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You remember the Alamo, but did you know the historic Texas site is also home to the grave of two beloved cats?
 If you grew up in Texas, you probably know all the stories of the Alamo: the heroes, the fallen, even the urban legends. But did you know that the site of the Alamo is also the site where two beloved cats are buried? Seriously. According to Texas Hill Country, the two cats, Ruby and C.C., roamed around the Alamo grounds and were beloved by...

Posted: 4 days ago

If you grew up in Texas, you probably know all the stories of the Alamo: the heroes, the fallen, even the urban legends. But did you know that the site of the Alamo is also the site where two beloved cats are buried? Seriously. According to Texas Hill Country, the two cats, Ruby and C.C., roamed around the Alamo grounds and were beloved by...
UPDATE: Researchers investigating death of blue marlin washed ashore in Port Aransas
 Update: According to KIII, the fish was actually a blue marlin, and it later died. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi marine biologists are investigating its death. KIII reports that researchers believe it was underweight and consumed an item causing it to starve. Beachgoers gathered around in awe on Sunday after a swordfish...

Posted: 4 days ago

Update: According to KIII, the fish was actually a blue marlin, and it later died. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi marine biologists are investigating its death. KIII reports that researchers believe it was underweight and consumed an item causing it to starve. Beachgoers gathered around in awe on Sunday after a swordfish...
Do you have one of these self-defense keychains? They’re actually illegal in Texas
 It may look cute, but it’s too deadly for you to carry around, according to Texas law. Popular keychains made to look like the face of a cat or dog are actually weapons -- if you slip your fingers into the eye holes, you’ll see that the ears turn into two very sharp weapons if you hit someone -- and are illegal in Texas, according...

Posted: 5 days ago

It may look cute, but it’s too deadly for you to carry around, according to Texas law. Popular keychains made to look like the face of a cat or dog are actually weapons -- if you slip your fingers into the eye holes, you’ll see that the ears turn into two very sharp weapons if you hit someone -- and are illegal in Texas, according...
10 Texas beach towns you should visit this summer
 Texas has already had its fair share of 100-degree days this summer. Where better to while away the hot, hot summer days than at one of the Lone Star State’s many beaches? The only problem: There are so many to choose from. So how do you decide which one to visit? Here’s a guide to Texas’ most popular beaches and what you...

Posted: 5 days ago

Texas has already had its fair share of 100-degree days this summer. Where better to while away the hot, hot summer days than at one of the Lone Star State’s many beaches? The only problem: There are so many to choose from. So how do you decide which one to visit? Here’s a guide to Texas’ most popular beaches and what you...
What movies are playing at Sound and Cinema this year? Take your best guess
 Sound and Cinema is back for another season in Austin, and it’s a summer favorite. Every year, the event brings together music and movies for several evenings on the Long Center lawn. RELATED: Check out the summer’s best events with the Austin360 Summer Fun Guide This year’s lineup will be announced on Thursday,...

Posted: 5 days ago

Sound and Cinema is back for another season in Austin, and it’s a summer favorite. Every year, the event brings together music and movies for several evenings on the Long Center lawn. RELATED: Check out the summer’s best events with the Austin360 Summer Fun Guide This year’s lineup will be announced on Thursday,...
If you went to this Texas university, you’re more likely to get a job
 If you went to school at this Texas university, you have a great chance of landing a job after graduation. And no, it’s not the University of Texas. Or Texas A&M. Or Rice, or Baylor, or any of the ones you’re thinking about. RELATED: Rice, Texas A&M universities top UT Austin on Forbes list of ‘Best Value Colleges&rsquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

If you went to school at this Texas university, you have a great chance of landing a job after graduation. And no, it’s not the University of Texas. Or Texas A&M. Or Rice, or Baylor, or any of the ones you’re thinking about. RELATED: Rice, Texas A&M universities top UT Austin on Forbes list of ‘Best Value Colleges&rsquo...
The Miss America pageant is getting rid of the swimsuit competition. But Miss Texas isn’t
 On Tuesday, the Miss America Organization announced its decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition from the annual pageant. Despite that decision, this year’s Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant will still feature swimwear, according to the Dallas Morning News. Miss Texas spokeswoman Valerie Bell said the “lifestyle and fitness&rdquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

On Tuesday, the Miss America Organization announced its decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition from the annual pageant. Despite that decision, this year’s Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant will still feature swimwear, according to the Dallas Morning News. Miss Texas spokeswoman Valerie Bell said the “lifestyle and fitness&rdquo...
9 essential activities for summer fun in Austin
 School’s out. Summer’s in. You know what that means, Austin: some of your favorite events and activities are back in swing for the warm (OK, really warm. Hot. Sweltering, really.) summer season. Don’t know where to start? Here are nine essential Austin activities to add to your summer bucket list, whether you’re new...

