Katey Psencik

Content Producer

Katey Psencik is an online content producer for the Austin American-Statesman. Follow her on Twitter @psencikk.

Latest from Katey Psencik

Meet the guy behind your favorite Austin Snapchat filters
 Do you ever swipe around on Snapchat trying to find the perfect geofilter for your post and wonder, who makes these things, anyway? There’s the Congress Avenue bridge (bats and all), the Longhorn Band member throwing up a “hook ‘em” sign that shows up when you’re near campus and the City...

Posted: a day ago

Do you ever swipe around on Snapchat trying to find the perfect geofilter for your post and wonder, who makes these things, anyway? There’s the Congress Avenue bridge (bats and all), the Longhorn Band member throwing up a “hook ‘em” sign that shows up when you’re near campus and the City...
The Austin Ice Cream Festival is back on June 23 -- and this year it continues into the evening
 The 12th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival will take place on Saturday, June 23 at Fiesta Gardens. It’ll have all the family fun you already know and love about the festival -- tons of frozen treats, fun activities, live music, food trucks and contests -- but there’s something else, too. When the sun goes down, the party will transform...

Posted: 9 days ago

The 12th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival will take place on Saturday, June 23 at Fiesta Gardens. It’ll have all the family fun you already know and love about the festival -- tons of frozen treats, fun activities, live music, food trucks and contests -- but there’s something else, too. When the sun goes down, the party will transform...
The Amazon Treasure Truck is in Austin, offering special items at discounted prices
 The Amazon Treasure Truck is rolling around Austin.  It’s exactly what it sounds like: a truck full of discounted Amazon goodies with special prices and daily deals. The daily offers range from fresh food to electronics to kitchen appliances and more. RELATED: Here’s your friendly reminder that Jeff Bezos is George Strait&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Amazon Treasure Truck is rolling around Austin.  It’s exactly what it sounds like: a truck full of discounted Amazon goodies with special prices and daily deals. The daily offers range from fresh food to electronics to kitchen appliances and more. RELATED: Here’s your friendly reminder that Jeff Bezos is George Strait&rsquo...
Take a peek at Matthew McConaughey’s childhood home
 You may have seen this image making the rounds on social media last month: Yes, that is (or at least appears to be) the under-21 identification of one Matthew McConaughey, Texas legend, Oscar-winning actor, alright guy. READ: Austin’s Nick Foles explains his church connection with Matthew McConaughey The  Houston Chronicle...

Posted: 10 days ago

You may have seen this image making the rounds on social media last month: Yes, that is (or at least appears to be) the under-21 identification of one Matthew McConaughey, Texas legend, Oscar-winning actor, alright guy. READ: Austin’s Nick Foles explains his church connection with Matthew McConaughey The Houston Chronicle...
QUIZ: Could you pass a STAAR exam?
 STAAR testing -- which can be stressful for students, parents and educators alike -- began Tuesday across Texas. READ: Glitches with the STAAR have been reported in Central Texas schools The annual State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness require Texas students to take exams on varying subjects, starting in the third...

Posted: 10 days ago

STAAR testing -- which can be stressful for students, parents and educators alike -- began Tuesday across Texas. READ: Glitches with the STAAR have been reported in Central Texas schools The annual State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness require Texas students to take exams on varying subjects, starting in the third...
This Austin bar was ranked the ‘wildest, most fun’ bar in Texas
 What’s better than a huge dance club that offers different themed nights throughout the week, from LGBT-friendly dance parties to ‘80s night to  all-night emo and pop-punk singalongs? Nothing, according to Thrillist. Austin’s Barbarella was named the top Texas pick in the publication’s ranking of the &ldquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

What’s better than a huge dance club that offers different themed nights throughout the week, from LGBT-friendly dance parties to ‘80s night to all-night emo and pop-punk singalongs? Nothing, according to Thrillist. Austin’s Barbarella was named the top Texas pick in the publication’s ranking of the &ldquo...
Sorry, Texans, this Austin woman took the best ‘bluebonnet’ photo of all time
 Tis the season. Wildflower season, that is. Your Facebook and Instagram feeds are probably full of photos like this:  Or maybe like this: Well, I’m sorry, but if you were competing for the best bluebonnet photo of all time, Austinite Mary Musgrave has you beat: Get it? RELATED: Is it actually illegal to pick...

Posted: 14 days ago

Tis the season. Wildflower season, that is. Your Facebook and Instagram feeds are probably full of photos like this:  Or maybe like this: Well, I’m sorry, but if you were competing for the best bluebonnet photo of all time, Austinite Mary Musgrave has you beat: Get it? RELATED: Is it actually illegal to pick...
Chuy’s is donating $1 to St. Jude for every burrito sold on National Burrito Day
 Listen, Chuy’s may not serve the best Tex-Mex in the state, or even the best in Austin. But there’s something comforting about the chain, which started in 1982 in an old abandoned barbecue joint on Barton Springs Road. The margs are great, the happy hour boasts a free nacho bar -- and that creamy jalapeno dip? Nothin’ better...

Posted: 15 days ago

Listen, Chuy’s may not serve the best Tex-Mex in the state, or even the best in Austin. But there’s something comforting about the chain, which started in 1982 in an old abandoned barbecue joint on Barton Springs Road. The margs are great, the happy hour boasts a free nacho bar -- and that creamy jalapeno dip? Nothin’ better...
‘Fixer Upper’ is over, but you can get your fix with these homes for rent in Waco
 The last episode of “Fixer Upper” aired Tuesday night, but don’t worry -- Chip and Joanna Gaines aren’t going anywhere. They still own Magnolia Homes and operate Magnolia Market and the bakery next door in Waco. They also just opened Magnolia Table, a breakfast and lunch restaurant. So you can still get your ...

Posted: 16 days ago

The last episode of “Fixer Upper” aired Tuesday night, but don’t worry -- Chip and Joanna Gaines aren’t going anywhere. They still own Magnolia Homes and operate Magnolia Market and the bakery next door in Waco. They also just opened Magnolia Table, a breakfast and lunch restaurant. So you can still get your ...
Sorry, Texans: ‘mosquito hawks’ don’t actually eat mosquitoes
 If you’ve had your windows or doors open lately at your house (and who wouldn’t? It’s spring in Texas!), you may have noticed some pesky little visitors. They look like oversized mosquitoes, and in Texas they’re fondly nicknamed “mosquito hawks” or “skeeter eaters.”  But -- sorry...

Posted: 16 days ago

If you’ve had your windows or doors open lately at your house (and who wouldn’t? It’s spring in Texas!), you may have noticed some pesky little visitors. They look like oversized mosquitoes, and in Texas they’re fondly nicknamed “mosquito hawks” or “skeeter eaters.”  But -- sorry...