Things to know this week:
- Brandon Creighton defeated Steve Toth in the special election for Senate District 4 with 67.4% of the vote. SD 4 includes The Woodlands, Conroe, and Montgomery County. Both Toth and Creighton served in the Texas House of Representatives.
- Gov. Perry has started a federal political action committee (PAC), RickPAC. The PAC’s purpose is to raise money for campaigns of Republican congressional candidates across the country.
- At a Legislative Budget Board meeting yesterday, the Texas Comptroller’s office testified that the ending balance for the Rainy Day Fund for 2015 will be $8.4 billion. This figure includes the possible passage of the constitutional ballot measure authorizing $1.7 billion to go to the state highway fund.
- Texas’ tax free weekend is this weekend, August 8-10. For more information, click here.
Only in Austin…
There are plenty of burger options in Austin, but a favorite since 2010 is Hopdoddy Burger Bar, named for the native cow of Aberdeen, Scotland. Black Angus beef is ground fresh daily in-house, buns are baked from scratch, and the French fries are hand cut.
Hungry? Right now, you can get the Ghostland Burgatory special with ghost peppers, serranos, and habaneros. But you’ll have to sign a waiver first…