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Baking Bread the Hard Way

Baking Bread the Hard Way Submitted by Dixongexpat on April 9, 2020 - 1:32pm. Because why do it the easy way? So - It's been a couple of years. After a wonderful time baking bread in Austin, with my wonderful cast iron dutch oven, we moved back to Mexico in 2017 and rented a large home with very little direct sun and the cool weather absolutely killed my sourdough starter. Plus it was over 5000 feet. I gave up. (see my last blog post for gory details)A year ago we moved to an even *...
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US property taxes increased to $306.4B in 2019

The total property taxes levied on single-family homes in 2019 increased by 1 percent from 2018, the smallest increase in the past three years.
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Austin unicorn startup RigUp went from hiring 'at a rapid pace' to cutting 25% of staff in a matter of weeks. Now a data breach is adding to its woes.

RigUp, an Austin staffing firm in the oil and gas industry, was living the startup dream in chic offices just a month ago. The oil industry's collapse after Saudi price slashing, COVID-19 economic woes, and lack of stimulus support badly hurt the startup because it relies on a healthy oil industry, employees say. Adding to the startup's struggles, security researchers identified a 70,000-document data breach of client information, which RigUp addressed after Business Insider reached out.  Afte...
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Austin startup RigUp went from hiring 'at a rapid pace' to cutting 25% of staff in a matter of weeks. Now a data breach is adding to its woes.

RigUp, an Austin staffing firm in the oil and gas industry, was living the startup dream in chic offices just a month ago. The oil industry's collapse after Saudi price slashing, COVID-19 economic woes, and lack of stimulus support badly hurt the startup because it relies on a healthy oil industry, employees say. Adding to the startup's struggles, security researchers identified a 70,000-document data breach of client information, which RigUp addressed after Business Insider reached out.  Afte...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Austin, New Zealand, Andreessen Horowitz, Amazon Web Services, Securities And Exchange Commission, Business Insider, Emsisoft, Facebook Pinterest, South Congress, Austin Business Journal, Rystad Energy, Business Insider People, RigUp, Brett Callow


Avid Target Shooter, Carrington MacDuffie, To Release New EP

Avid Target Shooter, Carrington MacDuffie, To Release New EP U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Carrington MacDuffie is a music star from grew up in New York before moving to LA to pursue her career. After a decade in Southern California, she decided she needed a change of pace. She decided to split her time between Austin and Seattle. Carrington's sound is unique, with deep meaning for lyrics and an immersive sound. I can't put it into a single category. It feels like a mix of Mazzy Star and The Cure....
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Savior Equipment – New Specialist Long Range Precision Rifle Bag

At the end of last year TFB’s Austin reviewed some Rifle Cases from Savior Equipment. I’m a big fan of Guitar Cases that can store your firearms, but this depends on where you live of course. A friend of mine with a ponytail has to pass a restaurant to leave his appartment, and the regulars […] Read More … The post Savior Equipment – New Specialist Long Range Precision Rifle Bag appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Austin, Daily News, TFB, Concealed Carry, Concealment, Bolt Action, Product Announcement, Savior Equipment, Discreet Rifle Bags, Rifle bags


Silicon Valley startups are being forced to cut costs or die in the worst financial crisis in a generation. Here are the investors whose companies are feeling it the worst.

According to PitchBook data, a handful of top-tier Silicon Valley venture-capital firms have startups that are bearing the brunt of the current financial crisis. Many startups are experiencing the first, and likely the worst, financial crisis in a generation, and about 60 companies have had to cut costs and lay off employees to stay afloat. NEA and Founders Fund each have 14 companies that have conducted sweeping layoffs or shuttered entirely. No stage was spared, as early-stage investors and ...
Tags: Texas, Trends, Andreessen, Austin, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Nea, Accel, Sequoia, PitchBook, Silverton Partners, Capital Factory, US Blue


New women's coach Schaefer answering a 'calling' to Texas

For Vic Schaefer, the decision to take over the Texas women's basketball program was profoundly personal. “It was a calling,” Schaefer said Monday, noting the old Austin hospital building where he was born is just across the street from where the Longhorns play at the Frank Erwin Center. Texas quickly snatched up Schaefer on Sunday, just two days after athletic director Chris Del Conte announced coach Karen Aston would not be retained after eight seasons.
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Austin, Longhorns, Schaefer, Vic Schaefer, Karen Aston, Chris Del Conte, Frank Erwin Center Texas


San Joaquin County Inmate Found In Possession Of Meth During Search

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — A San Joaquin County inmate is facing additional felony charges after 5.4 grams of meth were found in her cell on Saturday. Inmate Amber Austin was arrested in Ripon last week on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle after a license plate reader detected the vehicle. Austin also had an outstanding warrant at the time of her arrest. According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Officer, Custody Officers found the methamphetamine in a cell during a routine search on S...
Tags: Crime, News, Austin, San Joaquin County, Ripon, San Joaquin County News, Inmate Austin