Posted: 12 days ago

School’s out. Summer’s in. You know what that means, Austin: some of your favorite events and activities are back in swing for the warm (OK, really warm. Hot. Sweltering, really.) summer season. Don’t know where to start? Here are nine essential Austin activities to add to your summer bucket list, whether you’re new...
Texas ranked 47th safest state in U.S.
 Austin may be the best place to live in the United States, but when it comes to safety across the country, Texas ranks almost as low as it can get, according to a new study. The WalletHub study compared various safety indicators across all 50 states, examining data on assaults, mass shootings, thefts, murders, traffic fatalities, workplace...

Posted: 12 days ago

Austin may be the best place to live in the United States, but when it comes to safety across the country, Texas ranks almost as low as it can get, according to a new study. The WalletHub study compared various safety indicators across all 50 states, examining data on assaults, mass shootings, thefts, murders, traffic fatalities, workplace...
Want to run across the state of Texas? This Houston student has a way
 Look, Texas is a big state. It’s 801 miles from north to south and 731 miles east to west. But if you’ve ever thought, “Hmm, could I run across the state of Texas?” A Rice University student has a hack for you. According to KHOU in Houston, Rustam Zufarov spent the last six months planning a running route around...

Posted: 17 days ago

Look, Texas is a big state. It’s 801 miles from north to south and 731 miles east to west. But if you’ve ever thought, “Hmm, could I run across the state of Texas?” A Rice University student has a hack for you. According to KHOU in Houston, Rustam Zufarov spent the last six months planning a running route around...
Yes, those photos and videos of clear blue ocean water in Galveston are real
 If you’re a native Texan (or even a transplant) you know the sad truth: beaches on the Gulf Coast are pretty brown.  But thanks to a shift in currents, this week the water in Galveston has been clear blue. The National Weather Service says it’s due to ocean currents pushing river sediments further up the coastline. A marine...

Posted: 17 days ago

If you’re a native Texan (or even a transplant) you know the sad truth: beaches on the Gulf Coast are pretty brown.  But thanks to a shift in currents, this week the water in Galveston has been clear blue. The National Weather Service says it’s due to ocean currents pushing river sediments further up the coastline. A marine...
WATCH: Texas fisherman reels in pregnant stingray, catches live birth on beach
 When a Texas fisherman caught a stingray over Memorial Day Weekend, he didn’t know he was getting a five-for-one special. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nicholas Long was fishing along San Luis Pass over the weekend when he reeled in a stingray. He brought it up to the pier and noticed it was bloated -- then soon discovered...

Posted: 18 days ago

When a Texas fisherman caught a stingray over Memorial Day Weekend, he didn’t know he was getting a five-for-one special. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nicholas Long was fishing along San Luis Pass over the weekend when he reeled in a stingray. He brought it up to the pier and noticed it was bloated -- then soon discovered...
Harvey babies? 9 months after Hurricane Harvey, some hospitals are seeing a spike in births
 Turns out, Hurricane Harvey may have brought people together in ways we never could have imagined. According to KIII in Corpus Christi, some  hospitals in the area saw an uptick in births in May -- nine months after the hurricane ravaged much of the Gulf Coast and South Texas. RELATED: Hurricane-damaged Texas schools...

Posted: 18 days ago

Turns out, Hurricane Harvey may have brought people together in ways we never could have imagined. According to KIII in Corpus Christi, some hospitals in the area saw an uptick in births in May -- nine months after the hurricane ravaged much of the Gulf Coast and South Texas. RELATED: Hurricane-damaged Texas schools...
5 iconic ‘Hope Floats’ scenes in honor of the film’s 20th anniversary
 If you’ve ever driven down Highway 71 toward Houston, you may have seen a sign just past Bastrop. “Smithville, Home of Hope Floats,” it reads. Yeah, that “Hope Floats.” The 1998 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr. as reunited lovers in their hometown. It’s set in a town...

Posted: 19 days ago

If you’ve ever driven down Highway 71 toward Houston, you may have seen a sign just past Bastrop. “Smithville, Home of Hope Floats,” it reads. Yeah, that “Hope Floats.” The 1998 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr. as reunited lovers in their hometown. It’s set in a town...
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