(Austonia staff)

Austin-based Torchy's Tacos announced on Friday a new fundraising round and plans to double its store count by 2024.

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(Kim Maguire)

With 2020 almost behind us, Austinites are in need of a dream come true. That will all be possible with the arrival of Dreamland Dripping Springs, an outdoor entertainment and arts venue.

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(Courtesy of Brandon Lewin)

For the first time in months, comedy returns to the stage of one Austin venue.

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(Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning)

While the last thing some people want to see is another political ad, a local plumbing company is adding some laughter to the political (and plumbing) discourse with its latest commercial.

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(Holy Roller)

It's no secret that COVID-19 has put businesses' longevity to the test this year, sending bars, restaurants and local businesses like Buffalo Billiards, Threadgill's, The Bazaar and Capitol City Comedy packing. With no end in sight, these businesses have either announced their closure or are asking for help.

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(Laura Figi/Austonia)

People line up outside 6th Street bars on Sept. 12.

More than 200 Austin bars have recently reclassified as restaurants, bypassing Travis County health rules that keep bars closed amid COVID-19 concerns.

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Apple stores are now doubling as distribution centers as part of a plan to increase shipping speeds for online shoppers.

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(Bradley Wilson)

I'm very proud and pleased to tell you that the Austonia team has been selected as a finalist for a nationwide award—Best Emerging (New) Publisher, from the Local Independent Online News Publishers association, the industry group for local digital news sites like ours.

View the 2020 LION awards finalists here.

Recognition like this from our peer group motivates us to work even harder on our mission of connecting you to our ever-changing city.

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