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May 11, 2023

Who is ‘Moody,’ and why is everything in Austin named after them?

By: Matt Largey

There’s the Moody College of Communication at UT, the Moody Rooftop at the Contemporary Austin, Moody Hall at St. Edwards University, Moody Bank, the Moody Pavilions at Laguna Gloria, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, and Moody Center. It can be a little confusing.


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July 20, 2023

Why is Lala’s Little Nugget in Austin always decorated for Christmas?

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June 8, 2023

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What are the weirdest laws in Texas?

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‘Is Austin hiding their elderly?’ What’s the average age of its residents?

In a city with a reputation as being young, we got a question about where all of Austin’s older people are.

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May 11, 2023

Who is ‘Moody,’ and why is everything in Austin named after them?

There’s the Moody College of Communication at UT, the Moody Rooftop at the Contemporary Austin, Moody Hall at St. Edwards University, Moody Bank, the Moody Pavilions at Laguna Gloria, ACL Live at the Moody Theater, the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, and Moody Center. It can be a little confusing.

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May 4, 2023

For mouth painter Jared Dunten, the trick is to just keep going

The process can leave him feeling “beat up,” but he still gets the thrill he felt when he painted for the first time after an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.

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April 19, 2023

What happens to all that stuff you throw in compost bins in Austin?

Every week banana peels, coffee grounds, moldy strawberries and pizza boxes are placed in green bins and rolled out to the street as part of the city’s residential composting program.

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