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Outdoor Voices to close all retail stores, take business online

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www.kxan.com – Sahar Chmais and Brent Wistrom – Austin Business Journal – 2024-03-14 08:46:47

SUMMARY: Austin-based Outdoor Voices Inc. will be closing all of its physical stores on March 17, as confirmed by a local store employee. The retailer, known for its women’s athleisure apparel, has seen executive turnover and a declining valuation in recent years. Customers flocked to the South Congress store for a 50% discount sale. Outdoor Voices, which moved its headquarters to Austin from New York in 2017, plans to continue its online operations. The company’s history of executive turnover and declining valuation have led to the closure of its physical stores, but it will continue to sell its products online.

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Texas restaurant named one of the most beautiful in the US, according to OpenTable

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www.kxan.com – Devin Willems – 2024-05-18 09:00:00

SUMMARY: OpenTable, in collaboration with People’s magazine, has compiled a list of the 50 most beautiful restaurants in America, offering unforgettable dining experiences. From great halls to homes-turned-eateries, these restaurants can be found in every corner of the country. One example is Tillie’s in Texas, located in a 200-year-old Vietnamese town hall with impressive antiques, offering a modern interpretation of classic gourmet dishes. Other restaurants on the list include The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil in California, The Garden Room in Georgia, and Verōnika in New York. To learn more about each restaurant or to book a reservation, check out OpenTable’s full results.

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Former President Trump at the Dallas NRA Convention Saturday Afternoon

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-05-18 08:35:24

SUMMARY: Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the National Rifle Association conference in Dallas, leading to the Democratic National Committee placing mobile billboards outside the venue accusing Trump of prioritizing the gun lobby over Texas families. The billboards feature quotes from Trump regarding gun violence and criticize his actions in rolling back reforms that made it easier for criminals to carry guns. The DNC argues that Trump’s loyalty lies with the NRA and not the safety of American families. Despite this criticism, Trump has strong support from the NRA, which spent millions in support of his presidential campaign.

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These are the highest paid employees in the City of Austin

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www.kxan.com – Christopher Adams – 2024-05-18 07:30:00

SUMMARY: The City of Austin pays its employees over $1.3 billion annually in base salaries as of March 26, 2024. There are 15,164 paid full-time employees and 2,771 paid part-time employees, with an average full-time salary of $82,727.13 and an average part-time salary of $31,439.93. Almost 3,900 employees earn over $100,000 annually, with the highest-paid being General Manager Robert Kahn at just over $475,000. City Manager Jesus Garza, who was replaced by T.C. Broadnax with a base salary of $470,017.60, ranked second. The top 10 highest base salaries also include other city officials and department heads.

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