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December 1, 2022

Why are lane lines so hard to see on Austin’s roads?

Your grip on the steering wheel tightens as you squint to find the road markings and avoid smashing into another car.


November 17, 2022

What’s the deal with that out-of-place 10-story building in southwest Austin?

The Pinnacle building in Oak Hill was intended to be an office tower, but then the economy tanked and it was sold to Austin Community College.  


November 10, 2022

What’s the most valuable thing in a museum in Austin?

There’s expensive stuff, and then there are those things that just have value.


September 8, 2022

What’s the story behind the Camino Real in Hays County?

El Camino Real de los Tejas is a National Historic Trail that traces back to before the start of Texas. The 2,600 miles stretch all the way from the Texas border to Natchitoches, Louisiana. Part of the historic trail runs right through San Marcos.


August 12, 2022

Get tickets now for the next edition of ATXplained Live on Sept. 28!

We’re bringing our show back to the stage next month at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin. Tickets available now at


June 15, 2022

Is there really a buried treasure in Walnut Creek Park?

Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? But is any of it real? KUT’s Skye Seipp tries to find the X.



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