New Braunfels
1:40 PM CDT

Three more coronavirus patients in Comal, two are community spread

Patients are from New Braunfels, Canyon Lake and Smithson Valley. One is hospitalized.


New Braunfels
8:00 AM CDT

Guadalupe County issues stay-at-home order, amends disaster declaration

County suspends foreclosure proceedings for at least 30 days.

Lake Travis | Westlake

Bee Cave City Council accepts resignations of Bill Goodwin, names his replacements

Following Bill Goodwin's resignations from the West Travis County Public Utility Agency and the Economic Development Board, City Council officially voted to accept them and named his replacements.



Northwest Austin

Thousands of construction workers this week returned to work in Austin. What are developers doing to ensure safe work sites?

After most residential construction briefly shut down across the city of Austin, home building crews now have the opportunity to return the work.


Georgetown

Mahana Fresh coming soon to Wolf Crossing in Georgetown

The restaurant plans to open in the spring, and online orders will be available.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto community rises up to help neighbors, businesses in need

From local pastors to school nurses to young professionals working from home, community members are using the resources they have—be it an hour of time to go to the grocery store or an extra roll of toilet paper—to lend a helping hand in a time of need.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Officials endorse Bee Cave Chamber plan for small business assistance

Bee Cave City Council formally adopted a plan from the Bee Cave City Council regarding the utilization of city library staff to help small business owners.



New Braunfels

New Braunfels' parks to be closed Easter weekend.

Stay-at-home orders are effect at the city and state levels through the rest of the month. County to join on Saturday.


New Braunfels

Comal County issues stay-at-home order

Confirmed cases within the county have jumped 50% in last two days.


Cedar Park | Leander

Leanderthal Distilling donates hand sanitizer to first responders, purifies water for medical devices

Leanderthal Distilling, a Leander distillery, donated 300 bottles of hand sanitizer to Leander first responders.


Cedar Park | Leander

‘We’ve got this’: Central Texas librarians step up to help their communities amid coronavirus pandemic

The example in Bee Cave appears to be just one of many stories relating how, amid the COVID-19 crisis, librarians are helping their communities throughout the Greater Austin area.




Southwest Austin | Dripping Springs

Southwest Austin neighbors decorate yards, create art walks for locals to enjoy on social distancing-friendly walks

Austin residents have been decorating their homes or sidewalks to give those walking in the neighborhood something to enjoy during the stay-at-home order.


Lake Travis | Westlake

Bond projects, COVID-19, trustee election and more discussed during Eanes ISD March 31 board meeting

All EISD campuses are closed in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, however trustees and staff are routinely working to continue to serve its students, who began remote March 26.


San Marcos | Buda | Kyle

Drive-up testing for coronavirus now available in Kyle

The Austin Regional Clinic in Kyle is offering drive-up testing for coronavirus as of March 31.



Georgetown

UPDATED: Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Department creates $200,000 relief program for small businesses

The applications for aid will be accepted until August 1 or until funds are used, and they will be reviewed and awarded weekly.


Lake Travis | Westlake

'We're not worried about making a ton of money right now': Local business, nonprofit team up to feed Lake Travis families

A Lake Travis-area business owner along with about 10 volunteers spent two hours on the afternoon of April 2 delivering food to dozens of at-risk families within the community.


Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

More than 80 small businesses receive funds from Round Rock Cares

Nearly a week and a half after launching, Round Rock Cares has received more than 140 applications and approximately $900,000 in financial assistance requests.


Central Austin

Local business efforts to help the community: restaurants open grocery markets; Service Dogs, Inc. donates 18,000 pounds of dog food

Malibu Poke is donating meals to the Central Texas Food Bank, and Santa Rita Cantina is offering customers a chance to purchase meals for employees at Seton Medical Center.



Cedar Park | Leander

‘Smiling is contagious, too’: Sidewalk chalk art contest held in three Leander neighborhoods

A Leander realty company recently sponsored a sidewalk chalk art contest, or Chalk Art Walk, in three Leander neighborhoods.


Central Austin

Has your Austin-area small business been affected by the coronavirus? Here are resources you can access.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a short-term loan program intended to help cover payroll and a separate, long-term loan program intended to help business owners stay afloat.


Northwest Austin

String of racist attacks via videoconferencing software leads to heightened security concerns

A recent string of incidents where Zoom meetings have been “hacked” has put the future viability of teleconferencing security in doubt.


Lake Travis | Westlake

St. David’s temporarily closes three Austin locations, redeploys resources during COVID-19 pandemic

St. David’s Emergency Center locations in Bee Cave and Cedar Park temporarily closed April 1.



Georgetown

Georgetown ISD moves to graded schoolwork as distance learning continues

On April 6, Georgetown ISD will shift its optional learning model to teacher-designed online learning.


LIVE UPDATES: Learn which Central Austin restaurants continue to operate amid coronavirus concerns

Restaurants in Central Austin are restricted to drive-thru, takeout and delivery options from March 17-May 1.