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  • Even Mark Zuckerberg is leaving California for Texas

    01/11/2022 2:29:11 PM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/11/2022 | Christopher Tremoglie
    First Elon Musk, now Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg’s company, Meta (formerly Facebook), announced it would lease offices in a massive new building in Austin, Texas. Big tech companies, who cut their teeth and built empires in California, are fleeing the state and relocating to Texas. It's almost as if high taxes, stifling corporate regulations, and out-of-control housing costs are unattractive to businesses and long-term sustainability. Who knew? The Austin Business Journal was among the first to report on Meta’s move. “Months of speculation have come to an end as California-based Meta Platforms Inc. — the parent company of Facebook — recently...
  • Vaccinated Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Wearing a Face Mask AND a Shield

    07/29/2021 6:34:54 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 59 replies
    Vaccinated Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Wearing a Face Mask AND a Shield as he arrives in the Philippines.
  • Biden Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tests positive for COVID-19

    01/02/2022 5:18:50 PM PST · by Tipllub · 66 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/2/22
    Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday after experiencing symptoms of the virus while at home on leave. In an emailed statement released Sunday night, Austin said that he is fully vaccinated and received his booster shot in October, which he says has made the infection "much more mild."
  • Teacher Mocks Christians with Dr. Seuss Parody at School Board Meeting for Opposing Pornographic, CRT Books

    12/27/2021 4:39:31 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    Christian News ^ | 12/24/21 | editor
    Parents in the Austin, Texas, area expressed outrage after a technology teacher read a Dr. Seuss-style poem mocking “evangelicals” and parents who have expressed concerns about books they call pornographic. Krista Tyler, instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) read the poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting Dec. 16. “Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not,” Tyler begins. “These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don’t ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes...
  • Parents outraged after teacher mocks 'bigots,' 'evangelicals' in Dr. Seuss-style poem at school board meeting

    12/24/2021 6:14:17 AM PST · by Levy78 · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/21 | Tyler O’Neil
    Parents in the Austin, Texas, area expressed outrage after a technology teacher read a Dr. Seuss-style poem mocking "evangelicals" and parents who have expressed concerns about books they call pornographic. Krista Tyler, instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) read the poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting Dec. 16. "Everyone in Leander liked reading a lot/ but some evangelicals in Leader did not," Tyler begins. "These kooks hated reading, the whole reading season./ Please don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason./ It could be perhaps critical thinking causes...
  • Effort underway to get high school seniors to complete FAFSA applications before deadline

    12/12/2021 9:47:27 AM PST · by bgill · 43 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 11, 2021 | Ricardo Lewis
    The priority deadline for Texas students to complete the Free Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is on January 15. Texas high school students are required to submit that application to graduate... “It was a great struggle filling out the FAFSA,” Martinez said. Millions of students face the same struggle of filling out the FAFSA. Some say that the application is too complicated for some. Congressman Doggett has been working for years to make it simple.
  • Lloyd Austin reacts with awkward silence when asked if he has regrets about Afghanistan withdrawal

    12/04/2021 4:10:11 PM PST · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/21 | Jon Brown
    Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was silent for several seconds before telling Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Saturday what his regrets are about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. "Do you have any regrets about the Afghan withdrawal?" Baier asked Austin during a keynote discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California. After a silence that lingered for nearly 10 seconds, Austin replied, "Bret, I regret the fact that we lost 13 of our finest at Abbey Gate. I regret that we lost 10 civilians in an errant strike.
  • Elon Musk warns SpaceX faces 'genuine risk of bankruptcy' if engine production troubles continue

    12/01/2021 8:07:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    San Antonio Express-News via Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/01/2021 | Eric Killelea , San Antonio Express-News
    SAN ANTONIO — SpaceX is having engine trouble. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk warned employees of a “Raptor production crisis” for the engines needed to launch the massive Starship spacecraft from South Texas. SpaceX is aiming to launch Starship into orbit for the first time in early 2022 and then run a series of test flights as steps toward carrying cargo and humans to the moon and Mars. But Musk on Friday warned that delays in production of Raptor engines could hamper that progress and lead to significant financial problems. “We face genuine risk of...
  • Austin high school on lockdown over reports of ‘armed subject’

    12/01/2021 10:28:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/01/2021 | Emily Crane
    An Austin, Texas, high school was in lockdown Wednesday as police investigated reports of an “armed subject” on campus. Authorities were called to Akins High School shortly after 10 a.m. local time, Austin Police Chief Ashley A. Gonzalez said. No shots had been fired but the school remained on lockdown as cops continued to search the campus, he added. A heavy law enforcement presence remained on the scene as police investigated.
  • Austin, West Englewood lost the most Black residents in 10 years, the census shows. Why did they leave and where did they go? {Chicago neighborhoods}

    11/28/2021 8:35:42 AM PST · by Salman · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Nov 26, 2021 | Manny Ramos and Elvia Malagón
    Yolanda Anderson had owned a property gem in Austin for decades before she had no other choice but to put it up for sale. She didn’t want to do it, but when she was unsuccessful in securing funding to do extensive renovations on the pink-and-white Victorian — a marvel among passersby — she had no other choice. When the house sold in March, she moved her family to Oak Park, where they rent a condominium. “We really put our all into it,” Anderson said. “We reached out to the mayor, to our alderman, and there’s just no help for situations...
  • Armed Agents in Texas School District Arrest Concerned Parents in Their Own Homes

