LIVE OAK, Texas (KXAN) -- Soon IKEA fans in Austin will have two options to shop. One will take almost an hour to get to and the other around 30 minutes, depending on where you live and traffic on Interstate 35.
The retailer plans to open its fifth store in Texas in Live Oak, just north of San Antonio, on Feb. 13, 2019. The Swedish company promises to have some type of promotion for shoppers that line up on opening day at 5 a.m.
The company still has plenty of positions to fill, including sales, customer service, and others.
The new IKEA store is being built at the southwest corner of I-35 and Loop 1604. If you're familiar with the company, you know it's going to be huge and feature its unique architectural design the company is known for.
“We are happy with the construction progress at the future Live Oak store, and are confident we will be ready to open our doors by February,” said store manager Diedre Goodchild.
IKEA opened its Round Rock location in 2006.
Man takes steer into Petco to test leash policy
ATASCOCITA (KXAN) — A Texas rancher found a unique way to test out Petco's “all leashed pets are welcome” policy. He took his African Watusi steer, Oliver, into the store.
Vincent Browning's goal was to see if the company stands by its claim. The pair walked into the store, and Oliver was greeted by employees without a problem.
Browning said on Facebook that the Atascocita Petco was by far his and Oliver's favorite by far.Read the Full Article
MEASLES: Bexar County confirms first virus case
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District — Metro Health — confirmed the first case of measles in Bexar County on Monday.
The case is associated with the case of measles from Guadalupe County reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services on March 6.
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory illness transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes virus particles into the air. The illness usually starts a week or two after someone is exposed to the virus with symptoms like a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.Read the Full Article
45 rattlesnakes found underneath West Texas home
ALBANY, TX (KXAN) — A homeowner in West Texas received quite the shock when 45 rattlesnakes were found underneath his home.
Big Country Snake Removal says that the homeowner went under the home because his cable wasn't working properly. That's when he saw a "few" snakes and quickly crawled out.
He called the company and they found 45 rattlesnakes under the house.Read the Full Article
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