Last Tuesday Chase Hawk sat at a wooden table at the Buzzmill bar and coffee house, nursing an amber-hued IPA. “Ten years ago, I’d drink you under the table, stay up all night, and then ride all of the following day,” the 27-year-old professional freestyle BMXer told me.
The battle to bring rideshare services to San Antonio started heating up last week, as the City Council held a public hearing to debate whether—and how—Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, etc, should be made legal.
The story of Larry Jackson, Jr., a black Austin resident who was shot and killed by APD Detective Charles Kleinert last summer, moved one step closer to resolution this week: After a full investigation, a grand jury issued an indictment for Kleinert on the charge of manslaughter.
You can’t beat the ambience here; the saloon-style mirrored bar, antique fixtures, creaky wood floors, and mysterious nooks and crannies lend themselves to an afternoon of Sazeracs and Ramos Gin Fizzes and Moscow Mules, their fetching green lime peeking up over a frosty copper cup.
It's not really news that Texas' biggest cities are among the fastest-growing in the country. In fact, it seems like about once a month, a new study that finds a new way of measuring growth finds that the four largest metro areas in the state are also among the ten fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S.
Food & Wine magazine revealed its 2014 list of the Best New Chefs in America on Tuesday morning via social media, and Texas chefs clearly came out swinging. Out of the twelve chefs (from ten restaurants) honored, three hailed from the Lone Star State. This is a record for Texas, which has previously had two chefs on the annual list but not three.
Congratulations, Texas. We've received a dubious distinction: In this list published yesterday by Richard Florida of The Atlantic's Cities blog and his team at the Martin Prosperity Institute of the U.S. cities with the highest levels of income segregation, a staggering four of ours landed on the top-ten list, including claiming the top spot.