Find a free or discounted flu shot and more Austin-area news

An influenza vaccination is administered at an Austin Public Health facility in late September. Austin Public Health is providing low- or no-cost flu shots at its clinics in North Austin and South Austin. (Courtesy Austin Public Health)
An influenza vaccination is administered at an Austin Public Health facility in late September. Austin Public Health is providing low- or no-cost flu shots at its clinics in North Austin and South Austin. (Courtesy Austin Public Health)

An influenza vaccination is administered at an Austin Public Health facility in late September. Austin Public Health is providing low- or no-cost flu shots at its clinics in North Austin and South Austin. (Courtesy Austin Public Health)

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Where to find free and reduced-price flu shots in the Austin area

Across Central Texas, health care organizations are beginning to offer flu vaccinations to families as the state enters its traditional influenza season.

From Round Rock to New Braunfels: 16 fall activities in October 2020



Browsing for the perfect pumpkin? Hoping to catch a spooky late-night drive-in movie? Willing to brave a haunted forest? Here are 16 fall-themed activities taking place in the Austin area.

Georgetown

BB’s Home Cooking closes plus more Georgetown business news

Keep up to date with business news happening in Georgetown.

Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto

6 festive things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto on Oct. 3-10

From floating pumpkins to outdoor barbecues and live music, here are six social distancing-friendly things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this weekend.

Lake Travis-Westlake

P. Terry’s in Westlake one of several atypical Nov. 3 polling locations

Among Travis County’s 177 polling locations for the Nov. 3 election are a few new locations that stand out.

San Marcos-Buda-Kyle

First-Lockhart National Bank opens in San Marcos

The San Marcos branch of First-Lockhart National Bank, located at 2507 Hunter Road, San Marcos, opened its drive-thru to customers at the beginning of September after being in a temporary building for more than a year.

Ali Linan, Iain Oldman, Taylor Jackson Buchanan, Brian Rash and Brian Perdue contributed to this report.



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Campuses in Austin ISD will be closes to in-person learning the week after Thanksgiving break. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
All Austin ISD classes to be held online through Dec. 4

The district will also be providing free COVID-19 tests to staff and families Dec. 2-4.

Bicycles for public use are docked at a MetroBike station on Lake Austin Boulevard. Austin's $460 million Proposition B will include funding for additional bicycle lanes through the city. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Breaking down Austin's $460 million bond for bike lanes, trails, sidewalks and more

The bond will fun a bridge over Pleasant Valley Road connecting two ends of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail, among other improvements.

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24. (Community Impact Staff)
Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24.

Local health leaders are urging caution ahead of Thanksgiving. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Travis County health officials urge caution

Austin Public Health leaders say gatherings with people outside one's household held indoors and without masks pose the greatest risk.

Harini Logan, 10, won the 66th annual Express-News Spelling Bee at the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus on March 17, 2019. For 2021, the event is slated to be held in March at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in New Braunfels. (Photo by Jerry Lara, courtesy the San Antonio Express News)
New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

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The Commissioners Court approved funding for the program Nov. 24. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County funds COVID-19 convalescent plasma program

Some 252 Williamson County patients have received the therapy of the 1,300 total patients.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator. (Community Impact staff)
376 new cases, 2 additional deaths reported in Williamson County from Nov. 20-23

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator.

P. Terry’s Burger Stand is expected to open its long-awaited Pflugerville location this January. (Courtesy P. Terry's Burger Stand)
P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

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Williamson County reports 203 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death Nov. 20

Williamson County reported 203 new cases of the coronavirus and one death Nov. 20.

Trail of Lights (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Holiday markets, strolls, tree lightings and Trail of Lights: 18 events in the Austin area in November and December

The Trail of Lights has gone drive-thru this year, while the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is taking free, ticketed reservations to adhere to social distancing requirements.

Austin voters approved a $7.1 billion public transit expansion Nov. 3 that will add bus and rail in Austin. (Design by Miranda Baker/Community Impact Newspaper)
After historic public transportation vote, here is what's next for Project Connect in Austin

Shovels won't be hitting the ground on the light rail and downtown tunnel for years, but work is getting started now after Austinites approved the $7.1 billion plan Nov. 3.