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Austin is the country’s fastest-growing major metro

Area population jumped 2.5% in 2018—more than any other metro with a population of one million or more

Earth Day 2019: Things to do in Austin

How to volunteer, celebrate, get free bus rides, and other ways to participate in the international day of environmental action

What you need to make to afford median rent in Austin

Austin is not as rent-burdened as some cities, but you still need to earn close to its median income to rent an average-priced apartment comfortably

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Take a spin around your favorite Austin record stores

For your Record Store Day 2019 pleasure, here is a map of local record stores to visit. Go forth and rock. Or roll.

Austin’s tech boom comes with plenty of cash—for people in the industry

Is IT job growth widening the wage gap?

Weekend street closures: Art and more running

Art City Austin and the Longhorn Run are the events that will cause small road closures Saturday and Sunday

Austin apartment rent prices continue to rise

Steady increases amount to rapid yearly growth

Austin Weird Homes Tour: What’s behind the door this year?

Take a peek at what strange, fun, and wondrous sights are in store for 2019, the annual event’s sixth showcase

Zilker Kite Festival: Everything you need to know

Parking, food, rules, events, and getting there—tips for making the most of Austin’s rite of spring

Family-focused pocket park breathes life into long-neglected space

Family-oriented St. Johns neighborhood gets a fun, green transformation and a much-needed place to play

Here’s how many scooters (and e-bikes) were actually at SXSW

Dockless mobility got a huge boost during the event, with significant increases in rides, app downloads, and distance covered—as well as, of course, discussion about all of it

Senior renters flock to Austin at record rate: Report

City shows highest rate of increase in U.S. of tenants over age 60 in the past decade—and it’s going to keep rising

What urbanist UT visionary’s $5M donation could mean for Austin

Gift could enhance and continue architect and professor’s significant impact on local planning

SXSW 2019: Here is your street closures map

Where you can drive during South by Southwest—block by painful block

SXSW 2019: How to get around

The lowdown on public transportation, dockless scooters and bikes, ride-hailing, shuttles, pedicabs, taxis, Car2Go, and other options

Weekend street closures: Texas Independence Day parade

Part of Congress Avenue and the surrounding area will be closed for festivities commemorating that time the state became a country

SXSW 2019: See 7 art installations coming to the festival

This year’s featured pieces, plus a new series of conference sessions

Sneak peek: Austin Modern Home Tour

See the many manifestations of contemporary modernism as architects and builders show their work in neighborhoods across the city

Affluent renters are increasingly part of Austin’s continual boom

City proving fertile ground for a tenants making $150,000 and up, according to recent report

Gun haul at Austin airport tops national list

ABIA seized most firearms per person in 2018

Sneak peek: Tribeza Interiors Tour 2019

Homes highlight one-of-a-kind design by local professionals

Scooter rules get more strict on UT campus

Penalties for parking dockless vehicles outside of designated areas include fines, impoundment

Everything you need to know about Austin’s MLK march and festival

2019 community parade route, festival details, and map

How to watch the 2019 lunar eclipse in Austin

The skies should be clear and the weather cold. Here’s when and where to catch the super blood wolf moon.

Where to go on MLK holiday weekend in Austin

Your guide to the march, celebrations, volunteer opportunities, and more

Upcoming street closures: Marathon and more

An MLK march and a marathon for the January holiday weekend

Confederate plaque to be removed from Texas Capitol

Preservation Board votes unanimously to have sign taken down

Austin scooters and bikes in 2018

The year brought joy and terror to Austin streets in the form of roaming electric vehicles

Finished with that Christmas tree? Here’s what to do.

Where to take—or leave—your holiday timber when you’re done with it

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Austin New Year’s Eve 2019

Your local guide to where to go, what to do, and how to get home

Austin New Year’s Eve 2019: Free rides and other ways to get home safely

No need to drink and drive, y’all: taxis, ride-hailing, pedicabs, free public transpo, overnight parking, and more good choices

Austin’s New Year 2019: Everything you need to know

When, where, and how to celebrate at the city’s free, family-friendly event

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Where to take your out-of-town relatives during the holidays

The best things to do in Austin on the long winter weekend: guides, maps, and more

Austin 2018 rent jump highest in Texas

Average apartment cost rose more than four percent in the past year, an increase of $57/month

Apple tax incentives approved

Williamson County passes a plan that would refund up to 65 percent the tech giant’s taxes after 15 years

15 gorgeous Instagram photos of the Zilker holiday tree and Trail of Lights 2018

Austin’s trippy, dressed-up moonlight tower creates a special seasonal glow

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Apple in Austin

The tech giant’s $1B expansion and what it means for the city

How Austin landed the Apple deal

State and county incentives enhance the appeal of land, talent, and a relatively low cost of living

What does Apple’s new campus mean for Austin real estate?

Experts expect more interest, but little effect on prices so early in the game