As heavy rains swelled riverbanks throughout Central Texas on May 25, many businesses along Shoal Creek were flooded in downtown Austin. New video shows just how quickly Shoal Creek Saloon was inundated by the creek that shares its name.
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The president of a Houston oil company has been charged with misdemeanor assault after attacking a gay couple in Austin in April, according to reports.
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The blizzard wreaked havoc on local retailers. According to many local retailers, the Saturday before Christmas is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the entire year, but the heavy snowfall forced most German Street business to operate on abbreviated schedules or close up entirely. Local toy store One Two Kangaroo was one such business which closed shop on Saturday during the storm. Hannah Lloyd, a cashier who’s worked for One Two Kangaroo for over two years, says that the blizzard continued to affect business three days after the snowstorm.
“It’s not great for business,” said Lloyd by phone on Tuesday. “Staying open on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, hasn’t made up the difference. We just hope that Christmas Eve shopping will make up for it.”