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March 30, 2022

Where have Austin’s Indigenous people gone?

By: Matt Largey

We spend a lot of time in Austin talking about how many new people move here. But most of us don’t talk much about the people who came before us — way before us. 

If you’ve ever taken a walk along Shoal Creek or gone to Barton Springs on a hot summer day, you’re doing something that people have done here for thousands of years. Because all of this was actually once — and in some ways still is — Indigenous land.


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April 4, 2024

Does Austin have a rat problem? Maybe. But this reporter sure does.

Audrey McGlinchy on the prevalence, psychology and behavior of what are maybe humans’ most vexing pest.

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March 21, 2024

How does Thomas J. Henry make any money when he spends so much on ads all over Austin?

He’s everywhere: TV, radio, billboards, YouTube. What’s the marketing strategy for this personal injury lawyer?

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March 7, 2024

A tower has loomed in Austin’s Clarksville neighborhood for 72 years. What does it do?

At one point, this tower was Austin’s main communication link to the outside world. Decades later, is it a landmark — or an eyesore — for the neighborhood?

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December 15, 2023

Why are some Austin sidewalks red?

There’s your standard gray sidewalk, of course. But what on Earth does a red sidewalk mean?

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September 14, 2023

What happened to Juarez-Lincoln University in downtown Austin?

Before there was an IHOP, there was a university that attempted to revolutionize higher education for immigrants at the corner of I-35 and Cesar Chavez Street.

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September 7, 2023

What are those towers for in West Austin and why are they all there?

Off to Austin’s west, you may have seen a collection of towers with their red lights blinking through the night. ALSO: You can get tickets to our next ATXplained Live show here.

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