Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs
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Dripping Springs Chamber survey shows more than half of local businesses expect significant financial impact from COVID-19

About 14.5% of respondents said they were worried about the possibility of a permanent closure.


Northwest Austin

DATA: Austin’s residential electricity usage up more than 30% since beginning of March

The total residential electricity usage has increased by more than 31.88% across Austin Energy’s service area since the last week of February, the new numbers show.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Rollingwood resident creates program to help businesses and feed health care workers

Matt Silk said www.atxhospitalmeals.com serves two purposes: It helps struggling restaurants by purchasing food in bulk, and feeds dozens of health care workers with each purchase.



Central Austin

Federal dollars could help soften impact of ridership declines for Capital Metro, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett said $104 million will be coming from Washington, D.C., to Austin for public transportation.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

NEW: Pflugerville officially postpones May transportation bond election to November

Pflugerville City Council unanimously voted in favor of postponing its May transportation bond election until November at council’s April 2 meeting.


New Braunfels

Here's why New Braunfels is allowing limited, in-person religious services, despite coronavirus concerns

An email exchange between the mayor and a retired doctor laid it all out.


Central Austin

Austin is quarantining up to 18 coronavirus patients at undisclosed hotel

The city has officially declined to release the location of the quarantine facility.



Georgetown

Williamson County calls veterans to ensure they are OK during coronavirus pandemic

“We're going to reach out to every veteran [in Williamson County] that's ever served our nation if they’ll take our call," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, Small Business Association to host disaster assistance loan teleconference

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul and U.S. SBA Regional Director Tim Jeffcoat will be answering questions about the U.S. Small Business Association's disaster assistance loans program in an April 3 teleconference.


Georgetown

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell: 'Our resources as a county are limited'

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell gave an update on the county's fight against coronavirus April 2.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

5 recent education stories from the Austin area readers should know

Read updates on how local school districts and colleges are reacting in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.



Cedar Park | Leander

Local sign companies innovate products to help businesses communicate, safely distance customers

Sneeze guards, floor signs, banners and floor decals are some products that local sign businesses have produced to communicate during the coronavirus.


Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Coronavirus update: Austin, Travis County positive case total reaches 351

Keep up with updates from Travis County and Austin for the week of March 30 here.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Five Star ER closes Pflugerville location

Calls to the business's main line confirm service unavailability before disconnecting.


Georgetown

Due to coronavirus effects, Georgetown City Council to decide if proposed mobility bond should be on 2020 or 2021 ballot

Georgetown staff have outlined a proposed bond program process, including purpose, a tentative schedule, citizen bond committee structure, public engagement and education plan and anticipated cost to coordinate the bond program.



Cedar Park | Leander

Leander City Council April 2 meeting canceled due to technical difficulties

A Leander City Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. April 2 has been canceled due to technical difficulties.


Cy-Fair

Sen. John Cornyn discusses provisions laid out in CARES Act

The $2 trillion package provides funding to help fight the virus and to provide financial assistance for Americans during the pandemic.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Feed the City works to support Central Texans living under the shadow of food insecurity amid COVID-19 outbreak

As businesses struggle and individuals seek unemployment, local food banks will require the support of individuals and organizations to aid the 46 million Americans living under the shadow of food insecurity


Georgetown

'I definitely was disappointed': Southwestern University students reflect on a year cut short

On March 19, Southwestern Univesrsity announced it would move to distance learning for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.



Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

How 4 local businesses are innovating daily operations during the coronavirus pandemic

With in-person shopping and dining experiences prohibited during the coronavirus pandemic, area businesses and restaurants have turn to new and innovating ways to generate revenue and serve clientele.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock ISD cancels April 3 Chromebook distribution due to weather

An additional Chromebook distribution day can be added next week, if needed.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Ash Creek Homes recognized at the 2020 Residential Real Estate Awards on March 12

Homebuilding company Ash Creek Homes earned honors at Residential Real Estate Awards on March 12, winning the award for 2020 Production Home Builder.


Cy-Fair

Texas sees 77% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28

Texas ranked fifth among states in the U.S. with 275,597 initial claims filed the week ending March 28.



New Braunfels

UPDATED: Three new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Comal, bringing total to 15

One patient's case was community spread and the others are being investigated.