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3 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman
When's the last time you were at a public event in Austin where Ayn Rand was cheered and Nancy Pelosi loudly booed? Such was the crowd at the Dennis Miller headlining show Thursday at the Paramount Theatre, part of the 3rd Annual Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, where all 1,200 of the city's conservatives seemed to be in attendance.
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7 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman
Due to demand, Ballet Austin has added a fourth performance for its production of "The Sleeping Beauty" on Mother Day's weekend, ballet officials announced today.
11 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle
The most trying week of Kat Ramzinski 's life began Sunday night, shortly after 9:30pm, when the local comedian stepped out of her northeast Austin home to walk to the HEB on the corner of 183 and Manor Road so that she could buy some ibuprofen for a toothache.
15 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle
No, I don't mean Alec Baldwin although the guy certainly needs more friends. I'm speaking of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative, corporate bill mill that has recruited hundreds of state legislators to join in its "nonprofit" exercises in promoting right-wing legislation.
19 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston
An investigation into nearly a dozen attempted burglaries in Central Texas has led to the arrest of three youths, including a 10-year-old suspect.
File this one under "killing two birds with one stone." Or more accurately, "killing tiny parasitic insects and their eggs with one stone, and also there's Zinfandel."
Two people accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint were arrested by an Austin police officer as they were making their way towards another store, an arrest affidavit said.
Austin police are investigating a "smack cam" case in which a teenage boy hit a 16-year-old girl in the face - all in the name of a YouTube video.
The discussion, at the Austin Neighborhoods Council meeting, is the latest effort as council looks into apartment units that are typically less then 500 square feet.
In a city where festivals seem to pop up almost every weekend, Art City Austin remains one of the most diverse and unique.
Well this isn't very funny. Researchers at the University of Colorado's Humor Research Lab analyzed the 50 biggest cities in the United States to determine where the funniest - and least funny - people live.
Kat Ramzinski is set to perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival this week, but just a few days ago, three or four people attacked and robbed her as she walked home.
Wednesday will be Austin School Superintendent Meria Carstarphen's last day with the district before she leaves for the same position in Atlanta .
Hard to find and difficult to observe within their natural habitats, the independent bookstore has become a rare breed.
As far as I know, there aren't currently any Cuban restaurant concepts in downtown Austin proper.
The good folks at Music to Your Mouth have generously given Eater a pair of tickets to give away for the festival's sold-out Austin stop .