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Beto O’Rourke vows to repeal Texas abortion ban if elected governor

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. In the days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats at rallies and protests in Texas said the November election is key for protecting reproductive rights. In an...
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The Best Loaded Fries & Tots in Austin

There are few things in life that give us more unbridled joy than a mound of loaded fries or tots. Let’s be honest, anything “loaded” involving fried potatoes is worth celebrating. What could be better than a fusion of all your favorite flavors? Lucky for us (and you), Austin is home to a myriad of amazing restaurants that feature just such loaded tots and fries. Here are a few of our all-time favorites.

Homegrown Hot: Austin's Yellowbird Sauce

We like our food like we like our summers. Hot, hot, hot. Everything in Austin is better with a little heat, and nobody knows this better than Yellowbird. Their hot sauces are purse-worthy (take them everywhere), but luckily for us, most of our favorite Austin restaurants are wise enough to have them on deck. While we've been keen on these spicy concoctions for quite awhile, we figured it was time to sit down à la Hot Ones and try each of their sauces one by one. Here's what we found.

Throw a Fancy Party at UrbanStay

..Welcome to the club! We aren't connoisseurs of class or culture, but we love a good night or two where we pretend to be. That's why we were stoked when UrbanStay hit us up to have our team meeting & holiday shindig at one of their super cool Eastside units. It's Airbnb on steroids, and we're here for it. Read about our experience below and use our code DO512 for 10% off bookings - which means a party for yourself, your team, your friends, your honey, or whoever! Just don't forget the $2 champagne, of course.

Austin Airport: council to shut the ‘LoneStar’ private South Terminal – a blow to US privatisation

CAPA has reported extensively on the proliferation in airport P3 projects that took place between 2017 and 2020 in particular, with public and private sectors joining forces to build new and much needed infrastructure, from terminals to car rental centres to people movers, much of which is coming into use now, to replace crumbling antecedents.
Austin Chronicle

10 of Austin's Best Bars

Looking for a new place to drink, dance, or eat? We got you. Whether you’re in the mood to dance the night away, catch up with friends over chili cheese fries, or sip some wine in the fresh air of an outdoor patio, here are some Best of Austin award-winning bars for whatever vibe you’re looking for.

Lacking Closet Space? This Austin Company Has You Covered

As temperatures soar into triple digits this summer, your closet shouldn’t be cluttered with sweaters and ski boots. That’s where a new apparel storage service comes into play. Launched this year by Todd O’Neill and Chancy Kennedy, Concierge Closet picks up clothing and shoes from your home, professionally photographs them so they can be viewed on an app, and then safely stores the items until you need them returned.
Austin 360

Summer travel in Texas expected to rise despite ongoing challenges

There are many reasons to think Austin-area families might not be particularly excited about the summer travel season this year. Soaring inflation means traveling will be more expensive than ever, COVID-19 is still a worry for many, and the Texas heat can make in-state trips less than wonderful. But despite...

How Lockhart became the Central Texas destination for wine, cocktails, vintage shopping

Beautiful small-town Lockhart, once known mainly for barbecue, is becoming a Central Texas retail destination. (Chris O'Connell/MySA) It was a wrap moment the coffee shop opened. Six years ago, when Taylor Burge and her husband Austin, who had just moved from the city that bears his name to Lockhart, about 35 miles southeast, there wasn't a ton of retail action on the charming downtown courthouse square.

Our Stop For Kolaches At A Texas Interstate Gas Station

It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of a kolache before. We’d never seen them before we started visiting Texas and the first ones we tried were from the local Buc-ee’s. Originally, the kolache was a Czech pastry typically with a fruit filling. Every Eastern European country...
Austin Chronicle

Crown & Anchor Pub

Enjoy the reliably delicious meat or veggie burgers and great seasoned fries with any of the reasonably priced beers on tap. Celebrate one of Austin's oldest icons, the campus-area Crown & Anchor, serving up classic burgers and beers for 35 years. Neighboring businesses join in on the fun, and there'll be activities all day for the whole family, including a dog wash benefiting a local shelter, Austin Humane Society adoptable dogs (noon-3pm), a bike wash with Clown Dog and FrankenBike, tasty beer pairings with Amy's Ice Creams, and more.

Austin Animal Center waiving fees, holding events to help with space crisis

Austin Animal Center has 1,081 dogs and cats in its care, including 671 pets at the shelter. Twenty-three dogs have no kennel. “We are housing dogs in crates in our conference room and we even rented an air-conditioned construction trailer to put crates in,” said Kelsey Cler, marketing and communication manager for Austin Animal Center. “Unfortunately all of those spaces are now full and our only option is to house dogs in crates outside in front of evaporation coolers.”

Texas swimming holes near Austin – 10 watering holes for a fun swim this summer

If you have been looking for free places to swim in Austin or googling ‘swimming holes near me’, you are in the right place!. Texas is known for a lot of things and one of them is relentlessly hot summers. The temperatures are rising in Austin and across the state. Luckily, there are also many beautiful, refreshing, clear rivers, lakes, and even spring-fed pools that will offer a relaxing reprieve from the heat. Sometimes nothing will do, other than a dip into some crisp, cool water.

Don’t Forget You Can Get Buc-ee’s Delivered to Your Front Door

If you have a Buc-ee's on the way to your destination, chances are, you are in for a rather expensive restroom break. It is not uncommon for my family to stop to use the 'cleanest restroom's in Texas' and spend a $50 spot on our way out. I know we are not the only ones. You can now have expensive potty breaks from the comfort of your own home thanks to This is a website that is dedicated to selling and shipping Buc-ees. Anything from those famous Beaver Nuggets, Jerky, Popcorn, Hot Sauce, and Apparel, just to name a few items.