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Past articles by Johanna:

Former Texas star Ryan Crouser shatters outdoor world record in shot put win at Trials

Crouser, who won four national shot put titles while at Texas, broke Randy Barnes' old world record by nearly a foot. He will compete in Tokyo. → Read More

Texas runs to top-3 finishes at Big 12 cross-country championships

The University of Texas women earned runner-up honors for the second year in a row at the Big 12 cross-country championships, while the men placed third for their sixth straight year of top-three finishes. The event, held on Friday at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, marks the end of a brief fall season for … → Read More

Psychedelic western bar High Noon opens in East Austin

High Noon, a new western-inspired bar concept with a psychedelic flair, has officially opened in East Austin. Described as "traditional western → Read More

Blue Bell’s newest ice cream flavor is Fudge Brownie Decadence

Blue Bell ice cream is beloved for its over-the-top flavor combinations, so it’s no surprise that the iconic Texas brand has emerged from quarantine → Read More

Bad Larry Burger Club pop-up serves socially distanced smash burgers

Restaurateurs have had to get creative to adhere to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, but perhaps none more so than Matthew → Read More

’Gram your toast for the chance to win Easy Tiger bread for a year

Is there anything more satisfying than a thick chunk of perfectly toasted bread, topped with a fresh tomato and a bit of cheese, or banana slices and a → Read More

Gary Clark Jr. guests ‘Wild,’ as John Legend and Chrissy Teigen confirm pregnancy

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen got the internet buzzing yesterday with the release of Legend’s latest music video, "Wild," which features the celebrity couple on a romantic vacation getaway.Astute viewers noticed that Teigen shows off a slight baby bump in the video’s closing montage, as the couple gazes out at the ocean while flanked by their two children, Luna and Miles, and a pair of… → Read More

Popular salad spot sweetgreen is coming to Austin

sweetgreen, the popular fast-casual salad chain, is making its debut in Austin this week at 1007 South Congress Avenue, as part of the Music Lane mixed- → Read More

Vanilla Ice has canceled Austin concert due to push back amid pandemic

12:05 p.m. update: According to Fox 7 Austin, Vanilla Ice has withdrawn from tomorrow’s scheduled concert at Emerald Point Bar & Grill on Lake Travis “due to block back on capacity dispute with Travis County.”Vanilla Ice just called the owner of Emerald Point Bar & Grill and told him that he is pulling out of Friday’s Show- event canceled due to blow back on capacity dispute with TRAVIS Co… → Read More

Vanilla Ice cancels Austin concert after pushback over pandemic concerns

Emerald Point Bar & Grill owner Barrett Brannam announced Thursday that Vanilla Ice has withdrawn from Friday’s scheduled concert at the marina → Read More

Here’s a live look at newly reopened Texas beaches

The Texas General Land Office ordered the reopening of the state’s beaches this past weekend to coincide with phase one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen the state’s economy, which allowed limited hours for Texas restaurants, retail stores and other businesses starting on Friday.Visitors are encouraged to maintain social distancing conditions and Abbott "strongly recommend(s) that everyone… → Read More

Matthew McConaughey plays virtual bingo with Round Rock senior living facility

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey made a special virtual appearance this weekend at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living facility for → Read More

Austin running clubs and gyms advise precautionary measures against coronavirus threat

Austin-area running clubs and gyms are encouraging members to adopt social distancing measures in order to avoid spreading the coronavirus, which was declared a national emergency by President Donald Trump on Friday.Marathon training groups Rogue Running and Austin Runners Club alerted members that they would be discontinuing their water service for Saturday’s long run. Typically, each group… → Read More

The Strokes will play Austin’s Germania Amphitheater in May

The Strokes have added an Austin date to their 2020 international tour in support of their first album in seven years, "The New Abnormal," which is out April 10.The indie rock band will perform at Germania Insurance Amphiteater on May 9. Tickets go on sale here this Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m.Monday’s announcement also included new shows on May 7 at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans and May 12… → Read More

Launderette celebrates fifth birthday with free ice cream sandwiches

Iconic east Austin café Launderette is giving away free ice cream sandwiches to dinner guests on Wednesday, February 19 in celebration of its fifth birthday.One lucky guest could also win free birthday cake-flavored ice cream sandwiches for a full year. Guests at lunch and dinner on Wednesday will each receive a raffle ticket for the grand prize and executive pastry chef Laura Sawicki will… → Read More

’Supernatural’ star Jared Padalecki to run Austin Marathon for second year in a row

Jared Padalecki will race the Austin Marathon for the second year in a row, the CW "Supernatural" star announced via social media on Tuesday night."Today, I took the time that was gifted to me and went for a run around the city that I love," he wrote on instagram. "The city I dreamt about living in as a child. The city where I’m now blessed to lay my head. Austin brings me a warmth and a… → Read More

It’s marathon season in Texas. How does the Lone Star State stack up against the rest of the country?

The winter months are prime marathon season in the state of Texas, thanks to mild temperatures that are a welcome relief from the scorching summer months. → Read More

How to tackle an overnight relay race (without destroying your sanity)

You haven’t lived until you’ve raced three times in 24 hours. Napped inside a minivan parked outside a Walmart with six other sweaty, shower-deprived runners. Brushed your teeth off the side of a highway in a dusty, nameless Texas town before shotgunning a beer at 6 a.m., because you’re finally done running.Local 5K road races offer an easy, affordable access point for new runners. There are few… → Read More

UPDATE: Police ID man fatally shot in Round Rock late Sunday

A man died over the weekend after a shooting just east of where Texas 45 and Interstate 35 intersect in Round Rock, according to police.Police have identified the man killed in the shooting as 20-year-old Jabari Cephus. Police said in a statement on Monday that the shooting happened during a dispute and that Cephus knew the person who shot him.Police said the shooting took place in the parking… → Read More

Enjoy free Starbucks drinks at these Austin-area pop-up parties

Whether you’re dragging yourself back to the office or lazing around on your parents’ couch, the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve tend to drag into eternity. Thank god Starbucks’ new pop-up parties are here to give us all a little extra oomph to get through the end of the holidays.The Seattle coffee chain’s promotion offers free tall-sized espresso drinks (including all your seasonal… → Read More