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AISD Trustees: Slow Down on School Closures
The Austin ISD Board of Trustees on Monday night (Feb. 11) poured cold water on an ambitious facilities plan from district leaders that would identify schools for potential consolidation or closure by June.

6:55PM Tue. Feb. 12, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Second Arrest Made in Suspected Hate Crime
Updated Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:40pm:

5:55PM Tue. Feb. 12, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Don’t Settle for Cheap Champagne on Valentine’s Day
Looking for a wine to share with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Here’s the answer: Champagne. Period. “But Wes, it’s so expensive!” It doesn’t matter. We are talking about life and death issues here! Valentine’s Day equals Champagne, and only the best Champagne at that.

4:34PM Tue. Feb. 12, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Texas Barbecue Icon Rick Schmidt Passes Away
Today Austin mourns the passing of Texas barbecue icon Rick Schmidt – one of the two Kreuz Market family scions who battled for control of the Lockhart barbecue scene back in the 90s.

4:10PM Tue. Feb. 12, Emily Beyda Read More | Comment »

Defend Our Hoodz Denies Responsibility for Vandalism at Austin Creative Alliance
Last Friday morning, Feb. 8, at about 3am, a small group of people vandalized the offices of Jim Hightower on San Marcos St. They threw rocks through two windows and spray-painted slogans – “ART WASH” and “SELLOUTS FUCK OFF” – across the front wall. The assault appears to have been directed at Austin Creative Alliance, whose offices are in the same building.

1:52PM Tue. Feb. 12, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Gary Clark Jr. Packs Antone’s for Spotify Exclusive Event
Data mining achieved full volume Monday night at Antone’s when a roomful of Gary Clark Jr. fans found themselves on the happy end of a Spotify Fans First Event. Fanatic ATX streamers of the native blues powerhouse received an Evite to the exclusive show, during which the guitarist previewed 11 of 16 songs from his third studio LP This Land, due Feb. 22.

11:30AM Tue. Feb. 12, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Stacey Abrams, Beastie Boys to Speak at SXSW
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate (and putative 2020 presidential hopeful) Stacey Abrams and The L Word creator IIene Chaiken are some of many names just added to this year's SXSW speaker lineup. Plus ch-check it out: The surviving members of the Beastie Boys will deliver this year's Music keynote speech.

9:00AM Tue. Feb. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Vince Staples Pays Tribute to Mac Miller at Emo’s
Known to convey entire worlds in just a few words, Vince Staples kept his sold-out show at Emo’s on Saturday short, sweet, and just a little bit sad.

12:25PM Mon. Feb. 11, Marilee Bodden Read More | Comment »

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David Whitley Apologizes for "Confusion" Wrought by Voter Purge List Three lawsuits later, Texas secretary of state basically says "whoops"
Travis County Sheriff Apologizes for Embarrassing Internal Video “Motivational” video re-creates galley slave scene from Ben-Hur
Whole Woman's Health Caught Up in Anti-Abortion Turf War Longtime Austin clinic forced to relocate
City Validates Anti-Major League Soccer Petition "Fair Play Austin" PAC hopes to halt plans to build a soccer stadium at McKalla Place

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