Limited staff also could leave visitors stranded if they get hurt, as an Austin hiker recently discovered. Newsday reported that Joshua Snider slipped and broke his leg while hiking in Big Bend on Christmas Eve. He had to be carried several miles to safety by friends and fellow hikers because of limited emergency services.Garbage has piled up at some parks during the shutdown. But LeBlanc said she didn’t see any problems with trash while she was at Big Bend. “People seem to be doing a good job of picking up after themselves,” said LeBlanc, an Austin-based freelance writer.Federal workers can get unemploymentSteven Rhodes is one of an estimated 201,300 federal employees working in Texas as of November 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Rhodes, an IT specialist with the IRS, has been a federal employee for 33 years. A Garland homeowner, Rhodes is single and totally reliant on his biweekly paycheck.“I have no other income and am having to dip into … [Read more...] about How the government shutdown is causing tremors across Dallas and Texas
TRI Pointe Group already sells houses in the Houston area and Austin under the Trendmaker Homes brand. It plans to convert Dunhill and Nathan Carlisle Homes to Trendmaker, too."When researching entry into the Dallas-Fort Worth market, our goal was to identify a customer-driven, best-in-class local company with a strong leadership team with the same kind of values, mission and vision that defines TRI Pointe," TRI Pointe Group CEO Doug Bauer said in a statement. "Seeing a close alignment of culture and philosophy, it quickly became clear that company was Dunhill Homes."Our newest division will benefit from the financial resources, economies of scale, thought leadership and research & development capabilities of a national organization," Bauer said.Dunhill and Nathan Carlisle have built houses in North Texas aimed at entry-level, first move-up and 55+ buyers. Based in Irvine, Calif, TRI Pointe is one of the country's 10 largest public homebuilding firms with operations in Arizona, … [Read more...] about Dallas homebuilder Dunhill sells for $60 million to national housing firm
Our weekly roundup of this week’s deepest airfare discounts! Chris McGinnis, Thrifty Traveler Published 6:40 am PST, Friday, December 7, 2018 $176 SFO-Dallas Love Field on Alaska Airlines- great for those with longhorn family or friends $176 SFO-Dallas Love Field on Alaska Airlines- great for those with longhorn family or friends Photo: Pixabay Photo: Pixabay Image 1 of / 30 Caption Close Image 1 of 30 $176 SFO-Dallas Love Field on Alaska Airlines- great for those with longhorn family or friends $176 SFO-Dallas Love Field on Alaska Airlines- great for those with longhorn family or friends Photo: Pixabay Friday Fare Deals: Thailand, Austin, Vietnam, Dallas, Paris, Long Beach, and more. 1 / 30 … [Read more...] about Friday Fare Deals: Thailand, Austin, Vietnam, Dallas, Paris, Long Beach, and more.
Fiona Kelliher Detroit Free Press Published 11:52 AM EST Nov 15, 2018 Starting on Feb. 14, Detroiters will have another way of getting to Austin, Texas. Spirit Airlines will kick off service to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and nine cities, including Detroit and Chicago. "We are offering not one or two, but nine different nonstop destinations because we know Austin is ready for Spirit," said Mark Kopczak, Spirit Airlines’ vice president of network planning, in a statement. Flights are also available to Houston and Dallas. Spirit operates more than 500 daily flights to 70 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. The airline is also in the midst of expanding in Orlando, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Read more: Spirit Airlines will offer daily flights from Detroit to San Diego, Portland Bay City man sits in feces on Delta flight Delta passenger declared dead after flight returns to Detroit … [Read more...] about Spirit adds Detroit-to-Austin flight
A roundup of this week's best airfare bargains Chris McGinnis, Thrifty Traveler Published 3:04 pm PST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 Fly to Hong Kong from SFO for less than $500 this winter or spring (Photo: Chris McGinnis) Fly to Hong Kong from SFO for less than $500 this winter or spring (Photo: Chris McGinnis) Photo: Chris McGinnis Skiers and snowboarders ride the lift at Brighton Resort- fly there for less than $200 this winter! Skiers and snowboarders ride the lift at Brighton Resort- fly there for less than $200 this winter! Photo: Laura Seitz, Associated Press Fares to Hawaii remain under $300 if you are flexible with your dates Fares to Hawaii remain under $300 if you are flexible with your dates Photo: St. Regis Princeville Alaska Air has some stunning deals to … [Read more...] about Friday Fare Deals: St. Thomas, Hong Kong, Nashville, Austin, Hawaii, Salt Lake, more