Victor Ren, Austin American-Statesman

Victor Ren

Austin American-Statesman

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Victor:

El Arroyo sign has no words after two mass shootings

The famous sign outside of the El Arroyo Mexican restaurant in Austin, known for its witty remarks, was displayed without any words on Sunday. → Read More

Tiny apartments in South Austin an option to help residents find affordable rent

Tiny apartments for tiny-er prices might be a new concept for those looking to stay in a South Austin neighborhood. Austin based real estate developer PSW → Read More

Bus-only lane painted red on busy downtown street

It's nothing new for Austin drivers to see red during their commute. But with a newly applied coat of paint, those traveling down portions of Lavaca and → Read More

Where to watch the second round of Democratic debates in Austin

The second round of Democratic debates have arrived as each the 20 candidates are scheduled across two nights. The debates will be happening this → Read More

Where to find deals on National Chicken Wing Day

If you are looking for some holiday cheer, fans of chicken wings can celebrate National Chicken Wing day on Monday with discounted food. According to the National Chicken Wing Day website, a study done in 2013 found that Americans have eaten more than 27 billion wings. Here are some restaurants in Austin that are offering special prices on wings. Every Pluckers location in Austin is offering $1… → Read More

Headed to a Texas beach? Here's what you should know about flesh-eating bacteria

Cases of flesh eating bacteria have risen along the Texas coastline after reports of several victims being infected by the illness. Many of these reports involve the victim being surrounded by large bodies of water, where the individual is either swimming or fishing. Although the cases have recently hit close to home, the chances of contracting a potentially deadly bacteria from water are still… → Read More

Day of free dance classes at Ballet Austin in August

Get out of your comfort zone and move your hips during a day of free dance classes in August at Ballet Austin. The event is happening on Sunday, Aug. → Read More

'Rare' Texas manatee sighting reported last week

A special visitor made an appearance on the Texas coast this past week. A manatee was spotted in the Corpus Christi Bay near the jetties at South → Read More

Reward being offered for information on the death of six green sea turtles in Texas

Texas Game Wardens are offering an award to anybody that can bring forth information about who is responsible for casting the net which killed six green → Read More

Blue Bell releases new flavor for summertime season

Blue Bell has released their chocolate peanut butter cookie dough flavor ice cream to accompany the summer season. According to the company, the → Read More

Secret deodorant gives US women's soccer $529K to help end gender pay gap

A sponsor of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, Secret, is giving the World Cup champions a bonus to help fight for equal pay. The deodorant → Read More

Shakira joins Austin's High Brew Coffee as investor

High Brew Coffee is welcoming another celebrity onto their team, as Grammy award winning artist Shakira announces her investment into the Austin based → Read More

H-E-B to test driverless delivery service in Texas

Texas retailer H-E-B will be implementing a self driving vehicle for delivery service in San Antonio later this year. H-E-B will use one autonomous → Read More

Where to watch the U.S. vs. England World Cup semifinal

The U.S. Women's National Team are set to play in the semifinals of the World Cup against England on Tuesday afternoon. The match starts at 2 p.m. → Read More

Where to watch the Democratic presidential debates in Austin

The 2020 election season is coming up and with it the first pair of debates between Democratic presidential hopefuls. The debates are scheduled for → Read More

Think you can fix Austin traffic? Here's your chance

Think you know how to fix Austin's traffic congestion problems? City leaders want to hear from you. The city of Austin is partnering with Ford Motor Co., → Read More

Austin ranked 4th for USWNT World Cup viewership

The dominating performances by the U.S. Women's National Team is drawing attention, as Austin ranked fourth in viewership during their most recent victory. → Read More

Tech salaries in Austin have grown faster than any other major U.S. city, study finds

Tech workers in Austin are enjoying a rising salary and benefiting from a lower cost of living when compared to other cities like San Francisco. → Read More

Free milkshakes on the first day of summer

Cool off with milkshakes on the first day of summer this Friday, as Wayback Burger is giving away free shakes at each of their stores. The burger chain is giving out a free 12 oz. Black and White milkshake and no purchase is necessary. The offer lasts from 10:30 a.m. until close. “Summer is such a fun time of the year. It makes you think of sunshine, childhood memories and of course, ice cream.… → Read More

Willie Nelson and Jaxson Hayes make appearances as Austin takes over The Tonight Show

Austin took over The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night as country singer Willie Nelson and University of Texas Forward Jaxson Hayes made appearances on the show. Nelson went on the show to talk about his new release "Ride Me Back Home," and his Outlaw Music Festival, where he is performing with Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats. The 86-year-old… → Read More