Eric Webb

Social media & engagement editor

Eric Webb is the social media and engagement editor for statesman.com, austin360.com, mystatesman.com, hookem.com and 512tech.com. He also blogs about Austin culture, pop culture, music and anything that lives on the Internet. | Twitter | Online

Latest from Eric Webb

Webb Report: Swede escape to an Austin-themed restaurant in Stockholm
 You heard about that Texas-themed chain restaurant? No, not Longhorn Steakhouse. Not Texas Roadhouse, either. I’m talking about Texas Longhorn Steakhouse, a temple to the Lone Star way of eating out, but based in Sweden. According to Texas Monthly, the franchise in the land of Ikea was founded by former San Antonio chef Philip Huntzinger...

Posted: 13 hours ago

You heard about that Texas-themed chain restaurant? No, not Longhorn Steakhouse. Not Texas Roadhouse, either. I’m talking about Texas Longhorn Steakhouse, a temple to the Lone Star way of eating out, but based in Sweden. According to Texas Monthly, the franchise in the land of Ikea was founded by former San Antonio chef Philip Huntzinger...
What people are saying about the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting
 On Friday, 10 people were killed in a shooting at a Houston-area high school. Officials said a 17-year-old suspect is being held on a capital murder charge.  At least 10 other people were wounded in the shooting at Santa Fe High School. At a news conference Friday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott said the  suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis...

Posted: a day ago

On Friday, 10 people were killed in a shooting at a Houston-area high school. Officials said a 17-year-old suspect is being held on a capital murder charge.  At least 10 other people were wounded in the shooting at Santa Fe High School. At a news conference Friday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott said the suspect, Dimitrios Pagourtzis...
There’s an Austin-themed restaurant in Sweden, and we want to go
 You heard about that Texas-themed chain restaurant? No, not Longhorn Steakhouse. Not Texas Roadhouse, either.  I’m talking about Texas Longhorn Steakhouse, a temple to the Lone Star way of eating out that’s based in Sweden. According to Texas Monthly, the franchise in the land of Ikea was founded by former San Antonio...

Posted: 2 days ago

You heard about that Texas-themed chain restaurant? No, not Longhorn Steakhouse. Not Texas Roadhouse, either.  I’m talking about Texas Longhorn Steakhouse, a temple to the Lone Star way of eating out that’s based in Sweden. According to Texas Monthly, the franchise in the land of Ikea was founded by former San Antonio...
Texas’ favorite infomercial is giving us bad high school flashbacks
 Well, I would have picked the FoodSaver, but you can’t argue with Google Trends, I suppose. According to a new study, the most popular infomercial product in Texas is as clear as your skin is after using the product. A study by All Home Connections, an AT&T authorized online retailer, found that the most popular infomercial product...

Posted: 3 days ago

Well, I would have picked the FoodSaver, but you can’t argue with Google Trends, I suppose. According to a new study, the most popular infomercial product in Texas is as clear as your skin is after using the product. A study by All Home Connections, an AT&T authorized online retailer, found that the most popular infomercial product...
Send us your wildflower pictures and you could win a gift card
 You know who loved Texas wildflowers? Lady Bird Johnson loved wildflowers. If you’re a Texan worth your petals, you love our natural springtime decor, too. That’s why we want to see your wildflower pictures. Whether you’re crouching in the bluebonnets, or your pup is playing in the paintbrushes, or you just took an...

Posted: 5 days ago

You know who loved Texas wildflowers? Lady Bird Johnson loved wildflowers. If you’re a Texan worth your petals, you love our natural springtime decor, too. That’s why we want to see your wildflower pictures. Whether you’re crouching in the bluebonnets, or your pup is playing in the paintbrushes, or you just took an...
Webb Report: The origin story of Texas bread hero Mrs. Baird
 You know her name. You might cut off her crust. But do you really know Mrs. Baird? If you’re going to eat the woman’s bread, you might as well take some time to get acquainted with Ninia Lilla “Ninnie” Baird, the namesake of Texas’ most famous carb pusher. Today, there are four Mrs. Baird’s bakeries in...

Posted: 7 days ago

You know her name. You might cut off her crust. But do you really know Mrs. Baird? If you’re going to eat the woman’s bread, you might as well take some time to get acquainted with Ninia Lilla “Ninnie” Baird, the namesake of Texas’ most famous carb pusher. Today, there are four Mrs. Baird’s bakeries in...
‘Arrested Development’ stair car and ‘Never Nude’ meet-up coming to Austin
 Don’t take to the sea this weekend, Austin, because this is no illusion. America’s favorite n’er-do-well family (or at least, their car) is rolling into town in style Saturday.  The Bluth family and “Arrested Development” season five hit Netflix on May 29. Perhaps to drum up excitement, the sitcom&rsquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

Don’t take to the sea this weekend, Austin, because this is no illusion. America’s favorite n’er-do-well family (or at least, their car) is rolling into town in style Saturday.  The Bluth family and “Arrested Development” season five hit Netflix on May 29. Perhaps to drum up excitement, the sitcom&rsquo...
Austin 8th-grader built a website matching you with shelter dogs
 You might use a website to help you find the love of your life. Why not use it to find a canine companion? Thanks to an Austin eight-grader’s class project, you can make it so, according to KXAN. Aiden Horwitz, a 13-year-old student at Austin Jewish Academy, created DogDoOrDogDont.org, a website that tells users which shelter...

Posted: 13 days ago

You might use a website to help you find the love of your life. Why not use it to find a canine companion? Thanks to an Austin eight-grader’s class project, you can make it so, according to KXAN. Aiden Horwitz, a 13-year-old student at Austin Jewish Academy, created DogDoOrDogDont.org, a website that tells users which shelter...
Webb Report: You might meet a lot of babies named Austin in the UK
 Our impact has reached across the pond, Austin. A new study says parents in the U.K. have named a whole gaggle of babies after our city. According to Global Babies, a project by U.K.-based flower delivery site Flowercard, Austin is the second-most popular “geographic” baby name in Queen Elizabeth’s homeland. What’s...

Posted: 14 days ago

Our impact has reached across the pond, Austin. A new study says parents in the U.K. have named a whole gaggle of babies after our city. According to Global Babies, a project by U.K.-based flower delivery site Flowercard, Austin is the second-most popular “geographic” baby name in Queen Elizabeth’s homeland. What’s...
Austin is a pretty popular baby name in UK, study says
 Our impact has reached across the pond, Austin. A new study says parents in the U.K. have named a whole gaggle of babies after our city. According to Global Babies, a project by U.K.-based flower delivery site Flowercard, Austin is the second-most popular “geographic” baby name in Queen Elizabeth’s homeland. What’s...

Posted: 17 days ago

Our impact has reached across the pond, Austin. A new study says parents in the U.K. have named a whole gaggle of babies after our city. According to Global Babies, a project by U.K.-based flower delivery site Flowercard, Austin is the second-most popular “geographic” baby name in Queen Elizabeth’s homeland. What’s...