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: The Onion’s version of Mayor Adler is pro-werewolf
 In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween a few years back when I was working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted,...

Posted: 3 days ago

In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween a few years back when I was working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted,...
Austin’s Nick Foles explains his church connection with Matthew McConaughey
 If you’re an American-Statesman reader, you probably spotted actor Matthew McConaughey’s full-page ad congratulating Austin native Nick Foles on his Super Bowl win. Foles appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday and dished a little bit about his ATX roots and his connection to the “Dazed and...

Posted: 5 days ago

If you’re an American-Statesman reader, you probably spotted actor Matthew McConaughey’s full-page ad congratulating Austin native Nick Foles on his Super Bowl win. Foles appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday and dished a little bit about his ATX roots and his connection to the “Dazed and...
The Onion’s version of Mayor Adler is a friend to Austin’s werewolves
 In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween night a few years back, working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted...

Posted: 8 days ago

In college, I swore I saw a ghost while driving around off Convict Hill Road with my friends one night. I also heard strange voices in the American-Statesman newsroom on Halloween night a few years back, working the graveyard shift. Aside from watching “Teen Wolf” reruns all weekend after having my wisdom teeth extracted...
Never fear: Willie Nelson is up and kicking — literally kicking things
 Two important facts about Willie Nelson, the closest thing Austin has to a canonized saint. First, the country singer recently canceled a string of February tour dates to recover from the flu. Second, he is a black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul. Those two things help explain how relieving a picture tweeted Sunday by Nelson’s son...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two important facts about Willie Nelson, the closest thing Austin has to a canonized saint. First, the country singer recently canceled a string of February tour dates to recover from the flu. Second, he is a black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul. Those two things help explain how relieving a picture tweeted Sunday by Nelson’s son...
Lana Del Rey played soccer with kids in Austin before her concert
 Think singer Lana Del Rey is all about “Video Games”? Turns out she’s not afraid to kick around the soccer ball, either. That was bad. Sorry. But here’s the point: Del Rey, who performed at the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday, visited FCBEscola’s Austin soccer school at Circuit of the Americas over the...

Posted: 9 days ago

Think singer Lana Del Rey is all about “Video Games”? Turns out she’s not afraid to kick around the soccer ball, either. That was bad. Sorry. But here’s the point: Del Rey, who performed at the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday, visited FCBEscola’s Austin soccer school at Circuit of the Americas over the...
Webb Report: San Francisco creeps on Austin home listings, study finds
 Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...

Posted: 10 days ago

Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...
Where all those people are coming to Austin from (and where they go once they’re here)
 Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...

Posted: 13 days ago

Pennybacker for Golden Gate: a fair bridge trade, apparently, since Bay Area residents are filling up Austin more than any other newcomers, according to a recent study. Real estate website Redfin crunched some numbers in the last quarter of 2017 and examined “migration” patterns between U.S. metro areas. Actually, what the...
Follow live: It’s National Signing Day! Who’s coming to Texas?
 Today’s the day! After 
            signing a handful of new recruits in December, Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman hopes to bring in more new blood Wednesday. We’ll update this blog by the minute with the
            latest Longhorns developments from social media and our staff’s reports.  And make sure to check out...

Posted: 14 days ago

Today’s the day! After signing a handful of new recruits in December, Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman hopes to bring in more new blood Wednesday. We’ll update this blog by the minute with the latest Longhorns developments from social media and our staff’s reports.  And make sure to check out...
Webb Report: Longshots, barbecue gloves and a grab bag of Texas tales
 The biggest news stories of the past week? Why, probably President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, a GOP memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools and Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy snubs. But none of that stuff happened in Texas. And as any good Texan knows, if it didn’t happen here, it basically didn&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

The biggest news stories of the past week? Why, probably President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, a GOP memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance tools and Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy snubs. But none of that stuff happened in Texas. And as any good Texan knows, if it didn’t happen here, it basically didn&rsquo...
Webb Report: Let’s talk about how weird avocados are
 Yeah, you heard me. “Alligator pears.” You know avocados, and you love avocados. They sacrifice themselves for guacamole, which features prominently in any Texan’s daily life. They add some bright green “wow” to any taco. Heck, we even put them in margaritas. Is it any surprise that a food so versatile would...

Posted: 24 days ago

Yeah, you heard me. “Alligator pears.” You know avocados, and you love avocados. They sacrifice themselves for guacamole, which features prominently in any Texan’s daily life. They add some bright green “wow” to any taco. Heck, we even put them in margaritas. Is it any surprise that a food so versatile would...