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Austin-based Bumble sponsors 50 female athletes to honor 50 years of Title IX

Bumble is causing a buzz once again, this time for collegiate women athletes. Founded by recent Texas Business Hall of Fame inductee Whitney Wolfe Herd, the Austin-based and female-first dating and social networking app this week announced a new sponsorship for 50 collegiate women athletes with NIL (name, image, and likeness) deals in honor of the 50th anniversary of Title IX.
AUSTIN, TX
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Baz Luhrmann's Elvis fails to shake up the myth of music legend

Doing a “standard” biopic about Elvis Presley in this day and age would be a fool’s errand; as the biggest selling solo artist of all time, his life and everything in it has already been dissected a million times over. That includes movies and documentaries specifically about him, others that use that use his larger-than-life presence as part of another period story, and still others that use his now-iconic face and voice in ways that have nothing to do with his life.
MUSIC

Popular steakhouse carves out modern Mexican niche in Central Austin

To tell the truth, Verdad True Modern Mexican, the next Perry’s Restaurants project hitting the Austin scene, isn’t traditional Mexican but something more exploratory. The big focus is authenticity in Mexican cuisine, born more from embracing Mexican styles than reproducing them. The new venture is expected to open in late summer 2023 at The Grove in Central Austin.
AUSTIN, TX

Stunning Lake Austin home owned by Counting Crows pianist hits market to tune of $4.25 million

If you’re looking to blend celebrity status with star-studded architecture, look no further than this one-of-a-kind Austin property that just hit the market for $4.25 million. Currently owned by and built for Counting Crows instrumentalist Charlie Gillingham and TV exec Nikki Varhely-Gillingham, the modern home at 2512 River Hills Rd. boasts unparalleled amenities and the utmost privacy.
AUSTIN, TX

Austin named No. 2 most overpriced housing market in the U.S. in new study

KVUE — Austin homebuyers are paying far more than many other homebuyers in the U.S., according to a recent study. Homebuyers in the city are paying a whopping 67.7 percent more for homes than they would in a normal housing market, according to researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. That makes Austin the second-most overpriced metropolitan city in the country.
AUSTIN, TX

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Explore the best Austin has to offer with Pride Month festivities, a Renaissance festival, and tons of live music performances. Feast merrily and drink your fill at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden’s annual Renaissance Festival, or enjoy live music from local LGBTQ+ artists during the Pride in Local Music event. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For more events, visit our calendar.
AUSTIN, TX

Spa at Hill Country resort previously owned by George Strait goes up in flames

The spa at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, west of Boerne and formerly owned by country music legend George Strait, was destroyed by fire the night of June 20. Firefighters from Boerne, Leon Springs, Bergheim, and Comfort Fire-Rescue responded to the blaze but were unable to save the 10,000-square-foot building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A dollar estimate for the damage wasn’t available.
BOERNE, TX

A Bay Area Houston getaway promises 4 times the fun

Bay Area Houston’s laid-back Southern charm, combined with its prime location on Galveston Bay, are just two ingredients in a delectable feast of culture, cuisine, and good old-fashioned family fun. Discover the four cities that make up the Bay Area and start planning your trip to this waterside gem.
HOUSTON, TX