Hilltop Views

South Congress boasts murals that tell story of Austin

Elizabeth Ucles

February 15, 2016

Austin prides itself for its variety of street art and murals. It's one of the aspects that keeps the city at its weirdest.Recently, artists Aaron Meshon and local artist Mike ‘Truth’ Johnston came together with the Texas Mon...

Accepting Topper Tender long, difficult process for businesses

Print Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2014

Students have been hoping for more off-campus businesses to begin accepting Topper Tender. Despite their wishes, students do not realize that the process is much more intensive than signing up for it.  For example, one rest...

Food trucks far from dead after forced relocation from South Congress


September 14, 2014

South Congress food trucks are a symbol of nostalgia for the class of 2015. The food trucks were informed in fall of 2012 that they would have to move out by May 25, 2013, to allow space for the construction of South Congress Hot...


April 9, 2013

I’m the type of Austinite who doesn’t leave South Austin unless I absolutely must. That said, I seriously can’t with our city right now. I’ve heard that something like forty families are moving to Austin every single da...

Hotel to be built in place of beloved South Congress food trailers

November 13, 2012

The days of the South Congress food trailers are soon coming to an end. Since the trailers' leases did not get renewed, the trailers have to vacate the lot between East Monroe and East Milton streets in less than four months by...

Food trailer lease to expire, some vendors forced to move


October 30, 2012

Food trailers on South Congress Avenue may not belong to SoCo much longer. The popular mobile eateries are facing lease terminations intended to make way for hotel construction by March 2013. However, these Austin staples will cont...

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