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Second Saturdays at AMOA

August 19, 2011

The Austin Museum of Art is hosting family-friendly “Second Saturdays” every second Saturday of the month until the end of the year. Also known as “Family Saturdays,” these events were created to bring Austin families together to experience creativity and art. AMOA has two locations, with Second Saturdays hosted now at the downtown location atRead More

Texas Governor Rick Perry may be trading the Governor’s Mansion for the White House

August 17, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry may be trading the Governor’s Mansion for the White House   It’s official: Texas governor Rick Perry has thrown his ten gallon hat into the political ring, making him another in the long list of Texans who have sought to sit behind the desk in the Oval Office, including George WRead More

Austin-Created IceTee Cools the Blazing Heat

August 16, 2011

Austin-Created IceTee Cools the Blazing Heat Whether running on Lady Bird Lake in Central Austin or biking through West Austin, Austinites have a new product to help keep them cool – and looking cool – in the sweltering and record-breaking heat. Austin residents Megan Matza and Emily Thawley recently announced the launch of IceTee, aRead More

Fire, smoking ban in effect for Austin Parks

August 14, 2011

Fire, smoking ban in effect for Austin Parks With the record-breaking drought Austin is experiencing this year, residents are being extra cautious about the potential for unintended fires. After fires recently threatened and destroyed many homes in Southwest Austin and in West Austin, residents are recognizing all too well that the beautiful oak trees andRead More

Artsy Austin pairs with Creative Jacmel, Haiti for “Friendship City”

August 14, 2011

Artsy Austin pairs with Creative Jacmel, Haiti for "Friendship City" Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced a new “Friendship City” relationship with Jacmel, Haiti, a creative community known for its art, film institute, and natural beauty. “We share many qualities,” said Leffingwell, “most notably our creative culture.” Jacmel is a city on the southern coast ofRead More

Record-Breaking Amount of School Supplies Donated to Austin Kids

August 14, 2011

City employees donate record-breaking amount of school supplies to AISD students It’s back to school time for Austin kids! While families in Circle C, Steiner Ranch, and other Austin neighborhoods are busy preparing for school to start on August 22, city employees are doing their part to make sure all Austin children are prepared toRead More

What Austin Parents Should Know about School Lunch Safety

August 14, 2011

Ninety Percent of Preschoolers’ Sack Lunches Reach Unsafe Temperatures Parents of Austin ISD and Eanes ISD elementary students may want to consider the results of a new study on packed lunch safety before their kids start a new school year. Nutritional scientists at The University of Texas at Austin found that more than 90 percentRead More

Austin Wins Nod as One of America’s Hippest Cities

November 30, 2001

The writers at Forbes are expert list makers and love putting Austin at the top of their lists almost as much as they do making them. This time, Austin has ranked #7 in a listing of America’s hippest cities, with specific focus on the art and culture flourishing in and around East Austin, which sitsRead More