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Austin public pools may be able to outlive their expiration date
September 18, 2018
Austin’s public pools were built between 1930 and 1990 with an average life span of 50 years, though their functionality should really only last 20-30 years according to Jodi Jay, division manager for aquatic- and nature-based program at the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Deparment. That puts at least five local pools at risk for permanent closure.
One of Austin’s favorite dance duos is back with new album See You Later Simulator
September 12, 2018
Austin-based duo Ghostland Observatory, featuring Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner, is ready to dive back into the soaring electro-pop world that they sidelined for nearly a decade with the release of their new album See You Later Simulator.
Bands brought to us through Sofar Sounds
September 6, 2018
For the indie music lover struggling to find new tunes, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of bands that are surfacing with the help of Sofar Sounds.
Got some new ink? Here’s how to take care your fresh tattoo
August 30, 2018
Everyone’s skin heals differently, and when treating a new tattoo, it can be stressful to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Ultimately, the tattoo artist will have the most useful advice, but it will vary from the size of your tattoo to the placement. To guide your healing process and ensure that you can walk away from the recovery in one piece, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of six aftercare tips for fresh tattoos.
Money-saving options for buying textbooks
August 28, 2018
When it comes to buying textbooks, know your options before you commit to spending way too much money at your college bookstore the day before classes start.
Deals and Discounts on and off The Drag
August 26, 2018
As the semester approaches and students unwillingly say their goodbyes to home-cooked meals, panic sets in as they realize they only know how to make Easy Mac. Before you start binge-watching videos on quick college meals, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of some places around town that provide college students discounts on food, coffee and sweet treats on and off the Drag.
The top four free things to do in Austin this summer
May 3, 2018
To help ease the pain, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of free events to help commemorate the end of the semester.
Ballet Austin celebrates diversity on International Dance Day
April 26, 2018
Dance is a common language, whether you are a skilled salsa dancer or an expert dance mom.
UT mariachi director to retire after a whirlwind career in music
April 23, 2018
Since fourth grade, Ezekiel “Zeke” Castro, 78, had a passion for music, but it was not until age 30 that his love for mariachi music took center stage.
Mexican culture dances in Austin with 'Bajo La Luna'
April 18, 2018
Knee pain becomes part of the gig when dancing flamenco, a traditional Spanish dance. This pain ultimately pushed Rodolfo Mendez, a dancer who performed on the cement floors of clubs in Spain for nearly nine months, to move from center stage to the wings in 1978 and create the Ballet East Dance Company in East Austin.
A glimpse into the makers behind this year's CraftHER Market
April 10, 2018
In a world where a woman makes 80.5 cents for every dollar a man makes, #bossbabesATX is providing a platform to sustain visibility for female creatives in Austin.
Two brothers are cooking up a taste of the border in Hyde Park
April 8, 2018
Miguel and Dani Cobos started Vaquero Taquero in 2016 with a push cart in Downtown Austin before making the move to Hyde Park earlier last year.
Performance Park brings Tarot to real time at the Vortex
March 29, 2018
After three years in the making, Performance Park is now live at the Vortex.
Austin’s hidden bars await your arrival. But how do you get in?
March 22, 2018
Austin’s hidden bars and speakeasies provide a unique experience away from the chaos of Sixth Street, but if you’re looking for an easy entrance, you won’t find it. The Daily Texan has compiled a list of the best ways to get into some of Austin’s hidden bars and speakeasies.
Local chef combines French and Texan influences to make novel galettes
March 6, 2018
Everyone knows what a crepe is, but co-owners of French Tex Cuisine, Frederic Jagu and Lala Elliott, are changing the game with the French taco at their food trailer in south Austin.
Don't be a cycle-path, lock up your bike
March 2, 2018
If you find yourself reporting your bike stolen to the Austin Police Department, chances are you will never see your bike again.
Sofar Sounds is changing the music culture one secret show at a time
February 19, 2018
Sofar Sounds, a music events startup company, used a local furniture store in downtown Austin for a secret show last weekend.
Need a Valentine’s Day event to attend in Austin? We’ve got you covered — date or no date.
February 14, 2018
Whether you are madly in love or proudly kicking it on your own, there are many events around town this Valentine’s Day where you can dance your heart out with a significant other or your best friends. To help with your last minute Valentine’s planning, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of themed events all taking place tonight.
Local independent bookstore unites a community through cultural exchange
February 6, 2018
In the digital era, bookstores are dying off. But Resistencia is not your typical bookstore.