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Best Cheap Drinks in Austin
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Best Hotel Bars in Austin Worth Your Time
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13DecCandy Cane Crawl
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Tomorrow at 18:00 – 07:30 pm

Mueller Austin

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13DecNational Parks Poster Show at Mondo
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Tomorrow at 18:00 – 10:00 pm

Mondo

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13DecCommunity First! Village of Lights
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Tomorrow at 17:30 – Dec 14, 05:30 PM

Community First Village

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13DecArmadillo Christmas Bazaar
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Tomorrow at 16:00 – Dec 24, 07:00 PM

Palmer Events Center

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13DecBallet Austin's The Nutcracker
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Tomorrow at 14:00 – 04:30 pm

Ballet Austin

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13DecBeer Release: Sour Apple Mull
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Tomorrow at 12:00 – 10:00 pm

Blue Owl Brewing

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13DecArmadillo Christmas Bazaar 2019
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Tomorrow at 11:00 – Dec 24, 10:00 PM

Palmer Events Center

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Nicholas Day
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Things To Do in Austin This Weekend | December 12th - 15th
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Holly Hargett on Mattie's
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Mattie's
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All farm-fresh ingredients here! Lots of delicious options to pick from. Beautiful building and the staff is warm and friendly too!

Leslie Dymock on Odd Duck
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Odd Duck
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The food is incredible and the restaurant atmosphere is perfect for any special occasion! A little pricier than where I usually go but it is great when you feel like splurging!

Azul Rooftop Bar + Lounge has new update
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Hi everyone!
Azul Rooftop Bar + Lounge will be closed from December 15 - December 19. Please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
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Azul Rooftop Bar + Lounge has new update
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Hi everyone! Azul Rooftop Bar + Lounge will be closed beginning December 15 til December 19. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
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Jillian Conway on The Park at the Domain
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The Park at the Domain is a really cool spot for drinks with friends! It kind of reminds me of Central Perk!

Anqi Yu on The Park at the Domain
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Great atmosphere and food.

Nicholas Day on Bass Concert Hall
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One of the best music venues in Austin! Definitely one of the best theaters in Austin

Matthew Strickland on The Handlebar
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Fun bar with a random yet oddly intriguing handlebar focus. On any given day you will see some tipsy people playing on an adult playground. It makes for great people watching.

