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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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Lakeway City Council to host in-person meeting Sept. 21

Lakeway City Council plans to meet in-person Sept. 21 for the first time since March, when the spread of COVID-19 prompted meeting restrictions.


River Place preschool Kido launches virtual learning platform

The Kido Home platform is available for children ages 2-6 and will feature online small-group classes led by trained instructors.



Eanes ISD prepares for roughly half its students to return to campus Sept. 21

Eanes ISD officials met virtually for a special called meeting Sept. 17 to discuss reopening campuses amid the coronavirus pandemic.


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.


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.


Outdoor eatery coming to the Four Points area

Four Points Outdoor Eatery is anticipating to be fully open in late September or early October and will feature between eight and 10 international food trailers and a covered patio.



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.



See how enrollment, superintendent salaries and more compare among Lake Travis-Westlake school districts

Each academic year, the Texas Education Agency compiles enrollment data for each public school district, including information on enrollment and demographics.


Lake Travis ISD students petition to give teachers the option to work remotely

During a Sept. 16 board meeting, Lake Travis ISD students spoke on behalf of their teachers who were denied the option to work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Rollingwood 2020-21 budget features tax rate increase, police retention initiative

Following deliberations during the virtual meeting, council approved a voter-approval tax rate of $0.2369 per $100 of valuation. The 3.5% increase would provide the city with an additional $78,543 in revenue.


The Patio opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.



Lakeway propositions on Nov. 3 ballot aim to tweak City Charter

The city of Lakeway will have seven propositions on the Nov. 3 ballot. The propositions will either update outdated rules of the charter or change the charter to be in compliance with state law.


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.


Surveying underway for Loop 360 intersection projects

Survey work for the Loop 360 project on intersections between Courtyard Drive and Spicewood Springs Road is underway.



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.


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.