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DropShot tennis tournaments bring Longhorns and pro athletes together in annual competitions. (DropShot Tennis/Facebook)

Two professional-level tennis tournaments will stir up a racket in Austin with the DropShot Tournament Series, which will feature a women's tournament October 25-31 and a men's tournament November 15-21.

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The Longhorn Band played its school alma mater at Texas' first football game just after the NAACP filed a complaint against the school's support for its song. (Texas Longhorns/Twitter)

In the latest play on the "Eyes of Texas" chessboard, the NAACP of Texas, its University of Texas chapter and five anonymous UT students have filed a civil rights complaint against the school for creating a "hostile environment" for Black students as the school continues to back its controversial alma mater.

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Hamilton Pool is one destination to visit in Dripping Springs. (Destination Dripping/Instagram)

It's no secret that Austin's growing. But that growth, from the tech boom to the real estate explosion, can sometimes overshadow the qualities that made Austin a low-key darling and tourist favorite in the first place.

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Texas has the fourth-most attractions of any other state for road tripping fun. (CGP Grey/Flickr)

Flights may be in high demand, but just as many people are taking to the road as they look for their first post-COVID vacation this summer.

For those in Texas, road-tripping may be easier than you'd think: the state was ranked second-best for road-tripping this summer in a WalletHub study. According to the personal finance site, over two-thirds of people in the U.S. are taking a vacation this summer, and 59% of people said they'd rather drive than fly.

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