Austin businesses damaged by looters

Businesses along Austin’s major thoroughfares – including North Avenue, Chicago Avenue and Madison Street – were hit by looters after peaceful protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Celebrate Kwanzaa this weekend

The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.