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What’s Story Behind The ‘Will You Marry Me?’ Mural That Was On South Lamar?

If you’ve ever been near Lamar and Oltorf, you probably saw it. But what’s the story behind the now-gone mural there?

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What Is The History Behind Polling Locations In Grocery Stores In Austin?

Voting should be easy, right? Well, can it get any easier than going to your local supermarket? KUT’s Jimmy Maas has the history behind what’s become an election season tradition in Austin.

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Austin’s Club Scene Has A Godfather. Here’s His Story.

Yorkie Louie is known as the Godfather of Clubbing in Austin. But his story is more complicated than that. Someone asked about him for our ATXplained spin-off, Hi, Who Are You?.

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Who Writes The ‘Funny Little Messages’ On Signs Along Austin Roads?

Traffic sucks. But every so often a sign in the distance might give you a chuckle. Or a groan. So who writes those electronic road signs with (sometimes) funny rhymes?

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We’re Doing A Live Show! Last Chance To Get Tickets.

Tickets are running out for our Jan. 23 ATXplained Live show at the Hogg Auditorium. Details and tickets here.

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Who Started Austin’s 37th Street Christmas Light Tradition?

Austin’s 37th St. lights aren’t the only holiday light display in town, but it did draw this question about its origins.

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Who Is The One Chatty Guy Who Works At The Post Office In East Austin?

Christine Hannon wanted to meet this postal worker who seems to know everyone who come into his East Austin post office.

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Who Is This Woman Who Helps Older Austinites Stay Socially Connected?

The aging population is growing fast in Austin. So Becky Rhodes said we should meet a couple trying to keep seniors active in the community.

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Why Are There No Billboards On MoPac?

Billboards are all over I-35 — but not MoPac and a few other freeways in Austin. Why not?

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Why Does The Top Of Austin’s Tallest Building Look ‘Unfinished’?

Everyone’s an architecture critic. But why does the crown on “The Independent” look the way it does?

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Who Is That Guy With The ‘Giant Bird’ In South Austin?

In our latest, “Hi, Who Are You?” story, we hear the story of a man and his bird — and the family that wanted to meet them.

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Answering the Unanswerable With KUTX’s John Aielli — Episode 1

We get a lot of questions for ATXplained that don’t really have answers. So KUT’s Andrew Weber put some of those to longtime KUT/X host John Aielli.

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Who Is The Man In Southwest Austin Who Fostered Over 100 Babies With His Wife?

For the next episode in our Hi, Who Are You? series, KUT’s Nadia Hamdan introduces us to Burrell W. Lankford.

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What’s The Real Story Behind Dan’s Hamburgers And Fran’s Hamburgers?

Their signs looked oddly similar. The names were pretty darn close, too. Is the origin of Dan’s and Fran’s an urban legend?

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Who Is The Crossing Guard Who Waves To Everyone Near Mendez Middle School?

Are there people in your life that you see all the time, but have never stopped to meet?

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What Ever Happened To Austin’s ‘Spamarama’?

The spiced ham product was the centerpiece of this longtime festival. For a time, the event was insanely popular  — so what why did it go away?

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So, About The Origin Of ‘The Live Music Capital Of The World’… We Were Wrong. Here’s The Real Story.

OK, now we have the definitive story of Austin’s official nickname (we think).

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The Last Man On Rainey Street

The families who once lived on Rainey Street all left. One man is still there.

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Who Were The Streets In This North Austin Neighborhood Named After?

Who were Miranda, Esther, Lisa and Rufus?

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Why Is Austin’s Foliage So Amazing This Fall?

Mose Buchele takes a walk with our question-asker to learn the science behind this fall’s colorful trees.

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