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Texas’ favorite 1990s movie has nothing to do with Texas
 How popular is “The Lion King”? Apparently, it’s popular enough to still be the most-Googled 1990s film in the state of Texas, according to a new report at Frontier Bundles. The internet service provider looked at the Top 20-grossing films from 1990-1999 and then cross-referenced that list with which movies people were...

Posted: 14 hours ago

How popular is “The Lion King”? Apparently, it’s popular enough to still be the most-Googled 1990s film in the state of Texas, according to a new report at Frontier Bundles. The internet service provider looked at the Top 20-grossing films from 1990-1999 and then cross-referenced that list with which movies people were...
MLS in Austin: What people are saying
 On Wednesday, the Austin City Council voted 7-4 to approve the McKalla Place deal for a Major League Soccer stadium in North Austin, bringing an end to a months-long process. The deal now paves the way for Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt to begin financing an estimated $200 million stadium, with hopes to have a team playing in Austin...

Posted: 16 hours ago

On Wednesday, the Austin City Council voted 7-4 to approve the McKalla Place deal for a Major League Soccer stadium in North Austin, bringing an end to a months-long process. The deal now paves the way for Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt to begin financing an estimated $200 million stadium, with hopes to have a team playing in Austin...
Before he infiltrated the Klan, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ cop was an El Paso student
 A disclaimer at the beginning of Spike Lee’s new film “BlacKkKlansman” says that “dis joint is based on some fo’ real, fo’ real s---,” but what the film only mentions in passing is that some of that “fo’ real s---” wouldn’t have been possible without El Paso, Texas...

Posted: 18 hours ago

A disclaimer at the beginning of Spike Lee’s new film “BlacKkKlansman” says that “dis joint is based on some fo’ real, fo’ real s---,” but what the film only mentions in passing is that some of that “fo’ real s---” wouldn’t have been possible without El Paso, Texas...
Inside Alamo Drafthouse’s Season Pass beta
 Whether or not MoviePass will survive is a matter to discuss for another day, but two things are certain: The movie subscription service has fundamentally altered the way Americans buy movie tickets, and it’s forced movie theater chains to re-evaluate the services they offer to patrons. Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse is no different...

Posted: a day ago

Whether or not MoviePass will survive is a matter to discuss for another day, but two things are certain: The movie subscription service has fundamentally altered the way Americans buy movie tickets, and it’s forced movie theater chains to re-evaluate the services they offer to patrons. Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse is no different...
Were you at Austin Pride this weekend? Did you get a hug from Jen Hatmaker?
 Sometimes all you need is a good hug. Especially if you haven’t gotten hugged in a while. That was the  Austin Christian author Jen Hatmaker’s rationale during Austin’s Pride weekend. Hatmaker, her husband Brandon and other members of Austin New Church showed up at the Austin Pride Parade on Saturday to offer free hugs to...

Posted: 2 days ago

Sometimes all you need is a good hug. Especially if you haven’t gotten hugged in a while. That was the Austin Christian author Jen Hatmaker’s rationale during Austin’s Pride weekend. Hatmaker, her husband Brandon and other members of Austin New Church showed up at the Austin Pride Parade on Saturday to offer free hugs to...
Did you know ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ star Glen Powell is from Austin?
 For a while, Glen Powell was one of those “Hey, I know that guy from somewhere” actors. He’d been in some TV shows and had bit parts in some films, but nothing huge.  That all changed this summer, when Powell was the leading man in Netflix’s rom-com revival “Set It Up,” in which he plays...

Posted: 2 days ago

For a while, Glen Powell was one of those “Hey, I know that guy from somewhere” actors. He’d been in some TV shows and had bit parts in some films, but nothing huge.  That all changed this summer, when Powell was the leading man in Netflix’s rom-com revival “Set It Up,” in which he plays...
Austin is America’s best boom town, list says
 Austin is in the city-growin’ business, and right now, business is a-boomin’.  That is, according to a new study on boom towns in Magnify Money, which named Austin as America’s No. 1 boom town.  What is a boom town, you ask? Magnify Money defines it as a place where people “migrat[e] to...build new lives...

Posted: 6 days ago

Austin is in the city-growin’ business, and right now, business is a-boomin’.  That is, according to a new study on boom towns in Magnify Money, which named Austin as America’s No. 1 boom town.  What is a boom town, you ask? Magnify Money defines it as a place where people “migrat[e] to...build new lives...
This 2-bedroom, 1-bath Texas house comes with a T. rex tour
 One Texas realtor “spared no expense” while showing a Granbury property earlier this summer. 5407 Water View Drive in Granbury is a fully furnished, 2-bedroom 1-bath lake house that is a short drive from Dinosaur Valley State Park. Given the property’s proximity to that paleontology playground, realtor Casey Lewis took the...

Posted: 7 days ago

One Texas realtor “spared no expense” while showing a Granbury property earlier this summer. 5407 Water View Drive in Granbury is a fully furnished, 2-bedroom 1-bath lake house that is a short drive from Dinosaur Valley State Park. Given the property’s proximity to that paleontology playground, realtor Casey Lewis took the...
You might get to name Fossil Rim’s latest addition: a baby giraffe
 On July 20, after two hours of labor, Nettie the giraffe gave birth to a male calf at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.  And now, you might get to name him. Fossil Rim is running a giraffe naming contest for Nettie’s baby over at the Fossil Rim Facebook page until August 14. To submit suggestions, voters...

