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Historical hair day: 1900s Driskill Barbershop reviving in new pop-up

(Anne Burnett)

Old Austin may be gone but “the finest hotel in the South” is still offering residents a shave, cut and style from yesteryear.

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Austin's last remaining slave quarters is authentically reopening to the public

The Slave Quarters project aims to bring a more well-rounded approach to Texas history. (Tara Dudley)

Austin’s only remaining intact slave dwelling is finally getting the TLC it deserves as it begins a $500,000, 12-month restoration that will take it back to the antebellum period this month.

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Sotheby's selling seemingly stolen sign from Armadillo World Headquarters

Armadillo World Headquarters opened in 1970 at 505 Barton Springs Road. (Armadillo World Headquarters)

The sign of the formerly beloved Armadillo World Headquarters is going once, going twice, for a hefty $35,000 starting bid through world-renowned auction house Sotheby’s.

However, some fans, former employees and performers of the music hall told the Austin Chronicle the sign was stolen.

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