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Austin City Limits Festival CANCELED

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the coronavirus. Festival organizers said in a statement Wednesday that scrapping the three-day October event was “the only responsible solution.” The announcement comes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas, with the state reporting…


What to expect from the Austin Texas real estate market this summer

Coronavirus has been on the minds of just about everyone these days, especially when it comes to the local real estate market. Buyers want to know if now is the right time to buy a home while sellers also want to know if now is the right time for them to sell. Reversing a decade-long…


Your Guide to Buying a House from Your Parents

Sometimes it makes sense for real estate to be kept in the family. If you’re wondering whether you should buy a house from your parents, you’re in luck. We’ve outlined everything you need to know about this unique type of real estate transaction, from how to handle the financial aspects of closing the deal to…


Mortgage rates today, April 7, 2020 | Rates retreat

Multiple key mortgage rates dropped today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both dropped. The average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages, meanwhile, ticked up. Mortgage rates change daily, but, overall, they are very low by historical standards. If you’re in the market for a mortgage, it could make sense to go…


Best Lockdown Live Music On YouTube

There’s no doubt that most people who live in the Austin Texas area enjoy live music and have their favorite bands, concerts or events that they like attending every year. Sadly, live music in Austin has been put on hold as the city grapples with coronavirus and all live events have been canceled, music venues…


SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film festival online

The popcorn will be “bring your own” and the barbecue won’t be as good, but the Austin, Texas, SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.   SXSW announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible…


Drive-thru coronavirus testing in Austin area

AUSTIN, Texas — As Texas continues to ramp up its COVID-19 testing capabilities, more and more drive-thru testing sites are starting to pop up. Here are some of the groups doing drive-thru testing in the Austin area: Austin Emergency Center Austin Emergency Center (AEC) announced that it was offering drive-thru or drive-up testing on March 30….


H-E-B giving raise to hourly employees through April 12

As H-E-B employees work to keep up with customers flocking to its stores amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas grocery store chain announced March 20 the company is giving many of its hourly employees a raise. Hourly employees who work at H-E-B’s store, manufacturing, warehouse and transportation departments will receive a $2 per hour raise that is effective March…


Coronavirus: Texas Governor Orders Bars, Eateries, Schools Closed

AUSTIN, TX — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday prohibiting dine-in eating at restaurants as well as gatherings of more than 10 people, a public health disaster declaration amid the new coronavirus outbreak. In addition, he ordered schools and gyms to close by noon Friday through at least April 3. The order…


Downtown Austin TX Is Booming – 37 Towers Are Planned For Development

If you live or work in the downtown Austin area you know that it’s booming because it’s easy to see evidence of the growth on a daily basis because almost everywhere you look, it’s easy to spot a construction crane. How fast is the downtown ATX area growing though? Thanks to recent stats from bizjournals.com…