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  1. Somnio

    Austin FC

    Awesome. I want to see the Austin FC kits! I need some more Verde in my life.
  2. Somnio

    Austin FC

    This image does show people in the SE corner. Maybe a standing room only area or something.
  3. Somnio

    Austin FC

    I have two questions for you. Do you know why there are no seats in the Southeast corner? I'm just being OCD, but it's bothering me for some reason. It seems like they should have made it the same as the Southwest corner. Also, what will be in the structure at the North end of the stadium? Thanks.
  4. Great reset indeed. The world done changed!
  5. Apparently some shitheads rammed a truck through the Broken Spoke and stole their ATM. https://austin.eater.com/2020/7/1/21310054/austin-honky-tonk-bar-broken-spoke-robbery-atm-stolen-video
  6. I'll just leave this here, and call it a day. The assholes that brought this shit up in an inflammatory way, making bullshit claims get a pass, but you want to call me out? It's pretty ridiculous. In the 2000s, 115 of the 185 cities and townships in Metro Detroit were more than 95% white. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Detroit The city of Detroit is over 80% Black. Go take a look at their map. Or a lot of other cities that experienced White Flight. I am not saying there is no segragation in Austin, and I am not saying it has a large Black population. But most if not all cities have segregation, many much worse than Austin. And there are a lot of other cities with similarly sized Black populations.
  7. You are misinformed. Austin has a very dispersed Black population, which actually contributes to some saying they aren't particularly visible. The data is all out there to check out. Travis County has a higher percentage of Black people than the city proper. Suburbs such as Pflugerville, and even Round Rock and Hutto in Willismson County (Gasp!) have higher percentage than the Austin city limits. This is the antithesis of segragation. If virtually all of the Black population in the greater Austin area was truly segragated in one let's say a 50 square mile ring of urban blight surrounding our CBD because all the White people packed up and left the city back in the 60s and 70s that would be segregation.
  8. Incorrect on several points sir. The Black population is not shrinking in total numbers in the city limits, and is growing substantially on a metro wide basis. Austin is also not a particularly segragated city. Many of the most segragated cities ironically are some the cities with large Black populations. There are also other major American cities with lower or similar Black populations as Austin. Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Portland, San Francisco...... https://austin.curbed.com/2016/6/23/12013062/austin-black-residents-number-percentage https://communityimpact.com/data-reference/2019/08/18/pflugerville-boasts-highest-percentage-black-population-austin-metro/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/20/detroit-chicago-memphis-most-segregated-cities-america-housing-policy/39703787/
  9. Although in theory it would be cool to go see some really good older movies in the theater. Especially at the Alamo where they really know how to do special events that go along with the movies. Like this for example... https://drafthouse.com/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-lord-of-the-rings-feast-2020
  10. Somnio


    If so our elected officials failed us miserably.
  11. Sorry, I'd feel weird releasing the address since there hasn't been any public announcement. And while my source is trusted, I do not know for sure if it is 100% a done deal.
  12. Somnio


    Yes, the mining site on 130 just north of the Colorado River. Now we wait for Travis County, Del Valle ISD, and the state of Texas to cough up the incentives.
  13. I just heard an interesting tidbit related to an HEB grocery store opening downtown. I don't have a timeline, but I can tell you it will be in an existing property very near the center of downtown. The property takes up half a block, has frontage on three major downtown streets, and has lots of parking. It's a killer location for an HEB, but I always assumed they'd move into a new project if they opened a downtown store. But I was told the entire building would be undergoing an extensive makeover, so it will probably be as good as new when they are finished.
  14. Somnio

    Austin FC

    Wow, that's at a very attractive price point. I have a feeling all of those will be gone super quickly.
  15. This is Austin's equivalent to Skid Row. There is always crazy ass shit happening in this area. Several years ago after that guy shot up APD headquarters I was doing some work repairing the building. Every single day something fucked up would occur. The cops really didn't seem to care usually. Although they did intervene when a guy was beating the shit out of a woman on 7th St. under I-35. Anyways, I'm not sure if it's common knowledge, but the jail in APD headquarters is no longer used. When Travis County opened the Central Booking Facility by the courthouse on 10th and Guadalupe the city jail on 7th closed. So cool story, some of the work we did was on the roof of APD, and to get there we went through the abandoned jail. It was pretty awesome. VID_20151104_140658_546.mp4
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