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Austin, Texas is about to witness the rebirth of its first craft brewery with the resurrection of Celis Brewery, which was originally founded by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in 1992. Christine Celis, Pierre’s daughter and partner in the original Celis Brewery, is restoring the...
Authorities say severe storms have pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin. No major injuries have been reported from the storms that moved across the area late Sunday and...
Shutterstock photo An Austin tech start up is looking to clean up the web one user at a time. Authenticated Reality co-founders Christopher Ciabarra and Jessica Strickland have created a new web browser that requires users to prove they are who they say they are. After that,...
Photo courtesy of City of Lakeway The Lakeway City Council unanimously voted Monday to call a bond election on May 6, 2017 for $23,065,000 to fund the construction of a new police facility, purchase land and install related infrastructure. The proposed 31,000-square-foot, two-...
Photo courtesy City of Austin The Austin Parks and Recreation Department closed Barton Springs Pool this morning, Monday, February 20, 2017 due to flooding from last night's heavy rains. No word on when it will reopen.
Shutterstock photo The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management currently is assessing damage caused by a possible tornado in the southeastern part of Williamson County. According to Thrall Fire Chief Mark Moellenberg, most damage occurred to outbuildings and barns with...
Shutterstock photo The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management currently is assessing damage caused by a possible tornado in the southeastern part of Williamson County. According to Thrall Fire Chief Mark Moellenberg, most damage occurred to outbuildings and barns with...
Shutterstock photo At 5:46 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a smell of smoke inside a residence at 1913 Stratford Drive. The first units arrived at 5:52 a.m. and reported a smell of smoke outside the residence. When crews entered...
Austin Energy logo UPDATE: At 5 p.m., approximately 680 customers remain without power due to destructive storms that barreled across Central Texas overnight. Austin Energy continues to assess damage and that number could change. Extreme winds cracked some 40-50 utility poles...