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Dinges: ‘Bobby Bones Show’ heads to Canada
 “The Bobby Bones Show” is bound for Canada. Bones, who hosted mornings at Austin’s 96.7 Kiss FM before landing a nationally syndicated show heard on country stations in 130 U.S. cities, has inked a deal that will make his highly rated program available throughout Canada. In Austin, his show airs mornings on KASE 101. &ldquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

“The Bobby Bones Show” is bound for Canada. Bones, who hosted mornings at Austin’s 96.7 Kiss FM before landing a nationally syndicated show heard on country stations in 130 U.S. cities, has inked a deal that will make his highly rated program available throughout Canada. In Austin, his show airs mornings on KASE 101. &ldquo...
May TV ratings: See how your favorite Austin news station fared
 KXAN’s evening anchor team includes sports director Roger Wallace, left, news anchors Sydney Benter and Robert Hadlock and
               chief forecaster Jim Spencer. TV stations across the country wrapped up the all-important May “sweeps” period Wednesday, pulling out all the stops to get
            viewers to tune in...

Posted: 2 days ago

KXAN’s evening anchor team includes sports director Roger Wallace, left, news anchors Sydney Benter and Robert Hadlock and chief forecaster Jim Spencer. TV stations across the country wrapped up the all-important May “sweeps” period Wednesday, pulling out all the stops to get viewers to tune in...
Austin’s own Kendra Scott offers advice to UT grads
 Austin’s own Kendra Scott was this year’s commencement speaker for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas – and she had plenty of advice for graduates. Scott started her jewelry business in a spare bedroom at her Austin home in 2002. Today, it has grown into a billion-dollar entity with more than 70 stores...

Posted: 5 days ago

Austin’s own Kendra Scott was this year’s commencement speaker for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas – and she had plenty of advice for graduates. Scott started her jewelry business in a spare bedroom at her Austin home in 2002. Today, it has grown into a billion-dollar entity with more than 70 stores...
Tuesday Tech Crawl: Another Tesla crash, fresh chip flaw, new Lyft option
 Happy Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the top tech stories we're following for you today. There's been another crash involving a Tesla vehicle. California authorities say a man died after his Model S crashed through a fence and into a pond. Police say it's too early to know if the car was in Autopilot mode. A new report claims a fresh flaw...

Posted: 5 days ago

Happy Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the top tech stories we're following for you today. There's been another crash involving a Tesla vehicle. California authorities say a man died after his Model S crashed through a fence and into a pond. Police say it's too early to know if the car was in Autopilot mode. A new report claims a fresh flaw...
No car? No problem. Lyft offering drivers rental vehicles
 No car? No problem. Ride-hailing service Lyft is now offering would-be drivers the opportunity to lease a car through a partner, Flexdrive. Aaron Fox, Lyft’s general manager for Austin, says hundreds of people have taken advantage of the Express Drive program in Central Texas since its launch. “The core of our business is getting...

Posted: 6 days ago

No car? No problem. Ride-hailing service Lyft is now offering would-be drivers the opportunity to lease a car through a partner, Flexdrive. Aaron Fox, Lyft’s general manager for Austin, says hundreds of people have taken advantage of the Express Drive program in Central Texas since its launch. “The core of our business is getting...
EXCLUSIVE: Austin businessmen give $5 million to Waller Creek project
 Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...
EXCLUSIVE: Austin businessmen give $5 million to Waller Creek project
 Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two Austin businessmen have teamed up to donate $5 million to the Waller Creek revitalization project. World Class Holdings founder and CEO Nate Paul and Vista Equity Partners co-founder and President Brian Sheth are now challenging others to step forward and do the same. The money, along with other contributions to the Waller Creek Conservancy...
Senior living community planned for The Domain
 A new senior living community is on its way to The Domain. California-based Senior Resource Group said this week that its latest project, Maravilla at The Domain, is expected to open in June 2019. It will be located at 11001 Austin Lane. Open to residents ages 62 and older, Maravilla at The Domain will have 230 residences – 142 devoted...

Posted: 10 days ago

A new senior living community is on its way to The Domain. California-based Senior Resource Group said this week that its latest project, Maravilla at The Domain, is expected to open in June 2019. It will be located at 11001 Austin Lane. Open to residents ages 62 and older, Maravilla at The Domain will have 230 residences – 142 devoted...
Whole Foods spends more than $1 million to remodel Gateway store
 The Gateway Whole Foods Market store has a brand-new look – and a host of new features. The Austin-based grocer – now a part of Amazon – spent more than $1 million on the remodel, according to filings with the city. PHOTOS: Gateway Whole Foods Market remodel Shoppers who stop by the store, at 9607 Research Blvd. in North...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Gateway Whole Foods Market store has a brand-new look – and a host of new features. The Austin-based grocer – now a part of Amazon – spent more than $1 million on the remodel, according to filings with the city. PHOTOS: Gateway Whole Foods Market remodel Shoppers who stop by the store, at 9607 Research Blvd. in North...
Cedar Park’s economic development director retiring after 13 years
 After 13 years leading Cedar Park’s economic development efforts, Phil Brewer will retire at week’s end. During that time, Brewer has been credited with bringing countless companies to the city, including Dana Corp., Voltabox, BMC Millworks and Firefly Space Systems. A 2015 report commissioned by the city found that Brewer and...

