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Cedar Park City Council to consider small-business assistance program April 9

Cedar Park City Council will consider an agreement with the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce to provide up to $10,000 in financial assistance to each eligible small business.


VIDEO: Texas Tribune interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar about the coronavirus's effects on the state economy

At 8 a.m. April 7, The Texas Tribune will host a live interview with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, conducted by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.


Coronavirus update: There are now more than 500 confirmed cases in Travis County, Austin

This post will include updates from Travis County and the city of Austin for the week of April 6, including daily case counts. For local updates from March 30-April 5, please click here.



With Texas Workforce Commission overwhelmed by surging unemployment claims, Central Texas residents try to hang on

The Texas Workforce Commission received 1.7 million calls from individuals seeking assistance with unemployment benefits in a 24-hour period on March 26.


Survey finds Texas brewers losing more than 70% of revenue because of coronavirus

Brewers across the state are renewing calls for Gov. Greg Abbott to grant temporary waivers for shipping, delivery and tax relief.


April 6: 8 coronavirus stories Austin-area readers need to know

Catch up on some of the latest coronavirus updates for the Austin metro below.


Williamson County receives 1,000 test kits from Georgia laboratory

County Judge Bill Gravell said the county is prioritizing tests for first responders and older adults.



Leander City Council schedules teleconference meeting for April 8

After the regularly scheduled April 2 City Council meeting was canceled due to technical difficulties, Leander City Council has scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. April 8.


Williamson County reports third coronavirus-related death and four additional cases

In addition, the county announced four additional positive cases, bringing the total to 81.


Leander girl to appear on 'American Ninja Warrior Junior' TV show

A 12-year-old Leander girl will appear on the TV show “American Ninja Warrior Junior” at 7 p.m. April 24


Williamson County moves to virtual platform for Commissioners Court

Public comment will still take place at the courthouse; however, commissioners will attend virtually.



Coronavirus update: Austin and Travis County advise residents to start using face masks, coverings when in public

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


Capital Metro employee who tested positive for coronavirus dies

The individual worked as a bus mechanic. Capital Metro announced April 2 he and three other employees tested positive for the virus.


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.


‘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.




‘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.


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.


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.



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.


Williamson County will not release inmates as neighboring counties have suggested

The county's current jail population is 374, officials said.


5 recent coronavirus stories from the Austin area readers should know

Read local updates on the coronavirus pandemic.


Roundup: Find March 30-April 5 coronavirus updates for the Cedar Park, Leander area here

Here are the coronavirus updates to know March 30-April 5 in Cedar Park, Leander



Austin FC, Upper Ninety compile bilingual resource guide for Austin families

Austin FC and Upper Ninety on March 30 released a guide of resources for local families.