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Texas State Greek life suspension: What people are saying
 Texas State University president Denise Trauth announced an immediate suspension of activities of Greek fraternity and sorority chapters at the university Tuesday following the death of Matthew Ellis, a Phi Kappa Psi pledge who was pronounced dead Monday after attending an off-campus fraternity event. “These chapters are prohibited...

Posted: 5 days ago

Texas State University president Denise Trauth announced an immediate suspension of activities of Greek fraternity and sorority chapters at the university Tuesday following the death of Matthew Ellis, a Phi Kappa Psi pledge who was pronounced dead Monday after attending an off-campus fraternity event. “These chapters are prohibited...
Famous Texas veterans to keep in your thoughts this Veterans Day
 We all know that Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and the like fought in the Texas military during various wars. But if, say, you haven’t been in that state long enough to not take a Texas history class, you might not know about some of our most famous veterans. Here’s a list, in no particular order (and it’s certainly...

Posted: 10 days ago

We all know that Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and the like fought in the Texas military during various wars. But if, say, you haven’t been in that state long enough to not take a Texas history class, you might not know about some of our most famous veterans. Here’s a list, in no particular order (and it’s certainly...
Japanese bookstore Kinokuniya is coming to Austin
 Austin book lovers, get ready. Another bookstore’s coming to town. Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya announced Monday they will open their first Austin store sometime in spring 2018, according to CultureMap.  This won’t be the cult store’s first Texas location. That honor goes to Carrollton, just outside of Dallas...

Posted: 12 days ago

Austin book lovers, get ready. Another bookstore’s coming to town. Japanese bookstore chain Kinokuniya announced Monday they will open their first Austin store sometime in spring 2018, according to CultureMap.  This won’t be the cult store’s first Texas location. That honor goes to Carrollton, just outside of Dallas...
Tickets were just the beginning: MoviePass wants to disrupt all parts of theater experience
 The folks that run MoviePass, the movie subscription service that lets subscribers watch up to one movie a day in theaters for the low price of $9.95 a month, know you’re probably skeptical. Is it too good to be true? How will the company make a profit? And just what is its place in Hollywood’s ecosystem now that Netflix...

Posted: 13 days ago

The folks that run MoviePass, the movie subscription service that lets subscribers watch up to one movie a day in theaters for the low price of $9.95 a month, know you’re probably skeptical. Is it too good to be true? How will the company make a profit? And just what is its place in Hollywood’s ecosystem now that Netflix...
Texas church shooting: Coach Tom Herman offers his condolences to families of victims
   University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman, speaking at his weekly press conference Monday morning, offered his condolences
            to Sutherland Springs, a small town just outside of San Antonio that is reeling from a mass shooting Sunday at the First Baptist
            Church of Sutherland Springs
             that...

Posted: 14 days ago

  University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman, speaking at his weekly press conference Monday morning, offered his condolences to Sutherland Springs, a small town just outside of San Antonio that is reeling from a mass shooting Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs that...
Gone Country: Who will win, who should win at the 2017 CMAs
 The 51st Annual Country Music Association awards will be aired Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CST on ABC. Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be celebrating their 10th year in a row hosting the ceremony, which will include performances from Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw...

Posted: 17 days ago

The 51st Annual Country Music Association awards will be aired Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CST on ABC. Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be celebrating their 10th year in a row hosting the ceremony, which will include performances from Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw...
Bird Bird Biscuit: New breakfast restaurant coming to Austin 
 Breakfast and brunch fiends, get ready. A new breakfast biscuit restaurant is coming to Austin.  Per Eater Austin, Bird Bird Biscuit will open on 2701 Manor Road sometime next spring. The restaurant will be run by Thunderbird Coffee owner Ryan McElroy and the coffee shop’s former general manager Brian Batch, who will...

Posted: 21 days ago

Breakfast and brunch fiends, get ready. A new breakfast biscuit restaurant is coming to Austin.  Per Eater Austin, Bird Bird Biscuit will open on 2701 Manor Road sometime next spring. The restaurant will be run by Thunderbird Coffee owner Ryan McElroy and the coffee shop’s former general manager Brian Batch, who will...
This online list’s best small city in Texas is right next to Austin
 One of the best small towns in America is located right next to Austin, a new online list says. WalletHub’s 2017 analysis of the “Best Small Cities in America” ranked more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 33 key indicators of livability, such as housing costs, school quality...

Posted: 21 days ago

One of the best small towns in America is located right next to Austin, a new online list says. WalletHub’s 2017 analysis of the “Best Small Cities in America” ranked more than 1,200 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 33 key indicators of livability, such as housing costs, school quality...
How long was Game 5 of the World Series? Long enough for some quality tweets
 Just how long was Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night? In regular human time, it was 10 innings, played in five hours and 17 minutes. But to many Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers fans, the game felt like an eternity. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en"...

Posted: 21 days ago

Just how long was Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night? In regular human time, it was 10 innings, played in five hours and 17 minutes. But to many Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers fans, the game felt like an eternity. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en"...
‘Tragedy Girls’ puts Instagram filter on teen slasher movie
 “Tragedy Girls” is not as groundbreaking as “Scream,” and its point about the effects of social media on today’s youth gets lost amid the film’s many gruesome deaths, but those looking for a black comedy satire in the vein of “Heathers” won’t be disappointed. McKayla (Alexandra Shipp of...

Posted: 26 days ago

“Tragedy Girls” is not as groundbreaking as “Scream,” and its point about the effects of social media on today’s youth gets lost amid the film’s many gruesome deaths, but those looking for a black comedy satire in the vein of “Heathers” won’t be disappointed. McKayla (Alexandra Shipp of...
‘Pure Country’ at 25: Why we love this George Strait classic
 George Strait’s film debut, “Pure Country,” turned 25 this week.  Released on Oct. 23, 1992, it was Strait’s first (and only) starring role in a film. While it turned a profit, grossing $15.1 million on a $10 million budget, it wasn’t a hit with critics. But because of a soundtrack that sold more than...

Posted: 26 days ago

George Strait’s film debut, “Pure Country,” turned 25 this week.  Released on Oct. 23, 1992, it was Strait’s first (and only) starring role in a film. While it turned a profit, grossing $15.1 million on a $10 million budget, it wasn’t a hit with critics. But because of a soundtrack that sold more than...
El Arroyo’s at it again with a sign dedicated to the World Series
 If you’re bummed that you couldn’t get tickets to see the Houston Astros go up against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series in L.A. tonight, don’t worry. You’re in good company. El Arroyo, famous for tacos, margaritas and the witty sayings that don its marquee sign, had this to say Tuesday: <div>...

Posted: 27 days ago

If you’re bummed that you couldn’t get tickets to see the Houston Astros go up against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series in L.A. tonight, don’t worry. You’re in good company. El Arroyo, famous for tacos, margaritas and the witty sayings that don its marquee sign, had this to say Tuesday: <div>...
Prosecutors drop all charges against Dawnna Dukes: What people are saying
 Monday afternoon, Travis County prosecutors dropped all of the remaining charges against state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, according to court filings. Travis County District attorney Margaret Moore placed the blame on a top official’s conflicting statements about a legislative rule that would require travel to Austin in order to collect reimbursement...

Posted: 28 days ago

Monday afternoon, Travis County prosecutors dropped all of the remaining charges against state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, according to court filings. Travis County District attorney Margaret Moore placed the blame on a top official’s conflicting statements about a legislative rule that would require travel to Austin in order to collect reimbursement...
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