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Lance Armstrong
9:15 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Livestrong Marathon Organizers See Little Effect From Armstrong Scandal (Updated)

flickr.com/benmillett

Originally published on Mon February 18, 2013 8:54 am

Update: Omar Martinez, 27, was the overall winner at this year's Austin Marathon. He finished the 26.2 miles in just over 2 hours and 35 minutes. Kyle Smith, 26, was the fastest finisher from Austin. He came in 4th place overall.

Thirty-one year old Mariko Neveu of Austin took first place among the women. She finished in just over 2 hours and 55 minutes.

You can check your own, your friend's, or any other competitor's time at the Austin Marathon results page.

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Environment Texas
2:36 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Texas Ranks Tenth in U.S. for Sustainable Building

University of Texas at Austin

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 12:52 pm

Texas ranks tenth in the country in Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. That's according to a report issued by the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that issues LEED certification.

The LEED 100-point scale rates the design, construction, and operation of buildings, neighborhoods, and homes to promote sustainable infrastructure. It looks at factors such as sustainability, water and energy efficiency, materials, indoor environmental quality, as well as design and innovation to issue one of four different levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

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SXSW Film Festival
11:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

SXSW 2013: Several Films to Premiere in Austin

Jeff Heimsath for KUT News

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 11:03 am

It's SXSW season, folks.

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced part of the line up of films to premiere at the 20th edition of the festival.

The film festival will open with the world premiere of the Steve Carell comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Carell, as Burt Wonderstone, partners with Steve Buscemi, to play superstar Las Vegas magicians whose careers face jeopardy when rival street-magician, Jim Carrey, begins outperforming the duo. Festival goers can catch the film one week before the theatrical release, March 15.

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Texas
9:45 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Lance Armstrong's Celebrity Confessor: Oprah

Winfrey photo flickr.com/vtkproductions; Armstrong photo Wikipedia user Haggisnl, bit.ly/WyMQEy

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 8:37 am

From his home in Austin, Lance Armstrong will speak with Oprah Winfrey for his first interview since having his seven Tour de France titles vacated.

It was a rough 2012 for Armstrong: He saw his wins vacated once he stopped fighting doping charges from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last summer. USADA then issued a scathing report detailing alleged doping throughout Armstrong’s career. The fallout lead to Armstrong’s formal separation from the cancer organization he founded, Livestrong.

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