For many Democratic leaders, it appears stay-at-home rules apply to thee, but not for me.
It’s like they went to the woke checklist to check every single box, stir in the appearance that everyone who lives in Texas is a racist pig, and spit out a terrible television show.
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt issued an apology after I tweeted her comment making fun of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s disability.
Research suggests that simply asking questions about specific negative behaviors increases those behaviors. Yet this practice is growing nationwide in public schools, not just in Austin.
Cowles is an artist you can enjoy while you’re driving down a country road, downing a few beers with friends on your back deck, or just hanging out on Saturday afternoon.
The Austin bomber is an opportunity to discuss the impossibility of parents controlling how their children turn out, and the pathologies that result when they try.
Until the Austin bomber’s motivation is discovered, what he did wasn’t terrorism, and if he were alive today, he wouldn’t be charged as a terrorist.
The Austin bomber is dead, but his campaign of terror serves as a stark reminder that government and technology can’t keep us completely safe.
It’s much, much harder to enjoy all that SXSW has to offer than it used to be, at least without being forced to buy an expensive badge.
Luckily, the festival delivered again, with a disorienting mix of trendy tech panels and sweaty queues to nowhere.
There’s the Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffle, the Waffle Burger, even the Smoked Salmon Waffle, plus sweeter verities with Nutella, chocolate covered Strawberries, and the best: S’mores.
A couple weeks ago, Sierra Nevada, the craft brewery out of California, took over a grassy field in east Austin for the ultimate in traveling beer festivals.
Owl’s Brew makes a mixer that is English breakfast tea with lemon peel, lemon juice, and lime juice. It’s some creamy, tea-flavored, citrus goodness that really adds something to a quality IPA.
If cities want ride-sharing services that act less like Uber and Lyft and more like taxis, they’ll get ride-sharing services that work less like Uber and Lyft and more like taxis.
Uber and Lyft were noticeably absent from SXSW this year, damaging Austin’s reputation as a tech hub. The city’s political leadership is to blame.
When this festival was first founded in 1986, it was about music. Austin is a music town, the Live Music Capital of the world.
AMC isn’t the only network paying for a pop-up restaurant to promote a TV property at SXSW.
New start-ups were granted practical access and spiritual absolution by the people of Austin because they reject the very market forces that allow Uber and Lyft to work well. It didn’t go well at SXSW.
Next time you’re in Texas, grab a bottle or can of Austin Amber from Independence Brewing, take a deep breath, and drink in Austin spirit.
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