Austin/ Community & Society
Published on April 11, 2019
Top Austin news: How Austin became 'Austin'; Library issues hilarious correction after event mix-upPhoto: Jeremy Keith/Flickr

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Austin.

This undocumented worker and her husband were owed $11,000. Then their boss called the cops, they say.

Claudia Golinelli held out hope that the man who employed her and her husband, Alex, would finally pay back the $11,000 owed to them. The couple had seen the Lone Star State's booming construction industry as a way to provide a modest living for their two young children. 

Read the full story on SFGATE.

How Austin became "Austin" is a wild 'n weird tale

Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks Who Transformed The Capital of Texas By Joe Nick Patoski. First things first: You are reading the identity of the publisher correctly above. That the literary cabal at College Station could (and would) put out a book that not only extols the virtues of the home of their hated rivals — and not a single “Saw ‘em Off!” epithet to be found — is indeed remarkable.

Read the full story on Houston Press.

Snacks not snakes! Austin-area library issues hilarious correction after event mix-up

An Austin area library has taken to social media to dispel rumors after a local paper allegedly mistakenly reported snakes would be present at the next event.

Read the full story on from the Houston Chronicle.

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