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Some Austinites could be without power through Monday after weekend storms

Fallen limbs caused thousands of outages Friday as Austin Energy continues to clean up power lines damaged by the storm. (Austin Energy/Twitter)

Just under 2,000 Austin residents are still without power as Austin Energy continues to fix outages after Friday's storm, and some power may not be restored until Monday.

Austin Energy said that tree trimming is continuing as fallen limbs and other storm damages caused 30,000 residents to be without power at its peak on Friday evening.


As of Sunday at 1 p.m., 239 outages persist and 1,820 residents are still without power.



In response to widespread outages, Austin Emergency Management has opened two cooling stations for residents looking to keep out of the heat. The first, located at the South Austin Recreation Center on 1100 Cumberland Rd, opened at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and is pet friendly. The second, available from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, is a Cap Metro bus located at 1012 W Anderson Ln.


While most major circuits have been addressed. Austin Energy still has plenty of limbs to clear before they can safely restore power for the remaining 239 outages.



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A big announcement from Austonia

Howdy, and happy holidays.

I have some big news for you.

Austonia is now part of 6AM City, a fast-growing network of hyper-local newsletters across the country.

I’m proud to be telling you this, because 6AM City’s mission is very much like Austonia’s — a daily morning update on events, things-to-do and news, with an underlying mission of community building in the cities they serve.

If you’re not already subscribed, 6AM City’s Austin newsletter is called ATXtoday. One of its city editors is Laura Figi, who you’ll remember for her previous great work on Austonia’s newsletter.

I’ve been reading ATXtoday every day since it launched last year.

Starting this week, you’ll receive ATXtoday every morning and I’m confident it will become part of your daily wake up routine. Be sure to add hello@theatxtoday.com to your contact list (how to do that here).

Meantime let me thank you for your readership and support of Austonia, and convey my wishes for a great holiday season for you and those close to you.


Thank you,

Mark Dewey

Austonia CEO

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

Tito's Handmade Vodka

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.