Posted: 12 days ago

After 13 years leading Cedar Park’s economic development efforts, Phil Brewer will retire at week’s end. During that time, Brewer has been credited with bringing countless companies to the city, including Dana Corp., Voltabox, BMC Millworks and Firefly Space Systems. A 2015 report commissioned by the city found that Brewer and...
NRA: Use our stickers to cover up Yeti’s logo
 The spat between the National Rifle Association and Yeti doesn’t appear to be over just yet. The NRA took aim at the Austin-based company in a recent tweet, offering followers free stickers to cover up the Yeti logo on their coolers and drinkware. In fact, the NRA claims it has already given away more than 100,000 of the &ldquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

The spat between the National Rifle Association and Yeti doesn’t appear to be over just yet. The NRA took aim at the Austin-based company in a recent tweet, offering followers free stickers to cover up the Yeti logo on their coolers and drinkware. In fact, the NRA claims it has already given away more than 100,000 of the &ldquo...
Buc-ee’s competitor building 9 Central Texas stores; more to come
 An Oklahoma convenience store chain is looking to make its mark in Central Texas, giving Texas-based Buc-ee’s a run for its money. QuikTrip, which announced plans last year to open 100 locations in the Austin and San Antonio areas, has started construction on its first batch of stores. Nine QuikTrip locations are in various stages...

Posted: 12 days ago

An Oklahoma convenience store chain is looking to make its mark in Central Texas, giving Texas-based Buc-ee’s a run for its money. QuikTrip, which announced plans last year to open 100 locations in the Austin and San Antonio areas, has started construction on its first batch of stores. Nine QuikTrip locations are in various stages...
Tuesday Tech Crawl: H-E-B hire, taxing Amazon, banks hacked
 Happy Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the top tech stories we're following today ... H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue...

Posted: 12 days ago

Happy Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the top tech stories we're following today ... H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue...
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Fight brewing over El Arroyo restaurant’s name
 The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...

Posted: 13 days ago

The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...
Sign of the times: Fight brewing over El Arroyo restaurant’s name
 The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...

Posted: 13 days ago

The sign outside El Arroyo gets plenty of looks each day, as it serves up a steady diet of humorous one-liners. But now the Tex-Mex restaurant is getting some unwanted attention, with a court battle brewing over who actually owns the El Arroyo name. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Austin, the daughter of the restaurant’s founder...
H-E-B continues digital push, names new chief digital officer
 H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue in his leadership role with Austin-based Favor, which H-E-B acquired in February. Founded...

Posted: 13 days ago

H-E-B is beefing up its executive ranks as it continues to aggressively expand its digital offerings. The San Antonio-based retailer said Monday that Jag Bath, CEO of Favor Delivery, has been named H-E-B’s chief digital officer. Bath will continue in his leadership role with Austin-based Favor, which H-E-B acquired in February. Founded...
Man injured in fire at Northwest Austin motel
 A fire injured a guest at a Northwest Austin motel Saturday night. The Austin Fire Department was called to the Crossland Economy Studios, at 12621 Hymeadow Drive, just before 8:30 p.m. When crews arrived, they found a man who’d been injured in the incident. Firefighters said his injuries weren’t life-threatening. The guest room...

Posted: 15 days ago

A fire injured a guest at a Northwest Austin motel Saturday night. The Austin Fire Department was called to the Crossland Economy Studios, at 12621 Hymeadow Drive, just before 8:30 p.m. When crews arrived, they found a man who’d been injured in the incident. Firefighters said his injuries weren’t life-threatening. The guest room...
Man, woman shot as they arrived at home, Cedar Park neighbors say
 6:30 p.m. update: A man and a woman who were shot Saturday evening were arriving at a family member’s home when another man came up behind them and shot them both before turning the gun on himself, according to several neighbors who watched as police assessed the crime scene. The neighbors along the 700 block of Dogwood Trail of the...

Posted: 15 days ago

6:30 p.m. update: A man and a woman who were shot Saturday evening were arriving at a family member’s home when another man came up behind them and shot them both before turning the gun on himself, according to several neighbors who watched as police assessed the crime scene. The neighbors along the 700 block of Dogwood Trail of the...
Eat at Chili’s? Hackers may have your payment card data
 Chili’s is warning customers some of their personal information may have fallen into the hands of hackers. The Dallas-based restaurant chain said Saturday that it had learned of a data breach that appears to have occurred in March and April of this year. Payment card information from an unknown number of customers is believed to have...

Posted: 15 days ago

Chili’s is warning customers some of their personal information may have fallen into the hands of hackers. The Dallas-based restaurant chain said Saturday that it had learned of a data breach that appears to have occurred in March and April of this year. Payment card information from an unknown number of customers is believed to have...
EMS responds to near-drowning at McKinney Falls State Park
 Emergency crews were called to McKinney Falls State Park on Saturday for a near-drowning. Initial reports said two people had been pulled from the water just after 4 p.m., however Austin-Travis County EMS found just one patient when medics arrived at the park, at 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy. in Southeast Austin. A teenage boy was treated at...

Posted: 15 days ago

Emergency crews were called to McKinney Falls State Park on Saturday for a near-drowning. Initial reports said two people had been pulled from the water just after 4 p.m., however Austin-Travis County EMS found just one patient when medics arrived at the park, at 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy. in Southeast Austin. A teenage boy was treated at...
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