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Kentucky Man Defends Laredo

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

After an angry Laredo transplant uploaded a hateful YouTube video blasting the city, Jack Strunk, a former Laredoan, posted his own video defending the border town. Now, he's being given the keys to the city. 

Rapping Grandma Becomes Viral Sensation

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

A North Texas teen and his grandmother have become YouTube stars almost overnight, racking up more than half a million views in two days with their lipsyncing rendition of Tyga's "Rack City."

A Q&A With Katy Vine

Jan 21, 2013 By Emily Alvarado - dupe

The senior editor on her glimpse into Austin Mahone's rise to teen pop stardom in a world where YouTube and Twitter are making adults in the music business scratch their heads.

Girls Love Me

Jan 21, 2013 By Katy Vine

Austin Mahone is sixteen years old. He doesn’t have a record contract, a tour bus, or a backing band. But he does have more than 650,000 followers on Twitter and the email addresses of 2,000,000 fans. Meet San Antonio’s answer to Justin Bieber.

A Q&A With Katy Vine

Jan 20, 2013 By mollybruder

Jacob Isom went from being an obscure skateboarder living in Amarillo to being a worldwide celebrity about as fast as you can say “Dude, you have no Quran!” Katy Vine talks about YouTube, entertainment news, and being thrust into the limelight.