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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Quietly Passes SB 4 and This is What You Need to Know

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Sign Another BillPhoto by Heather Mount on Unsplash. Last week, Governor Greg Abbott signed a new bill in Austin that adds more restrictions and increases penalties to those doctors using abortion-inducing medication. The new bill, Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), prevents physicians or providers from giving women abortion-inducing drugs after seven weeks of pregnancy. The Food and Drug Administration requirement was 10 weeks.
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Who is Most Likely to Win Against Greg Abbott-Or Even Against Each Other-Matthew McConaughey or Beto O'Rourke

Photos of Beto O'Rourke and Matthew McCaughey.Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images/Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for HISTORY. The answer to who can win against Greg Abbott, Matthew McConaughey or Beto O'Rourke, might just depend on if McConaughey declares as Independent, Democrat or Republican. While we have little public data on what McConaughey's platform would be, and much public data on O'Rourke's likely platform, there are some areas the two are similar.

Fly to Las Vegas for $22 out of Austin

The prices to fly to popular destinations like Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York may be enough to convince you to book a flight out of Austin. The cheapest among the options is a $22 one-way, nonstop flight to Las Vegas, leaving you with more cash for the gambling tables or slot machines. There is also a $23 flight to Los Angeles and a $43 flight to New York from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

AC Hotel Austin Hill Country set to Open in Southwest Austin Fall 2021

AC Hotel Austin Hill Country, situated in the beautiful central Texas foothills yet only minutes from downtown Austin, is set to open this fall. The anticipated new hotel features contemporary, European-influenced design, signature beverage & food programming, and thoughtful amenities, catering to locals and travelers alike. The hotel is located at 7415 Southwest Parkway in Southwest Austin, and will serve as an anchor to Lantana Place, a unique and upscale retail center that offers shopping, dining, entertainment, boutique fitness options, beauty salons and much more. Atlanta-based Peachtree Hotel Group will manage the new hotel, focusing on providing guests intuitive service and a seamless experience.
Austin 360

EXCLUSIVE: 'Destination' hotel coming to historic strip of Fredericksburg, a Texas daytrip hotspot

Old and new will join hands in a hotel complex planned for the middle of historic Fredericksburg and slated to open in the summer of 2022. As visualized by Austin's New Waterloo hospitality group, the Albert Hotel will occupy what is now mostly fallow land between East Main and East Austin streets. No historic structures will be demolished; four will be renovated and incorporated into the hotel complex.

Wayback Burgers to open Leander restaurant

Wayback Burgers is planning a Leander restaurant set to open in mid-2022, according to a Sept. 20 release. The burger joint will be built in the Shops at Leander Ridge development at 3651 N. US 183, Leander. The Connecticut-based company specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. This will be...
Elgin Courier

Yard of the Month: September 2021

The Elgin Garden Club selected the home of Minerva Garcia at 17832 Violet Lane as the Yard of the Month for September. Garcia’s yard is full of vibrant plants and colorful flowers blooming in the morning. Photos by Julianne Hodges ...

JuiceLand coming to Round Rock in November

JuiceLand will be coming to Round Rock at 2800 S. I-35, Ste. 301, in La Frontera Village in November. The Austin-based juice, smoothie and coffee chain was founded in 2011 by Matt Shook and has since expanded to 33 locations and counting in Dallas, Austin and Houston. Brooke Sjoberg...

Frog Swing Goes Spinning

Occurred on August 28, 2021 / Austin, Texas, USA Info from Licensor: "I am the owner of Tay’s Exotic Critters Frog Rescue located in Austin, TX. One of our whites tree frogs, Orbie, was relaxing on the swing when another frog, Simon, jumped off of it. That caused the swing to go spinning. Our frogs absolutely love the swing and will play on it for hours, but in this involuntary spin, Orbie was not too happy. He got a little dizzy from the ride but eventually, I removed him from the swing to make sure he was okay. Meanwhile, Periwinkle (frog in front) stares on aimlessly without a thought in his mind about what’s happening behind him."

AUS records 5th-busiest month ever in July despite COVID-19 surge

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite another COVID-19 surge in the area, Austin’s airport had one of its busiest months ever in July. Data showed passenger traffic at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport ballooned to more than 1.5 million people for the month, making it the fifth-busiest month on record for AUS. Compared to July 2020, the traffic increased by a staggering 280% when it was around 410,000.

Wine Bars in Austin that have Distinct Atmosphere and Food Along with Wine

I'm giving another shout out to Wine Belly,Tapas and Wine, the place on Oltorf that I mentioned in my "Best Breakfasts in Austin" post. You can tell by the name that wine is Wine Belly's stock in trade. It's been named one of "Top Wine Bars in the US" by Food and Wine magazine, and one of the "Top 20 Wine Bars in America" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Add in the amazing food, such as lobster grits, and Wine Belly has my vote. I was there for brunch on a Sunday and the ambience was as relaxing as the food was interesting and delicious. Food served at Wine Belly has Spanish and Mediterranean influences.