with 12 carat ring
 Like many other couples on a holiday break, Alexa Dell got engaged. Her boyfriend, the millionaire real estate investor Arshia Harrison Refoua, popped the question to Dell at a resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i. (The resort is co-owned by Michael Dell, Refoua’s soon-to-be father-in-law). But unlike those other couples, Dell got a...

Posted: 18 days ago

Like many other couples on a holiday break, Alexa Dell got engaged. Her boyfriend, the millionaire real estate investor Arshia Harrison Refoua, popped the question to Dell at a resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i. (The resort is co-owned by Michael Dell, Refoua’s soon-to-be father-in-law). But unlike those other couples, Dell got a...
Alamo Bowl: Whataburger and Stanford resolve a halftime barb over Twitter
 Thursday night, the TCU Horned Frogs edged out the Stanford Cardinals to win the  2017 Alamo Bowl 39-37 in San Antonio last night. The game was nuts, full of crazy plays, put returns and long passes, but the biggest thing many fans were talking about the next morning was that halftime band performance. Stanford’s band is famous...

Posted: 18 days ago

Thursday night, the TCU Horned Frogs edged out the Stanford Cardinals to win the  2017 Alamo Bowl 39-37 in San Antonio last night. The game was nuts, full of crazy plays, put returns and long passes, but the biggest thing many fans were talking about the next morning was that halftime band performance. Stanford’s band is famous...
12 feel-good stories that came out of Texas in 2017
 The past year has had its fair share of downs, but 2017 also had a lot of ups. For every terrible news story, there were stories of neighbors banding together in the wake of tragedy, of charitable donations, of kind words being spoken to others. Here are 12 of the happiest stories we worked on this year. Happy New Year, and may your 2018...

Posted: 18 days ago

The past year has had its fair share of downs, but 2017 also had a lot of ups. For every terrible news story, there were stories of neighbors banding together in the wake of tragedy, of charitable donations, of kind words being spoken to others. Here are 12 of the happiest stories we worked on this year. Happy New Year, and may your 2018...
At work this week? El Arroyo knows your struggle
 We know the week after Christmas and right before New Year’s Eve can be rough. For those of us at work, it feels like everyone else is enjoying time off, while we’re just sitting at our desks, trying to combat the fatigue of holiday shopping, holiday trips and all that comes with this time of year. That, and the turkey and ham...

Posted: 20 days ago

We know the week after Christmas and right before New Year’s Eve can be rough. For those of us at work, it feels like everyone else is enjoying time off, while we’re just sitting at our desks, trying to combat the fatigue of holiday shopping, holiday trips and all that comes with this time of year. That, and the turkey and ham...