Fourth of July events around Austin

Not sure what to do to celebrate America’s 234th birthday?  Below is a list of events happening in and around Austin this July 4th weekend, fireworks included. Fri July 02 Carlos’n Charlie’s Fireworks (Emerald Point Marina, 5973 Hiline Rd) The infamous bar and grill on Lake Travis will have fireworks on July 2 and July [...]

Capital City African-American Chamber hosts awards luncheon

The 3rd Annual Business Awards Luncheon, held at Norris Conference Center, honored several local businesses and leaders for their dedication and contribution to Austin’s economy and civic engagement. Texas Gas Service, Corporate Partner of the Year - TGS has been a member of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce since the 1990’s.  The [...]

Austin Celebrates World Refugee Day

Austin residents are invited to join in the celebration of the United Nations World Refugee Day at the Bob Bullock State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, this Saturday to learn more about the international refugee community in Austin. This year’s celebration coincides with the 30th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980, landmark legislation [...]

Sweet summer sounds for free around Austin

It is summertime in Austin and it is HOT (which you may have noticed!). What are you supposed to do to enjoy this wonderful time of year when you are short on cash? Listed below are just a few of the amazing music events in Austin that will help keep you cool and busy. After [...]

NHPO Hosts Think Tank on Arizona’s Immigration Law

A representative from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF, the organization leading efforts on disputing the Arizona immigration initiatives), members from the National Hispanic Professional Organization (NHPO) of Austin, and community members gathered at Dario’s Mexican Restaurant in East Austin to discuss the effect and consequences of Arizona’s Immigration Law, which will [...]

$10.5M multi-use indoor sports facility planned for East Austin

Developers plan to bring jobs, an anticipated $2 million dollars in revenue a year, as well as a healthier lifestyle and a safe place to play, to the East Austin community. The Central Texas Sports Alliance (CTSA) plans to start building an indoor/outdoor multi-use sports facility on a large plot of land on Springdale Road, [...]

YWCA of Greater Austin Recognizes Five Women of Merit

The Austin chapter of the YWCA, the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world, will honor five women that have impacted the Austin community at their Women of the Year Awards Luncheon. The annual event takes place on June 8 in the Mabee Ballroom at St. Edward’s University. “Since 1986, the YWCA has [...]

BAM: Celebrating Black Arts

“There [are] not a lot of activities about African American culture and arts,” said Ms. Lisa Byrd, Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Arts Movement performing arts festival. Black Arts Movement festival (BAM) is a celebration of African American artists in the new millennium. This three-week long event, she said, is “an opportunity to [...]

Formula One Racing Chooses Austin as its New American Home

In 2012, Austin, Texas will host the first Formula One racing event in the United States since 2007, when it was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speed Way. The agreement is for Austin to build a $250 million facility for a Formula One racetrack.  This will be the first time that a track is built [...]

Pachanga Latino Music Festival 2010

The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, which took place on Saturday, May 22 at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin, was a lively party indeed. Now in its third year, the event had a stellar lineup, including local and international acts ranging from DJs to mariachis and traditional Tejano to electronica infused with Latin sounds. There was [...]