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City of Austin sides with barbecue joints on smoke emission

Austin - There are some foods here in America people just know not to mess with, like Maryland crab cakes. When some residents in Austin, Texas complained about the smoke from BBQ restaurants being an environmental hazard, things really heated up.

Indie artist Zach Nytomt discusses his current activities Special

The Austin-based performer released his debut album two years ago. This year, we shall be hearing quite a lot more from him. He filled Digital Journal in on the details.

An update from country singer, Kyle Park Special

Digital Journal spoke to one of the thriving Texas scene's best-known artists to learn more about his latest single and upcoming new album.

Man breaks into meat store, eats and goes to sleep for the night

A man in Austin, Texas would appear to have needed a meal and a good night's sleep. Home? Nope. Invite yourself over to a friends? Nah. Maybe a hotel or even a motor inn? No to all of the above.

Body of missing deputy swept away by flood waters recovered

Austin - Rescue crews frantically searched for a missing Texas Sheriff's deputy after her patrol car was swept away by rushing flood waters early Thursday morning.

Interview with singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa Special

The Mexican American singer-songwriter recently returned to Texas after a number of years living abroad and late last year released her 15th album, 'After the Fair'. She talks to Digital Journal.

SXSW: Hot ticket to film premieres, concerts, and interviews

Described by James Franco as “one of the best festivals in the States,” South by SouthWest is a convergence of music, film and interactive technologies where big name musicians, tech companies, and even an Academy Award-winning movie have premiered.

Formula 1: Doubts abound regarding grand prix racing in the US

The prospect of having two Formula 1 races in the United States as early as 2013 stalled on Tuesday (April 17) when Bernie Ecclestone cast doubts about a race being held in New Jersey next year.

New license plate for Texas: ‘One State Under God’

Austin - The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has approved a new license plate for the state’s drivers with the slogan, “One State Under God” which has renewed controversy over specialty plates, but supporters say the new plate will fund youth ministry.

Study says quarter of American gay high school teens are homeless

Research shows that as many as a quarter of gay high school students in the United States are homeless. The same study shows that up to 15 percent of bisexuals are homeless, too. This compares with 3 percent for straight kids.

Austin’s Capital Area Food Bank unveils new mobile food pantry Special

Austin - The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, headquartered in Austin, Texas, announced on Monday the newest addition to its efforts at helping those in need, a new tractor-trailer rig with a 40,000 pound food transport capacity.

F1 racing returning to USA and race in Texas

Austin - Formula One racing is returning to the United States in 2012 to start a ten-year agreement to bring racing to a track specially built in Austin, Texas.

Op-Ed: Whole Foods offers free power to electric cars, for now

Austin - Austin-based Whole Foods has entered into the energy distribution business with an ingenious plan: targeting the central Texas electric car market.

Austin driver receives two $500 texting fines within three hours

The world of technology has brought with it a crash course in the school of hard knocks for an Austin, Texas driver. Two months after a texting while driving ban went into effect, some drivers still seem unaware of its severity.

13 injured, one missing as man slams plane into Austin building

A man with an apparent grudge against the IRS wrote on a website saying "Mr. Big Brother IRS - take my pound of flesh" before he smashed a plane into a building in Austin, Texas. Thirteen people are injured, two seriously. One person is missing.
 

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David Davenport  President & CEO of CAFB  describes some of the features to a group at CAFB s south ...
David Davenport, President & CEO of CAFB, describes some of the features to a group at CAFB's south Austin distribution site.
A gall wasp (Cynipidae) oviposits into an existing oak gall  suggesting that this species may be a p...
A gall wasp (Cynipidae) oviposits into an existing oak gall, suggesting that this species may be a parasite of other gall-forming wasps. Austin, Texas, USA.
Alex Wild, part of the University of Texas at Austin's "Insects Unlocked" project.
“Is it a natural lollipop? Is it a flower designed by Dr. Seuss?” the Atlanta State Park asked i...
“Is it a natural lollipop? Is it a flower designed by Dr. Seuss?” the Atlanta State Park asked in a Facebook post.
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Charlie Ward  Chief Operating Officer at CAFB  came up with the mobile food pantry s concept after l...
Charlie Ward, Chief Operating Officer at CAFB, came up with the mobile food pantry's concept after listening to the needs of staff members and clients alike.
The trailer s exterior features a colorful 3-D wrap that sends a strong message about CAFB s role in...
The trailer's exterior features a colorful 3-D wrap that sends a strong message about CAFB's role in central Texas.
Le Barbecue  in Austin  Texas is just one of a number of places in the city to enjoy real Texas BBQ.
Le Barbecue, in Austin, Texas is just one of a number of places in the city to enjoy real Texas BBQ.
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Austin s Capital Area Food Bank unveiled its newest mobile food pantry on Monday  a 48-foot trailer ...
Austin's Capital Area Food Bank unveiled its newest mobile food pantry on Monday, a 48-foot trailer with a 40,000 pound food capacity.

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