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Austin alcohol sales jump 8 percent in March — American-Statesman Staff March, Austin's most festive month thanks to South by Southwest and several other high-profile events, was especially lucrative for Austin bars, restaurants and hotels this year, with bartenders pouring $62.4 million worth of alcohol. That's up 8 percent from the same month in 2013, according to an American-Statesman analysis of state data.
RT @gdinges: Austin bars, restaurants, hotels sold $62.4 million worth of booze in March; up 8% compared to 2013…
RT @statesman: Biz buzz: In March - the month that contains SXSW - bartenders poured $62.4 million worth of alcohol in Austin:

Rose Parade head visits with Dragon Band — By Jennifer Wisian Round Rock Leader contributing writer The Dragon Band was hand-picked to perform in the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Richard L. Chinen, president for the 2015 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, and his wife Kim, visited the Round Rock High School campus on April 12 and explained how the Dragon Band stood out in the field of potential bands.

Chutzpah! Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate — Good day Austin: Back from Palau for a quick layover in Austin to get fresh clothes and, I suppose, check his mail for grand jury subpoenas, Gov. Rick Perry was off to New York this week on another of his coast-to-coast advertisements for Texas and himself.
RT @VirtualCapitol: First reading: First Reading: Chutzpah! Rick Perry challenges Andrew Cuomo to debate

City of Austin expands home composting program — From the City of Austin: Austin Resource Recovery has expanded its Home Composting Rebate Program by making it available to most City of Austin residents and introducing a new $75 coupon option, City of Austin officials announced today.
RT @statesman: Do you compost? Get a rebate, now that the city of Austin is expanding its home composting program: