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Austin's poker house scene continues to flourish through a loophole in Texas gambling laws. (Palms Social Club/Facebook)

Six days a week, thousands of onlookers tune in to live streams to watch the pros rake it all in at high-stakes poker tournaments. The big-name poker players aren't in Las Vegas or even Oklahoma's finest casinos—instead, they're where Texas Hold 'Em gets its name.

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From four-time Grammy-nominee turned big-screen actor, Black Pumas frontman Eric Burton will debut in the sci-fi short film "Devexity," which is written, directed by and stars Austinites.

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The University of Texas at Austin welcomed more incoming freshmen than ever before, with 9,060 new Longhorns, thanks to the rise of on-time graduations allowing the university to admit more undergraduates.

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Airport traffic has rissen above 1 million passengers each month since May as travel returns to a semblance of normalcy. (Claire Partain/Austonia)

Just months after the pandemic saw airport traffic reach record lows, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport bounced back with its fifth-busiest month on record in July 2021.

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