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7 things Austin ISD parents should know heading into August

From the upcoming board election filing deadline to virtual learning and administrative personnel changes, this is what Austin ISD families should know heading into this month.


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In effort to manage crowds, Austin’s Barton Creek Greenbelt will require reservations for next 5 months

Closed since July 4 weekend, the Barton Creek and Bull Creek greenbelts will reopen Aug. 8.


Leander ISD schedules open houses for pre-K through 12th grade

Leander ISD has scheduled virtual open houses for students in pre-K through 12th grade.



Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.


Travis County adds 247 new COVID-19 cases Aug. 2, continuing recent trend

Overall in Travis County, there have been 21,214 coronavirus cases since mid-March.


3 development projects to know in Northwest Austin

Here is a list of development projects you should know about in the Northwest Austin area.






Williamson County confirms 99 new COVID-19 cases July 31; Round Rock total surpasses 2,000

The WCCHD also reported 23% of hospital beds, 19% of ICU beds and 74% of ventilators are available.




Despite downward trend in COVID-19 cases, health officials say Travis County has 'long way to go'

Maintaining Stage 4 health restrictions may help the county prepare for the coming school year.


Improvements on RM 620 lost funding in early June. Where does the project go from here?

Local officials and residents appealed for improvements at the intersection of RM 620 and Anderson Mill. In June, regional planners voted to defund those improvements. What is next for the project?


Austin City Council further commits to combating institutional racism with string of agreements

The resolutions ranged from deeming racism a public health crisis to formalizing Juneteenth as a city holiday.


Travis County adds 278 new coronavirus cases July 30

Austin Public Health also confirmed 46 new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Austin area.



Georgetown seeking mural artists, more on Kalahari opening in Round Rock: News from Central Texas

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21

TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.


Texas Education Agency to fund online program supporting schools, parents in 2020-21

Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.


Allergies or COVID-19: How to decipher underlying causes of symptoms

Suffering from a cough or chest pressure? Here is how to tell the difference between allergies, asthma and COVID-19.



Northwest Austin-based Teacher Heaven closes after more than two decades of business

Teacher Heaven is closing the last of its locations in Northwest Austin after more than two decades of business.


Charter school plans to launch complete virtual program for all Texas students in August

All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.



Here’s what the moviegoing experience will look like when Regal theaters reopen this summer

Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.



Home improvement guide: Austin businesses give tips about do-it-yourself projects, painting

Looking for small projects to tackle around the house? These ideas ad tips from Austin businesses can help get you staarted.


Continued demand, rising listings point to possible return of climbing Northwest Austin real estate market

While June’s market data returns show promising growth in rising home listings and sales, persistent real estate problems that existed prior to the pandemic are likely to continue.