Vintage corvettes command big bucks at Austin classic car auction American muscle cars made a strong showing at this month's auction in Austin hosted by San Antonio-based Dan Kruse Classics.
Eight of the 10 largest sales at the auction, held at the Palmer Events Center, were for Corvettes, the iconic sports car made by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors Co.
However, the largest bid was for an imported supercar. Click on the photo with this story to see a slideshow of the 10 biggest sales and how much each car went for.
There were plenty of other cool autos…
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:14:18 +0000 President Obama opens the National Museum of African American History and Culture President Barack Obama opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday, telling thousands of people assembled on the National Mall that the iconic $540 million facility is "so powerful and so visceral" because "it’s the story of all of us."
Joined by former presidents, civil rights icons, celebrities and Americans of all races, Obama described the Smithsonian's newest institution as "breathtaking," a monument to the persistence, wisdom, dedication and savvy of those…
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:18:44 +0000 Texas Medical Board executive director to step down The executive director at the Austin-based Texas Medical Board is stepping down to become the director of telehealth at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Mari Robinson's new position at UTMB is effective Oct. 17, according to a UTMB representative. Robinson had worked as the executive director at the Texas Medical Board for nearly 16 years.
In Robinson's new role, she will guide UTMB with policy and regulatory issues related to telehealth, the virtual delivery of health care…
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:55:35 +0000 Southwest Airlines flight attendants to vote on new contract The executive board of Southwest Airlines' flight attendants union has voted to send its tentative agreement with the airline to the entire 14,500-member union for a ratification vote.
In an email to members, the Transport Workers Union Local 556 negotiating team wrote, “after careful consideration, intense discussion and debate, our executive board decided that each and every member should have the right to educate themselves on the terms of the tentative agreement and cast an informed vote.”
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:56:54 +0000 Snapchat rebrands, introduces video sunglasses Snapchat said Saturday it is rebranding as Snap Inc. and has introduced its first hardware product, "Spectacles," sunglasses that contain what the company says is one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world.
Evan Spiegel, the CEO of the Venice, California-based company, said in a statement on Snap's website that the company was dropping "chat" from its name because it had expanded its products and services beyond its original app.
"When we were just getting started it made sense to…
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:08:59 +0000 DBJ & 9News 9Neighborhoods: The Hill, Boulder's funky mix of college and homes If Pearl Street is the hub for Boulder shoppers and socializers, The Hill is the hangout for University of Colorado Boulder students.
Located just west of the CU Boulder campus ( see the map below), The Hill (short for "University Hill") is a unique neighborhood that's part-residential, part-business.
SLIDESHOW: Click the image to explore The Hill — its shops, restaurants, and unique historical facts that make it the funky mix of college kids and residential homes it is today, sitting adjacent…
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:09:21 +0000 Former Pick 'n Save store near Northridge Mall could be refilled under new owner Canadian real estate investor Jeet Pangli, who bought the former Pick 'n Save store near Northridge Mall in Milwaukee, said he is trying to attract a new retailer to the building.
Pangli earlier this month bought the building at 8120 W. Brown Deer Road for $4.9 million, according to state records. The sale generated questions about the future of the property due to its proximity to the shuttered Northridge Mall. The grocery store, connected to a still operating Menard’s, closed about two years…
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