Good morning, Austin! It’s Jessica, your host of the Daily. As usual, you can count on me to bring you the most important local news and community updates — hot off the press!
Settle in while we cover:
Facebook confirms the number of Austin employees impacted by layoffs. The World Cup has kicked off — we’ve got details on when and where to watch the matches.Have guests coming into town this weekend and not sure where to take them? We’ve got you covered!
But first, today’s weather:
Mostly cloudy with a shower. High: 55 Low: 48.
Here are the top stories in Austin today:
1) Austin Police Department held a news conference on Nov. 21, urging community members to come forward with any information on the August murder of Camnik Eugene Campbell. On August 25, around 5 a.m., Campbell was found shot in a parking lot near Barton Springs Pool. Months later, his family continues to press for answers. Anyone with information or video of the incident should call APD Homicide at 512-974-TIPS or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 512-472-847. FOX 7 Austin has more on yesterday’s news conference.
2) The clock is ticking as the Austin School Board waits to vote on proposed tax breaks for NXP Semiconductors. The Statesman reports: “The proposed Chapter 313 agreement — a state-created economic incentive program designed to lure companies to Texas — between NXP and the Austin district needs approval before the end of the year, when the tax break program expires.”
The proposal would give NXP “a break on school district taxes over 10 years for one or both of its proposed expansion sites in Austin … The company would pay the district a fee, and the state would make up the district’s lost tax revenue.” Many school board members have expressed their concerns over the long-term impact this proposal would have on funding for students. Get the full scoop here at The Statesman.
3) Meta, Facebook’s parent company, plans to lay off a total of 222 employees across its four Austin offices. The Statesman reports: “Meta said in early November that it planned to shed 11,000 jobs, or 13% if its workforce, but didn’t provide details about where those cuts would occur. At the time, the company declined to comment on how many Austin-area workers would be affected.” The impacted employees will no longer be with the company as of Jan. 13. Head over to The Statesman for more on this story.
4) Amid a whirlwind of controversy, the 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Qatar. From Nov. 22 through Nov. 28, there are four standalone matches per day, beginning at 4 a.m., 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., courtesy of the nine-hour time difference. KUT organized a list of local bars and restaurants that will be playing the matches, and details on how to tune-in from home – check it out.
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Today in Austin:
All Ages Storytime at Austin Public Library, Cepeda Branch. (10 a.m.)2022 Blue Genie Art Bazaar at Blue Genie Art Bazaar. (10 a.m.)Kids Create: Fall Crafts at Austin Public Library, Ruiz Branch. (4 p.m.)Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin at Moody Center. (7 p.m.)A Conversation with Nigella Lawson at The Long Center. (7:30 p.m.)Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Performs: Suspiria at The Paramount Theatre. (7 p.m.)Bad People (Comedy Show) at Spiderhouse Ballroom. (8 p.m.)
🦃 Austin holiday guide: “Choosing where to dine or shop in the Austin area can be overwhelming,” so KVUE compiled a list of restaurants and shops to visit while family and friends are in town for Thanksgiving. (KVUE)🤝 Local volunteer opportunities: “Whether you’d like to play with some puppies and kittens, clean up a local park or help drive a veteran to and from their appointments, [KXAN] has a look at some of the volunteer opportunities at Austin nonprofits.” (KXAN)🚨 Job alert: Austin Parks & Recreation is looking for a recreation program specialist to assist the Athletics office with all aspects of Adult Sport Leagues in & around Austin! (City of Austin)
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You’re officially in the loop for today! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.
— Jessica Collins
About me: Jessica is happy to call Austin her home for the past 10+ years. She loves the outdoors, arts & cinema, dining, and all of the natural beauty that Central Texas has to offer.
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Source: Facebook Layoffs + Holiday Volunteer Opportunities + Job…
Discovered on: 2022-11-22 01:20:24