Schaefer says he is answering a "calling" to Texas

For Vic Schaefer, the chance to take over the Texas women's basketball program was a profoundly personal one. “It was a calling,” Schaefer said Monday, noting the old Austin hospital building where he was born is just across the street from where the Longhorns play at the Frank Erwin Center. Texas quickly snatched up Schaefer on Sunday, just two days after athletic director Chris Del Conte announced eight-year coach Karen Aston would not be retained next season.
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Austin, Longhorns, Schaefer, Vic Schaefer, Karen Aston, Chris Del Conte, Frank Erwin Center Texas


The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If this is your first time, hello; I’m glad you’re with us. I have started to publish a version of the newsletter on TechCrunch. That’s what you’re reading now. For the whole newsletter, which comes out every weekend, you can subscribe by heading over here, and clicking “The Station.” It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Crowdsourcing, Washington, Germany, Boston, Berlin, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, Economy, Engineer, Service


The Go-Gos’ Kathy Valentine shares her wild life in ‘All I Ever Wanted’

For Kathy Valentine, the fairy tale began on Christmas 1980. Restless that night, the 21-year-old guitarist headed down from the home in the Hollywood Hills, where she’d been staying with a friend since moving to Los Angeles from Austin, to catch a gig by rising L.A. punk act X at the Whisky A Go Go. There, a chance encounter in the bathroom with Go-Go‘s guitarist Charlotte Caffey led to an offer to fill in on bass with the then-unsigned band for a run of eight shows over four nights at the West...
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5 Cities for Ambitious Women in Business in 2020 and Beyond

Where should the next generation of female businesswomen settle to make the most of their talents? Making your way through the world of business is difficult for women. Progress is being made towards a more equal and just society, but in the meantime, businesswomen need to be smart and tough to achieve their business goals, either as part of a company or when going it alone. If you’re a woman looking to make waves in the business world over the next decade, where’s the best place to relocate ...
Tags: Startups, News, California, US, Startup, Austin, Portland, San Diego, Oakland, Seattle, North Carolina, Louisville, Raleigh, US Census Bureau, Austin Startups, United States Census Bureau


11 Social Media Changes to Make in a Coronavirus World

Coronavirus has changed just about everything, but you still need to connect to your customers, prospects, partners, and team members. And now more than ever, social media may be the best way to do so.   But you cannot just continue with your regular social media strategy, content, and cadence. What works is different. What people want is different.   You must consider these 11 changes to your social media to continue – possibly even accelerate – your social media success during the pandemic....
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ISG Partners is expanding and #StillHiring in Austin

ISG Partners, the premier sales recruiting firm for the tech industry, is expanding into the Austin startup scene and opening a second location office in the bustling heart of downtown. “When you think of an HQ2 or Tech Startup, you think of Austin. We work with the world’s most innovative and fastest growing companies, expanding to Austin puts us in a better position to service our existing and future client base” says CEO, Ben Hawn, of the mid-April expansion.ISG’s official Austin opening dat...
Tags: Startups, News, Startup, Austin, Tech Startup, ISG, Atlanta Austin, Austin Startups, Stillhiring, ISG Partners, Ben Hawn


Should You House Hack a House or Condo in Austin

Should You House Hack a Condo or House in Austin? Purchasing a home is an incredibly rewarding experience in one’s life, but it isn’t the easiest decision in the world. You really have to take the time to decide if you are financially ready, and figure out if you know exactly what you want out of your home buying experience.At Open House Austin, we are huge proponents of house hacking your home. House hacking is supplementing your mortgage, taxes & insurance (henceforth referred to simply as “...
Tags: Home, Startups, Austin, House, Airbnb, Reality, Real-estate, Austin Startups, Airbnb Subtract, Airbnbing


Meet the Pastors Holding In-Person Services During Coronavirus

This story first appeared at ProPublica, and is a collaboration between ProPublica and the Texas Tribune. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. HOUSTON — At least 25 parishioners filed into a beige-brick church here Wednesday evening and were handed rubber gloves at the door. A handwritten sign directed them to designated areas with seats that had been spaced 6 feet apart. Another sign...
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SXSW online now

South by Southwest (SXSW) was supposed to take place March 13-22 in Austin, Texas, but even though it was canceled last month because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the popular event will still see the light of day. Amazon is partnering with the conference’s organizers to launch a virtual film festival. Filmmakers scheduled to screen films at SXSW in 2020 will be able to participate, showing their films exclusively on Prime Video. The event will take place over 10 days in late April and ...
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SXSW Partnering With Amazon To Stream Films From Cancelled Fest

