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Asher Price
May 20, 2022 - News

What to wear back at work

Illustration of a clothing hanger with the hook as a question mark.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

As Central Texans get off their couches and back to their pre-pandemic cubicles, a burning question hangs in the air:

What to wear?
Asher Price
May 20, 2022 - News

Baby formula shortage hits Texas harder than much of U.S.

Data: Datasembly; Chart: Baidi Wang/Axios

The baby formula shortage has left shelves bare in Central Texas.

Driving the news: The scarcity is largely due to supply chain challenges linked to the pandemic and product recalls. New data shows that more than half of Texas' expected formula stock was absent from shelves the week of May 1, according to Datasembly, a retail software company.

Asher Price
May 19, 2022 - News

New local venture reports Austin's good news

Judy Maggio and Leslie Rhode
Judy Maggio and Leslie Rhode have launched ATX Good News. Photo courtesy Maggio/Rhode

Two award-winning former Austin television journalists have recently started a new venture, aiming to share positive stories in these embattled times.

Driving the news: Judy Maggio, the beloved former anchor of KVUE, and Leslie Rhode, whose career spans Washington, D.C., Texas and Arkansas, have launched ATX Good News.

Nicole Cobler
May 19, 2022 - News

Heading into summer, Austin housing market remains hot

Illustration of a for sale sign with an upward trending line instead of the sign.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Austin's housing market continues to break records.

The big picture: Median home prices in the metro climbed in April, up 19.6% compared to one year ago to a record $550,000, per the latest housing report from the Austin Board of Realtors.

Asher Price
May 18, 2022 - News

Lifeguard shortage delays Austin pool openings

Lifeguard trainees jump into water to practice rescues during a lifeguard class at a pool in Austin.
Lifeguard trainees jumped into Big Stacy Pool to practice their rescues during a lifeguard class Tuesday evening. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Austin public pools that closed during the offseason will open later than normal this summer because of a lifeguard shortage — and some could remain shuttered indefinitely.

Why it matters: Swimming pools are a critical redoubt from the heat.

Your favorite Austin snacks

El Milagro chips for sale at Wheatsville Co-op
El Milagro chips for sale at Wheatsville Food Co-op. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

We recently asked Axios readers for Austin snacks that travel well.

What you're saying: You guys had a lot of great suggestions...

Kenyan eatery in Austin wows

Food options from Kibanda
Food from The Kibanda — ng'ombe, top left, with collard greens and chapati; in foil, the rolex; and smoked sausage, bottom. Photo: Asher Price/Axios

Craving something different, we recently tried The Kibanda, a new Kenyan eatery operating out of GhostLine Kitchens, which is basically a stylish commissary deluxe off East Ben White Boulevard in Southeast Austin.

  • There's no table service at GhostLine — instead you order at a window, or online, and your food is presented at a pick-up window.
Nicole Cobler
May 16, 2022 - Business

Startup Ferry expands EV leasing to Austin

Photo: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Local startup Ferry announced today that Austinites can begin leasing Tesla Model 3s and Model Ys — the first time the subscription app has made short-term leases on electric vehicles available to its users.

State of play: Ferry launched last year, aiming to make electric vehicle leasing affordable and accessible. The startup announced a $4 million seed round led by Porsche heir Toni Piëch's AMYP Ventures, Venn Ventures, and angel investors Adam Forst and Lisa Besserman.