ATXplained Answers to some of Austin's most puzzling questions.
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ATXplained

From KUT 90.5

Answers to some of Austin's most puzzling questions.

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Is there really a buried treasure in Walnut Creek Park?

Who doesn't love a good treasure hunt? But is any of it real? KUT's Skye Seipp tries to find the X.

Saying goodbye to Austin's Godfather of Clubbing

We first met Yorkie Louie in 2020. Now, he's leaving the dance floor — at least in Austin.

Is Treaty Oak still alive?

The bizarre tale of completely made up stories about one of Austin's oldest trees — and an even more bizarre tale that's completely true.

Who maintains and decorates the teeny-tiny traffic median on Enfield Road?

A traffic median can be anything you imagine. A field of green grass. A pedestal for a classic statue. Or a vegetable garden.

Who maintains and decorates the teeny-tiny traffic median on Enfield Road?

Why is there no speed limit on the new 183 tollway in East Austin?

You'll find no signs for now — but that doesn't mean you can drive as fast as you want.

Where have Austin's Indigenous people gone?

We spend a lot of time in Austin talking about how many new people move here. But most of us don't talk much about the people who came before us — way before us. If you've ever taken a walk along Shoal Creek or gone to Barton Springs on a hot summer day, you're doing something that people have done here for thousands of years. Because all of this was actually once — and in some ways still is — Indigenous land.

Was there ever a tug-of-war over Austin's Congress Avenue Bridge?

No. But there is more to it than that.

Why don't more Austin restaurants make their own tortillas?

Austin thinks it has great food going for it. But does it? We look into the mystery of why more restaurants don't make this staple from scratch.

What's the story behind this weird sculpture next to MoPac?

We're back with a story about a weird sculpture near MoPac and Enfield. But there's more to it than that.

Why Is It Legal To Be Topless In Public In Austin?

One ATXplained listener wanted to know how women going topless at public pools came to be popular in Austin.