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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
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
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. Other world premieres include: Downloaded,the in-depth Napster documentary by Alex Winter (that's Bill of Bill & Ted's) Good Ol' Freda, the story of The Beatles' loyal and enduring secretary, Freda Kelly Everyone's Going to Die, the first feature from UK directing collective Jones Drinking Buddies, a comedy featuring Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick that explores the line between "friends" and "more than friends" The Ash-less remake of the 1981 horror classic, Evil Dead The festival will also feature the U.S. premiere of Gummo-director Harmony Korine's relatively star-studded Spring Breakers. It features Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson being enlisted by a drug & arms-dealing James Franco to do "some dirty work" to pay for their spring break vacation. Also included, will be panels featuring an in-depth discussion with Matthew McConaughey and an acting workshop with Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor. Festival organizers have released the preliminary film, as well as the interactive schedule . Volunteer registration for the festival is now open. To volunteer, visit the Austin Convention Center Ballroom ABC this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or go to
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. Armstrong has vehemently denied the allegations against him until recently, when a New York Times article stated Armstrong was “weigh[ing] admitting drug use.” If Armstrong comes clean, USADA could reduce his lifetime ban on sanctioned competition, which would allow him to return to triathlon competition. USADA regulations state that with an athlete’s full cooperation, a suspension may be reduced up to three-quarters. Armstrong’s full admission and cooperation might put some shine back on the athelete’s tarnished halo – and who better than Winfrey to serve as celebrity confessor. Armstrong’s appearance with Winfrey is scheduled Thursday, Jan. 17, 8 p.m CST, on Winfrey’s OWN cable channel and streaming live on Oprah.com.