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What are the weirdest places in Austin, TX?

Friday, March 27th, 2020
A variety of elements symbolize the weirdness of Austin, TX

Weirdest Places in Austin, TX

As a city known for its weirdness, many come to Austin eager to find some truly weird locales to check out. Whether you’re one of those curious visitors, or a longtime resident looking to get a new dose of the bizarre, we hope you’ll find some assistance with our list here compiled. Read on below to check out some of the strangest spots in our city of oddness.

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What’s there to do for St. Patrick’s Day 2020 in Austin?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Saint Patrick uses the power of the clover to summon money and expel the snake lord.

Unique Saint Patrick’s Day 2020 Activities in Austin, TX

The famed Irish holiday of leprechauns, clovers, and all things green is fast approaching for 2020. As always, Austin has a lot going on. In particular, a heaping helping of bar crawls will be competing for your crawling pleasure.

Since the bar-crawl zone is so feisty, we decided to stay away from it entirely and give you some unique event suggestions; Austin is city of weirdness, after all. So check out our special St. Patrick’s Day 2020 event selections below!

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How should I spend a memorable Valentine’s Day 2020 in Austin, TX?

Friday, February 7th, 2020
Hearts carved out of the wing have text on them that reads, "Unique Valentine's Day Activities in Austin, TX"

Unique Valentine’s Day 2020 Activities in Austin, TX

It can be hard to think of unique ways to spend Valentine’s Day. That’s why we’ve compiled a few local Austin events that stood out to us here. We’re not going to explain what the events are, but if something below catches your eye, click the link to learn more!

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How fast can you drive in Texas?

Monday, December 30th, 2019
generic car driving through a city at night

What is the fastest legal speed limit in Texas

If you’re a big fan of driving fast, you’re in the right place. The federal speed limit cap of 55 mph was repealed back in 1995, and since then, most states have chosen to set their own standards for what is an acceptable speed. Texas was one of those that upped their speed limit by quite a bit. Find out what the fastest speed limit is here in Texas and where you can go to ride it out! (more…)

Ways to Give Back to Austin Community in the 2019 Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Places to Donate Food, Clothes and Toys in Austin, TX

The holiday season is a great time to give back to the community. While many people focus on buying and giving gifts, others struggle to provide food, clothes and shelter. Luckily, there are plenty of methods to give back to the community in Austin, TX! Check out the list of places to volunteer, donate food, clothes and toys in the Austin area below.

Volunteer Opportunities

Giving your time to serve others is a fantastic way to give back and help the community. There are plenty of places to volunteer in Austin, TX. A few options are listed below!

  • At Austin Pets Alive!, volunteers can choose between a wide range of tasks to help animals in the Austin, TX area. There are separate cat and dog programs that need volunteers to interact with the animals, but there are also ways to volunteer at home, at events and more. Check out their website to learn more.
  • Volunteers are always needed at the Trinity Center in Austin. Volunteers help answer phones, prepare food and assist with shopping and showering programs, help with administrative work and more. Learn more at their website.

Read more: Are car dealerships closed on Sundays in Texas?

Food Pantries

  • The Central Texas Food Bank provides holiday meals for those who can’t afford one. They accept volunteers, as well as food and monetary donations. To learn more, visit their website.
  • H-E-B Feast of Sharing is a holiday dinner for families around Texas, which consists of more than 250,000 meals and 33 dinners in Texas and Mexico. They accept volunteers to help make the holiday dinners go smoothly. Learn more at their website.

Clothing Drives

  • Coats for Kids distributes more the 30,000 winter jackets to children in need in central Texas. You can help the cause by volunteering and making a monetary donation.

Toy DrivesBrown box with label that says donation toys with toys in front of it

  • Blue Santa is a program put on by the Austin Police Department that provides Christmas presents for low-income families in the Austin area. They accept volunteers, toys and have many other ways to get involved. Learn more here.
  • Brown Santa is a program run by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and aids underprivileged children and their families in Travis County. They accept volunteers and donations.

Thank you for reading! Hopefully, we’ve helped you find a place to give back to the community this holiday season! Comment below where you volunteer.

What’s going on in Austin in November 2019?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Two bloody marys with toppings on table with November 2019 Events in Austin, TX text

November Festivals in Austin, TX

Austin, TX, is a very lively city with events and festivals for people with a variety of interests. Austin has plenty of festivals that will immerse your taste buds and keep you occupied. So, what’s going on in Austin this month? Let’s dive into the festivals in the great city of Austin this November! (more…)

What are the best pubs in Austin, Texas?

Monday, October 21st, 2019
An assortment of beers sitting on a bar

The Best Pubs in Austin, TX

A good pub is a treasure. The inexpensive comfort food, the perfect beer selection, and the laid-back atmosphere all combine into something greater than the sum of its parts. Austin is a big city, and it can be hard to know where all the best spots are. So, we decided to do the research for you and figure out which pubs the locals think are the best.

Here are the best pubs in Austin, TX. (more…)

What are some Fall 2019 events happening near Austin, Texas?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Multi-colored corn in a basket sitting in a cornfield

What’s going on this fall near Austin, TX?

Austin is a diverse, bustling city. With such an eclectic group of people, it makes sense that the autumn events list is as long as it is disparate. We’ve sorted through some of the coolest stuff going on this October and November so you don’t have to.

Without further ado, here are some fall 2019 events happening near Austin, Texas. (more…)

What is in synthetic oil?

Friday, August 16th, 2019
Synthetic oil pours from a grey bottle onto some machinery.

The Ingredients That Make Up Synthetic Oil

You’ve probably heard a lot about synthetic oil; these days, more and more vehicles are recommending it. Synthetic oil is a more effective form of engine lubricant that boasts improved viscosity performance under extreme temperatures, resists oxidization and thermal breakdown, and avoids the occasional sludge issue. But what is actually in synthetic oil? (more…)

Which car ads are the weirdest?

Sunday, August 11th, 2019
First-person view of lounging on a bed watching TV while holding the remote up to the television.

Strangest Car Commercials

Car companies are always working hard to stand out from one another. One way to do this is to make a unique ad. Sure, showing a crossover cruising through a striking landscape with a soothing voice-over conveying the upgrades in an endearingly concise manner is all well and good, but it’s not likely to be remembered.

The drive to make an impression is likely what motivated the following collection of “unique” commercials. And we’re grateful- whatever else one may say about them, they are indeed entertaining. We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether the oddness comes across in an ultimately successful or unsuccessful manner. (more…)