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Six months into pandemic, Austin officials scrambling to save music venues, child care facilities and restaurants

City Council is set to begin making choices on which businesses to try to save on Oct. 1.


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Central Health finalizes budget with increased tax rate, more health care services for low-income residents

Local health care district Central Health is budgeting a nearly $20 million increase in health care delivery services for Austin’s low-income residents.




State-created Save Muny Historic District to take over concession responsibilities at historic golf course

Negotiations over the fate of the Lions Municipal Golf Course remain ongoing between the city and The University of Texas board of regents.


Baylor Scott & White Health to host 9 Austin-area drive-thru flu shot clinics

"This season is a big, black box, and there are a lot of unknowns, as far as what the season's going to look like," said Dr. Bradley Berg, a BSW pediatrics doctor in Round Rock.


Free virtual broadcast of ACL Music Festival to be held Oct. 9-11 and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.


Q&A: St. Luke's physician shares advice on flu season, vaccine and prevention

The influenza vaccine is recommended for nearly all patients of all ages ahead of this year's flu season, Dr. Sam Rolon said.



TEA launches statewide COVID-19 dashboard for public schools

The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, has launched its latest COVID-19 dashboard for positive cases in Texas public schools.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Retail stores, restaurants, office buildings, gyms can reopen at 75% capacity as early as Sept. 21

Nursing home and long-term care facilities will also be allowed to reopen for visitation as early as Sept. 24.


Austin City Limits Music Festival to present virtual broadcast Oct. 9-11

The in-person form of the 2020 festival was canceled for the first time since it began in 2002.


Austin Community College, Army Futures Command to launch software incubator program this winter

The program will be located at the renovated ACC Rio Grande campus in downtown Austin.



The Patio opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


UPDATE: Austin ISD superintendent submits TEA waiver, but in-person classes are still scheduled to start Oct. 5

Education Austin has been calling for AISD to not offer any in-person instruction through the end of the fall semester.


Tesla continues subcontractor search for Travis County gigafactory

While undisclosed general contractors have been selected, Tesla is still seeking applications for more local partners.


Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.



Kalahari to open Nov. 12 in Round Rock—take a virtual tour plus more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Travis County children, teenagers ages 10-19 account for recent upswing in coronavirus cases

People ages 10-19 have tested positive for COVID-19 at higher rates since the start of the school year, according to a top health official.


City Council pushing forward on billion-dollar Austin Convention Center expansion despite pandemic questions

After years of discussion, Austin City Council voted in 2019 to expand the convention center. The pandemic has complicated the project.


Data: Estimated 10% of Texans remain uncounted in 2020 census

U.S. residents have until Sept. 30 to complete the census.




Austin ISD: Election Day may become student holiday and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Austin Trail of Lights could live on as drive-thru event this winter

A drive-thru Trail of Lights could serve 1,300 vehicles per night this December.


Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses state budget, economic planning

Hegar shared his outlook on the state's finances and economic outlook in a September TAG Houston livestream.



Downtown Austin closings: Pink Avocado Catering, MugShots, The North Door will not reopen

In the midst of what the owners of music venue The North Door called "dark times that are decimating one business after another out there," these downtown businesses have announced their permanent closures.


Austin ISD considering making Nov. 3 Election Day a student holiday

Historically, AISD campuses have been used as Travis County polling locations for elections.