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Emma Balter is a writer and editor who specializes in food, travel and culture, but has a keen interest in politics and the issues that affect people every day, big and small. She is just as likely to chew your ear off about corporate consolidation as she is about kolaches. Emma has written for Wine Spectator, Paper City, and Brooklyn Exposed.

Six Ways to Enjoy Valentine's Day Weekend in Texas

Valentine's Day falls on a Friday this year, making it the perfect occasion for couples to skip town and celebrate over a...

Not Just Austin: Texans Face Rising Housing Costs Statewide

We've heard plenty about the rapidly escalating housing crisis in Austin, fueled by job growth in the local tech industry, and making...

College Sexual Assault Bill Goes Into Effect Amid More Disclosures From the University of...

On January 9, the University of Texas at Austin released a list of 17 employees who had violated the school's sexual misconduct...

5 Texas State Parks to Visit in 2020

We're almost a week into the new year, meaning you've probably already abandoned a third of your many resolutions. What you need is a...

Third-Party Candidates in Texas Want a Fair Shot

Trip Seibold had planned to run for U.S. Congress in 2020 to represent Texas' 31st District, but he had to drop his...

Housing Advocates in Austin Fight for Affordability in Light of New Land Development Code...

Austin, Texas has become a city very few people can afford to live in.

Small Business Saturday supports local businesses

We hear it constantly in candidate stump speeches: Small businesses are the backbone of the economy. In Texas, an incredible number of...

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