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Experts fear child abuse will rise as stressors related to coronavirus pandemic increase

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.


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UPDATED: Dining areas required to close to public, order takeout from these Georgetown restaurants

Residents can continue to support local businesses by placing to-go orders from these restaurants.

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.



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.



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.


Williamson County moves to virtual platform for Commissioners Court

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


Southwestern University names its first woman president

Laura E. Skandera Trombley will start in her new role July 1.


Georgetown High School student mural put on hold due to coronavirus pandemic

The art student mural is planned to be displayed near the Georgetown Public Library.




Mahana Fresh coming soon to Wolf Crossing in Georgetown

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


‘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.




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.


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.


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.



5 recent coronavirus stories from the Austin area readers should know

Read local updates on the coronavirus pandemic.


GALLERY: 27 photos of Georgetown in midst of 'Stay Safe Stay Home' order

After 10 days of self-quarantine, here are photos of a quiet Georgetown in the midst of a pandemic taken April 1.


Donations to All Together ATX will help local residents through grants to nonprofits

Friday's digital telethon seeks donations to help the community


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.



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.


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.