Butterbeer? Not quite. We tried those Harry Potter secret menu drinks from Starbucks

By now you’ve probably seen the so-called Harry Potter Starbucks drinks making the rounds online. The “secret menu” consists of two drinks, a butterbeer latte and a butterbeer frappucino.  The drinks are meant to mimic the flavor of butterbeer, which...

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Is Budweiser filming a Super Bowl commercial in Elgin?

Tis the season. NFL playoffs season, that is. Super Bowl LII is right around the corner and it looks like one of the purveyors of the most popular Super Bowl commercials every year has chosen Central Texas as its location for this year’s ad. According...

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This $10,000-a-night Austin estate is the most expensive Airbnb in the country

Traveling to Austin for South by Southwest and really want to do it big? Well, we’ve found you an Airbnb. This huge three-house estate in Clarksville is available for all your SXSW needs -- oh, and it happens to be the most expensive Airbnb listing...

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This San Antonio man made 100 trips to Whataburger in a year and celebrated like royalty

Take a bow, the Whataking has arrived. His name is Tommy Guitron, he lives in San Antonio and he’s made 100 -- yep, one hundred -- trips to Whataburger.  So he celebrated with a crown made of a burger wrapper, a scepter made of a free cup and a royal...

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What to do on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Austin

Monday, Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which happens to fall on King’s actual birthday this year. To honor the civil rights hero, groups and businesses around town are hosting special events. Here are a few: Thursday, Jan. 11 13th annual...

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It’s your last night to eat dinner at this downtown Austin steakhouse

If you love Sullivan’s and/or Sully’s Side Bar, cancel your plans tonight. The downtown restaurant and bar is closing on Tuesday, according to Eater Austin.  Developers announced the building will be replaced with a 31-story high-rise with an office...

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UPDATE: Missing elderly woman returns home safely, Austin police say 

An elderly Austin woman feared missing over the weekend returned home safely early Monday morning, authorities said.   The Austin Police Department released no other information about 81-year-old Girlean Pennick’s condition.  The department put out...

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Your favorite Blue Bell flavor is back in stores

Hold onto your ice cream spoons, folks.  That’s right. Butter Crunch is BACK, baby.  According to Blue Bell on Instagram, the popular flavor is back in stores as of Thursday. I’m not even going to write anymore because I’m assuming you’ve already...

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This week’s freezing weather caused Texas sea turtles to get hypothermia

Have you noticed it’s cold? The freezing weather across the state (and most of the country) this week has wreaked havoc on Texas’ wildlife, namely sea turtles along the Gulf Coast. According to Texas Monthly, the turtles have been suffering from hypothermia...

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