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  For Fashion Forward Moms’ Eyes Only Pimp mom’s car keys. Why not give a boring necessity like keys, a funky facelift?! Feathery, vibrant handcrafted tassels that won’t add unneeded weight, but will add much needed flair. Custom orders are welcome. You’re an Austin area local, you don’t say. Head over to the Lavish Leathers…

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Draylen Mason played the bass. The 17-year-old applied to Oberlin College, a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the second oldest conservatory and oldest continually operating conservatory in the United States. On the day of the fatal attack, March 12, 2018, Mason’s dream came true. He would have been offered one…

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Police in Austin, Texas, have released the name of the man responsible for a string of bombings that targeted Black and Hispanic residents.  Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, was tracked to a hotel 20 miles away when police found him sitting in a vehicle. As police approached his car, he detonated an explosive device killing himself…

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The terror of a mad bomber is over after police in Austin, Texas, were able to track the suspect down. According to an Austin police spokesperson, around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, police surrounded a White male, 24, as he was sitting in his car. As it became clear there was no escape and police approached, the…

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SXSW may be a top festival for music and film, but there’s no way we could leave Austin, Texas, without highlighting the fashion landscape. Thousands of festivalgoers paraded down the city’s infamous Sixth Street in the some of the most eclectic ensembles. For a second, we started to think it was fashion week. Everyone came…

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The recent victory of the Dallas Cowboys over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers caused celebration for many fans. However, those who were rooting against the Cowboys have been subjected to putdowns by Cowboys’ fans who hope to see the team in the Super Bowl. One man in Austin, Texas, took his anti-Cowboys hatred to an extreme.…

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No one knows what was going on in the mind of 17-year-old David Joseph when he was running naked through an Austin, Texas, apartment complex. But someone called 911 to report he was chasing people and acting erratic. The teen was a senior at Premier High School and was known as “Pronto” to his friends.…

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Two men at a traffic stop wielding a baseball bat and a wooden pole attempt to beat the hell out of each other. The incident occurred in Austin, TX and now police are looking for the men involved. Police recommend  that in a road rage encounter you stay in your car.

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Grammy- and Oscar Award-winning singer John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. Last week Legend announced a multi-year initiative called Free America that seeks put an end to mass incarceration by helping to ensure that excessive penalties are not given for minor offenses. On April 16 Legend performed at an Austin, Texas, correctional…

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Dr. Meria Carstarphen

Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s educational background, experience and annual base salary The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday, April 14, 2014 to hire Meria Joel Carstarphen as superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools. Dr. Carstarphen brings nearly 20 years of education and experience in diverse, urban public school districts including Austin, Texas, Saint Paul,…

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Nas proved that he can still connect with a youthful audience 20 years after releasing his debut album, Illmatic. Nas was the headliner at the Mass Appeal concert at SXSW. Held at the Austin Music Hall, Nas took the crowd on a journey through his hip-hop career by performing hits from his 8-album discography. Click…

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Rashad Owens

  Police have revealed the identity of the driver who struck a crowd with his car at SXSW. Rashad Owens, 21, a father of six and an aspiring rapper, has been charged with one count of capital murder and could face as many as 23 counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle. Owens, originally from…

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