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UT plans $60M training facility for Longhorn basketball, rowing

The University of Texas' new basketball arena isn't the only major sports facility in the works on campus. University of Texas System regents are considering a request to add a basketball and rowing…
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Airport lounge contract ignites furor over city work to hire minority businesses

Companies are vying to create a new kind of lounge at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, one that's open to all passengers, even without being a member of an airline rewards program. But the con…
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Austin firm to build first phase of Domain-like development in Leander

Offices, stores, hotel space and more than 2,000 apartments and townhomes are planned near the heart of the Williamson County suburb of Leander. A general contractor for the massive project's first p…
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Austin's modern art museum names new executive director

The Contemporary Austin has found a new executive director after an international search, the downtown museum announced Feb. 21. Sharon Maidenberg will take over as executive director and CEO of the…
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Closing equity gaps in Austin: Austin Community College named “Leader College of Distinction”

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is recognized as a national leader for its work to support underserved students, close equity gaps, and increase completion rates. The college was awarded …
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Houston-area homebuilder returns to Austin after more than a decade

Katy-based Newmark Homes is returning to the Austin market for the first time in more than a decade. The homebuilder has hired Shay Brinkley as president of the Newmark Homes Austin division, accor…
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Capital Gains: Mercedes-Benz (toy) car giveaway, UT's coronavirus research and the race to replace Kirk Watson

On page 3 of our weekly edition we wrap up some of the news, talk and speculation floating around town with our Capital Gains feature. Here's what caught our eyes this week. MERCEDES-BENZ TO GIVE AW…
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Companies turn to mentoring to make strides in workforce diversity

The challenges for women to crack America’s top corporate ranks are clear. For women who also are in an ethnic-minority demographic, the climb to the top (and sometimes mere access to the ladder) can…
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The week in bankruptcies: Business filings up 200% year-over-year

Austin-area bankruptcy courts recorded three business filings — including two with total debts above $1 million — during the week that ended Feb. 14. Year to date through Feb. 14, the court recorded …
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Teacher Retirement System of Texas won't move into new Indeed Tower

The Board of Trustees for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas voted Thursday for the agency not to move into the Indeed Tower. KXAN first reported in January that the agency’s 10-year-lease for o…
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EarthTalk: Replacing Meat With...Edible Bugs?

Dear EarthTalk: Is switching out meat for edible bugs to satisfy our protein needs a viable way to ratchet down our carbon emissions and overall environmental impact? -- J. C.   It’s true tha…
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CyrusOne CEO is exiting, which could signal sale ahead for data center company, analysts say

Just hours before the company was to hold a call with Wall Street, CyrusOne Inc. announced a change at the top — and possibly a move to sell the company. Gary Wojtaszek is stepping down as CEO, dir…
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World Class prepares to sell first properties out of bankruptcy

World Class has set a March 12 deadline for bidding on its property at 7400 South Congress Ave., as well as an April 1 deadline for bidding on the former site of Carmelo's restaurant and other proper…
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ATX Helps may build first homeless shelter in Southeast Austin, calling downtown locations 'not viable'

A private-sector coalition focused on homelessness in Austin may lease a state site for its first shelter — taking over land that's been used for months as a state-sanctioned camp. But it'll be outs…
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High-rise hotel, water park proposed at Circuit of The Americas

The developers behind Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark near Dallas are planning to bring a similar attraction, plus a hotel, to Southeast Austin near Circuit of The Americas, the home of Texas' only Form…
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