Austin News Politics

Blue Phenomenon: How the youth is mobilizing the Texas battleground

Among the crowd of elected officials and political donors roaming around the JW Marriott Ballroom in Austin is a group of young adults and college students from all backgrounds, exchanging business cards and reaching out to individuals with political connections. As eloquent speeches were made, fancy drinks were poured and campaign goals were presented, the […]

Austin James Beard Award

Two Austin chefs receive James Beard Award finalist nominations

Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie) and Bryce Gilmore (Barley Swine) have received finalist nominations in the “Best Chef: Southwest” category for this year’s James Beard Award. Along them in the category are Steve McHugh (Cured), Martin Rios (Restaurant Martin) and Alex Seidel (Mercantile Dining & Provisions). Here’s a glimpse of Austin’s nominated finalists.   Photos by Josue […]