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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...
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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...

2 Texas A&M decommits Texas football should pursue

A busy news week concerning some targets of the 2023 Texas football recruiting class continued on Aug. 9. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian could see a couple of former priority targets of the 2023 class return to the forefront in the middle of August. And one source of at...

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.

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.

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!

Evacuation at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport due to fire alarm

AUSTIN, Texas - Passengers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport were evacuated due to a fire alarm, not a suspicious package or bomb threat. Officials say that a water flow issue outside near an aircraft triggered the fire alarm. Passengers and staff were evacuated out of an abundance of caution and safety while the cause of the alarm was investigated.

Local family-owned cheesecake business aims to help people recovering from addiction

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the August 9, 2022 flip book. Tucked inside a small community of food vendors in north Austin sits a quaint lot of food trailers housing a variety of eats from around the world. Among these vendors is a black trailer with gold lettering and a cheesecake slice image-printed on the front.

Happy Hour At Summer House

Head over to Music Lane for happy hour at Summer House, which is the full-service restaurant at Hotel Magdalena! From 3-6 p.m., they do the following for just $6: carnitas tacos, eggplant toast, herbed guacamole, Summer House margaritas, and a rotating selection of wine and beer. When: Monday–Thursday. Time:...