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Austin kite fest flies high at Zilker Park

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www.kxan.com – Kevin Baskar – 2024-04-15 05:24:59

SUMMARY: The 96th Kite Fest hosted by ABC Home and Commercial Services in Zilker Park brought together crowds of all ages to fly kites for free. President Bobby Jenkins emphasized the uniqueness of the event, with attendees like Michael McKinley calling it their favorite free event in Austin. Rushil Modh, a first-timer, enjoyed the nostalgic feeling of flying kites. Jenkins mentioned the festival’s special place in Austin’s scene and expressed the intention to continue it indefinitely. The festival also included a children’s concert, contests, and food options for all to enjoy.

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Texas restaurant named one of the most beautiful in the US, according to OpenTable

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www.kxan.com – Devin Willems – 2024-05-18 09:00:00

SUMMARY: OpenTable, in collaboration with People’s magazine, has compiled a list of the 50 most beautiful restaurants in America, offering unforgettable dining experiences. From great halls to homes-turned-eateries, these restaurants can be found in every corner of the country. One example is Tillie’s in Texas, located in a 200-year-old Vietnamese town hall with impressive antiques, offering a modern interpretation of classic gourmet dishes. Other restaurants on the list include The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil in California, The Garden Room in Georgia, and Verōnika in New York. To learn more about each restaurant or to book a reservation, check out OpenTable’s full results.

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These are the highest paid employees in the City of Austin

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www.kxan.com – Christopher Adams – 2024-05-18 07:30:00

SUMMARY: The City of Austin pays its employees over $1.3 billion annually in base salaries as of March 26, 2024. There are 15,164 paid full-time employees and 2,771 paid part-time employees, with an average full-time salary of $82,727.13 and an average part-time salary of $31,439.93. Almost 3,900 employees earn over $100,000 annually, with the highest-paid being General Manager Robert Kahn at just over $475,000. City Manager Jesus Garza, who was replaced by T.C. Broadnax with a base salary of $470,017.60, ranked second. The top 10 highest base salaries also include other city officials and department heads.

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Actor Dabney Coleman, known as bigoted boss Mr. Hart in ‘9 to 5,’ dies at 92

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-05-17 23:53:56

SUMMARY: Dabney Coleman, the iconic character actor known for playing smarmy villains in films like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie,” passed away at the age of 92. Coleman’s daughter confirmed his death, stating that he passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Monica. With a career spanning over four decades, Coleman was recognized for his versatile talent and deadpan delivery. He won awards for his work in TV shows like “The Slap Maxwell Story” and “Sworn to Silence.” Known for playing obnoxious characters, Coleman also appeared in popular films like “War Games” and “You’ve Got Mail.” Despite his success, some of his TV shows struggled to find a mass audience. Throughout his career, Coleman remained a reserved and shy individual, leaving behind a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

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