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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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