Austin’s local bars, clubs and other mixed beverage establishments brought in about 2 percent more in total alcohol sales for the month of March compared to last year, according to recent tax data from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) withdrew his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination after a stinging defeat in the Indiana primary, where businessman Donald Trump solidified his stance as the party’s frontrunner with only half of the state’s precincts reporting.
The political finance campaign backing Uber and Lyft on Proposition 1 has raised an estimated $8.1 million so far from the ride-hailing companies and donations, dwarfing the $88,000 raised by opponents.
A 29-year-old man was shot and killed by an Austin police officer in a South Austin Randall’s parking lot on April 22. The incident marked 2016’s fifth officer-involved shooting in Austin, contributing to this year’s slight increase in the number of shootings in the city over the past two years.