• Texas News

    Austin-area gas prices keep plunging

    Austin-area gas prices continued to drop this week, driven by a sharp decline in both oil prices and consumer demand, according to new data from industry tracking firm GasBuddy.com. The price for regular unleaded gasoline is currently $1.56 per gallon in the Austin metro area, according to GasBuddy, which surveys prices at 830 Austin-area gasoline sellers. That’s a drop of 7 cents from last week’s average price of $1.63 per gallon and is down 37 cents from the same week last month. The current average price per gallon is 92 cents lower than it was at the same time last year, according to GasBuddy data. The $1.56 per gallon average…

  • Austin area news

    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. Most patients will be able to be evaluated in a minimally invasive manner from the privacy of their cars. Those who are found to be seriously ill will be brought inside the ER for further evaluation. Some evaluations may take place by video, but a doctor will see each patient in person during the visit.…

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  • South by Southwest

    South By Southwest 2020 Is Canceled

    Corona Virus (Covid-19) has changed the world in only a few short weeks and another major repercussion from this virus is the cancellation of South by Southwest 2020. Sadly, with SXSW being just days away it makes sense to cancel this years arts and technology festival since it draws thousands of fans from around the world every year and officials in the Austin area didn’t want this years festival to become a “breeding ground” for  Corona Virus in the Austin area. About SXSW Cancellation Festival organizers noted that Austin Public Health had stated as recently as Wednesday that “there’s no evidence that closing SXSW or any other gatherings will make…