Hi Austin! Good morning to all of you. I’m here in your inbox, and I’m bright and early to keep you posted on the latest news and community updates.
Settle down, grab your morning coffee and let’s dive into the following:
- An important person has been identified Attempted kidnapping in Utah.
- The CapMetro bus is late this week – We have the scoop on why.
- Start an impressive house building project coming to town, Free concertsand much more ⬇️
But first, today’s weather:
Partly cloudy and humid. High: 85 Low: 71.
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Here are the top stories of the day in Austin:
1) Police shared photos of an ‘important person’ Linked to the location of the October 30 attempted kidnapping of a UT student, near 2700th Street from Rue Nueces. Police need community help in identification. Head over to KXAN for a photo review.
2) Election news: Five of the nine seats on the Austin ISD Board of Trustees are up for re-election, with only two incumbents seeking re-election. KUT has a summary on each of the candidates – check it out.
3) Have you noticed the recent delays in the metropolitan metro bus schedule? KUT reports: “The regional transportation agency says a shortage of bus spare parts keeps a small percentage of vehicles off the road every day.” Faulted air conditioning systems and order lead times for bus parts contributed to the CapMetro fleet reduction this week. “On a typical weekday, CapMetro needs 345 of its fleet of 425 buses on the roads in the morning. On Tuesday, the agency started the day with 19 buses short.” Head to Kuwait University of Technology to learn more about this story.
4) a sTart-up plans to build homes in the Austin area in less than 60 days. The Carrollton-based Onx plans to expand the homebuilding operation to the greater Austin area. How do they claim to build houses in less than 60 days? “Homes are built off-site…then delivered to the job site once complete. Once on site, the pieces are assembled together to form the house’ (it sounds so easy!). The CEO is said to want to reduce this construction time to less than 30 days. KVUE has the complete scoop on the expansion of Onx.
Today in Austin:
- (Child friendly) Free Thursdays at Blanton Museum of Art. (10 am)
- Opening of the art and design exhibition In Louis Shanks Furniture. (6 pm)
- (free) music in the garden In the Indeed Tower. (6 pm)
- Louis Black: Of The Rails In ACL Live at The Moody Theatre. (6:30 pm)
- A tour of the Bloody Orange Mountain Joy At Stubb’s. (7 pm)
- Echo with Phoebe Ryan and Band of Silver At Empire Garage. (7 pm)
- Broadway in Austin: Chicago At the Bass Concert Hall. (8 pm)
- The Ovaldi families continue to advocate for change: “Families of the Ovalde shooting victims carry the Dia de los Muertos Uverinda from the Texas Capitol to the Governor’s Palace during the Children’s March to Honor Lives Lost in Ovalde on Tuesday. The families of the victims marched to the Governor’s Mansion to request a minimum age requirement of 21 for all purchases of guns from attack model. (Austin American Statesman via Facebook)
- 🏠 In the market for a new home? Patch has a roundup of upcoming open houses in and around Austin. (Austin Bach)
- 💔 Famous writer Julie Powell died suddenly last week. The bestselling author of “Julie & Julia” grew up in Austin before launching her now popular blog “The Julie/Julia Project”. (Participation /statesman)
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Thanks for following up and staying informed. I’ll come back to your inbox tomorrow morning with a new update!
– Jessica Collins
About me: Jessica has been happy to call Austin her home over 10 years ago. She loves the outdoors, the arts, cinema, dining, and all the natural beauty that Central Texas has to offer.
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