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ATXtoday welcomes Austonia to the Family


We have excellent news. Austonia, a locally founded media company covering the news and events of Austin, will be merging with ATXtoday.

Austonia was founded in 2020 by local entrepreneur Mark Dewey, who, prior to founding the company, built his career writing for organizations such as CNN, AOL, and NBC Sports. Austonia may have made your news or social feed at some point, you may recognize headlines like Austinites Competing in the 2022 National Deaf Pickleball Tournament and Chupie the cat: Austin’s famous chupacabra just ‘doesn’t give a meow’.

Today, we’re joined by more than 20,000 new readers who come to us from Austonia’s newsletter, which, coincidentally, was also published daily at 6 a.m. Welcome to ATXtoday, new friends. 👋

“6AM City (ATXtoday’s parent company) is exactly the right company to build on what we started here at Austonia two years ago, providing useful information in a brief, interesting format,” Dewey said.

Dewey will serve in an advisory capacity to 6AM City, supporting the transition of Austonia to ATXtoday.

Our ATXtoday newsletter has had some of the most significant growth of any of the 6AM City newsletter launches within the past year. Joining forces with Austonia will help to support our mission to serve free community news and events to the city of Austin.

Want to read more from ATXtoday and Austonia? All our content is now available on the ATXtoday site. Have a story idea for us? Tell us what you’re thinking.