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'OPEN FOR TAKEOUT': With Austin's restaurants in survival mode, one local sign shop is helping get out the message

Rocket Banners' "Open For Takeout" signs can be seen outside hundreds of restaurants throughout Austin.


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Leander ISD construction, renovations may be delayed in wake of coronavirus

Concerns over coronavirus may affect Leander ISD’s constant school construction and renovations.

Austin-Travis County health official answers cloth mask questions

As Austin and Travis County authorities recommend cloth masks in public, they emphasize the importance of continuing to maintain social distancing measures.



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.


Lakeway officials relax restrictions on certain city code violations in light of COVID-19 crisis

Lakeway officials discussed the relaxation of several restrictions within the city code during a special called meeting April 6.


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.


Live updates: Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Lake Travis-Westlake area

Out of the 484 confirmed cases, 63 have come from within the Lake Travis-Westlake area, which comprises nine ZIP codes in western Travis County.


Lake Travis ISD set to offer electives through its remote learning platform

Beginning April 6, LTISD students will be able to access a number of elective courses, including art, music, physical education, foreign language, career and technical education, and more.


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.



Lakeway resort works to create safe space for community medical workers, first responders

Lakeway Resort & Spa is offering reduced rates for medical professionals and first responders in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


Bee Cave City Council accepts resignations of Bill Goodwin, names his replacements

Following Bill Goodwin's resignations from the West Travis County Public Utility Agency and the Economic Development Board, City Council officially voted to accept them and named his replacements.



Officials endorse Bee Cave Chamber plan for small business assistance

Bee Cave City Council formally adopted a plan from the Bee Cave City Council regarding the utilization of city library staff to help small business owners.


‘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.



Bond projects, COVID-19, trustee election and more discussed during Eanes ISD March 31 board meeting

All EISD campuses are closed in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, however trustees and staff are routinely working to continue to serve its students, who began remote March 26.



'We're not worried about making a ton of money right now': Local business, nonprofit team up to feed Lake Travis families

A Lake Travis-area business owner along with about 10 volunteers spent two hours on the afternoon of April 2 delivering food to dozens of at-risk families within the community.


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.



Despite district closures remote services continue for students with disabilities at Eanes ISD

May stated that EISD has implemented telehealth practices and is continuing to offer physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and adapted physical education, all using a remote platform.


5 recent coronavirus stories from the Austin area readers should know

Read local updates on the coronavirus pandemic.