The Lead: ACL’s a Wrap (But F1’s Around the Corner)
Good morning. You can expect cloud cover and a high in the low 80s this post-Austin City Limits Monday. Here’s some of KUT’s weekend and morning stories:
- ABIA Looking Overseas with Terminal Expansion
- F1 Less of a Race, More of a Traveling Party – But Not For Folks Stuck In Traffic
- Expect Long Lines at ABIA Today for Post-ACL Exodus
- Photos: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Austin City Limits Fest
And here’s a look at more news from around the web:
- F1 Filling Rooms Way Outside Austin (KXAN)
As Austin's F1 race approaches, rooms are getting tougher to find anywhere near the track for that matter anywhere far from the track too. Hotel rooms and B&B's are sold out as far as Marble Falls for race weekend. "No one expected that to move out this far," said Peggy Franklin, general manager at the Hampton Inn on the Lake in Marble Falls. "We’re sixty miles from Austin so we were all a little uh, caught off guard.”
- Perry Looks To Editorial Boards He Shunned (San Antonio Express-News)
Gov. Rick Perry, who skipped editorial board meetings in his last race for re-election, is sweet-talking them as he looks toward the upcoming legislative session and the possibility of another bid. Perry invited editorial writers from around Texas to the Governor's Mansion for lunch last week, fielding questions on key issues and lightly answering “yeah, yeah” when asked if he'll come see them if he runs for office again.
- Austin ISD: Board Member Brister’s Exit Changes the Election (Austin Chronicle)
Trustee Christine Brister [is] suspending her campaign, making challenger Ann Teich the heir apparent for the North-Central seat. Speaking after her withdrawal, President Mark Williams (who is stepping down this year after eight years) said he was aware that Brister had been dealing with some health issues that were "not life-threatening but life-impacting." … However, as it is too late to get her name off the ballot, she is simply wrapping up her campaign.
- Texas Among Top Beer-Consuming States, Report Shows (Houston Business Journal)
Texas is one of the top states for beer consumption, a 24/7 Wall St. analysis shows. Data from the Beer Institute found that Texas ranks No. 2 for total consumption, with 604.96 million gallons sold last year, 24/7 Wall St., a financial news organization, reports.