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Top 10 most wanted gang member in Texas arrested in South Austin

Two of Texas' top 10 most wanted fugitives were arrested this week, one of which was captured in Austin, a gang member by the name of Edward De Los Santos . De Los Santos, a 43-year-old affiliated with the Tango Blast gang, was arrested at a South Austin hotel on Sept. 22 by the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Texas Department of Public Safety Special Agents and the Austin Police Department.
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What Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said after blowout win against Texas Tech

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns were almost flawless on offense, executing Steve Sarkisian’s game plan on Texas Tech’s defense Saturday at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas’ 70-35 thrashing of the Red Raiders broke some Longhorns records. It’s the first 70-point game from Texas since the 2005 Big 12 Championship game...
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Sunday marks the ‘Equilux’ in Central Texas; what does that mean?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — You’ve heard of the term “Equinox” when we refer to the beginning of astronomical spring or fall. Equinox in Latin means “equal-night,” but that meaning is not exactly true. The fall equinox was on Sept. 22, but our day length in Central Texas did not equal the...

WEEKEND READ: Pet owners mourn animals killed in fire, school masking debate continues, snakes in Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — There’s never a shortage of news in Texas. As of Friday, there are 2,908 active COVID-19 cases in Austin-Travis County. There are 441 people hospitalized, including 188 people in the ICU and 123 patients on ventilators. While the Austin-Travis County area dropped down to Stage 4 of COVID-19 risk-based guidelines this week, the pandemic — and precautions — go on.

Who is filling Austin parks' parking lots before sunrise?

AUSTIN, Texas — Frustration is growing at some Austin parks as parking spots increasingly get taken by people who aren’t visiting the parks – making it more difficult for you to enjoy some of the community’s most picturesque spots. To add to the frustration, the City of Austin’s attempts to...
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Day Trips: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, New Mexico

Ancient rock art displays Jornada Mogollon creativity. Three Rivers Petroglyph Site in South Central New Mexico contains one of the largest collections of ancient rock art in the Southwest. More than 21,400 images of birds, animals, humans, and geometric designs were scratched into the dark-brown veneer of the volcanic rock, leaving white lines.

Georgetown eatery opens oyster bar, market; Pflugerville community under new management and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area. City Post expects to open its full dining room and kitchen, described as a “fine-dining, full-service steakhouse” in October. New Braunfels. Registered behavior technicians work with each child, said Shawdra Janne, operations manager for the New Braunfels location,...
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Tiki Tatsu-Ya, open in October, will be the most surreal restaurant and bar in Austin

“I’m not building a restaurant-bar this time,” Ramen Tatsu-Ya co-founder Tatsu Aikawa said of his latest project. “I’m building Disneyland.”. After getting a glimpse and a few early tastes of Tatsu and brother Shion Aikawa’s new spot on South Lamar Boulevard, I’m comfortable saying that Tiki Tatsu-Ya will be the most transportive and surreal food and beverage destination to ever open in Austin. The public will get its first glimpse when Tiki Tatsu-Ya opens Oct. 4.
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Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

ATHLETIC BAR POP-UP: CLOSING SOON Remember when we told that the fastest-growing beer company in the nation (that also happens to be nonalcoholic), was launching their first bar and fitness pop-up in Downtown ATX. Well, they did, just a couple of weeks ago, and the popular place has more than 2,000 square feet of space equipped with a full beer bar, fitness gym, retail shop, and community gathering area, and it's open until Sun., Sept. 26 – and the fitness classes are available for local to enjoy for free. Click here for details! 115 San Jacinto.

The Kebab Shop open for business in Pflugerville

The Kebab Shop’s location at 18616 Limestone Commercial Drive, Ste. 300, Pflugerville, opened Sept. 7. The restaurant's menu of Mediterranean food includes kebabs; falafel; wraps; and carved chicken, lamb and beef. The Pflugerville location is The Kebab Shop’s 23rd location and its fourth in the Austin area. 512-900-2560.

Save the World Brewing Co. wins national award and state recognition

Save the World Brewing Co. brought in two prestigious awards in September. The brewery, 1510 Resource Parkway in Marble Falls, won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival and was named Best Brewery in a Small Market at the inaugural Texas Travel Awards. “We’re very honored and thankful,”...
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Texas Humane Heroes announces Pet Adoptions on Wheels mobile adoption unit

LEANDER, Texas — A new mobile adoption unit by the Texas Humane Heroes Adoption Center is coming to a location near you soon, the agency announced Wednesday. It's called P.A.W (Pet Adoptions on Wheels) and it will travel to various locations throughout Central Texas with 20+ cats and dogs who are looking to find a new home.

Pits fired up for 20 years

After a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SPJST Lodge #29 in Taylor will be fired up with pits this weekend for its annual barbecue cook-off. “It should have been our 21st, but we missed…
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Take a hike. No, really. 10 of Austin's best hiking trails to take in the beauty of the Hill Country.

If the only walks you take in Austin are to score margaritas at happy hour, you’re missing out. Austin is a city known for its outdoor spaces and swaths of green, but there’s so much to explore it can be hard to know where to start — and easy to return over and again to the places we know and love. For anyone looking to dig a little deeper into the city’s natural beauty, here are 10 hikes you’ll want to put on your list.

Clothing boutique now open in Bee Cave

Apricot Lane Boutique opened Sept. 16 at the Hill Country Galleria, 12800 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. The boutique offers affordable clothing and accessories for women of all ages. Fashion consultants are available to assist customers. The Bee Cave location is owned by Tracy Byrne and co-managed by her daughter, Hunter. 737-205-5624.

This Homemade Haunted House Has Become a Neighborhood Tradition

While other neighbors decorated their North Austin homes with pumpkins and fall wreaths in October 2000, Tony Sansevero—who had just moved to Texas two months prior—stood in his driveway sawing pieces of scrap wood and coating them in bright fluorescent paint. A Halloween fanatic since childhood, he had vowed to go all out for the holiday as soon as he became a home- owner. What the neighbors didn’t know? That his promise involved creating an elaborate haunted house in his own front yard.