Lori Hawkins, Austin American-Statesman

Lori Hawkins

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Lori:

'Heightened uncertainty': Texas economy facing more challenges as growth slows

The Texas manufacturing and services sectors are struggling and more headwinds loom, according to new reports from the Dallas Fed. → Read More

Texas comptroller: As potential recession looms, state sitting on billions in tax revenue

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar says Texas is well-positioned to handle an economic downturn, with at least $27 billion for legislators to allocate. → Read More

For now, Austin drivers getting a break on gasoline prices

Average prices in Austin have fallen 6 cents per gallon in the past week, and currently average $3.09 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline → Read More

Austin's Southpark Meadows retail center getting new owner, and an upgrade

Big V Property Group of Charlotte, N.C., is the new owner of the South Austin development, which is nearly 1 million square feet in size. → Read More

Signs of trouble: New reports show Texas economy is facing headwinds

Texas manufacturing output grew in October, but new orders are declining and the outlook is worsening. Meanwhile, retail sales declined. → Read More

SXSW had $280 million economic impact on Austin in 2022, study finds

After going virtual amid the pandemic, SXSW came back with a vengeance in 2022, according to a report commissioned by the event's organizers. → Read More

American Airlines to begin direct flights between Austin and Memphis

The service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Memphis International Airport will begin in January. → Read More

Austin drivers get some relief at the gas pump, at least for now

Average gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 14 cents in the past week, mirroring a national trend. But experts say the lower prices might not last. → Read More

Austin startups to watch: Chamber unveils its A-List of promising young companies

The goal of the A-List initiative is to recognize Austin’s most innovative and promising high-growth startups. → Read More

Austin fitness franchise F45 Training to lay off nearly 80 workers

F45's job reductions come as the company is facing changes on several fronts. Founder and CEO Adam Gilchrist has stepped down. → Read More

Southern-inspired chain Chicken Salad Chick is coming to Austin

The fast-growing chain plans to open eight Austin-area locations in the next three years. → Read More

Austin's beloved Tesoros Trading Company is closing its South Congress store

The shop has sold artisan crafts from around the world for more than three decades. → Read More

1 Hotels is set to join 74-story tower development in Downtown's Rainey district

The tower in Austin's Rainey Street district will include a property by 1 Hotels, the company said Monday. → Read More

After pandemic closures, Austin downtown is coming back, report says

After COVID, Austin downtown is coming back, report says. → Read More

ACL Fest had $369 million economic impact in Austin in 2021, new report says

The October 2021 ACL Fest drew 75,000 music fans per day for six days, according to a new report on the event's economic impact in Austin. → Read More

H-E-B starts work on new store in Georgetown as Austin-area expansion revs up

The grocery chain H-E-B has begun construction on a 121,000-square-foot store in Georgetown as it continues Central Texas expansion. → Read More

Beverage company moving HQ from California to Austin area

Sovereign Flavors, which develops beverage flavor formulations, is moving to a new facility in Kyle. → Read More

Austin cybersecurity firm SailPoint being sold to Thoma Bravo in $6.9 billion deal

Sailpoint was founded in 2005 and went public in 2017. → Read More

H-E-B building store on former site of Nutty Brown Amphitheatre in Southwest Austin

The 103,000-square-foot store is expected to employ about 300 people, according to H-E-B, which has been expanding its Austin presence. → Read More

Austin drivers get a little relief at the gas pump as oil prices drop

The price of regular unleaded gasoline in Austin has fallen 7 cents in the past week and is now averaging $3.78 per gallon → Read More