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Today's Note
Please excuse our dust. We're currently working to bring you an even better newsletter. Over the next couple weeks, you may see some things that are still in the works. We're excited for you to see what we've been up to.
News worth shouting
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Have exciting news? Get ready to shout it out in the newsletter. | Photo provided by 6AM City
We’re sharing exciting news with our ATXtoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.

We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our ATXtoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.

Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in Austin. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.

Other membership perks include exclusive birthday deals, shoutouts + discounts in our online shop (Six & Main).

In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.

Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for ATXtoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…
If you’re reading this mom and dad, Lee and I found out we’re having a girl!
- Eliza L.

Want to make a shoutout?

Friday, March 17
  • Disc Golf Pro Tour | Now-Sunday, Mar. 19 | 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Harvey Penick Golf Campus, 5501 Ed Bluestein Blvd., Austin | $10-$150 | Some of the world’s best disc golfers will stop in Austin on this tour.
  • Steel Magnolias | Now-Sunday, March 26 | Times vary | Genesis Fellowship Hall, 1507 Wilshire Blvd., Austin | $15-$25 | This southern comedy comes to life on stage.
Saturday, March 18
  • First Austin African Violet Society Spring Show & Plant Sale | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin | Free | Austin’s African Violet Society will show off gesneriad plants, and offer plants and supplies for purchase.
  • Bad Kids Only at Mohawk | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 7-11:59 p.m. | Mohawk, 912 Red River St., Austin | Free | Do the weekend right — dance all night.
Sunday, March 19
  • East Side Popup’s Handcrafted and Vintage Market | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 12-4 p.m. | Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin | Free | Shop for handcrafted and vintage items at Central Machine Works.
  • Garden Party! | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 2-5 p.m. | The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd., Austin | Free | Help community members replant a nationally certified butterfly sanctuary, and stay later for live music, a petting zoo, and butterfly-inspired arts and crafts.
Thursday, March 23
  • Wonderlust presents: Seven Deadly Sins Masquerade Ball | Thursday, Mar. 23 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Secret location, released just prior to the event, Austin | $67 | Join Wonderlust Speakeasy for their Seven Deadly Sins Masquerade Ball to explore themed rooms, feast on a gluttony buffet, indulge in delicious original cocktails and CBD infused mocktails.*

We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.

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News Notes

  • 57º | Cloudy | 24% chance of rain
  • Watch out for thunderstorms this morning, as Austin wakes up to chilly weather after overnight storms. Meteorologists warn wind speeds may also be as strong as 45 mph. (KXAN)
  • Austin-based LIFT Aircraft is moving forward with tests on a new electric vehicle take-off and landing vehicle — in other words, an air taxi. The company successfully completed piloted test flights in Japan this week. (KXAN)
  • Macklemore will put on a surprise free concert today at 11 p.m. SXSW badge-holders will get priority admission to the show at ACL Live at the Moody Theater — those without badges will get access on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Barton Springs Pool was named one of the most picturesque pools in the US in a recent study by The Austin gem ranked No. 4 on the list, falling behind pools in California and Nevada.
Real Estate
  • Now’s your chance to buy your own utopia… literally. Utopia, Texas, a 12-acre site on the Sabinal River, is on the market for a cool $2.5 million. Take a look at the property. (CultureMap Austin)
  • $241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is.*
Burnt orange going for the gold
A crowd of people watching a Texas Longhorns game
Cheer on the Texas women’s basketball team on their own turf. | Photo by @jessicaputonti
Put your horns up, because it’s time to cheer on UT in the NCAA tournament.

Texas men’s and women’s teams alike are on the bracket this year. Here’s what to know so far, and how to watch the Longhorns live.

Men’s team

No. 2 Texas men’s basketball played their first game versus Colgate last night, and defeated the Raiders 81-61.

They’ll next compete in the second round on either Saturday, March 18 or Sunday, March 19. Keep an eye on the bracket to find out how to stream the game.

Women’s team

The women’s basketball team, a No. 4 seed, plays its first round game against East Carolina this Saturday, March 18.

Turn on ESPN at 10 p.m. to cheer on the Longhorns — but if you’re really feeling the spirit, you can also support them in person at the Moody Center. Tickets start at $10 for kids, and $16 for adults.
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