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Austin Java celebrates 25th anniversary, Keep Safe Care now open and other Central Austin business news

See the latest business coming-soon announcements, anniversaries and closings from around the Central Austin area.


Travis County discusses possible 20-year tax incentives deal for Tesla gigafactory

Travis County commissioners are considering a multi-million dollar economic incentives agreement for the electoric carmaker as it considers an Austin-area factory.


Austin metro sees 56 new COVID-19 hospitalizations June 23

Travis County added 257 new confirmed coronavirus cases June 23.




TEA: Districts must offer some in-person classes for 2020-21 school year

According to guidelines released by the state education agency June 23, districts will not be allowed to adopt an all-virtual learning model.


Through protests and pandemic, Black-owned SLAB BBQ finds voice in Austin community

SLAB BBQ reopened its locations at the Y at Oak Hill in South Austin and on Research Boulevard in North Austin to dine-in service June 1.


Texans Asking for Meaningful Student Assessment urges state officials to request testing waiver in light of COVID-19 closures

Based on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texans Asking for Meaningful Student Assessment, or TAMSA, is calling upon state officials to waive student testing for the 2020-21 school year.



H-E-B announces permanent raises for hourly employees

The grocer previously had $2 per hour temporary raises in place from late March through June 21.


Austin ISD trustees approve $1.65 billion budget for FY 2020-21

Austin ISD trustees approved a total fiscal year 2020-21 budget of $1.65 billion in expenditures, with $1.59 billion in revenue for a budget shortfall of $57.6 million.



St. David's South Austin COVID-19 patient returns home after two months hospitalized

Resident Michael Arispe was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms March 22 and spent about 60 days hospitalized.



Travis County sees 3 new coronavirus deaths June 22 as hospitalizations rise

With 129 new confirmed cases in the county June 22, Travis County’s total increased to 6,339.


ACC's Truth, Racial Healing, Transformation Campus Center taking shape

The new center is on track to launch next spring.


Juneteenth in Pflugerville, Georgetown film festival goes virtual and more: News from Central Texas

Read the latest news from Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of Central Texas.


Soho Lounge becomes fourth Sixth Street bar to face permit suspension from TABC

The state agency has suspended the permits of 17 bars in Texas for allegedly not adhering to capacity and social distancing requirements set by Gov. Greg Abbott.



Capital Metro plans to not give employee raises, delays projects in face of COVID-19

Capital Metro receives about 80% of its revenue from sales taxes. In April, Austin reported sales tax revenue was down more than $4 million from the same time in the previous year.


As COVID-19 cases rise, Gov. Abbott says 'closing Texas down again will always be the last option’

The governor said since late May, the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed daily across the state has more than doubled.


Austin FC breaks ground on $45 million training facility

As construction at Austin FC’s McKalla Place stadium continues throughout the summer, executives with the Major League Soccer team broke ground on the team’s training center.


Affordable housing complex The Abali set to break ground along I-35 this year

The complex will offer 51 of its 56 units to families making 30%-60% of the median family income.



Rastegar Property Co. completes lot purchase to build South Austin mixed-use development

The Austin-based company also recently completed two purchases of East Austin apartment complexes.


Here is how Austin-area hospitals are preparing for a possible surge in coronavirus patients

In the months since Austin’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus, hospital executives say they have had time to prepare for a surge in coronavirus cases.


Weekend update: Travis County sees 924 new COVID-19 cases in two days

Since Monday, June 15, there have been 1,665 new coronavirus cases in Travis County.


Texas schools to get masks, sanitizer; coronavirus updates and more: Most popular news this week from Central Texas

Read the most popular news from this week's coverage on Community Impact Newspaper's website.