Austin Area Weekend Guide For April 27-29, 2018

AUSTIN, TX — The weather has been delightful of late, with more sunny days expected this weekend. It will be a perfect time to enjoygoing out, and there are plenty of events from which to choose. FRIDAY – SUNDAY APRIL 27-29 AUSTIN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL The Austin Food & Wine Festival is one of […]

Construction Begins On St. Elmo Public Market In South Austin

SOUTH AUSTIN, TX — St. Elmo Public Market, an artisan food retail market project in South Austin, has begun construction with an opening set for spring 2019, officials said Friday while announcing the first signed tenants. Initial tenants include Mignette, a new bakery/modern diner concept by Michael Fojtasek, a butcher shop and local produce store […]

Advocates in Texas Say More Work is Needed to Prevent Housing Discrimination

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – It’s been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law and while housing advocates are celebrating the anniversary, they’re acknowledging that many barriers remain. “I don’t think people realize how much discrimination actually occurs in housing,” Nekesha Phoenix, fair housing program director with the Austin Tenants’ […]

Austin Serial Bomber Planned To Blow Himself Up In Crowded Eatery

AUSTIN, TX — The suspected serial bomber behind a campaign of terror in Austin that killed two had plans to blow himself up at a fast-food restaurant filled with people, according to a cell phone recording he left behind before killing himself. Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, described himself as a “psychopath” in the 28-minute recording […]

Convicted felon should be able to run for Austin City Council

Lewis Conway Jr. was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for fatally stabbing a man after a dispute at an East Austin apartment 25 years ago, a crime for which he served eight years in prison and 12 years of parole. Today, he is running for Austin City Council, and, having served his time, the law should […]

UT-Austin President, Wife Flew Business Class In Policy Violation

AUSTIN, TX — The president of the University of Texas at Austin and his wife took multiple business class air flights costing nearly $30,000 in favor of economy class accommodations in violation of school policy, according to a published report. In the wake of a report by the Austin American-Statesman about the travel, UT-Austin President […]

Austin Battle Over Worker Paid Sick Leave Mandate Intensifies

AUSTIN, TX — Just days before council votes on an ordinance that would require local employers to provide their workers with paid sick leave — a historic measure if passed, making Austin the only city in the South with such a mandate — critics of the move have intensified their opposition. Two days before the […]

Distinguished Austin law firm adds team of skilled corporate, estate planning and tax law attorneys

New talent strengthens McGinnis Lochridge AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — McGinnis Lochridge—a legal fixture in Austin for 90 years—today announced that 10 lawyers have joined the firm, bringing decades of experience in a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, as well as estate planning and tax matters. The new lawyers include: Partners […]

Orion Real Estate Partners Acquires 199-Unit Workforce Housing Apartment Community in Austin Market

AUSTIN, TX – Los Angeles based Orion Real Estate Partners announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Triple Crown 2 Apartments, a garden-style apartment community in Austin, Texas. Built in 1973, the 199-unit property is located approximately 4.5 miles from The University of Texas at Austin, 5.5 miles from downtown Austin, and 6.5 […]

Austin Texas Silicon Valley of the South

There’s something brewing special in Texas and it just isn’t steak. Over the last 15 years Austin Texas has become a technological giant. More and more companies are moving to Austin and people want to know why. It has become a hub of technology and many engineers, scientists, startup types and programmers are all flocking […]