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Asher Price
22 hours ago - News

How Austin medical supplies end up in Ukraine

A woman packing a suitcase with supplies bound for Ukraine.
Tonya Levchuk's mother, Larysa Levchuk, packs a suitcase bound for Ukraine. Photo courtesy Tonya Levchuk

Tonya Levchuk's mother is a master packer — which comes in handy when you're trying to win a war.

The big picture: The Liberty Ukraine Foundation, based out of Levchuk's East Austin home, sends medical supplies, combat boots, military garb and other material to Ukraine to supply troops in the grinding war.

Asher Price
22 hours ago - News

In Trump's shadow, Paxton and Bush square off for Texas AG

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George P. Bush, left, Ken Paxton, right. Photos: Matthew Busch/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Hannah Gaber/USA Today

Trump ally and embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton squares off tomorrow against challenger George P. Bush, the scion of the Bush family dynasty, in a Republican runoff.

Why it matters: The Paxton-Bush race is a distillation of the internecine politics in the Trump-era GOP.

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...

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