    11/26/2021 3:47:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2021 | Breccan F. Thies
    The Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) in Texas is using its own armed agents to arrest parents who speak out against the school board’s policies, according to Christopher Rufo in the City Journal.
  • VIDEO: Austin Defunded Police, Now Voters Will Decide if City Needs More Cops

    10/31/2021 8:27:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2021 | AMY FURR
    During nationwide protests regarding police reforms last year, the Austin, Texas, city council moved to cut approximately one third of its police budget, which was the largest cut of any big city in America. Since the cut, Austin has increasingly become less safe. According to statistics compiled by AH Datalytics, the city has seen a nearly 71% increase in homicides over the past year. While homicides have increased nationwide since 2020, Austin’s increase is one of the largest the firm has tracked. The funding cuts brought a series of changes. Cadet classes were canceled, making it more difficult to bring...
  • City's Attempt To Cut Texas Man's Grass Leads To A Standoff, A Fire And His Death

    10/28/2021 11:53:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 153 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/28/21 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    An attempt by Austin, Texas, officials to serve a search warrant and provide lawn care resulted in shots fired, an hourslong standoff, a house fire and a death, police said Wednesday. Police officers and code enforcement officers arrived at a home at 9:16 a.m. to serve a nuisance search warrant, but could not make contact with the resident, Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said at an evening news conference. The warrant was left at the door and contractors for the city's code enforcement began working on the lawn. About an hour later, the resident started shooting from inside the house,...
  • Analysis: From zero to $12 bln; investors chase Trump stock hype

    10/25/2021 6:31:53 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/2021 | Krystal Hu and Anirban Sen
    Donald Trump has united some of his supporters and detractors in buying shares in his new company and hoping to score a big win. Anthony Nguyen, a 49-year-old software consultant from Austin, Texas, is a Republican who refused to vote for the former U.S. president in last year's election. Last week he joined the millions of online day traders who drove up the value of the company that will house Trump's new social media venture to almost $12 billion. The company's app has yet to be rolled out even on a trial basis, and Nguyen said he invested because he...
  • Mailers target Harrison County GOP leaders after Paddie censure

    10/17/2021 5:45:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    An Austin-based political action committee has sent out “RINO alerts” calling for Republican members to hold local party chair Lee Lester accountable by “demanding that he stops attacking his own party or you’ll vote him out” in response to the Harrison County GOP executive committee’s decision to censure State Rep. Chris Paddie. The request has been sent in the form of political mailers by Project Red Tex. The treasurer of the PAC is listed as Cabell Hobbs; Shannon Oleary is listed as assistant treasurer. The “RINO alerts” were not only sent in reference to Lester, but also with regard to...
  • Soros Drops $1 Million on Anti-Police Effort in Austin

    10/17/2021 2:13:10 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | October 15, 2021 | Joseph Simonson
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros is throwing at least a million dollars behind an effort to stop the hiring of hundreds of new police officers in Austin, Texas, according to campaign finance documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. The Hungarian-born political activist gave $500,000 through the Soros-backed Open Society Policy Center to a political action committee in opposition to a ballot initiative that forces the city to employ two police officers per 1,000 residents. Soros’s donation, made on Oct. 12, is his second of the month and comes as Austin experiences a decades-high spike in violent crime. The city has...
  • Teen dead after ‘gun battle’ on 6th Street, APD officer fired weapon during shootout

    10/09/2021 10:06:14 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 58 replies
    Kxan ^ | 10/9/21
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — An investigation has been launched after an APD officer fired their gun during a shootout between two groups of people downtown overnight. APD Chief Joseph Chacon said two officers ran towards the sound of gunfire on East 6th Street and Sabine Street at about 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. When they arrived at the scene, the officers saw a group of men shooting at another group. In response, one of the officers fired their weapon, Chacon said, and the suspects fled the scene. A few minutes later, officers found a 17-year-old Black male with a gunshot wound,...
  • Tesla will move its headquarters to Texas, Elon Musk says

    10/08/2021 10:41:53 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 8, 2021
    By Rob McLean, CNN Business Tesla HQ is getting a new home. "I'm excited to announce that we're moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas," CEO Elon Musk said Thursday during a Tesla shareholders meeting. The electric car company is currently based in Palo Alto, California, near its original headquarters in San Carlos, and its first factory, in Fremont. Musk said Thursday that there is a "limit to how big you can scale in the Bay area."
  • Tesla moves headquarters from California to Texas

    10/07/2021 3:35:14 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | OCT 7 2021 | Lora Kolodny
    Tesla is moving its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Austin, Texas, CEO Elon Musk announced at the company’s shareholder meeting on Thursday. The meeting took place at Tesla’s vehicle assembly plant under construction outside of Austin on a property that borders the Colorado River, near the city’s airport. However, the company plans to increase production in its California plant regardless of the headquarters move. “To be clear we will be continuing to expand our activities in California,” Musk said. “Our intention is to increase output from Fremont and Giga Nevada by 50%. If you go to our Fremont factory...
  • ‘Mortified’ Foxx accuses Lightfoot of lying about deadly shootout as mayor goes to feds in search of charges county prosecutors won’t bring (Chicago)

    10/06/2021 9:15:07 AM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10-05-2021 | Tom Schuba
    <p>But a short time later, Lightfoot brushed off Foxx’s claims and announced that she’d effectively circumvented her by asking U.S. Attorney John Lausch to review the evidence in the gang-related gunfight Friday morning in Austin that left one shooter dead and two suspects wounded.</p>