A bronze sculpture of Willie Nelson will be erected later this month in Austin, Texas.
The tech world is descending upon Austin for the South by Southwest Interactive conference -- an annual gathering of tech influencers for a fast-paced week of panels, networking, and yes -- parties.
It's just over a week until one of the biggest geek gatherings of the year, South By Southwest Interactive, kicks off in Austin, Texas.
Occupy Wall Street demonstrators face a new challenge. They're trying to stay warm and dry as snow falls in New York.
The arrests occurred thousands of miles apart, but the scenes were similar in Oregon and Texas early Sunday: In the dark of night, police told Occupy demonstrators to leave protest sites. Those who refused were handcuffed and arrested.
Firefighters southeast of Austin, Texas, battled strong winds Monday as they struggled to gain ground against a fast-moving wildfire that has so far scorched some 25,000 acres and destroyed close to 500 homes.
Officials say evacuations are underway in Magnolia, Texas, as a raging wildfire inches closer to a residential area.
A raging wildfire near Austin, Texas, killed two people, officials said Tuesday, as firefighters fought to gain the upper hand against flames, wind and fatigue.
CNN's Jim Spellman reports on the worst fire season in years in Texas as multiple fires continue to burn.
Friday's jobs report could kick off the worst quarter for state and local government jobs on record. And teachers are at the center of the bullseye.
Even in these down times, there's money to be made buying and flipping houses.
There was nothing particularly weird about my hotel room, but fortunately, my search for Austin's famed eccentricity wasn't confined to the Courtyard Marriott.
From environmental troubadours to collectors of junk, Austin has no shortage of eccentricity.
"The State I'm In" columnist Brendan Newnam recently spent time in Austin, Texas during the SXSW conference and festival.
Pixar has nothing on nature when she's hungry.
Historically, the tech industry has not been especially hospitable to women.
Every March, thousands of young, jeans-wearing techies, filmmakers and musicians descend upon Austin, Texas, harboring dreams of getting noticed and hitting it big.
When the South by Southwest Festival kicks off today in Austin, Texas, the cutting edges of technology and film will be on display.
Six buses, 40 teams, 48 hours and one winning business idea: The StartupBus is as close to blood sport as Silicon Valley entrepreneurship gets.
I sometimes get little white lumps in my tonsils. What's the best way to get them out?
John Wayne Schulz, lovebirds Nick Fink and Jacqueline Dunford and more are off to Hollywood
When you declutter and organize your home, sometimes it's helpful to play a little game called "Let's Pretend We're Moving Overseas."
Heat waves threaten the reliability of the U.S. power grid as CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.
New York's Staten Island was broiling under a life-threatening heat wave and borough President James Molinaro was seriously concerned about the area's Little League baseball players. It was last July's Eastern heat wave and Consolidated Edison was responding to scattered power outages as electricity usage neared record highs.
A 19-year-old mathematics major from Austin, Texas, was identified Tuesday as the suspected gunman who fired shots from an AK-47 and then turned the gun on himself, the University of Texas at Austin said.
Shoppers in Austin, Texas may wind up losing the right to use plastic at the checkout line -- and that doesn't mean credit cards.
The "Keep Austin Weird" campaign must have worked, because the Texas capital is among the country's oddball cities that bucked the downturn.
I was geared up to complete my census form. I sat. I put on my headphones. I grabbed a pen, something I rarely use in my digitally mediated life. I took a deep breath. By the time I had exhaled, I had completed the form. I turned the pages over and under, thinking, "That's all!?"
It's billed as a showcase for the brightest minds in technology -- a place to network with industry leaders and see the latest Internet innovations.
Why does the cold wind make my head hurt, even when I wear earmuffs?
The widow of an Internal Revenue Service employee killed when a disgruntled taxpayer flew his plane into a seven-story building in Austin, Texas, last week is suing the pilot's wife, according to court documents.
Federal authorities say Joseph Andrew Stack crashed a small plane into a building housing an IRS office in Austin.
The pilot of a small plane that slammed into a building Thursday morning in Austin, Texas, set his house on fire beforehand and then intentionally crashed the aircraft, a federal official told CNN.
A plane crashes into a building in Austin, Texas. KXAN reports.
If you could use a car now and again but don't want to buy one, German automaker Daimler has a possible solution for you. At least if you live in Austin, Tex.
Kristin Luna reserves a car in Austin, Texas, but when she checks in, her car rental company is out of vehicles. She's free to rent from another company, but will have to pay an extra $245. Shouldn't her car rental company or travel agent help her?
CD sales are down. Digital hasn't caught up. Record companies are consolidating. New bands are trying to find their own way.
Watch a portion of Metallica's performance at SXSW.
Sonic booms and at least one fireball in the sky were reported in Texas on Sunday, less than a week after two satellites collided in space and a day after the Federal Aviation Administration asked U.S. pilots to watch for "falling space debris," authorities said.
Recent world events have shown in stark relief how financial speculators hype industries up, only to scare and scatter when a bubble bursts leaving the value of stocks and shares to tumble.
Ryan Libbey, 10, was in vacation heaven.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- A frustrated Austin Rivers flipped off the TV the night of June 12. It was bad enough that a bout with bronchitis kept the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers from flying to see Game 4 of the NBA Finals in person. Now the younger Rivers had to watch the Celtics flounder to a 24-point deficit.
