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No joke: El Arroyo plans to open new locations outside of Austin

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More Texans can soon get a taste of Austin as El Arroyo prepares to open multiple locations in the state.

Reports say that the beloved W. 5th Street Austin restaurant will be ranging widely.

Its first restaurant outside of the capital city is expected at the end of 2023 in New Braunfels.

El Arroyo will bring its Tex-Mex dishes to the Gruene district with a site at tubing company Rockin’ R River Rides, which they partially own. The first floor will offer banquet facilities and the second will house the restaurant.

Owners Ellis and Paige Winstanley told My SA that they’re looking into sites for other Texas locations and will probably open six others. They also plan to release packaged foods like salsa and margarita mix this year.

The couple acquired the nearly 50-year old restaurant and its humorous sign in 2012. These days, the El Arroyo team and people in the community offer submissions for jokes like “guacamole would be such a beautiful name for a girl” and “August is the Sunday of Summer.”


Airport braces for high traffic this month with ACL and F1 drawing in travelers

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With major entertainment events slated for October, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is gearing up for a busy month.

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With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again

Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.