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  • Sari, dhoti for Pongal to continue in Tamil Nadu

    The state government had already allocated Rs 487.92 crore for the implementation of the scheme, launched in 1983
  • Texas university powers up futuristic robotic device to help stroke patients

    Almost 800,000 people in the United States suffer from a stroke annually -- and the affliction affects each patient differently. One Texas researcher has created a device that could greatly improve the lives of patients whose strokes have affected motor skills. University of Houston engineering professor Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal developed a next-generation robotic arm that can be controlled by the user's brainwaves. The portable device uses a brain-computer interface (BCI) developed by...
  • Beloved Texas Book Festival reveals star author lineup for 2022

    After two years of virtual and hybrid programming, the Texas Book Festival is returning in full in-person force November 5 and 6 in downtown Austin. With a sizable list of impressive literary talent for readers of all ages, the beloved bookworm gathering has uncovered 15 authors that will headline the fest. The festival will feature Screen Actors Guild Award recipient and nine-time NAACP Image Award winner Omar Epps, Good Morning America Book Club Pick author
  • Busy Austin taco bar continues expansion with 2 new locations

    Taco Flats isn't a place, it's a state of mind. Here's proof: On July 25, the Austin taco purveyors announced plans for two new locations, having purchased Riata Bar and Grill in Northwest Austin and Castro's Bar & BBQ in Lakeway. The Northwest Austin location will open first on August 5, followed by the Lakeway location in mid-September. "This Northwest section of the city has dense neighborhoods, tech, fintech and general offices etc. making the
  • Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

    Summer happenings are still running hot in Austin. Catch the final outdoor concert of The Drop-In series, or bask in the light of the upcoming supermoon against the downtown skyline. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full listing of events, go to our calendar. Thursday, August 11 Neal Brennan: Unacceptable Emmy-nominated, multi-hyphenate entertainer Neal Brennan is bringing his stand-up comedy to The Creek and the Cave for
  • Bodies Bodies Bodies hit the floor in hilarious horror comedy

    People behaving badly can sometimes be among the most entertaining types of films, as the spectacle of them giving in to their basest instincts is great escapism for many who would rarely, if ever, dare to indulge in such activities. That kind of story also gives the audience permission to pass judgment over the characters, condemning their actions while still being entertained by the malfeasance. The filmmakers behind Bodies Bodies Bodies know this, and they
  • The stars at night are big and bright at this stunning $18.5 million Texas ranch

    A gorgeous riverfront property northwest of Uvalde just flowed onto the market. Listed for $18.5 million by Foster Farm & Ranch, a Texas-based team of land specialists and real estate agents led by veteran broker Chad Foster, the Nineteen Mile Ranch spans nearly 8,500 acres. Located 19 miles outside Uvalde, the ranch features crystal clear waters, a spring-fed swimming hole, and free range exotic animals, including aoudad and axis deer. Add to these a plethora
  • From bluebonnets to polka, celebrate big in festival-friendly Ennis

    Deemed the "Official Bluebonnet City," Ennis is blanketed in the blue blooms every spring -- it's one of the first things you'll notice when you drive into town. But if you miss prime wildflower season, there's still plenty to love about this destination that's only about 30 minutes south of Dallas. Ennis' historic downtown boasts beautiful, tree-lined streets and wonderful shopping and dining outposts. And on Saturdays from April through October you can browse the
  • Lock up a tour at the Brown County Museum of History in Brownwood

    Located in the northern Texas Hill Country, Brownwood is an inviting place where you have your pick of activities. Perhaps you choose to chomp down on a chili cheeseburger that's served in a restored train car at Runaway Train Cafe, or order up some sizzling street tacos at Tr3s Leches Bakery. Shop at more than a dozen trendy, locally owned boutiques or attend a live performance at the beautifully preserved 1920s Lyric Theatre. You could
  • 7 things to know in Austin food right now: Easy Tiger twists up new pretzel bar

    Editor's note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of Austin's restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news. Openings Don't get it twisted -- or do -- at the new Easy Tiger location at Domain Northside. The new spot is smaller, but the charcuterie is still mighty. This time, instead of bread, the new concept, Pretzel Bar, serves soft
  • KUT shares never-before-heard Austin stories in immersive Paramount Theatre performance

    Whether you're a brand-new Austin transplant or you've been here for decades, it's always a good idea to learn more about the city's history, food, art, language, and more. KUT News is inviting Austinites old and new to do just that, immersing them in never-before-heard stories through ATXplained Live at the historic Paramount Theatre. Bringing stories to life in unexpected ways through props, costumes, video, music, and audience engagement, the show takes place on Wednesday,
  • This national survey says Texas is a great state for business

    As Austin and the rest of Texas continue to welcome out-of-state businesses, there's some affirming news from a new poll. More than half of non-Texans believe the Lone Star State is a good place to launch a business. The survey, conducted this summer by Austin-based Crosswinds Media & Public Relations and Asbury Park, New Jersey-based Rasmussen Reports, a conservative-leaning polling company, found 53 percent of non-Texans had a positive perception of Texas as a place