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A Boring Company warehouse could be coming to Bastrop

The Boring Company's Prufrock-1 constructing a tunnel exit in Vegas. (The Boring Company/Twitter)

The Boring Company—Elon Musk’s tunnel construction company—is looking into a warehouse and manufacturing facility in Bastrop, east of Austin.


The Bastrop County Commissioners agenda for Monday notes that they’ll be discussing a permit the Boring Company has filed for an 80,000 square foot facility in West Bastrop. The Austin Business Journal reports the facility is at 130 Walker Watson Rd.

Plans for manufacturing at the site are unclear. The warehouse would connect to a parking lot, loading doc and a connection to a road that exits onto FM 1209. Additionally, job postings indicate that it may be used to develop “Prufrock,” a tunneling technology.

Prufrock, designed by the company, is a machine that launches from the surface and carries out underground mining. Currently, the Boring Company is aiming for a speed of 7 miles per day.

The ABJ reports that the company has been approved for permits for commercial research and development at the site. Other approved plans are 10 multi-family structures that have 30 bedrooms, 10 kitchens and a basketball court.

News of the warehouse follows other action the Boring Company has made in Central Texas, including filing permits for a research and development site in Bastrop County.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway