AUSTIN (KXAN) - It may be the perfect fit: High-tech Austin and a social-mediaphenomenon.
Facebook, thenetworking site used by hundreds of millions, could bring some 200jobs to the city some call the Silicon Valley of the South, Gov.Rick Perry announced on Thursday.
Perry announcedThursday that the state will invest $1.4 million through theTexas Enterprise Fund to try and attract a Facebook sales andoperations office in Austin.
The City of Austin is offering a $200,000 incentive proposal forthe move. The proposal includes a performance based grant over a10-year period. It will have to before city council for a vote. Theproposal will be presented to the City on March 11.
Austin is competing for the office with other undisclosed U.S.cities. The sales office would be the first for Facebook outside ofPalo Alto, Calif. where the business is headquartered. The movewould bring 200 jobs to the Austin area with an average salary of$54,000 a year.
Facebook is a social networking Web site used by 400 millionpeople around the world.
Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice were unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.