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Food Trip
Austin Food & Wine Festival revealed its 2015 chef lineup, and it’s fat with national stars and Texas talent. More than 40 events take place over a jam-packed three days ...
Keep Austin Quirky
Forget South Congress, Sixth Street, Barton Springs and all of those famous Austin music festivals: Chicken Shit Bingo is the capital city's pride and joy. CNN has named 15 ...
Airline Slashes Fares
Dubai-based airline Emirates is making it easier (and cheaper) than ever to travel internationally in 2015. The airline is offering special prices on flights to numerous destinations on six continents ...
Go San Antonio
Once upon a time, not too long ago, the New York Times really enjoyed writing about Austin. (We mean really enjoyed it. Like, a lot.) So imagine our surprise when ...
TSA Torture
Houston's major airports, Hobby and Bush Intercontinental, rank among the Top 10 in the nation for the number of firearms confiscated from passengers, according to a new study by ...
Foodie News
A local restaurant operator is making some rather big changes to Houston's franchise scene, most significantly by hoping to bring new restaurant and concession options to George Bush Intercontinental ...
Hunting Contest Outrage
Kendall Jones, a Texas Tech cheerleader and noted figure within the hunting community, is certainly no stranger to controversy. In July, photos of the 19-year-old shown with the carcasses of ...
Airline Lawsuit
When searching for the cheapest airline tickets, sometimes taking a flight with a layover stop at your intended destination — and subsequently exiting the plane there instead of continuing on — is ...
Globe Trotting
At the end of a year and the beginning of the next, I like to take stock of where I’m going and where I’ve been, not in a ...
We'll Celebrate in May
First things first: Yes, Texans are babies when it comes to cold weather. Sit us in direct sun when it's 95 degrees outside? We can handle it. Tell us ...
Bye, Bye Bubbies
Although first reported to be closing back in May, Galveston's iconic military surplus store, Col. Bubbie's, finally shut down for good on Christmas Eve, after serving its final ...
Great Getaway
Christmas in Lake Charles.  It doesn't have quite the same ring as New York or London, but with only a couple of days off from work and no family ...
Homestate Glory
Travaasa Austin, an all-inclusive spa and resort tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, has earned a spot on Travel Channel's list of 2015's Best All-Inclusive Resorts. No ...
Retirement Havens
Austin is going gray, y'all. Well, at least according to Forbes magazine, which has named it one of the best cities in America for retirees. Noting Austin's bike ...
Shop The World
For years, wealthy Mexicans have traveled to Houston to shop in The Galleria's tony boutiques. That is likely to continue, although there's growing evidence that the most exclusive ...

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