Juan Moses Gonzales here, the Lone Star State! I'm sure its a pleasure to meet ya'll, so feel free to stop by 'n talk.
Austin-Round Rock, TX
77% feel safe walking alone at night
23% don’t feel safe walking alone at night
This modern condo in Austin’s trendy SoCo district gets a Walk Score of 80 out of 100, or “very walkable.” It’s 731 square feet, listed for $176,500, in a complex with a pool and fitness center.
Texas Capitol building #texas #texascapitolbuilding #capitol #capitolbuilding #austin
This was an honor to say the least. To be asked to do the branding for Antone’s. We were beside ourselves.
Stories you might have missed over the weekend:
(Photo by Jenni Jones for Austin American-Statesman - More photos of Art City Austin on Saturday)
- Charles Akin stood tall for dignity and calm during the scary days of Austin school segregation: The now 80-year-old African-American man who grew up in segregated East Austin and in 1973 became the first principal of L.C. Anderson High School in white, affluent, West Austin. Anderson High was the focal point of court-mandated integration in Austin.
- Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested early Saturday morning for drunken driving. The story developed over the weekend, with Lehmberg apologizing and saying she would remain in office, then writing a letter Sunday night to prosecutors saying she would plead guilty.
- Granting of some bonds comes through backdoor practice, with no prosecutor input: The Statesman Investigates team looks at the backdoor practice by which newly arrested defendants in Travis County can be released on bond.
- Whole Foods pushes forward on product labeling: Analysts say Whole Foods’ standards for food labeling appear to be the most stringent in the industry on subjects from genetically modified ingredients to animal welfare and seafood sustainability.
- 17 years after beauty queen’s murder, her mother and police still seek justice: Our sister paper The Palm Beach Post reports on an Austin woman who again traveled to Boca Raton, Florida this year, the city where her daughter was found stabbed to death in 1996.
- Texas falls short in providing lawyers for poor defendants: Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson noted in his recent biennial address to the Texas Legislature that Texas ranks 48th in per capita spending on indigent defense
- UT Professor says US should destroy North Korean missiles: In a New York Times op-ed this weekend, Jeremi Suri, a public affairs and history professor, urged the U.S. to take action.
Jeremi Suri, Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas • Offering up one explanation as to why, on a map apparently displaying North Korean military targets photographed and released by their government, the city of Austin, Texas, most recently home of SXSW, appears marked for rocket attack. Suri also cited the location of South Korean company Samsung in the Texas city as a possible factor. Austin resident Jeff Miller had a simpler, tongue-in-cheek explanation: “He’s going to wreck a couple of musical festivals, I guess.” source (via shortformblog) —
|'please dont move here' - thats from the dude that was selling tshirts during SXSW right?|
Probably yes! I know Parts and Labour (a store on South Congress) sells them, and I think the guys who made it sold it out SXSW.
For the rest of you, it’s this shirt:
I’ve seen sayings like this around for a few years, like a bumper sticker with the blunter “Austin sucks, don’t more here”, but someone made this into a shirt which makes me happy ‘cause I often want to say the same thing to tourists. OTL Not trying to be mean, but Austin is growing waaay too fast.
[Shh this goes here too.]
Shakey Graves, Late July