Catch up on the latest news and look forward at the week ahead with these 6 things to know.
1. National gasoline inventory will prevent long-term shortage
Did you have trouble finding gasoline Labor Day weekend? The gas shortage is a “logistics issue,” not a supply concern, according to Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton. Read more.
2. Local school districts approve tax rates
Compare the fiscal year 2017-18 tax rates of every school district in the Austin area with these interactive graphs. Leander ISD’s tax rate is 1.51187 cents per $100 of valuation.
3. Austin opened a “mega shelter”
State government officials told the city of Austin to expect 1,500-2,000 hurricane evacuees. Learn about the city’s “mega shelter” created to help house evacuees.
4. Keller Williams Realty assists Hurricane Harvey recovery
The Austin chapter of disaster relief charity KW Cares, created by Keller Williams Realty, is sending supplies and volunteers to Houston to help with Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Find out more.
5. Meditation class practices breathing techniques Wednesday
Blue Heron Center’s moving meditation class uses techniques from Qigong, an ancient art of breath practice with movements.
8:30-9:30 a.m. $15. 1210 RM 620, Ste. B-201, Lakeway. 512-266-2059. www.blueheroncenter.com
6. Rehabilitation doctor speaks to Lake Travis Retired Physicians Wednesday
Dr. Johnny Shane from Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Lake Travis gives a talk about outpatient wound care to the Lake Travis Retired Physicians.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 per person; reservations required. The Hills of Lakeway, 26 Club Estates Parkway, Austin. 512-261-3536. www.vrhlaketravis.com