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

EXCLUSIVE: Austin businessmen give $5 million to Waller Creek project
 Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...

Posted: a day ago

Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...
EXCLUSIVE: Austin businessmen give $5 million to Waller Creek project
 Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...

Posted: a day ago

Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...
Senior living community planned for The Domain
 A new senior living community is on its way to The Domain. California-based Senior Resource Group said this week that its latest project, Maravilla at The Domain, is expected to open in June 2019. It will be located at 11001 Austin Lane. Open to residents ages 62 and older, Maravilla at The Domain will have 230 residences – 142 devoted...

Posted: 2 days ago

A new senior living community is on its way to The Domain. California-based Senior Resource Group said this week that its latest project, Maravilla at The Domain, is expected to open in June 2019. It will be located at 11001 Austin Lane. Open to residents ages 62 and older, Maravilla at The Domain will have 230 residences – 142 devoted...
Whole Foods spends more than $1 million to remodel Gateway store
 The Gateway Whole Foods Market store has a brand-new look – and a host of new features. The Austin-based grocer – now a part of Amazon – spent more than $1 million on the remodel, according to filings with the city. PHOTOS: Gateway Whole Foods Market remodel Shoppers who stop by the store, at 9607 Research Blvd. in North...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Gateway Whole Foods Market store has a brand-new look – and a host of new features. The Austin-based grocer – now a part of Amazon – spent more than $1 million on the remodel, according to filings with the city. PHOTOS: Gateway Whole Foods Market remodel Shoppers who stop by the store, at 9607 Research Blvd. in North...
Cedar Park’s economic development director retiring after 13 years
 After 13 years leading Cedar Park’s economic development efforts, Phil Brewer will retire at week’s end. During that time, Brewer has been credited with bringing countless companies to the city, including Dana Corp., Voltabox, BMC Millworks and Firefly Space Systems. A 2015 report commissioned by the city found that Brewer and...

Posted: 4 days ago

After 13 years leading Cedar Park’s economic development efforts, Phil Brewer will retire at week’s end. During that time, Brewer has been credited with bringing countless companies to the city, including Dana Corp., Voltabox, BMC Millworks and Firefly Space Systems. A 2015 report commissioned by the city found that Brewer and...
NRA: Use our stickers to cover up Yeti’s logo
 The spat between the National Rifle Association and Yeti doesn’t appear to be over just yet. The NRA took aim at the Austin-based company in a recent tweet, offering followers free stickers to cover up the Yeti logo on their coolers and drinkware. In fact, the NRA claims it has already given away more than 100,000 of the &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

The spat between the National Rifle Association and Yeti doesn’t appear to be over just yet. The NRA took aim at the Austin-based company in a recent tweet, offering followers free stickers to cover up the Yeti logo on their coolers and drinkware. In fact, the NRA claims it has already given away more than 100,000 of the &ldquo...
Buc-ee’s competitor building 9 Central Texas stores; more to come
 An Oklahoma convenience store chain is looking to make its mark in Central Texas, giving Texas-based Buc-ee’s a run for its money. QuikTrip, which announced plans last year to open 100 locations in the Austin and San Antonio areas, has started construction on its first batch of stores. Nine QuikTrip locations are in various stages...

Posted: 4 days ago

An Oklahoma convenience store chain is looking to make its mark in Central Texas, giving Texas-based Buc-ee’s a run for its money. QuikTrip, which announced plans last year to open 100 locations in the Austin and San Antonio areas, has started construction on its first batch of stores. Nine QuikTrip locations are in various stages...
Tuesday Tech Crawl: H-E-B hire, taxing Amazon, banks hacked
 Happy Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the top tech stories we're following today ... H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue...

Posted: 4 days ago

Happy Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the top tech stories we're following today ... H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue...
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Fight brewing over El Arroyo restaurant’s name
 The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...

Posted: 5 days ago

The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...
Sign of the times: Fight brewing over El Arroyo restaurant’s name
 The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...

Posted: 5 days ago

The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...
H-E-B continues digital push, names new chief digital officer
 H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue in his leadership role with Austin-based Favor, which H-E-B acquired in February. Founded...

Posted: 5 days ago

H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue in his leadership role with Austin-based Favor, which H-E-B acquired in February. Founded...