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Austin's best restaurants | Austin360

projects.statesman.com — Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam's guide to the best restaurants in Austin.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @odam: My 2014 dining guide is live & FREE. My TOP 25 restaurants & 100 other places I like to eat. Live chat 11 a.m. Friday http://t.co…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @odam: Major props to @crit @adchavez @wynneellyn on the austin360.com/diningguide They made it beautiful and user-friendly. Great teammates to have

Oct 30, 2014

My 2014 dining guide is live & FREE. My TOP 25 restaurants & 100 other places I like to eat. Live chat 11 a.m. Friday austin360.com/diningguide

Oct 30, 2014

2014 Dining Guide by @odam. Great online presentation by @adchavez. (And @wynneellyn and I helped just a wee bit ;-) atxne.ws/1nTCgg3

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Bob Bowlsby: Longhorn Network a ‘boulder in the road’ to Big 12 TV plans

longhorns.blog.statesman.com — By Brian Davis Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the Longhorn Network was "a boulder in the road" for the league long-range TV plans and he'd like to work around the ESPN channel, if at all possible. During an interview at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Bowlsby talked about several topics during an open question-and-answer session, according to The Oklahoman.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @BDavisAAS: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby: Longhorn Network a ‘boulder in the road’ to league's TV plans @statesman longhorns.blog.statesman.com/2014/10/30/bob…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BDavisAAS: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby: Longhorn Network a ‘boulder in the road’ to league's TV plans @statesman longhorns.blog.statesman.com/2014/10/30/bob…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BDavisAAS: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby: Longhorn Network a ‘boulder in the road’ to league's TV plans @statesman longhorns.blog.statesman.com/2014/10/30/bob…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BDavisAAS: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby: Longhorn Network a ‘boulder in the road’ to league's TV plans @statesman longhorns.blog.statesman.com/2014/10/30/bob…

For Trinity University, overcoming sticker shock a challenge

highered.blog.statesman.com — Michael Fischer -- vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty and professor of English at Trinity University -- stopped by the other day for a chat. The small, private, liberal arts school in San Antonio is ranked No. 1 among "regional universities" in the West by U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

For Trinity University, a liberal arts school in San Antonio, overcoming sticker shock is a challenge. shar.es/10taGV via @sharethis

Austin Statesman archive photos from Halloween

statesman.com — From the Archives: Halloween in Austin in the 70s, 80s and 90s

Ebola in America: 30 days later

viewpoints.blog.statesman.com — One month ago, Americans hit the panic button upon discovering that Thomas Eric Duncan had been diagnosed with Ebola. We've learned quite a bit over the past few weeks, but we're not convinced that we've learned how to tamp down the hysteria over a disease that is in reality very difficult to ca...
Oct 30, 2014

From @aasviewpoints blog: So have we learned anything useful in the last month about #Ebola? atxne.ws/1nTm3HG #Ebola

Police identify body found in San Marcos

statesman.com — American-Statesman Staff SAN MARCOS - Police have identified the person found dead Wednesday morning in San Marcos' Sessom Creek Park as Gregg G. Candelora. Candelora, 34, was previously reported missing by his brother and ex-girlfriend, a San Marcos police news release said. He was last seen Sunday about 10:30 a.m.

Statesman Shots #39: David J. Neff on Halloween scares and modern weddings

statesmanshots.blog.statesman.com — By Tolly Moseley BOO: It's the Halloween episode! On Episode 39 of "Statesman Shots," author, consultant, and new husband David J. Neff returns to terrify us with tales of haunted houses, and tales of modern wedding planning. How does one navigate the social media demands of nuptials in today's world?

Chris Christie tells heckler to 'sit down and shut up'

statesman.com — Cox Media Group National Content Desk BELMAR, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sounded off Wednesday on a heckler who was critical of the government's response to Hurricane Sandy, ABC News reports. James Keady, a Democrat, interrupted a news conference marking the second anniversary of the hurricane.

