Archive for the ‘Texas’ Category

Does Texas have trade-in tax benefits on used vehicles?

Sunday, May 31st, 2020
A woman writes out her taxes with many calculations

Trade-In Tax Policy in the Lone Star State

Trading in your old vehicle when you buy a new ride at a dealership not only cuts money off the purchase price; it can also save you more by lowering taxes. Whether or not car buyers get incentives on used vehicles depends on state tax laws. What is the policy on trade-in tax discounts in Texas?

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What are the best used cars for driving in Texas?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
A blue 2019 Ford F-150 pulls a big camper through a ranch.

When choosing a vehicle for use in the Lone Star state, it’s important to take into account the climate as well as the sheer size of the place. That size results in a variety of terrain throughout, much of which is untamed desert. What vehicles are best suited for taking on such an environ?

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What positive changes have occurred due to the coronavirus?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
A variety of positive things take place in the Austin area as a result of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Positive Benefits for Austin, TX

Though there’s certainly been a fair amount of suffering as a result of COVID-19, some positive elements have arisen as well. We’ve compiled some videos below that demonstrate the brighter side of the whole coronavirus/quarantine experience. People have certainly been given a chance to rethink their perspectives on life, how they spend their time, and the possibilities for how our society can function.

So turn your gaze below for some of the silver linings around the pandemic that we’ve noticed right here in Austin!

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How can I support local businesses in Austin during the COVID-19 quarantine period?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
A being made of money but wearing a face mask wonders how to support local business during a trying time

Local Business Support Tactics During the Coronavirus in Austin, TX

Local businesses in Austin have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s not too hard to understand why. Not only is everyone encouraged to stay home, but non-essential businesses and services have been suspended by law. The entire world economy has taken a heavy hit from nearly every angle.

But it’s no use denying the current reality. Instead, we must ask: what are our options? How can one still support local Austin businesses when stay-at-home orders are in effect?

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What qualifies as an essential service or activity in Texas?

Monday, April 6th, 2020
A cloudy sky over Dallas, TX

Essential Businesses, Services and Activities Allowed During COVID-19 Quarantine in Texas

With Governor Abbott recently extending and expanding his stay-at-home order, it’s been reinforced to Texas residents that they must suspend all but essential activities, while all but non-essential services are put on hold and non-essential businesses are forced to close. This still-recent but now omnipresent terminology has many Texans wondering: what constitutes an essential service, business or activity in the Lone Star state?

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What is Texas doing to combat the coronavirus?

Saturday, April 4th, 2020
A view of the Austin, TX skyline with a blue size behind.

Government Orders in Texas to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

By now, nearly everyone has been made aware of COVID-19; it’s pretty much impossible to ignore. The novel coronavirus has impacted the daily lives of the majority of people not only in America, but in the world as a whole.

As citizens and governments alike have finally come to realize the virus is not going away any time soon, they have implemented various measures to slow its spread. What is Texas doing to combat the coronavirus?

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How many cases of the coronavirus are in Austin, TX?

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Several masked doctors stand ready to take on the coronavirus

Travis Country Coronavirus Infection Rates

The coronavirus has hit the US hard, with currently more (reported and confirmed) cases here than anywhere else in the world. But the intensity currently varies quite a bit from place to place, with New York and NYC being the unfortunate first epicenter.

How many cases (and deaths) have there been so far in the Austin and Travis Country area?

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What are the weirdest places in Austin, TX?

Friday, March 27th, 2020
A variety of elements symbolize the weirdness of Austin, TX

Weirdest Places in Austin, TX

As a city known for its weirdness, many come to Austin eager to find some truly weird locales to check out. Whether you’re one of those curious visitors, or a longtime resident looking to get a new dose of the bizarre, we hope you’ll find some assistance with our list here compiled. Read on below to check out some of the strangest spots in our city of oddness.

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Is flat-towing illegal in Texas?

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
A cartoon Texas landscape with the text, "Can I flat-tow in Texas?"

Texas Flat-Towing Laws and Requirements

Flat-towing, also known as dinghy towing, is a popular way to take an extra vehicle along on a journey. The method is often performed with an RV by individuals who want to bring their own ride along on their camping journey.

However, each state has different regulations regarding flat-towing, and they should all be followed when one drives through that state. What are the flat-towing laws in Texas? Is the practice even legal?

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Does it snow in Austin, TX?

Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Falling snow against a blue sky.

Yearly Snow Levels in Austin

A quick Google search will reveal that Austin, TX receives an average of zero inches of snow per year. It’s easy, then, to conclude that Austin does not receive any snow at all, which seems in keeping with its southern location. But is this true? Does it ever snow in Austin, TX?

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