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The biggest surf park development on the planet.

Coming (hopefully soon) to Austin. “If all goes according to plan, Pura Vida will be the largest integrated wave pool development in the world. In addition to the Surf Lake at the center, other high adventure additions will be announced […]

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Building around protected trees in Austin.

There’s construction on my street and that included removal of a big tree. I learned that trees larger than 19″ diameter are all protected, so to remove one you must pay a fee, plant new trees elsewhere on the property, […]

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Autonomous robotaxis in Austin.

I’m planning to try this next time I need a ride somewhere. “Users can hail an autonomous ride using the Lyft app, similarly to how they would hail a regular Lyft car. Prices for the rides will also be the […]

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Ten things Paul Millerd likes about Austin.

“Many people claim to have moved here because of the lack of state taxes. I think people are lying. If that was the case they would have moved to Dallas. This may be a bold claim but I think there […]

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What’s up with Austin?

I found myself agreeing with many points from this post. The quick summary: “Austin is a mediocre city, but a great place to live. … Just about everything is a 7/10. The food, the weather, the music, the sports, the […]

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I just learned about the Texas school recapture program.

“The decades-old system, known commonly as Robin Hood, is meant to balance resources among less property-wealthy school districts, with the goal of leveling out the per-student spending across all districts statewide.” Of note Austin’s school district is paying $710 million […]

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Austin politics newsletter.

I’ve been enjoying the Austin Politics Newsletter by Jack Craver. I met him around the neighborhood and right away could tell he grasped the many nuances of local politics. Over the past week he’s done a great job covering the […]