Lots of businesses allow employees to work from home and many rely on networks of virtual staffers. But what if the partners who own and run the business live in four different cities? Thanks to some smart technology, that's what's happening at Blastro Networks (blastro.com), an operator of several music video websites.
Texas child welfare authorities are appealing a ruling in the polygamist sect case, arguing that the state was right to put more than 440 children in foster care
"Ten years ago, there was almost nothing here," says Chris Damon of the view from his office window.
A mysterious nerve disorder that hit some slaughterhouse employees with debilitating symptoms apparently was caused by inhaling a fine mist of pig brain tissue.
Obama and Clinton have agreed to debate in Austin, but now the fight is over whether the public should be able to attend
Whether it's dining, shopping, culture, nightlife or people, everybody has a favorite city. Some cities are great places to live and raise a family. Others provide the backdrop for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation.
Rescuers find three university students who went missing while exploring a cave in Austin, Texas.
Goodbye Lady Bird Johnson
An explosive device "which could have caused substantial harm" was found Wednesday in the parking lot of an Austin, Texas, women's clinic where abortions are performed, authorities said.
The living is richer when you're the boss. But you don't need to spend years climbing the corporate ladder if you start your own business. We've taken the first steps for you, talking to entrepreneurs and experts to find new business and franchise opportunities poised to capitalize on trends that will pay off now and in your golden years.
It's graduation day at VT's American Freestyle Karate school in Marietta, Georgia, and the studio's junior instructor, Austin Leake, impresses students and parents with a perfectly executed flying sidekick.
Google has the power to help but also hurt any business with an online presence. Meet one entrepreneur who figured out how to thrive in this strange new world.
If realtors are trying to put Randy Calhoun out of business, he has yet to feel the heat.
When four of my top employees told me in one six-week period that they were pregnant, I realized that their good news could spell disaster for my advertising agency, T3.
Since gracing our cover in March 2005, sunken-treasure recovery firm Odyssey Marine Exploration has been working toward a huge payday: the exploration of the HMS Sussex, sunk off Gibraltar in 1694 ...
Two rubbery-looking potted plants adorn the lobby of 285 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. The five-story building sits across the street from City Hall and is a short bike ride from Stanford Un...
KA-CHING! Opris has worked at Whole Foods for just over a year.
It's usually a lot more fun to watch Office Space than to live it. But not for the lucky cubicle dwellers whose employers are enlightened enough to rent out Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the...
Several once high-flying housing markets in the United States have come down to earth recently. Could yours be next?
It's what every retiree dreams of. But lately second-act home hunters have been in for some rude surprises. Sedona always sounded like a nice place to buy? Home prices are up 47% in the past three ...
Richard Florida likes to chat about cities the way most people chat about movies or pop culture. This is not to say that Florida, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, likes to discuss the bes...
Dear Armchair Millionaire: My parents and I have a long-standing disagreement. They say that when it comes to money, my generation has it much easier than theirs ever did. I say that things were easier back then. What's your perspective?
At nine o'clock on the morning of Sept. 5, a brown-and-white calf shot out of a chute at the Travis County Exposition Center in Austin, kicking off the 20th edition of the Capital City Rodeo run by...
1 Call your assistant and tell him you're out of pocket for all July. Really, it's been far too long since you've properly celebrated Lasagna Awareness Month. While you're at it, send a shout-out u...
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IN OUR 16TH SURVEY OF AMERICA'S TOP TOWNS WE LOOK AT 10 BIG CITIES WHERE PEOPLE ARE MOVING AND REAL ESTATE IS BOOMING, AND FIND THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUBURBS FOR LASTING VALUE, QUALITY OF LIFE...
Austin residents enjoy the best of both worlds: a stylish, exciting urban life, but without a lot of the hassles big cities are known for.
In the summer of 1990, a movie called Slacker opened at the Dobie Theater, just off the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. In the film a stream of smart but directionless young Austinites...
The Irish-born Berber is CEO of CyBerCorp, a fast-growing electronic brokerage based in Austin, Texas. Berber, 41, founded CyBerCorp (www.cybercorp.com), his second financial technology startup, af...
What's so great about Dallas?
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It should come as no surprise that seven of our ten boomtowns are located in the West. After all, this part of the country has always attracted pioneers--in this case, entrepreneurs such as compute...
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ONCE UPON A TIME, a lot of backyard barbecues in Raleigh/Durham's tonier suburbs involved Sansabelted tobacco and textile executives. They would stand around grumbling about business, pounding down...
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I agree with your ranking Austin in the top three in September's ''The Best Places to Live in America.'' But why give us only an 8 out of a possible 100 on leisure? That's like giving Malibu an F f...
No place is perfect, of course, as the table below shows. Here you'll find how each of our top 10 metro areas rates in nine broad categories, with 100 points representing the best possible score. T...
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Hundreds of workers crossed picket lines at the Geo. A. Hormel & Co. plant in Austin, Minnesota, but a bitter six-month-old dispute still smoldered between Hormel and Local P-9 of the United Food a...
THE PARTY DAYS that oil brought to Texas are over -- probably for good, most Texans admit -- and the hangover in the state's economy is taking its sweet time to end. Though the state is trying to s...
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