Austin firm featured on ‘Hotel Impossible’

5:02 pm May. 23, 2016

An Austin company will be featured on tonight’s “Hotel Impossible.”

In the episode, Pest Management Inc. uses its trained team of bed bug-sniffing dogs to search for pest problems at a troubled hotel.

“We are proud to be featured on ‘Hotel Impossible’ and proud of the work we do to help hospitality and other businesses thrive,” Pest Management Inc. owner Brian DiCicco said. “Pests can cause problems for every kind of

New AMC show ‘The Son’ holding Austin casting call

4:47 pm May. 19, 2016

A new AMC TV series will hold an open casting call this weekend in Austin.

“The Son,” based on a novel by Philipp Meyer, is looking for paid background extras.

Filming will begin in early June and run through September.

Producers are looking for men and women ages 18 and up, particularly folks with “Wild West” attire, “interesting” faces, facial hair, horseback-riding experience, ranching or farming experience, archery or firearms skills and law

Bree Wagner

New midday host at country station 98.1 KVET-FM

2:04 pm May. 6, 2016

One of Austin’s top-rated radio stations has tweaked its lineup.

Bob Pickett, a station veteran, has shifted to afternoon drive on 98.1 KVET-FM. He can now be heard weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Taking Pickett’s

KXAN's morning team features David Yeomans, Sally Hernandez, John Dabkovich and Amanda Dugan.

April TV ratings: KXAN widens its lead

2:51 pm Apr. 29, 2016

KXAN continues to widen its lead in Austin’s TV news ratings race, according to new data from Nielsen.

In April, the city’s NBC affiliate ranked No. 1 at 4:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m.,

Stephen Colbert’s advice to Ted Cruz: ‘Buck up. There’s no crying in sport-ball’

8:58 am Apr. 28, 2016

Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator and Texas Republican seeking the GOP nomination for president, has become the underdog, much like that scrappy high-school basketball team in the 1986 classic sports drama, “Hoosiers.”

On Tuesday night, while stumping for crucial GOP primary votes in Indiana, Cruz tried to re-create a memorable scene from the movie in the same gymnasium where it was filmed. The spectacle proved more awkward than inspiring, especially after calling the hoop a “basketball ring.”

Knowing that