A lawsuit filed last week in federal court accuses HEB of tripling the price of eggs after a state of emergency was declared in March, the Statesman reports. Seventeen other grocery chains were also named.

An HEB representative emailed Austonia this statement:


"H-E-B denies these meritless allegations. While producers' egg prices did dramatically increase, H-E-B often absorbs such price increases to protect Texans who need eggs. H-E-B lost money on eggs rather than passing the cost increases along to its customers. H-E-B is focused on the health and wellness of our Partners and customers during this pandemic. It is shameful that we have to deal with this baseless lawsuit, filed without even the barest of investigation into our prices. We will continue to focus our efforts on working around the clock to ensure that shelves remain stocked and Texans have access to the groceries they need at the low prices we are proud to offer all Texans."

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As the weather cools off, it is prime time to get out and enjoy a new local brew—especially in a time when bars need support the most.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry
Directions: Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Sink pomegranate juice by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon into cocktail. Drop in one maraschino cherry.
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A test run of a candy chute.

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Longhorns fans sing 'The Eyes of Texas' on Nov. 9, 2019.

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Decision time

You've seen and heard messaging from the city, transit opponents, and the big money PACs. You've probably read Emma Freer's in-depth, multi-part series, a fact-based exploration of Project Connect—and the tax rate election proposal, known as Proposition A, that would fund it—from multiple perspectives.

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