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Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan grew up in Dallas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and returned to Dallas, where he landed a job as staff writer at CultureMap. After a year or so of covering primarily the local bar scene, he packed up and moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, where he continues to drink. His interests include UT football, listening to Willie Nelson while driving through the Hill Country and debating Breaking Bad symbolism. He reads books but doesn't talk about it. A perfect Sunday would involve floating the Comal River with a St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower. He has been to Oklahoma, but only on a dare. He misses Dunk-a-roos but nothing else about the ’90s. 

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Drink Up

Booze ads don't affect how much you drink, new study says: Beer consumption down; spirits up

By Jonathan Rienstra

Recent legislation in cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco has banned alcohol ads in certain instances. However, important new research out of the University of Texas at Austin ...


Get on the Bus

A new way to travel to Dallas: Luxury bus features wood floors, satellite TV and conference room on wheels

By Jonathan Rienstra

Vonlane, a luxury motor coach company that currently shuttles businesspeople between Dallas and Austin, is adding a new route to Houston beginning April 20. Founder and president Alex Danza says ...


Everyone's Moving to Waco?

Everyone's moving to.......Hottest real estate market in U.S. is surprising Bible-toting Texas town

By Jonathan Rienstra

As the spring homebuying season approaches, experts are saying Waco is slated to have the hottest market in the country, followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington. In surprising news, Houston and Austin-Round ...


Links We Love

J.J. Watt's overblown log cabin "scam" dominates the Internet, destroys even baseball's new Churro Hot Dog

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Love Stinks

The perfect Valentine's Day gameplan for singles: Don't be a sorry fool, party hard

By Jonathan Rienstra

Valentine's Day is an exclusionary holiday, which, frankly, is some crap. I have a date this year — waits for applause — but for many years, I did not. From those ...


Digital Kingpin

Creator of online narcotics marketplace faces life in prison after guilty verdict

By Jonathan Rienstra

Austin native Ross Ulbricht, founder of the online narcotics empire Silk Road and a University of Texas at Dallas alum, was found guilty on seven charges, including drug and money-laundering ...


Hands-free Hosting

New app brings top chefs to your home for stress-free dinner parties — clean-up included

By Jonathan Rienstra

Forget takeout or slaving away in the kitchen for your next dinner party: A new app offers on-demand, chef-prepared, three-course meals in your home with just a few clicks. Lekker ...


Manziel Seeks Help

Johnny Football faces the truth: Aggie star and infamous party boy enters rehab

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears Johnny Manziel's party-boy ways have finally caught up with him. The Cleveland Browns quarterback and former Heisman winner has entered a treatment facility. The move was announced ...


Take a Chill Pill

Lone Star Stressed: Texas ranks 49th out of the 50 states in emotional health

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texans are among the worst at decompressing and finding their centers, according to a survey examining how “emotionally recharged” each state’s residents have been in the new year. It ...


Links We Love

World's worst: Failed over-the-top romantic gestures that are painful — and hilarious

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Ranking It

Texas' favorite food gives it a clear edge over other states, especially Utah (you should pity Utah)

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you live in Texas, you’re likely to throw out hot dogs and lasagna in favor of enchiladas and gumbo, according to a new study examining the most disproportionately ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Houston housing is underpriced; we're a "best buy" city, national survey asserts

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another day, another list pimping out Texas’ real estate market. This time, Forbes declared five of its 20 “best buy cities,” i.e., where to invest in housing in 2015 ...


Private Travel Perks

Conroe company offers a new way to fly: As much as you want for flat monthly fee

By Jonathan Rienstra

A new Texas startup hopes to save super-commuters from the hassles of airports with the convenience of private flights. Texas Air Shuttle is stepping into the growing Uberization of the ...


Links We Love

Anderson Cooper spectacularly fails Tony Romo test: CNN's Silver Fox blissfully dumb on the Dallas Cowboys

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


The State of Real Estate

Sales of homes over $1 million, international buyers pump up Texas real estate growth

By Jonathan Rienstra

According to an end-of-the-year report from the Texas Association of Realtors, the state's economic and population growth yielded significant gains in all areas of real estate over the last ...


Real Estate Report

New report predicts Houston housing boom will continue in 2015 — unless............

By Jonathan Rienstra

Houston's continued economic gain is expected to make the area a top 10 market for housing growth in 2015, according to a new study from Realtor.com — with one ...


Fake Black Friday Sales Traps

The very best Black Friday deals and the fake sale traps to avoid: Your Ultimate Shopping Cheat Sheet

By Jonathan Rienstra

Thanksgiving is a fine holiday, but its true importance comes when it is over and people decide that it's time to go shopping for new things to be thankful ...


Cowtown Pride

The most country-minded city in America? Of course, it's in Texas

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears that Cowtown is the most "country-minded" big city in America, while Austin, Houston and Dallas don't fare so well. In a Facebook study by the real estate ...


Homestate Glory

Texas dominates national mag's Best Places to Retire List: Of course it does

By Jonathan Rienstra

Retirement presents a whole host of opportunities. Chief among them: the chance to uproot yourself because you’re no longer beholden to a job or raising children. But where should ...


Links We Love

Robert Downey Jr. sings with Sting, deaf football player inspires, 5 famous quotes

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


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