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As Central Texans get off their couches and back to their pre-pandemic cubicles, a burning question hangs in the air:
What to wear?
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.
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.
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.
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.
We recently asked Axios readers for Austin snacks that travel well.
What you're saying: You guys had a lot of great suggestions...
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.
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.