After surviving six months, Austin's workers, small businesses are acknowledging pandemic's long-term reality
After months of day-to-day reassessments, many in the business community are now figuring out how to make it to the other end of the pandemic.
Travis County unemployment falls to 6.9% in July, marks consecutive months of single-digit jobless rate
The unemployment rate rose to as high as 12.4% in April.
From New Braunfels to Cedar Park, Central Texas outdoor recreation shops scrambling to keep inventory
When combined with temporary state restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local shop owners are speculating a perfect storm of low supply and high demand is the main reason for changes in an industry that has of late been turned on its head.
Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants
City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.
Under a new executive order, unemployed Texans may receive up to $300 per week on top of their state unemployment benefits, down from $600 per week earlier in the summer.
New state unemployment claim data suggests Northwest Austin is beginning to recover to a healthy employment market.
Travis County posted consecutive months of single-digit jobless rates in June and July, the first time since the pandemic took hold in April.
The Texas Workforce Commission has reported 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.
Following a new industry guideline recently distributed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, more bars across the state may soon be able to qualify as restaurants.
The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.
County commissioners will hold budget discussions throughout August and September.
Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.
The state of Texas gained 50,000 new jobs in February, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit, more than 2 million jobs have been lost.
This year sales tax-exempt purchases can be made online, over the phone or by mail.
In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.
Federal lawmakers are meeting to discuss an extension of the coronavirus relief package that could include additional unemployment benefits.
Although the area is showing signs of recovery, officials said the expiration of a crucial federal program will complicate unemployment.
Travis County County commissioners voted July 14 to approve millions of dollars in possible tax rebates for the electric carmaker.
Travis County updates Tesla incentive package, pushing for $1 billion-plus investment from the company
Poised for a possible July 13 vote, Travis County has released a refined incentives structure proposal with electric carmaker Tesla.
The school district's July 9 vote could yield Tesla around $46.4 million in tax abatements if the company chooses Travis County as its next factory site.
Thousands of Central Austin businesses received hundreds of millions in PPP loan dollars to survive through the pandemic
Alamo Drafthosue and Torchy's Tacos were among the local businesses to receive the largest loans, but 85% of Central Austin recipients received $150,000 or less.
More than 3,500 businesses have received funding from the Wilco Forward program.
The Texas comptroller's office has released June sales tax revenue figures.
Texans receiving unemployment benefits will have a little extra time before they have to prove they are actively looking for work to continue receiving state assistance.
The lawsuit was filed in Travis County District Court by Jared Woodfill, a Houston attorney who has led previous legal efforts opposing Abbott’s other shutdown orders during the pandemic.