Gary Dinges

Entertainment/retail reporter

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman. He joined the American-Statesman in 1999 and has, over the years, worked as editor of austin360.com, a content producer on statesman.com, editor of the Lake Travis View community newspaper and a copy editor/page designer. A native of The Woodlands, just north of Houston, and a graduate of the University of Texas, Gary began his journalism career while still in high school, working as a reporter at The Woodlands Villager newspaper. While Mom and Dad are quite proud of the many awards Gary has won, they're not listed here because he’s pretty sure you couldn't care less.

Latest from Gary Dinges

1 year in, Domain Northside development is a hit
 Bigger and better than anything Central Texans had seen before. That was the goal when Austin-based developer Endeavor Real Estate Group set out to plan Domain Northside, the third – and final – phase of the Domain mixed-use project in North Austin. One year after the first wave of businesses opened their doors, Endeavor executives...

Posted: a day ago

Bigger and better than anything Central Texans had seen before. That was the goal when Austin-based developer Endeavor Real Estate Group set out to plan Domain Northside, the third – and final – phase of the Domain mixed-use project in North Austin. One year after the first wave of businesses opened their doors, Endeavor executives...
We Are Blood, Austin’s blood bank, puts out call for donations
 The holidays are a busy time of year. But when it comes to giving blood, things can be a bit slow. The need for blood never slows down, though, so We Are Blood, Austin’s blood bank, has kicked off what it’s calling the “12 Days of Giving.” Anyone who donates – or tries to donate – between now and Dec. 22...

Posted: a day ago

The holidays are a busy time of year. But when it comes to giving blood, things can be a bit slow. The need for blood never slows down, though, so We Are Blood, Austin’s blood bank, has kicked off what it’s calling the “12 Days of Giving.” Anyone who donates – or tries to donate – between now and Dec. 22...
EXCLUSIVE: $60 million reno project underway at Horseshoe Bay Resort
 At the Horseshoe Bay Resort, everything old is new again these days. The sprawling 7,000-acre Hill Country resort on the shores of Lake LBJ – a longtime favorite with business and casual travelers alike – is in the middle of a multi-year $60 million renovation and expansion project that will leave almost no part of the property...

Posted: 2 days ago

At the Horseshoe Bay Resort, everything old is new again these days. The sprawling 7,000-acre Hill Country resort on the shores of Lake LBJ – a longtime favorite with business and casual travelers alike – is in the middle of a multi-year $60 million renovation and expansion project that will leave almost no part of the property...
$60 million renovation project underway at Horseshoe Bay Resort
 At the Horseshoe Bay Resort, everything old is new again these days. The sprawling 7,000-acre Hill Country resort on the shores of Lake LBJ – a longtime favorite with business and casual travelers alike – is in the middle of a multi-year $60 million renovation and expansion project that will leave almost no part of the property...

Posted: 2 days ago

At the Horseshoe Bay Resort, everything old is new again these days. The sprawling 7,000-acre Hill Country resort on the shores of Lake LBJ – a longtime favorite with business and casual travelers alike – is in the middle of a multi-year $60 million renovation and expansion project that will leave almost no part of the property...
Kendra Scott plans to grow office space, staff
 Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott has big plans for 2018. Scott said her business, Kendra Scott LLC, intends to nearly double the size of the staff at its Central Austin headquarters in the coming year. To accommodate all those new hires, Kendra Scott LLC, which has occupied the entire fourth floor of the Lamar Central building at...

Posted: 3 days ago

Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott has big plans for 2018. Scott said her business, Kendra Scott LLC, intends to nearly double the size of the staff at its Central Austin headquarters in the coming year. To accommodate all those new hires, Kendra Scott LLC, which has occupied the entire fourth floor of the Lamar Central building at...
Kendra Scott’s 2018 plans: More staff, more office space
 Kendra Scott has big plans for 2018. The Austin-based designer whose jewelry has been worn by a number of A-list celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift told the American-Statesman she plans to nearly double the size of the staff working at her Central Austin headquarters in the coming year. To accommodate all those new hires, Kendra...

Posted: 3 days ago

Kendra Scott has big plans for 2018. The Austin-based designer whose jewelry has been worn by a number of A-list celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift told the American-Statesman she plans to nearly double the size of the staff working at her Central Austin headquarters in the coming year. To accommodate all those new hires, Kendra...
Tuesday Tech Crawl: The next iPhone; 3M downsizes in Austin; NFL on your phone
 Happy Tuesday, Central Texas! Here's a look at some of the top local and national tech stories we're following for you today:   The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are still pretty new to the market, but that hasn’t stopped folks from wondering which features the next version of Apple’s smartphone will offer. Over at CNET, they&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Happy Tuesday, Central Texas! Here's a look at some of the top local and national tech stories we're following for you today:   The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are still pretty new to the market, but that hasn’t stopped folks from wondering which features the next version of Apple’s smartphone will offer. Over at CNET, they&rsquo...
SWEET! Austin-based NadaMoo gets $4 million to expand
 Austin-based NadaMoo has landed $4 million in funding to continue its growth, the company said Thursday. A Canadian venture firm, InvestEco Capital, led the round of funding for NadaMoo, which sells a line of dairy-free frozen desserts made with coconut milk. NadaMoo’s products feature ingredients that are organic, GMO-free, fair trade-certified...

Posted: 8 days ago

Austin-based NadaMoo has landed $4 million in funding to continue its growth, the company said Thursday. A Canadian venture firm, InvestEco Capital, led the round of funding for NadaMoo, which sells a line of dairy-free frozen desserts made with coconut milk. NadaMoo’s products feature ingredients that are organic, GMO-free, fair trade-certified...
Asian grocer H-Mart, food hall to make Austin debut next month
 Asian grocer H-Mart said Wednesday that it’s wrapping up work on its first Austin-area location, with an expected opening date sometime in mid-January. The 68,670-square-foot store will be at 11301 Lakeline Blvd. near Lakeline Mall in Northwest Austin, taking over a pair of storefronts in the Parkline shopping center that were vacated...

Posted: 10 days ago

Asian grocer H-Mart said Wednesday that it’s wrapping up work on its first Austin-area location, with an expected opening date sometime in mid-January. The 68,670-square-foot store will be at 11301 Lakeline Blvd. near Lakeline Mall in Northwest Austin, taking over a pair of storefronts in the Parkline shopping center that were vacated...
Schlitterbahn struggling? S. Texas water park faces bankruptcy auction
 The original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is an undeniable success. Has been for nearly 40 years. But its spinoff on North Padre Island? Not so much, according to media reports. The Houston Chronicle says the North Padre Island water park and its accompanying resort could be auctioned off as soon as February, following a recent hearing...

Posted: 10 days ago

The original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is an undeniable success. Has been for nearly 40 years. But its spinoff on North Padre Island? Not so much, according to media reports. The Houston Chronicle says the North Padre Island water park and its accompanying resort could be auctioned off as soon as February, following a recent hearing...
Austin alcohol sales up 5 percent in October; COTA ranks 1st in state
 Fueled by Formula One’s annual racing stop in Austin, the Circuit of the Americas sold $2.9 million worth of alcohol in October – more than any other venue in Texas – according to an American-Statesman analysis of state data. That’s up about $600,000 from last year. AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys...

Posted: 10 days ago

Fueled by Formula One’s annual racing stop in Austin, the Circuit of the Americas sold $2.9 million worth of alcohol in October – more than any other venue in Texas – according to an American-Statesman analysis of state data. That’s up about $600,000 from last year. AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys...