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Why Are There So Few Homes With Basements Around Austin?

October 18th, 2018

Basements are common in other parts of the country. So why not here? Is it the rock? The flooding? Nope.

What Ever Happened To Austin’s Long-Running Aqua Fest?

October 4th, 2018

For decades, Aqua Fest was an annual celebration in Austin. Then, it stopped. One ATXplained listener wanted to know why.

We’re Doing A Live Show! Come Be A Part Of It!

August 24th, 2018

Join us on Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Texas Union Theater on the UT campus. Details and tickets (they’re free) are right here.

How Did These Tropical Fish Wind Up Thriving In Austin’s Waller Creek? 🐠

June 28th, 2018

An Austin creek is home to a wild population of platyfish, known worldwide as colorful, affordable pet-store species. But they jumped the tank as …

Why Are You Not Allowed To Swim In Lady Bird Lake?

June 14th, 2018

You can canoe, kayak, paddleboard — but don’t get in the water. Why not? MORE HERE

Is It Bee Cave Or Bee Caves? And Where Are The Bees? 🐝

May 31st, 2018

It’s a question that’s vexed people for years. But were there ever any bees?

What’s The History Behind That Bell Tower On Cesar Chavez?

May 24th, 2018

At the end of Colorado Street on the north bank of Lady Bird Lake stands a six-story brick tower. So what’s it there for?

What’s That Weird-Looking Tower Up On 51st Street?

May 11th, 2018

Water tower? Government conspiracy? KUT’s Joseph Leahy investigates.

What’s The Difference Between Ranch-To-Market And Farm-To-Market Roads?

May 4th, 2018

RM? FM? Do they even go to farms or ranches? You can read more here.

What’s The Story With This Tiny Cemetery In The Highway Median?

April 24th, 2018

Out by the Austin airport, there’s a tiny cemetery in a huge construction site. Who’s buried there? What will become of it? See more here.
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