• Photo Brief: Jesse Eisenberg at More Home Slice Pizza

    Jesse Eisenberg hands out a signed poster to a fan at More Home Slice as part of a promotional event for his new movie, “30 Minutes or Less,” on Monday afternoon.

    Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

     

    Jesse Eisenberg dropped by More Home Slice during his visit to Austin on Monday afternoon. This was the second-to-last stop on a nationwide tour to promote his new movie, “30 Minutes or Less.” Eisenberg has served food at pizzerias in all the other cities he has visited as part of the tour. The line to meet Eisenberg stretched down the street to the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store on South Congress Avenue. As part of the event, Eisenberg signed posters, posed for photographs with fans and served slices of pizza. People at the front of the line had been waiting for about an hour-and-a-half. Several fans interviewed had left their seats in line for the advance screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in order to shake hands with the star of “The Social Network.” Eisenberg even got one offer to be flashed by a male fan, which he declined. Despite the promotional nature of the event, Eisenberg advised one 6-year-old fan not to see his movie. A sold-out early screening of “30 Minutes or Less” will be showing tonight at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar at 7 p.m.

     

  • Brides, Exit Sign Removal and Barton Springs Pool

    Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff

    Brides-to-be shop for donated wedding dresses at "Brides Against Breast CancerTM" gown sales at the Hilton Hotel in downtown on Saturday morning. The sale kicked off its nation-wide sale in Austin and will be in San Antonio next weekend raising money for granting wishes for woman facing breast cancer.

    Chase Martinez | Daily Texan Staff

    Maintenance man Kyle Anderson removes the exit sign from the Student Activity Center entrance following complaints of it blocking the door sensor.

    Allen Otto | Daily Texan Staff

    Austinites flock to Barton Springs to escape the summer heat Sunday afternoon. 

  • Kennemor Pool and North Lamar Skateboarding

    Thomas Allison | Daily Texan Staff

    Dajae Negron, 11, performs a side-dive at the Kennemer Pool in North Austin on Monday afternoon. Kennemer is one of about 30 public pools in Austin where residents can seek refuge from the summer heat.

    Thomas Allison | Daily Texan Staff

    Erik Benitez, 12, practices skateboard tricks Monday afternoon at the North Lamar Transit Center while he and friends await their bus.

  • Carpenters' Union Protest Photo Brief

     

     

     

     

    Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

    Members of the Carpenters Local 1266 protest outside the future site of the Coal Vines, an upscale pizzeria chain. The union claims that Select Precision Builders, LLC, which has been contracted to build this restaurant, has improperly classified employees as independent contractor to avoid paying the payroll tax and to make them ineligible for future unemployment. They also complain that the contractor is skirting the rules by paying workers in cash. During their protest, the union members were respectful to passersby, momentarily stopping their chants and clearing a path on the sidewalk.

  • Pull Ups

    Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

    Don Gregory finishes a set of pull-ups at the S. F. Austin High School track. The equipment sees consistent use from Austinites looking to forgo a trip to the gym.

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