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Having a roommate in the capital city is not uncommon and sometimes the most practical way of living in Austin. One report is recognizing Austin as one of the top ten cities for living with a roommate.

Storage facility company STORAGECafe ranked Austin at No. 8 in the top 10 cities for roommate living.

In the study, 31% of Austinites currently have a roommate. In Austin, doubling up with a roommate can save more than $5,000 a year, according to the report. With so many new and emerging living locations in town, Austin provides the 15th most space per roommate, allowing people living together to have their own space.

The research was conducted by understanding how renters in different U.S. cities have the more favorable living arrangement, while being able to socialize and save money.

Austin ranked in the top spot among Texas' five largest cities.


Austin could see the first glimpse of fall with a cold front after the expected hottest day of the year.

Expect some whiplash this week, Austinites: with an expected high of 103 degrees, Monday is predicted to be the hottest day of the year, but a midweek cold front is on the way to bring that first glimpse of fall.

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Georgetown Fire Department Chief John Sullivan updates the media on a fire at Ponderosa Pet Resort on Sunday. (GFD/Facebook)

Around 75 dogs died in a fire Saturday night at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Georgetown, according to the Georgetown Fire Department, leaving dozens of owners to mourn the losses of their furry companions.

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After months of speculation, a new report says political personality Beto O'Rourke is mulling a run for Texas governor that he will announce later this year.

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