SXSW partnering with Amazon to stream films from cancelled fest After needing to cancel the annual event last month due to concerns over the global coronavirus pandemic, South by Southwest (SXSW) has found a new avenue by partnering with Amazon to stream films that were set to screen at this year’s festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: SXSW to Stream and Continue Giving Awards to Canceled 2020 Lineup Amazon Prime Video will offer filmmakers a part of the event to opt in t...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Cdc, Austin, Mailchimp, Sxsw, Amazon Prime Video, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Amazon Studios, Pierson, Steve Adler, Southwest SXSW, Janet Pierson, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jennifer Salke


Amazon will host a virtual film festival featuring SXSW films on its Prime Video platform after the iconic Austin festival was canceled over coronavirus concerns (AMZN)

Amazon will host a virtual film festival on its Prime Video platform featuring films originally scheduled for Austin's 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. The annual festival was canceled on March 6 over coronavirus concerns. The virtual film festival will run for 10 days in late April and will be free to the public. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Filmmakers whose work was originally slated to debut at South by Southwest in March now have an alternative showcase than...
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After Coronavirus Cancellation, SXSW Partners With Amazon Prime on Online Festival

SXSW may have been cancelled due to coronavirus, but the filmmakers who were traveling to Austin to share their films with audiences will still get a chance to lift the curtain on their work. That’s because Amazon Prime Video is joining forces with the festival to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival […]
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SXSW Online Film Festival Coming From Amazon Prime Video

SXSW was canceled this year – a move that was entirely unprecedented and left the future of the festival in some question. However, SXSW may be down, but it’s not out yet. Amazon Prime Video is teaming with SXSW for Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection, a one-time online film festival showcasing films from the SXSW 2020 lineup. And oh yeah, it’s free. If you were planning to attend SXSW and are still bummed-out about the cancelation, here’s some good news. Amazon Prime...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Amazon Prime, Austin, Cannes, Sxsw, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios, Janet Pierson, Jennifer Salke Head


Cloudflare CEO pledges to double 2020 internship class

Internet security company Cloudflare has pledged to double its Summer 2020 internship class, and make the entire program remote if necessary, in response to cancellations of internships programs across the country due to COVID-19. Yelp, Funding Circle, StubHub and other companies have terminated their internship programs and hiring, citing the uncertainty of COVID-19’s impact on the economy and health. Others programs are in flux, and some are honoring programs and moving remote. Cance...
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Watch Online 75 Short Films from 2020’s South by Southwest Festival

South by Southwest, one of America's biggest cultural events, won't happen this year. The cause, of course, is the coronavirus pandemic, its own status as an event unprecedented in our age evidenced by the fact that South by Southwest has never in its 33-year history been canceled before. When SXSW, as it's now known, launched in Austin, Texas back in 1987, it did so purely as a music festival; cinema came in 1994, when it became the "SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference." Since then quit...
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28 Spring Breakers Test Positive For COVID-19 After Mexico Vacation

About 70 University of Texas students returned on a chartered plane to Austin after partying at Cabo San Lucas.
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Almost 30 spring breakers test positive for coronavirus following Mexico trip

Almost 30 students who recently traveled to Mexico for spring break have tested positive for COVID-19.Health officials in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday announced an investigation into a "cluster" of COVID-19 cases among a group of roughly 70 people in their 20s who traveled in a chartered plane to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for spring break about a week-and-a-half ago amid the coronavirus crisis. "Currently, 28 young adults on this trip have tested positive for COVID-19 and dozens more are under public ...
Tags: News, Nbc, Stephen Colbert, Cdc, Washington, Mexico, Nbc News, Austin, Austin Texas, John Prine, Jay Inslee, University of Texas at Austin, Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Austin Travis County, Austin Public Health Department


On-demand shuttle startup Via hits $2.25 billion valuation on latest funding round led by Exor

On-demand shuttle startup Via has hit a $2.25 billion valuation following a Series E funding round led by Exor, the Agnelli family holding company that owns stakes in PartnerRe, Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Series E funding round, which included other investors, totaled $400 million, according to a source familiar with the deal. Exor invested $200 million into Via as part of the round, both companies said in an announcement. Noam Ohana, who heads up Exor Seeds, the holding compa...
Tags: Transportation, UK, New York, Berlin, Tech, Chicago, Austin, Automotive, Ferrari, Ohio, Malta, Fiat Chrysler, Arriva, Macquarie Capital, VIA, Ohana


Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy, US and France deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000

Worldwide confirmed cases pass 800,000 as Spain and Russia also report record single-day death tolls and Mexico wakes to state of emergencyUK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.27pm BST A group of 28 spring break tourists who returned to Texas from the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus,...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Science, Mexico, France, China, Russia, India, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Austin, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Do I Have to Pay My Rent or Mortgage During the Pandemic?

As March winds down, at least 250 million Americans have been told to stay home or “shelter in place” to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Problem is, many can’t help wondering if they can still afford a place to shelter in—if they ever could.Long before the coronavirus pandemic, generous swaths of the United States faced an affordable housing crisis. With millions of Americans losing their jobs and millions more facing unemployment in the near future thanks to a concerted economic shutdown gear...
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