If Austin were Tel Aviv: Get a better understanding of clashes along the Gaza Strip by looking at our full infographic comparing the geography of the Middle East with the more familiar geography of Central Texas: http://atxne.ws/1rvH5tb
Soccer is trending up following World Cup excitement. Rick Jacobson, administrator of North Austin Soccer Alliance (NASA), said registrations for the fall season are running 20 percent ahead of where they were at this time last year.
John Kelso: For barbecue, this Texan-turned-Canadian goes to great lengths http://atxne.ws/1kgQkPg
The University of Texas System Board of Regents is expected to name Adm. William McRaven the sole finalist for chancellor when the board meets by phone Tuesday, sources told the American-Statesman. http://ift.tt/1pVl4mq
Weekly roundup, 07.25.14
An animal rehab is hoping to get an intake facility of five to 10 acres for animals in need as well as combat misconceptions about wild animals. They’re off to a good start: They have already proved that wild animals aren’t scary — they’re undeniably cute.
Strong indefinitely suspends UT players charged with sexual assault. The two Texas wide receivers were arrested Thursday and charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. Update: why the players got a personal bond on sex assault charges.
In two days, new Longhorns coach Charlie Strong has dismissed 6 members of the football team for undisclosed rules violations.
Study: Texas abortion rate declines in wake of new law. Since new abortion restrictions went into effect this year, Texas has lost about 46 percent of its abortion facilities, the report says. While the statewide abortion rate has dropped, abortion providers that remain in big cities such as Houston and Austin saw an increase in abortions.
From the rest of the internet:
90% of Twitter’s tech employees are male - does this surprise you?
The Fort Worth mortuary scandal gets even more crazy, if you can believe it, with this update that says the mortuary in question was going to be on a reality TV show on Lifetime, but the show has now been canceled.
Don’t read this article about the anniversary of Kidd Kraddick’s death at work because you will probably cry.
One small step for rhinos, one giant prison sentence for a man: A South African rhino poacher was sentenced to 77 years in prison.
We’re into the last few weeks of summer in Austin!
Before it all ends, check out this bucket list we put together with a map and video guide to make sure you enjoy the last bit of it: http://atxne.ws/1jZpRFm
Out in Lakeway, All Things Wild Rehabilitation help sick, injured and orphaned wildlife - and also seek to educate people about wild animals, from bobcats to squirrels.
Read more: http://atxne.ws/1odSAGj
And see more photos! http://atxne.ws/1lx5eeR
Photo by Rachel Rice / George the squirrel meets three baby skunks in a play date set up by rehabilitator Lily Alexander.
What’s the difference between a refugee and an immigrant? The answer will have profound effects as a surge of immigrants seeking asylum crosses the South Texas border illegally. Child migrants face a 2nd difficult journey through courts.
Inspired by the Statesman’s video of Springdale Farm’s produce art, I decided to drag my boyfriend to the farm’s Saturday market this weekend. It was a little hard to find — we originally passed it and got a little lost on all the one-way streets in the area — but when we finally got there and figured out where to park, I was impressed. There was an amazing variety of products, including fresh vegetables, jams and eggs, and they were all arranged beautifully.
After we bought eggs (incredibly pricey eggs — $7 for a dozen!), we walked around the farm and looked at their chickens, which I wanted to steal because they were so cute. The grounds were surprisingly peaceful and beautiful for a farm in the middle of the city. I would definitely recommend a visit if you’re interested in urban farms and farmers markets.
Love some fresh produce? Intern Chloe went to Springdale Farm in her latest explorations of Austin on our Austin360 Tumblr!