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Gary Alexander demonstrates the split windows on his personal bus that are harder to come by now on March 25, 2017 in Round Rock, Texas. Ashley Ephraim/ Reporting Texas

Austin’s VW Bus Guru Brings the People’s Vehicle Back to Life

Volkswagen vans are getting harder to find because of nostalgic demand for “a whole stack of metaphors on wheels.”

Austin’s Efforts to Curb Short-Term Rentals Fail to Budge Long-Term Controversy

With little chance of being caught, homeowners continue to rent their properties without a city license.


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Architecture Students Get Out of the Classroom to Help Preserve Coast

DesignLab is unique in putting students to work building projects designed to teach others about threats to the Texas Gulf Coast.

In South Texas, Border Wall Debate Includes Impact on Wildlife

While the political debate rages over illegal immigration, some South Texans worry that the wall could damage a prized wildlife refuge that contributes to the local economy.

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