There’s Something About Austin: A Love Letter to the City

By Jenny Zhang   June 21, 2013


At some point in the past few decades, Austin transformed into a glossy city grappling with the growing weight of a litany of shiny titles and rankings: next big boomtown, next privileged home of Google Fiber and top vegan-friendly city of 2013 (despite its robust reputation as a barbecue haven), to name a few.

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Where Can You Live Without Paying State Income Taxes?

By John Egan   June 18, 2013


You love paying income taxes, right? If you answer yes to that question, then you need to have your head examined. No one I know loves to see taxes deducted from their paychecks. And with all of the news lately about the IRS targeting certain conservative groups, even more people are fuming about forking over money to the government.

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Hail to the Chief–and to Austin

By John Egan   May 8, 2013


Welcome back to Austin, President Obama. We know you’ve been here before, and we know you’ll probably come back again. We know you’re coming here this time to promote economic growth and job creation; in our not-so-humble opinion, you couldn’t have come to a better place to kick off your “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour.

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