Lori Hawkins, Austin American-Statesman

Lori Hawkins

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Lori:

Luxury bus firm RedCoach pulls into Austin market, offers service to Dallas, Houston, Waco

Florida-based luxury bus operator RedCoach enters Texas and is offering nonstop service in Austin, College Station, Dallas, Houston and Waco. → Read More

Smarter water: Austin startup that uses AI to manage water systems lands millions to speed growth

Olea Edge Analytics makes a platform that optimizes water delivery, billing and conservation for water utilities → Read More

Coronavirus still creating worries for the Texas economy

COVID remains a threat to both the Texas manufacturing and service sectors, according to new reports from the Dallas Fed. → Read More

British Airways brings back Austin-to-London flights after 17-month absence

The Austin-to-London flights by British Airways will be available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting on Oct. 13, the airline said. → Read More

H-E-B-anchored center in Northeast Austin sells as retail market recovers

An H-E-B-anchored shopping center in fast-growing Northeast Austin has been sold to Edens, a retail real estate owner, operator and developer → Read More

After leap from dorm room to industry leader, Super Coffee makes Austin its new home

Fast-growing bottled coffee makerSuper Coffee has moved from New York to Austin as it launches its next wave of growth → Read More

Austin real estate tech firm Sellers Shield lands $15 million, plans expansion

The company's co-founder says investment will allow Sellers Shield to break into new markets across the country. → Read More

Austin software maker Eventus lands $30 million to continue growth

The financial services software firm says it plans to expand its technology and grow its workforce. → Read More

Some good news for drivers: Austin gas prices are down

The price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Austin has fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy. → Read More

55-story condo tower moving forward in Austin's Rainey Street district

Austin Modern Residences is a 55-story downtown Austin condo tower project in the Rainey Street district and is is expected to break ground in 2023. → Read More

Auto sales challenge: Austin has eager consumers, but dealers face supply shortages

Austin auto sales began to recover in early 2021, just as the vehicle shortage struck. When dealers have vehicles to sell, Central Texans are buying. → Read More

Sunday forecast: Sunny skies in Austin with a high near 98. (And more of the same for rest of week.)

Forecast: Sunny skies in Austin with a high near 98 → Read More

Trendy social club Soho House opens doors on South Congress in Austin

The members-only club Soho House, which just opened on South Congress in Austin, includes a hotel, rooftop pool and club spaces to work, eat and relax → Read More

H-E-B is easing mask policy for fully vaccinated customers, employees

H-E-B is the dominant grocery chain in Central Texas. → Read More

American Airlines to add 14 new Austin flights, four international routes

The new options include four international routes, as well as service to several major cities in the U.S. → Read More

Thousands of investors pump $19 million into Austin VR company Virtuix

Virtuix offers a specialized treadmill that allows players to walk, run and jump when playing VR games or engaging in other virtual reality experiences. → Read More

Mexico-based Viva Aerobus lands in Austin with two nonstop flights

Viva Aerobus will offer a seasonal route from Austin to Mexico City and year-round service to Monterrey. The service will begin in June 2021. → Read More

Some Austin businesses drop mask requirements, others say keep masking up

Austin businesses react to Austin Public Health saying many businesses no longer need to require masks for fully vaccinated people indoors. → Read More

Austin-based Yeti beats Wall Street expectations as consumers flock outdoors

Rocketing sales of coolers, drinkware and recreational gear amid the COVID-19 pandemic gave Austin's Yeti Holdings a major boost in the first quarter. → Read More

Gas prices climbing in Austin, nationwide as COVID recovery continues

Austin-area gas prices have increased 7 cents per gallon in the past week. Experts say it's because of rising demand, not the Colonial Pipeline attack → Read More