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Austin Police Identify Body Found While Searching for Injured Park Visitor

While looking for an injured visitor in a park in Texas, rescue personnel stumbled across a body, officials say. The individual who was found dead has been identified by Austin Police as 21-year-old Prabin Gharti, according to CBS Austin. First responders were performing a "high angle rescue” after a park...
Food & Wine

Thief Steals 20 Whole Briskets from Texas Barbecue Restaurant

"ATTENTION EAST SIDE [AUSTIN]," La Barbecue wrote on Instagram. "It happened again!!" The popular Texas restaurant has been burgled on multiple occasions this year, and this time, the as-yet-unidentified perpetrator made off with 20 whole briskets, which adds up to around $3,000 worth of meat. Just after 4 a.m. last...

Regular operations resume at Austin airport following evacuation

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) said normal operations have resumed after a fire alarm forced an evacuation Wednesday morning. At around 7:45 a.m., AUS tweeted that the Barbara Jordan Terminal was being evacuated due to a fire alarm. Travelers in the terminal were urged to follow directions on exiting safely.

The Texas Geodome provides stunning views of Lake Travis

If you want to experience the perfect blend of breathtaking architecture and stunning nature, you need to stay at the Texas Geodome for your next vacation!. Run by owners Daniel and Anne Nguyen, the Texas Geodome is Located on Lake Travis in Volente, Texas, and it’s the perfect vacation home for renters looking to unwind in a one-of-a-kind space tucked away in a vast, natural setting.

Hotel Ella to undergo major renovation; new rooms and eatery in the works

Hotel Ella will be undergoing renovations, including the addition of new rooms. (Courtesy Rex Teams) Hotel Ella, an original landmark estate located at 1900 Rio Grande St., Austin, is undergoing renovations to add new rooms and expand other parts of the hotel’s eatery. The start date for the project is still to be determined; however, the plan is to start as soon as possible, said Christian McGuigan, senior vice president of media and public affairs at Rex Teams.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport evacuated

AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) - The Austin-Bergstrom Airport evacuated due to a fire alarm early Wednesday morning. The alert was reported at around 7:45 a.m. Aug. 10 in the Barbara Jordan terminal due to a fire alarm. A water flow issue outside near the aircraft triggered the fire alarm, according to...

Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb’s Tips for Austin Homeowners

This weekend, Aug. 12-14, the Austin Convention Center will be transformed into a hub for homeowners during the annual Austin Home & Garden Show. From inspiration for DIY projects to insider information regarding real estate and design, it’s the place to be for anyone looking to better their home. The highlight of the three-day event? A special presentation from Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb, the twin stars from HGTV’s Unsellable Houses. Before they make their appearance, we spoke to them about everything Austin homeowners need to know—from easy upgrades to tips on selling.

Chicken Express celebrates new owner, decade of service

After introducing a new franchise owner and marking nearly a decade of serving up chicken and fish to Dripping Springs residents, Chicken Express is celebrating its recommitment to the local Hill Country community. The restaurant hosted a Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Thursday, Aug. 4, with owner...

Looking to beat the heat? Here are 10 yummy drinks to keep you cool in hot, hot Austin

Did you hear about the record-breaking summer we're having? It's hot, in case you haven't stepped outside recently. Austin just finished one of its hottest Julys ever. The majority of Texas is in a drought. July had only two days with a high temperature below 100 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. No rain was recorded at Camp Mabry, Austin's main weather station, in July.
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Celebrate Japanese culture with Austin's Sister City at the Oita Japan Festival!

Fun local fact: did you know that back in 1990 Austin, Texas and Oita Japan became Sister Cities? Fast forward to now where this relationship continued to expand through the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee. Susan Hammons shares more about this partnership and how we can celebrate Japanese culture at this year's Oita Japan Festival!