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Google Self-Driving Cars on Austin Streets

July 28, 2015

Google Inc. is testing its self-driving cars on the streets of Austin, Texas, hoping to gather additional information on how its prototypes interact with various real-life factors such as traffic, people, and road conditions. The tests will be conducted with specially equipped Lexus RX450h prototypes, and the vehicles will have humans on board to assumeRead More

Austin Leads Nation in Startups

July 20, 2015

Austin is now the national leader in startups, following its number two spot in 2014. With 180 startup businesses, Austin unseated Silicon Valley for the title of the number one city in the nation for startup businesses, according to the Kauffman Index Report, which measures entrepreneurship at national, state, and metropolitan levels. Fellow Texas citiesRead More

Non-Stop Flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

July 20, 2015

It seems not a month goes by that we don’t hear about another flight being added to the options at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. ABIA has been experiencing tremendous growth in the amount of people who travel through its doors, leading to demand for more non-stop flights, a boon for commuters and pleasure travelers alike. ThisRead More

Austin Symphony’s “Concerts in the Park” Returns

June 10, 2015

The Austin Symphony’s annual tradition of “Concerts in the Park” returns this summer at the Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center City Terrace in central Austin. In its thirteenth year, the free, live music series features ensemble performances from members of the Austin Symphony and runs most Sunday evenings through the summer. Music selectionsRead More

Cleantech Contributes $2.5 Billion to Austin Region’s GDP

May 27, 2015

The cleantech sector contributes approximately $2.5 billion to the Austin region’s GDP, according to the first ever economic impact report for the industry. The report, created by CleanTX, the development organization for clean technology in Central Texas, along with Austin Technology Incubator, also found the industry employs nearly 20,000 individuals in the region, which includesRead More

Austin Number Three City for Starting a Career

May 27, 2015

Millennials, take note. Austin, Texas was named the third best city in the nation for starting a career, based on an analyzation by WalletHub of a combination of professional opportunities and quality of life. Overall, Austin ranked number one for its quality of life and number 11 for its professional opportunities. The study aimed toRead More

P. Terry’s Vegetarian & Vegan Patties Now at Whole Foods

April 28, 2015

What’s this we spy at Whole Foods? A local Austin favorite: P.Terry’s vegetarian burger patties, alongside a new version created especially for Whole Foods: vegan patties. The popular all-natural burger chain’s patties will now be sold in four-packs in the freezer section. The P. Terry’s veggie version is made with brown rice, crimini mushrooms simmeredRead More

Austin-Round Rock Fastest Growing Metro in Texas

April 13, 2015

The Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area grew by three percent between July 2013 and July 2014, making it the fastest growing metro area in Texas and the third fastest growing in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau. The estimated population for the Austin-Round Rock area is now 1,943,299, about 57,500 more thanRead More

Back Home to Austin: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

March 31, 2015

For the first time in five years, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will return to Austin, Texas. The 42nd edition of the all-day event will take place Saturday, July 4th at Circuit of The Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater. The picnic will include a fireworks display to celebrate America’s birthday. “The first 4th of July picnicRead More

Austin’s Wealthy Zip Codes

February 24, 2015

Areas with the highest median home values don’t necessarily correlate with the highest home wealth, this according to mapping company ESRI, whose recent research into the financial demographics of Austin, Texas zip codes was reported by the Austin Business Journal. Austin’s “wealthiest ZIP code” was not, for example, the upscale 78746 area of Westlake HillsRead More