Nate Paul's federal trial on wire fraud, other charges delayed until Nov. 6 "Austin real estate investor Nate Paul's trial on federal charges of wire fraud and making false statements to financial institutions will begin Nov. 6, a delay of about 4½ months because both sides and the judge in the case agreed the underlying issues are complex and voluminous." (John C. Mortiz, Austin American-Statesman)

Apple inks lease for Westlake-area office building "The tech titan signed a lease for 82,000 square feet at the Las Cimas I office building just south of Bee Cave Road, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s market report for the fourth quarter of last year. The building is 82,787 square feet, according to past Austin Business Journal reporting, which suggests Apple has taken over the entire building." (Cody Baird, Austin Business Journal)

Three generations later, family-owned East Austin store is on its way to landmark status "An East Austin grocery-turned-herbal and spiritual goods shop is on its way to securing historic zoning protections, with Historic Landmark Commissioners voting unanimously last week to punt the case to the city’s Planning Commission." (Kali Bramble, KUT 90.5)

As community tries to save it, historical Austin home has murky path ahead "City staff are looking for new ways to fund restoration plans for a historic landmark that overlooks the Austin skyline. The Norwood House sits near I-35 and East Riverside, overlooking Downtown Austin. Austin's Parks & Recreation Department has been working with the Norwood Park Foundation to preserve the house, but had to terminate an agreement in December of 2022." (Ford Sanders, KVUE-ABC)

Tourism Commission proposes easier licensing among short-term rental solutions "The Tourism Commission has given City Council a list of 10 recommendations regarding the growing short-term rental economy. It stops short of pushing for formal agreements with vacation rental websites such as Airbnb and Vrbo." (Chad Swiatecki, Austin Monitor)