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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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Metrowide

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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Photo of a woman receiving a vaccine
Travis County vaccine providers receive 46,540 doses week of March 1

Seton Medical Center in Austin received the largest allocation this week, with over 14,000 doses.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County COVID-19 dashboard returns: 1,108 new cases reported between Feb. 13-March 1

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County.

Matthew McConaughey, see, here at SXSW 2019, will be one of this year's virtual SXSW speakers. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
SXSW's virtual festival, the PGA Tour returns and more events in Austin this month

From Amplify Austin Day beginning 6 p.m. on March 4 to Bill Gates discussing his new book, "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster," here are eight events happening this month in the Austin area, including both in-person and virtual options.




Ice covered utility lines across Austin. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
SHARE YOUR STORY: How did you survive the Texas freeze?

We want to hear how the winter storms affected you.

Williamson County distributors are expected to receive 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines the week of March 1. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County distributors to receive 20,000 COVID-19 vaccines week of March 1

This is the largest number of weekly doses distributors in the county has collectively received.

Q2 Stadium
Austin FC preseason scrimmages planned for late March start

Preseason matches for Austin FC will be held in South Austin ahead of the team's inaugural MLS season.

Lawmakers began hearings Feb. 25 to hear from energy executives about what led to dayslong power outages following a Feb. 14 winter storm. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin weekly roundup: The storm is over, but the questions are just beginning

In hearings last week, a state senator from the Houston area called the power and water outages in Texas "the largest trainwreck in the history of degregulated electricity."

Reports surfaced Feb. 22 of dogs falling ill after swimming in Lake Travis. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Blue-green algae toxic to animals found in Hudson Bend area of Lake Travis

Solid organic material was taken for testing from the edge of Travis Landing located on the east side of Hudson Bend. Those samples indicated the presence of algae and decaying algae containing cyanotoxin, which is fatal to dogs and other animals.

Full-time staff would receive a $500 allotment for personal protective equipment, while part-time employees would be given a one-time $250 payment. (Screenshot courtesy Pflugerville ISD)
Pflugerville ISD approves one-time PPE, vaccine incentive stipends for staff

Full-time staff would receive a $500 allotment for personal protective equipment, while part-time employees would be given a one-time $250 payment.

Samsung's proposed $17 billion chip-making plant would dwarf other recent megaprojects that sought tax incentives in the region.
Samsung’s request to pay no property tax on $17 billion plant tests Austin’s incentive policy

Samsung is asking for 100% property tax reimbursement over 25 years, which would mark the most aggressive corporate tax break in Austin history.

A new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could help expand vaccination availability in Travis County, according to local health officials. (Courtesy Pexels)
Johnson & Johnson vaccine could mean additional supply, easier distribution rollout in Travis County

If approved, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be a valuable weapon against the ongoing pandemic, according to local health officials.

Austin ISD students will begin the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Aug. 17. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Take a look at Austin ISD’s newly approved calendar for the 2021-22 school year

Austin ISD trustees have approved the academic calendar for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.