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15 hours ago Austin buys carbon credits from new tree-planting program as carbon neutrality goal looms
A new program to plant saplings on private land and sell the resulting carbon credits locally kicks off this weekend.
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15 hours ago Manor ISD leaders look to community engagement during police chief search
This comes after a unanimous vote from the school board to create the district's very first police department.
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1 day ago 2019 Alamo Bowl: First look at Utah
Alika Jenner/Getty Images The Utes will challenge the Longhorns on both sides of the ball. As the decade comes to a close — thankfully enough for the Texas Longhorns football program — head coach Tom Herman’s team will take on the No. 11 Utah Utes in San Antonio at the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl. The challenge is significant for 7-5 Texas, as Utah ranks No. 12 in offensive SP+ and No. 10 in defensive SP+ following a Pac-12 title game loss to Oregon. The 37-15 win for the Ducks provided a template for beating the Utes, as difficult as it may be to replicate. In that game, Oregon ran for 239 yards on 41 and three touchdowns, a full 26 percent of all the rushing yardage and 43 percent of all the rushing touchdowns allowed by Morgan Scalley’s defense. The Ducks also intercepted two passes from Tyler Huntley to win the turnover battle. However, the overall body of work suggests that the championship game was the extreme outlier for head coach Kyle Whittingham’s program this season and that’s not great news for Texas. A paragon of stability, Whittington is a former BYU linebacker who has spent his entire coaching career in the region, only leaving the state of Utah for the six seasons that he spent at Idaho State. In 1994, Whittingham left Idaho State and took his first job at Utah, heading to Salt Lake City to become the defensive line coach. He’s been there ever since, taking over the defense the next season and then remaining in that position until he took over as head coach for Urban Meyer after the undefeated regular season in 2004 that ended with Whittingham making his head coaching debut in a Fiesta Bowl win over PItt. With a 131-63 record as a head coach, Whittingham has overseen the transition from the Mountain West to the expanded Pac-12 Conference. The Utes didn’t manage a winning conference record until his fifth season in the league and the 2017 season represented a step back, but the program looks like it’s peaking this season at some key positions — the quarterback, running back, leader in sacks, stalwart defensive tackle, and three of the four leading tacklers are all seniors. Offense Utah is in its first season under offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, a college football stalwart who ran his first offense at Cal Poly in 1997 and is now in his second stint under Whittingham in Salt Lake City. In between his first offensive coordinator gig and his return to Utah, Ludwig has coordinated offenses at Oregon, Cal, Wisconsin, and Vanderbilt. He’s known for his adaptability, flexibly building his offensive schemes around the strengths of the players at hand — he’s even kept an old playbook after taking over a new job. Ludwig returned after Troy Taylor navigated injuries to Huntley and starting running back Zach Moss last season, then took over at the Sacramento State head coach. He’s now the ninth play caller in the 11 seasons since his first stint with the Utes. Unsurprisingly, improved health has allowed for a seamless return — Utah improved from No. 45 in offensive SP+ to 12th nationally, scoring 34 points per game with high-level efficiency on third down (47.8 percent) and a solid touchdown percentage in the red zone (67.9 percent). As former Texas quarterback Cameron Rising sits out due to NCAA transfer rules, Utah is led by Huntley, the senior quarterback around whom Ludwig has built the offense, and Moss, the senior running back who is averaging 6.2 yards per carry on his way to 1,359 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns this season. On Tuesday, Moss was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. The wide receivers also get involved in the running game — three different players at the position have scored touchdowns this season. Huntley is second nationally in completion percentage at 73.7 percent, behind only LSU’s Joe Burrow. Despite the gap of more than four percentage points in completion percentage, both players are averaging 10.7 yards per attempt. Huntley hasn’t thrown nearly as many touchdown passes — 48 to 18 — but the two interceptions against Oregon last week represent half of his season total. Huntley has done an excellent job protecting the football. Under Ludwig, Huntley has more responsibility at the line of scrimmage, while the wide receivers have less responsibility after the snap, running fewer option routes than they did last season. More pre-snap movement has helped put extra pressure on defenses and produced a breakout season for sophomore tight end Brant Kuithe, who leads Utah in receptions (31), receiving yards (572 yards), and receiving touchdowns (six). He’ll present a matchup problem for the Longhorns. The offensive line struggles in power success rate and standard downs sack rate, ranking in the 100s in both categories, but ranks No. 6 in opportunity rate and has been good on passing downs. Utah has been average overall in sacks allowed, but ranks tied for 74th in tackles for loss allowed. Defense Given the overall stability of Whittingham’s program, it’s no surprise that his defensive coordinator is one of his former players, Morgan Scalley, a safety on that undefeated 2004 team, who hasn’t coached anywhere else in his career. Consider him Utes for life, a belief backed up by the contract extension that he just signed after coaching one of the nation’s best units. Scalley wasn’t just another safety, he was a captain, Mountain West co-Defensive Player of the Year, and MWC Scholar of the Year. Quite a combination. Ranked No. 10 nationally in defensive SP+, Utah dropped four spots after the season’s worst performance against Oregon, but it’s still an impressive group that will be the best Texas has faced all season. In fact, Whittingham put it in rare air this week. “We’re senior-laden on defense, but not on offense,” he said on the Alamo Bowl conference call. “We have very few