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Texas’ Membership-only Card Clubs Circumvent Gambling Laws

Some gamblers have started using a loophole in state law to play cards for money at so-called card clubs.

Texas Plays Its Role in America’s Board-Game Comeback

A renewed interest in board games has spawned an increase in amateur board game developers, particularly in Lone Star hotspots Dallas and Austin.

Short-Term Austin Rentals Point to Longer-Term Problems

Critics say short-term rentals are putting upward pressure on housing prices in Austin.

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.”

Jul 30, 2017

A Veterans’ Gaming Charity Blazes Trails, But Opens Old Wounds

As Operation Supply Drop expanded beyond video games for overseas military, its founder left, saying the organization had become “just another veteran’s charity.”

May 12, 2017

Fewer Foreign Applicants Could Mean Fewer Jobs Around Texas Colleges

A national survey found that international students generated $1.9 billion in economic activity in Texas in the 2015-16 school year.

May 12, 2017

Austin Company’s Rifle Magazines Will Go Into the Field With Marines

Soldiers were already buying Magpul ammo holders because of their superior reliability over standard-issue models.

Apr 15, 2017

Easy Come, Easy Go: Tattoo Removal Isn’t Such a Big Deal Now

The availability of laser treatment is prompting many to get rid of their body art.

Dec 13, 2016

Analysts: Trump Immigration Policies Could Spell Trouble for the Texas Economy

A policy of mass deportation would have a significant effect on Texas’ economy, which depends on immigrant laborers to fill jobs in its construction, agriculture and hospitality industries, according to economists and industry insiders.

Nov 11, 2016

Tech Firms Increasing Their Recruiting Efforts Among Veterans

Tech recruiting firms are seeking talent among former service members. One appeal: Their dedication and ability to adapt to challenging situations — traits well suited for the tech field.

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