Cedar Park coach charged with indecency with a child

statesman.com — By News Staff Cedar Park police on Wednesday arrested Timothy Sheard, a boys cross country coach at Cedar Park High School, on charges of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Police said in a statement that they began their investigation in September after a former Cedar Park High student told authorities that an incident of a sexual nature had occurred with a school employee.
Oct 30, 2014

A Cedar Park cross country coach who faces 3 charges of indecency with a child was booked & released Wednesday goo.gl/vXWzhX

Oldest WWII vet’s degree presentation to be rescheduled

highered.blog.statesman.com — By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz A veterans resource center at Austin Community College's Highland campus will open today as planned, but presentation of an honorary degree to the nation's oldest living veteran of World War II will have to be rescheduled.
Oct 30, 2014

Oldest World War II vet’s degree presentation to be rescheduled. | The Lowdown on Higher Education shar.es/10qzn7 via @sharethis

F1 live demonstration, 10.29.14

statesman.com — Hundreds watched as Daniel Ricciardo and teammate Sebastian Vettel took turns speeding their F1 car between 7th and 11th Street.

Hays officials: Suspect faces terror charges after school gun...

statesman.com — American-Statesman Staff A high school student is being investigated by Hays Consolidated Independent School District and the Hays County sheriff's office for planning to bring a gun to school, according a letter sent to parents early Thursday morning.
Oct 30, 2014

Hays Co. sheriff's office made an arrest after a reports that a high school student planned to bring a gun to school goo.gl/ntRKfR

Which City Council district should you live in?

projects.statesman.com — Take our quiz to see which of Austin's 10 new City Council districts you match.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @LillyRockwell: Stop what you're doing and take this awesome quiz. It tells you what part of Austin you should live in: projects.statesman.com/quiz/council-d… #atxelections

Oct 29, 2014

RT @LillyRockwell: Stop what you're doing and take this awesome quiz. It tells you what part of Austin you should live in: projects.statesman.com/quiz/council-d… #atxelections

Smoke damage from fire closes H-E-B Bastrop

statesman.com — Austin Community Newspapers Staff Smoke damage following a Tuesday night fire that broke out in Bastrop's H-E-B could potentially keep the store's doors closed for three to seven days, according to Bastrop Fire Department officials. The Bastrop Fire Department responded to a fire call at Bastrop H-E-B on Hasler Boulevard at 9:11 p.m.
Oct 29, 2014

HEB in Bastrop could be closed for a week after a fire (in the toilet paper/paper towel aisle, no less) last night: statesman.com/news/news/loca…

Austin's Torment

video.statesman.com — Chainsaw-wielding cannibal carnies? Check. Killer clowns out for blood? Right here! The House of Torment Haunted House in Austin has been scaring the pants off of attendees brave enough to enter for years. See how the dedicated staff brings the torment night after night.

Northbound I-35 closed in Round Rock after vehicle fire

statesman.com — American-Statesman Staff Northbound lanes of Interstate 35 have been shut down at FM 3406 in Round Rock while authorities work to remove a vehicle that caught fire after crashing into the center wall on the highway. No one was injured in the crash and the fire has been extinguished, Round Rock police said.
Oct 29, 2014

Statesman Alert: Traffic Alert: Northbound I-35 closed in Round Rock at FM 3406 due to vehicle fire. bit.ly/1tjQFBr

Greg Abbott and John Cornyn campaign together at Cowboy Hall...

statesman.com — American-Statesman Staff FORT WORTH - Attorney General Greg Abbott and Sen. John Cornyn campaigned together at the Cowboy Hall of Fame Wednesday as defenders of Texas values. After departing the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Abbott campaign issued a press release headlined, "Sen. Davis: Friend of Cattle Rustlers."
Oct 29, 2014

@JTiloveTX doesn't steer clear of Abbott's latest beef -- Is Wendy Davis soft on cattle rustlers? -- at statesman.com/news/news/stat…

Ocelot deaths in Texas

environment.blog.statesman.com — In a story in Monday's paper, I wrote about the intersection of endangered ocelot protection and natural gas exports in South Texas. The story mentioned that two ocelots have been killed on a South Texas highway in the last twelve months. There are now fewer than 50 ocelots in the U.S.
Oct 29, 2014

The collision with the ocelot called “Crazy Cat," seemed to jar the radio collar clean off. shar.es/10riWF pic.twitter.com/F2fgGbo4GY

Sometimes you have to go back to the sticker chart

parenting.blog.statesman.com — Parenting is hard work, no matter how you slice it. Here we tackle issues as old as the ages: How do you get them to sleep? Will they ever clean their room? Is this normal? And we keep an eye out for news you can use in the never-ending quest to raise happy children.
Oct 29, 2014

Sometimes you have to go back to the sticker chart | Raising Austin shar.es/10rreT via @sharethis #parenting