seniors on offense, but defensively we do have a bunch of seniors particularly in the front. We have three guys we think are as good as any defenders we’ve ever had here. We feel like we have our best defense at the University of Utah, at least since I’ve been here and that’s a while.” For perspective, Whittingham has been there for 25 years. Utah’s defense ranks fourth nationally in yards per carry, fourth in yards per play, and eighth in success rate. By ranking No. 7 in third-down defense and forcing 12 turnovers, the Utes have been able to get off the field and limit big plays. It doesn’t rely on negative plays, ranking tied for 57th in tackles for loss, but it is highly effective nonetheless. As part of Scalley’s duties, he still coaches the safeties, a productive group on the back end of his 4-2-5 defense that features seniors Terrell Burgess and Julian Blackmon. Five players earned first-team All-Conference honors on the defense, including Blackmon, who recorded 60 tackles, four tackles for loss, four interceptions, four passes broken up, and two forced fumbles. At cornerback, senior Jaylon Johnson earned All-Conference honors with an interceptions and 11 passes broken up alongside former Texas target Javelin Guidry. A California native, Guidry finished his high school career in Cedar Park, earning recognition as one of the state’s fastest players before picking Utah and becoming a part-time starter at nickel back during his freshman season. He’s remained in the starting lineup ever since. Francis Bernard also made the All-Conference first team thanks to 7.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions, while sophomore Devin Lloyd led the team in tackles with 85 and also notched nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and an interception. The Texas offensive line will have to account for both of them in the running game and the passing game. Up front, Herb Hand’s group will have to deal with two more All-Conference players — senior defensive end Bradlee Anae and senior defensive tackle Leki Fotu. Anae is an excellent pass rusher, as his 12.5 accounted for nearly the entirety of his 13.5 plays behind the line of scrimmage. A massive 6’5, 335-pounder, Fotu had 7.5 tackles for loss, so he’ll be a load for Texas senior center Zach Shackelford and the interior line to contain. Special teams At No. 72 nationally in special teams SP+, the third phase is the outlier for the Utes. Utah does have a punt return for a touchdown, but hasn’t been good on kickoff returns at 111th, and even worse punting. Like Texas, Utah relied on an Australian punter for years and Mitch Wisnowsky was one of the nation’s best — he was a three-time All-American and three-time Ray Guy Award finalists, earning honors as the nation’s top punter in 2016. This year, freshman Ben Lennon has struggled, resulting in the Utes ranking No. 120 in punting average. The Utes haven’t blocked any punts or kicks and are average on field goals at 70 percent. Whittingham has only attempted 14 on the season compared to 24 fourth-down attempts — like the punter, the place kicker, Jadon Redding, is a freshman and has only attempted two kicks from longer than 40 yards, making one from 42 yards. He’s missed two attempts between 30 and 39 yards. To beat Utah, Texas will have to do the types of things that opponents have struggled with this season — turning over the Utes, staying on the field on offense, and getting off the field on defense. The Longhorns should have an advantage in special teams and pick up some points or yardage in that phase, but will also have to find ways to produce explosive plays on offense against an elite defense. It will be a tough task down two coordinators as Texas seeks its season-defining win.
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1 day ago House Judiciary Committee Opens Debate On Impeachment Articles
Updated at 10:50 p.m. ET House Democrats began work on completing their articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday evening, setting the stage for a vote by the full House. The Judiciary Committee convened to amend the impeachment legislation introduced Tuesday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with its chairman, Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., calling the facts against Trump "overwhelming" and that Congress must act now to protect the integrity of U.S. election and its national security. Wednesday's hearing included only opening statements from 40 members on the committee, and with each given five minutes to speak took just over three and a half hours. The hearing will continue Thursday morning at 9 a.m. ET followed by a committee vote. Democrats defended the decision to ultimately make two charges against Trump: that he abused his power in the Ukraine affair and that he obstructed Congress. Read the articles of impeachment here. Many of the majority members used their time
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We have transformed the bar into A Very Merry Down Low Christmas!
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The Roosevelt Room has new update
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We are open at Miracle on 5th (at The Eleanor) on Christmas Day from 12pm-2am. Dasher Passes to make a reservation are available (but not required) at Miracle2019DasherPass.Eventbrite.com
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Jo's Coffee Downtown shared a link
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Holiday Hours for both Downtown and South Congress:

Sunday, December 8: Closing at 5 PM

Christmas Eve: Open until 2 PM

Christmas Day: Closed

January 1, 2020: Opening at 9 AM
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Thursday Specials in Austin

Z Tejas| West 6th

1110 W 6th S , Austin Tx, 78703
Live Music Thursday - We feature live music from a local musicians from 7p-9p

Happy Hour 3-7 PM
$3 off all Apps except the Ceviche, Tableside Guacamole, & Nachos
$3 off all 6th St Signature Cocktails
$2 off all Margaritas
$1 off all Beer
$2 off all Glasses of Wine

The Nook Amphitheater

309 E 6th St , Austin TX, 78701
College Night
$2 Wells and Domestics
$4 Soco and Lime Shot

The Rooftop on 6th

403 E 6th St , Austin TX, 78701
COLLEGE NIGHT
Austin's Biggest College Night on Sixth Street

POP

620 W 6th St , Austin TX, 78701
LADIES FIRST at POP
Ladies Night featuring
Half off select food items
Complimentary Champagne

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