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Day Trips: SHSU Natural Science and Art Research Center, Huntsville
The bug stops here
"...Sam Houston State University Natural Science and Art Research Center in..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Zoom Backgrounds From Austin's Most Haunted Locales
Make remote work meetings a bit spookier with these photos
"...worry, we have you covered with these hi-res images of local supernatural hotspots. – James Renovitch..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-October Roundup
Travel news from around Texas and beyond
"...1880, San Antonio architect Alfred Giles designed the town of Comfort’s first hotel. The limestone-block hotel was enlarged seven..."

Oct. 17, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Five New Burger Spots for a New Austin
Brave businesses offer unique takes on the ubiquitous comfort food
"...In this year of calamity and chaos, burgers remain constant. Regardless of style..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

How Erika Thompson Keeps Her Cool While Scooping Up Bees
TikTok hit and Texas Beeworks owner stays meditative in viral videos
"...In August, a video of beekeeper Erika Thompson quickly amassed over 20 million views..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Features Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Eddie Rodriguez Concedes Senate Race to Sarah Eckhardt
Longtime House rep foregoes run-off, emphasizes Dem party unity
"..."I think it's in the best interest of the district to move on, and let's concentrate on..."

July 31, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

JP’s Pancake Company Makes Tiny Cakes With Big Dreams
Meet the king of West Campus
"...three four-inch white chocolate chip pancakes hidden under layers of sliced banana, peanut butter, Nutella, maple syrup, caramel, and..."

July 17, 2020 Food Feature by Selome Hailu

Day Trips: Potty Breaks
Alternatives to public restrooms when traveling
"...Just the thought of using a public restroom during the pandemic can be..."

July 17, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Looking at the Hard-to-Handicap Race for a Texas Senate Seat
Who will take Kirk Watson's Texas Senate District 14 seat?
"...grabs in this month’s special election (concurrent with the run-offs in races left pending back on Super Tuesday in..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

The Other Four Candidates for Senate District 14
More and merry candidates join the fun
"...called by the governor to fill the unexpired terms of office vacated by incumbents through resignation or death –..."

July 10, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Opinion: History Says Now Is the Time to Invest in Transit
Transformative projects like the San Antonio Riverwalk and UT Tower were forged during troubled times
"...Some of Texas' most cherished public places were built during the..."

June 26, 2020 Column by Chito Vela

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Here are the sounds we’re consuming
"...Texas A&M University Press, 168 pp., $35..."

June 26, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Vortex Becomes Safe Haven for Protesters on Sunday as Part of Call for Theatres to #OpenYourLobby
“Police will not be allowed to enter”
"...needing to cool down, recover, and flush their eyes of tear gas and pepper spray during the scheduled Black..."

June 5, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

“I Want Peace, but I Want Justice First”
Austinites protested against police brutality. Police responded with brutal force.
"...After weeks of lonely calm while the city sheltered from the COVID-19..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Climb Be Damned: May 25 saw 86 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Travis County – the largest one-day..."

May 29, 2020 News Feature

Greg Casar Will Not Run for Kirk Watson's Vacant Senate Seat
Austin council member says: “I’m staying right where I am”
"...would have been completed by now – a revision of the city’s Land Development Code and a once-in-a-generation transit..."

May 4, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco
Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town
"...José R. Ralat has maybe one of the most enviable jobs in Texas – Taco Editor..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's Recalls the Moment Her Band Topped the Charts in 1981
Austin born and raised, Valentine and the girls reigned with Beauty & the Beat – as excerpted from her new memoir All I Ever Wanted
"...and the Beat was mixed, mastered, and finished. All of the Go-Go's assembled for a listening session at the..."

April 17, 2020 Music Feature by Kathy Valentine

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Stay home, stay safe, and still scratch that travel itch
"...Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. This executive order allows physical activity like going..."

April 8, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt's Long Goodbye
State Senate race to succeed Watson complicated by pandemic and controversy
"...later, March 23, she said she would postpone her official resignation until May 13 – the filing deadline for..."

April 3, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Birth of Western Swing, Death of Milton Brown
Chapter excerpt from the new book by ATX music historians Michael Corcoran and Tim Kerr spotlights the debt that the kings of country swing, Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, owed to Texan Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies
"...[Ghost Notes] Pioneering Spirits of Texas Music (TCU Press) teams local music scholar Michael..."

March 27, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

The Latest Effects of Coronavirus on Texas Elections
Abbott postpones run-offs, Dems sue to expand vote-by-mail
"...Two major developments: Gov. Greg Abbott postponed the primary run-offs to July 14, and the Texas Democratic Party sued..."

March 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Day Trips & Beyond: Pandemic's Effect on Travel
Out of town closings due to the threat of COVID-19
"...the resources to attend. Here is a partial list of travel activities affected by the pandemic so far...."

March 17, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Advocates Call on City, County to Protect Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Outbreak
Education, health, housing, justice addressed by list of demands
"...Advocates from a large group of local social justice and advocacy organizations are calling on..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Gov. Abbott Announces State of Disaster, Urges Texans Not to Hoard
Governor says more facilities will have testing capabilities soon
"...Flanked by Texas State Department of Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt and Division of..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Margaret Nicklas

Austin Identifies Area's First COVID-19 Cases
Two presumed to be infected pending CDC confirmation
"...her 30s who is self-quarantining at home. Austin health officials are awaiting testing from the Centers for Disease Control..."

March 13, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders and Margaret Nicklas

Day Trips: Statues of Texas Women
A list of Texas women who stand tall
"...Statues of Texas women are in short supply compared to likenesses..."

March 6, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Lives Up to Its Title
Stephen Harrigan chronicles the Lone Star State’s last 500 years
"...A history of Texas is not something that should be entered into..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

How the Democratic Primaries Could Affect Down-Ballot Races in Austin
See what happens when the circus is in town
"...voter turnout in Democratic strongholds like Austin would be off the charts. Which made the first week of early..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Kirk Watson Resigns From Texas Senate
Headed to Houston, the ex-mayor and senator reflects on his legacy
"...Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 18, after the news broke of his resignation (effective April 30) to lead the University..."

Feb. 21, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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