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What to bring, where to go: Everything you need to know about Round Rock ISD laptop distribution

RRISD will distribute Google Chromebooks via curbside pickup March 31-April 3.


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LIVE UPDATES: Here are restaurants in Northwest Austin that are offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery

Here is an interactive map of restaurants in Northwest Austin that are still serving customers.

Austin closes city basketball courts, tennis courts, skate parks to public

Beginning March 28, all city-owned tennis courts, basketball courts, skate parts and pavilions are closed to the public.



5 transportation projects and stories you need to know in Northwest Austin

From I-35 updates to Capital Metro news, here are a handful of transportation updates Northwest Austin residents should know.


All Capital Metro fares will be free throughout April

Beginning April 1, riders will not have to pay Capital Metro operators or use the farebox.


Williamson County reports first death related to coronavirus

First death attributed to coronavirus in Williamson County was a male in his 70s.


Two Northwest Austin ZIP codes experience large home price hikes, market data shows

The 78750 ZIP code saw its median home price increase by more than 10% compared to February 2019.



Pflugerville ISD expands free meal program, now offers dinner for curbside pickup

Pflugerville ISD will expand its curbside free meal pickup program and serve dinner for district families.


Will they or won’t they? Austin restaurants split on when to open during coronavirus pandemic

While some restaurants have bunkered down to open at later dates, some Austin restaurants are moving forward with service.


Coronavirus update: There are now 200 confirmed cases in the city of Austin, Travis County

The Travis County clerk's office will close its lobbies to the public beginning March 24.


Residents have reported 180 violations since Austin area's stay-at-home order went into effect

No penalties have been issued since the order went into effect March 25.



Cedar Park brewery working to mix 100 gallons of sanitizer for Williamson County

The business plans to produce 100 gallons of sanitizer over the next week.


First Travis County resident dies from coronavirus

According to public health officials, the woman was in her 70s and had underlying health conditions.


Here is the latest news on stay-at-home orders across the Austin area

Find out if your locale is sheltering in place or what legal consequences the coronavirus is creating in the stories below.


Texas Tribune: Many Texans in Congress scrambled to join vote as US House passes coronavirus spending bill

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.



Official: Increase in calls for statewide unemployment benefits is ‘almost vertical’

According to Serna, on an average day the Texas Workforce Commission’s four call centers statewide receive 13,000-14,000 calls; on March 22, the agency received 100,000 calls regarding unemployment insurance benefit inquiries.


Confirmed cases of coronavirus reach 34 in Williamson County

Six of the 34 patients have recovered.


Austin economic relief efforts underway for renters, workers and small businesses following series of City Council approvals

Council members said the approvals represent only the start of coronavirus relief work coming from the city.


First section of Northern Walnut Creek Trail now complete after decade-long stretch of work

After a decade of construction delays and fired contractors, city officials have closed the books on all major construction on the first section of the Northern Walnut Creek Trail.



Pflugerville ISD to launch new districtwide online instruction programs March 30

On March 26, Pflugerville ISD announced some details of its upcoming remote learning program, which will include both online and offline instructional activities for children of all grade levels


ABoR ‘strongly discourages’ real estate showings

The Austin Board of Realtors is recommending all of its realtor members suspend in-person real estate showings until further notice.


Central Texas officials: 90% reduction in interaction needs to happen immediately

New modeling from UT shows region could run out of hospital beds without reducing interaction.


Round Rock ISD donates 6,500 surgical masks, 7,000 gloves to WilCo first responders in fight against coronavirus

Local health care providers and emergency workers are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment—such assurgical masks and gloves as well as other supplies—as the coronavirus pandemic hits close to home.



Williamson County's stay-at-home order enforceable by up to $1,000 fine and 6 months in jail, officials say

The order went into effect at 11:59 p.m. March 24 and will continue through April 13.


The Texas Tribune: Students no longer need to be present to pick up free meals from schools

After pleas from Texas school superintendents and lawmakers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted school districts more flexibility on how and what they feed students in free and reduced-price meals.