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As many of you know the presidential election is coming up on November 4th. In the city of Austin we also have several issues to vote on this year. Due to overwhelming interest in this election there has been great early voter turn out. On the first day of early voting almost 20K people voted. To...
Recently the Austin Business Journal announced an independent study that was done to track job growth around the nation. We all know the US economy has taken one on the chin this year. To make matters worse almost 400,000 jobs in the private sector have vanished. Our nations unemployment has rise...
Growing up in Houston, I vividly remember the commercials by "Mattress Mack" owner of Gallery Furniture. His closing line was "I'm gonna SAVE YOU money!" and he was waving a wad of cash at you the viewer. This Sunday I got to see first hand what all that money bought. After twenty-five years of s...
In this economy more hard working families are faced with the reality of losing their homes by foreclosure. I want to share a heartwarming story that will renew your faith in your fellow man, or woman. In 2004 Ms. Orr from Dallas Texas bought a home for $80K, recently she was laid off and fell be...
I had to write about a cool website for your dogs. Its called and was created for people that love of dogs. Now once your pooch joins the site he or she can write blogs about their favorite hangouts like restaurants that allow dogs. Some dogs write about their favorite vet or groo...
Fossil Fest will take place November 8th and 9th and this will be the 18th year for it to occur. The creator of this festival is the Paleontological Society of Austin. They are a scientific, non-profit, community-based organization devoted to the study of fossils. Their goals are to advance the s...
Things to know before you buy a property with a Septic System Some people find it odd in this day and age to have homes that rely on septic systems for waste-water removal. Septic systems are the "green" choice for waste water removal. However a septic system is really the only way to be fully re...
There was some turmoil caused by a Shell gas station in south Austin temporarily dropping gas prices to $2.09 per gallon. Yes TWO dollars and nine cents a gallon! I just paid 3. 59 last week, so this is very unusual to see such a big price drop. Well you know that no good deed goes unpunished. Of...
They just announced that the "Lakeway Regional Medical Center" will be built by a private development company called... what else  the "Lakeway Regional Medical Center Development, LLC". This will be a 54 acre project that is estimated to cost $250 million, and it will be 70-80% physician owned. ...
There are LOTS of volunteer events on the Austin Parks calendar, just click on this link There are a couple of high priority and ultra fun park cleanup and restoration opportunities coming up very soon. They need crew leaders and more volunteers for the November...

Betina Foreman

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