TELL US: When Can You Call Yourself A “Real” Austinite?

What are the experiences that bind Austinites together? Send us your answer at or call/text to 737-443-9466 or email us at [email protected]

Tags: ,

Why Are There So Few Homes With Basements Around Austin?

Basements are common in other parts of the country. So why not here? Is it the rock? The flooding? Nope.

Tags: , , , ,

What Ever Happened To Austin’s Long-Running Aqua Fest?

For decades, Aqua Fest was an annual celebration in Austin. Then, it stopped. One ATXplained listener wanted to know why.

Tags: , , , ,

We’re Doing A Live Show! Come Be A Part Of It!

Join us on Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Texas Union Theater on the UT campus. Details and tickets (they’re free) are right here.

Tags: , ,

Can You Get A Refund If The MoPac Toll Lanes Aren’t Moving At 45 MPH?

The operators of the MoPac tolls lanes say the “goal” is 45 mph — so what happens if it doesn’t meet that goal?

Tags: , , , ,

What Are Capitol View Corridors?

State and city efforts to preserve views of the Texas Capitol have led to some oddly-shaped buildings in downtown Austin.

Tags: , , , , ,

Why Was I-35 Designed As A Double-Decker Through Central Austin?

Interstate Highway 35 is many things to many people. It is a vital thoroughfare for commerce and shipping. It is also an economic and social barrier through much of Austin. And nearly from its construction, it has been a source of frustration for drivers stuck in its traffic. I-35 has inspired a number of questions…

Tags: , , , , , , ,

What’s Up With The ‘Doors To Nowhere’ At Austin’s New Central Library?

There’s a new building in Austin that’s drawing a lot of attention. And there are a couple of doors — yes, doors — in that building that are getting some funny looks. Several people asked about them for our ATXplained project. KUT’s Audrey McGlinchy investigated.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Why Does This Big Metal Flower In Patterson Park Open And Close?

This is a story about feelings. And how you translate those feelings into something real. Read more.

Tags: , , , , ,

What’s The Deal With The Abandoned Home Depot On St. John’s?

The city bought this property 8 years ago, but since then, it’s just been vacant.

Tags: , , ,

Why Aren’t West Lake Hills, Sunset Valley And Rollingwood Part Of Austin?

There’s a bunch of island cities in South Austin. How did it get that way?

Tags: , , , , ,