Lauren Hubbard

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

In the neighborhood around 12th and Chicon streets in East Austin – a lot has changed – new homes, new businesses, new residents – but there are some things that have stayed the same.

As part of our On My Block series, KUT’s Lauren Hubbard brings us to Marshall’s Barbershop, a longtime fixture in the neighborhood that’s now one of the few black-owned businesses in the neighborhood.

Check out more stories in this project at our On My Block Tumblr

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

You may know that Austin's rapid growth is rapidly making it an expensive place to live. Home prices have jumped in recent years, and rents have followed suit. And, as college students head back to campus, they're feeling the pinch as well. 

Jorge Sanhueza Lyon / KUT

Today, the Republic of Texas Biker Rally will begin it's festivities in Austin and thousands of bikers from all over the country.

The Rally's parade, which the city says will shut down over 50 city blocks, kicks off the event in earnest tomorrow. It starts at the Travis County Expo Center on Friday night and snakes through Austin before ending outside the Capitol on Congress Avenue. 

Street Closures

Traffic will be heavy due to several street closures downtown and surrounding streets starting tomorrow: