Well, it’s here. The Austin City Limits Festival has kicked off at Zilker Park, and thousands of revelers have descended upon Austin. If you’re planning on avoiding the festival entirely, you’ve come to the right place.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the festival is likely to bring in as many as 450,000 attendees to Central Austin, according to estimates from C3 Presents, and traffic closures have already begun.
If you plan on getting anywhere near Zilker, you will likely be sucked into a giant, gnarled web of traffic.
We'll just level with you: There’s really no way to completely avoid traffic. It’s kind of the nature of the beast when it comes to ACL. But, if you want to go without all the parking rigamarole, keep reading. If you don’t want to do any of this and the thought of ACL traffic makes you weep, then go here.
When we suffer the loss of a home, we may ask why the trauma is so deep. Why are we so devastated by the loss of things? A listener asked us this very question on Facebook after she lost her home in the Bastrop County fires of 2011.
In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of home, and how losing a home affects many aspects of our being.
In Mountain View, Calif., a couple of miles down the road from Google, there's a new pizza shop. Only instead of a dozen blue-collar workers pouring marinara sauce, Zume Pizza has — you guessed it! — robots and algorithms running the show.
Their job is to solve a familiar problem: It's game night. You order pizza for you and your buddies. It arrives later than you'd hoped, aaaand it's cold.
"Pizza is not meant to sit in a cardboard box, ever," Zume co-founder Julia Collins says. "The best pizza you ever had came right out of the oven."
Public school districts in Texas are required to follow a lot of state rules, but a new state law allows those districts to receive exemptions from various regulations. It’s called a district of innovation plan and at least four Central Texas school districts are developing plans.
People picked up in Austin for public intoxication downtown may no longer be headed straight to jail or the emergency room. Austin and Travis County leaders are moving forward with plans to open a sobriety center.
There's been a lot of fuss made about U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s recent decision to support Donald Trump for president after he famously refused to endorse him at the Republican National Convention this summer. But he's not the only Texas leader who’s expressed a change of heart.