Austin is a diverse city with many types of people. Some new, some old. Some love the thought of new people coming in, some loathe it. This article is not about any of that – it’s simply about what we used to be able to do in Austin. I hope it resonates with you! :)
I am an Austin resident who often listens to your news program for the latest information on local events. I was startled to hear about the continuing flooding in Houston, our nearby neighbors, but was even more shocked to hear no correlation between the “historic floods” and global climate change.
I love Austin, and when I first moved here, the city had a reputation for being filled with tree-hugging hippies. I have yet to meet any tree huggers, but I have met some amazing trees. They’ve got as much character as the residents!
This may just be me, but I think the Europeans have it right when it comes to cemeteries. I’m generally against the whole, “taking up valuable land for dead people” idea, but I live my life pretty non-judgementally, and burial rites are one of the first pillars of civilization, so I guess I can’t really knock it too hard.
Welcome to the second installment of Do This Then That! This is a series geared towards those who have little time or enthusiasm to plan, but still want to experience the beauty of the city.
If you’re new, check out my first post: Recharge Your Soul. The gist is that I compile lists that encapsulate the best pairing of what Austin has to offer (complete with added costs) so that you can just come to the site and start living your best life.
Austin is a beautiful town with a storied past. Like most Texas towns, the neighborhoods in Austin have pretty straightforward names, but there are a few that have left Austinites puzzled. Never one to turn down a challenge, I set out to de-mystify some of them below.
A quote from Reuters on the Prop 1 debate that raged in Austin this week: “On-demand ride companies have spent millions of dollars ahead of a Saturday vote to overturn a measure mandating fingerprinting for their drivers in Austin, Texas, a sign they are willing to play hardball politics with cities pursuing such requirements.
Campaign finance records show that Ridesharing Works for Austin, a lobby group financed almost exclusively by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft, had collected more than $8 million in contributions and spent $5.4 million in opposition of the fingerprint ordinance as of the end of April.
In contrast, the group backing fingerprinting had spent about $83,000 of its $100,000 in campaign contributions, the records show.”
For those who would love to see this gorgeous city but have little time or enthusiasm to plan, I am starting a new series geared just towards you. It’s called “Do This Then That” and is exactly as simple as it sounds. I’ll compile lists that encapsulate the best pairing of what Austin has to offer (complete with added costs) so that you can just come HowCanOne and start living your best life.