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The funds will come from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, made available through the federal coronavirus relief bill.
Project Connect, if approved, is set to be built in phases, which means Capital Metro and the city do not have to ask voters to fund the entire plan all at once.
Miraval has also upgraded its sanitation protocols for guest rooms; removed certain items from guest rooms such as magazines and note pads that are difficult to sanitize; and ramped up cleaning protocols for the resort’s restaurant, public areas and spa.
Seth Chandler, a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, spoke with Community Impact Newspaper about local and state governments' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic this year.
July has been a turbulent month for Travis County's battle against the coronavirus.
Enrollment at Westlake High School has topped 2,900 students for the first time in Eanes ISD’s history, according to Superintendent Tom Leonard. Spikes have also occurred at the elementary school level, leading district officials to consider contingency teaching positions.
A culmination of troubling and racist behavior from recent Westlake High School graduates, former students testifying to Eanes ISD’s racially problematic past and an international movement have resulted in officials adding a new position to the district.
Lakeway Finance Director Shereen Gendy broke down the city’s financial outlook as of the end of June, which shows so far the city is down in revenue.
Extended moratorium will buy Travis County renters more time; direct assistance on the way in Austin
Evictions in Travis County likely will not resume until at least this fall. However, tenant advocates have said that unless more direct help is offered—such as via Austin's RENT program—the moratorium only delays the crisis.
Leander aims to lift boil water notice, Amazon to open sortation center in Kyle: News from Central Texas
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Despite a recent dip in daily cases confirmed, Austin Public Health reported high daily case counts today.
The latest iteration of the city's unprecedented program aims to help 2,000 Austin households per month.
In a July 22 update, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that breweries may not have customers consume alcohol on patios.
LTISD officials overviewed plans for the 2020-21 school year July 15 during the district’s first in-person board meeting since the start of the pandemic.
The University Interscholastic League released July 21 modifications to the 2020-21 UIL calendar and updated COVID-19 risk mitigation guidelines that will take effect Aug. 1.
The city of Lakeway has called for a special election Nov. 3 that will allow residents to vote on a number of ballot initiatives.
One easy way to help out contact tracers? Answer the phone if they call.
Austin Public Health reported 145 new coronavirus cases July 20.
Election 2020 could resurrect battle over Austin’s homelessness ordinances after petition gains over 24,000 signatures
A new proposal would ask voters whether Austin should reinstate its bans on public camping, sitting and lying down. The bans were at the center of local debate in 2019.
Leander boil water notice to last until July 24, toxic algae found on Lady Bird Lake: News from Central Texas
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The city is monitoring four spots along Lady Bird Lake for the algae, which killed five dogs in 2019.
Federal lawmakers are meeting to discuss an extension of the coronavirus relief package that could include additional unemployment benefits.