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Rekindling the Austin flame: Why burnt-out Austinites choose to stay even with the mounting woes of 'New Austin'

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When Mark Coffey moved to Austin in 1986, it was the land of Stevie Ray Vaughan shows, MTV and new opportunities.

Now, it may be the land of limited housing, property tax hikes and California license plates—but many are still choosing to stay for remnants of that old-school charm.

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South Congress legacy business Tesoros Trading Co. to close shop

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After serving as a staple gift shop on South Congress for decades, Tesoros Trading Co. announced via social media it is retiring and closing shop in mid-June.

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Austin neighborhood guide: What's hot, not and overrated when it comes to renting
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Austin may still be the most expensive metro area for Texas renters, with reports of rent rising upwards of 25-40%, but the apartment hunting process can still be daunting no matter your budget.

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