Posted: 7 days ago

On July 20, after two hours of labor, Nettie the giraffe gave birth to a male calf at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.  And now, you might get to name him. Fossil Rim is running a giraffe naming contest for Nettie’s baby over at the Fossil Rim Facebook page until August 14. To submit suggestions, voters...
Here’s how to get your H-E-B Curbside and delivery fees waived through Sept. 14
 H-E-B is offering a special promotion for customers who use H-E-B Curbside or get their groceries delivered. On Tuesdays–Fridays from today until Sept. 14, customers will not be charged a personal shopper or delivery fee, as long as the time-slot selected for pickup or delivery falls between a Tuesday–Friday. Orders can be placed...

Posted: 8 days ago

H-E-B is offering a special promotion for customers who use H-E-B Curbside or get their groceries delivered. On Tuesdays–Fridays from today until Sept. 14, customers will not be charged a personal shopper or delivery fee, as long as the time-slot selected for pickup or delivery falls between a Tuesday–Friday. Orders can be placed...
Eating at Royal-Memorial Stadium just got cheaper with ‘fan first’ pricing
 As of Monday. a family of four can eat a meal at a Texas Longhorns home game for less than $30 total. That is, if the family buys items from Texas’ new “Fan First” menu, which slashes food and beverage prices for the 10 most
            popular items at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium concession stand. The new...

Posted: 9 days ago

As of Monday. a family of four can eat a meal at a Texas Longhorns home game for less than $30 total. That is, if the family buys items from Texas’ new “Fan First” menu, which slashes food and beverage prices for the 10 most popular items at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium concession stand. The new...
This Willie Nelson story has everything: Trigger, weed, Woody Harrelson...
 Willie Nelson and his trusty guitar, Trigger, have been through a lot together. The beat-up Martin N-20 acoustic has been with Nelson since he purchased it for $750 in Nashville in 1969. Nelson has played the guitar at his famous Picnics and all over the world. But the famed guitar almost perished in a Christmas Eve fire in 1969. The following...

Posted: 9 days ago

Willie Nelson and his trusty guitar, Trigger, have been through a lot together. The beat-up Martin N-20 acoustic has been with Nelson since he purchased it for $750 in Nashville in 1969. Nelson has played the guitar at his famous Picnics and all over the world. But the famed guitar almost perished in a Christmas Eve fire in 1969. The following...
Save a cow, adopt a Longhorn
 In the market for a Longhorn? The Humane Society of North Texas now has hundreds up for adoption after the group was awarded custody of about 350 seized Longhorns from Aquilla in February. According to Texas Hill Country, about 20 of the cattle died on the ranch where they were seized. Some had to be euthanized, and about 100 were sold. ...

Posted: 12 days ago

In the market for a Longhorn? The Humane Society of North Texas now has hundreds up for adoption after the group was awarded custody of about 350 seized Longhorns from Aquilla in February. According to Texas Hill Country, about 20 of the cattle died on the ranch where they were seized. Some had to be euthanized, and about 100 were sold. ...
Kiki, do you love me? TXDoT says you better be staying in the car
 Since Drake’s “In My Feelings” dropped as part of his 25-song(!) double album “Scorpion,” the song has quickly taken on a life of its own as a meme. And nobody is immune, including the Texas Department of Transportation. First, some background (for those of you unfamiliar with the dance craze currently...

Posted: 13 days ago

Since Drake’s “In My Feelings” dropped as part of his 25-song(!) double album “Scorpion,” the song has quickly taken on a life of its own as a meme. And nobody is immune, including the Texas Department of Transportation. First, some background (for those of you unfamiliar with the dance craze currently...
Gov. Abbott’s latest hard-line stance: No queso in guacamole
 We all know guac costs extra, but Gov. Greg Abbott seems to think that some Texans’ guacamole eating habits are a bit extra.  In a tweet posted in the early hours of Aug. 1, Abbott revealed his hard-line stance on dip mixing. A Texas Humor tweet asked the governor, “What’s your take on guacamole in queso? Are you...

Posted: 14 days ago

We all know guac costs extra, but Gov. Greg Abbott seems to think that some Texans’ guacamole eating habits are a bit extra.  In a tweet posted in the early hours of Aug. 1, Abbott revealed his hard-line stance on dip mixing. A Texas Humor tweet asked the governor, “What’s your take on guacamole in queso? Are you...
Texas public schools are some of the nation’s most mediocre, list says
 School’s still out for summer, but the first day of a new school year is looming on the horizon. And according to one new list, Texas public schools are a perfectly adequate place to receive an education.  A new list from WalletHub ranks each state’s and D.C.’s school systems by performance, funding, safety, class size...

Posted: 16 days ago

School’s still out for summer, but the first day of a new school year is looming on the horizon. And according to one new list, Texas public schools are a perfectly adequate place to receive an education.  A new list from WalletHub ranks each state’s and D.C.’s school systems by performance, funding, safety, class size...
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