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10 hrs ago | Eater
Interior Mexican restaurant El Naranjo is currently hosting noted Mexican chef Toms Domnguez for a weeklong "Fiestas Pastras" culinary event. Tonight's five course dinner with the chef is sold out, but the restaurant will offer a second dinner on Thursday, September 18. The chef will teach two cooking classes, one on the 19th and another on the 23 as well.
14 hrs ago | Austin American Statesman
Jennifer Perkins, the founder of Craft Mafia and former host on HGTV and the DIY Network, will host a craft & cocktail night at the TOMS store starting at 7 p.m. Friday . RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
14 hrs ago | Austin American-Statesman
Austin was recognized with a distinction we probably didn't need to be told about to guess - one of the ' Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America .' With beards and mustaches abounding around town, its more surprising that we only came in at number 7, behind Boston, L.A., Miami, Chicago, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis.
14 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin
To meet this goal, CapMetro and the City of Austin are paying for free webinars for businesses to set up the best options for their employees. Some businesses are already trying to find alternative ways for their workers to commute to work besides driving alone.
15 hrs ago | Business Journal
A proposal touted by Austin Councilman Chris Riley to legalize the operation of transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft is only a provisional proposal until more permanent regulatory framework can be devised. But Riley's proposal, the first one to make it to an Austin City Council agenda, is not the only one wending its way through City Hall.
18 hrs ago | CultureMap
School is back in session and a new report says Austin is one of the most educated cities in the country. WalletHub has released 2014's Most and Least Educated Cities , which ranks Austin the 11th most educated city in the U.S. The site analyzed the 150 largest metropolitan areas to determine "where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle."
21 hrs ago | The Austin Chronicle
Don't look into the future. You might not like what you see. That's the story of Time Lapse , the newly announced centerpiece film for the first Other Worlds Austin sci-fi film festival Check your watches: Other Worlds Austin , the city's first ever dedicated science fiction festival, has announced its centerpiece film, chronological conundrum Time Lapse .
Yesterday | KXAN-TV Austin
Austin Fire Department crews are trying to rescue a man in a a greenbelt area of Southwest Austin early Tuesday morning. Crews got a call around 6:40 a.m. about the water rescue, which reportedly started as a robbery.
Yesterday | Business Journal
Summit Hotel Properties Inc. has purchased the Hampton Inn & Suites at 200 San Jacinto Blvd., its first Austin asset. The publicly-traded real estate investment trust paid $53 million for a leasehold position of the 209-room hotel.
Yesterday | KXAN-TV Austin
A homeless man is in the hospital with severe head injuries, after police found him beaten inside a storm tunnel in South Austin. A 911 call around midnight sent officers to the drainage tunnel near Barton Springs Road and South First Street.
Austin police responded about 7:30 p.m. to the home in the 6300 block of Avery Island Avenue , near McNeil Drive. SWAT officers was called to the scene about two hours later.
According to Austin's Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, tonight there will be over 2,000 homeless men, women and children on the streets of Travis County. We all pass some of these people every day on our way to class or work.
Jessica Beattle, a transplant from North Carolina via New York, brings her love for the West into the essence of her new Austin store - Hacienda. Jessica Beattie has traded in the high stakes financial career of Wall Street for the laid back vibe at Hacienda, her new downtown Austin store.
It sounds like the 30,000th time we've said it, but here's one more: Purple is totally blowing up right now.
Lyft cars can be identified by the pink mustache on the front. New legislation could clear the way for its services to be legally available in Austin.
This shabby-chic second-floor restaurant on Congress Avenue sometimes feels like a nightclub, with the expansive bar area up front playing host to loud groups of revelers. But no dance club can boast a burger like Swift's Bowling Alley burger .
New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend. Details emerge in 2-year-old's death in Austin New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.
Commuters who drive on 15th Street by UMC Brackenridge should get ready for some major delays over the next two months. Because of the construction of the new Dell Medical School and teaching hospital lanes will be reduced starting Monday.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:51 pm
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