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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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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.


Georgetown to get steakhouse, speakeasy plus more Central Texas news

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Williamson County dashboard adds COVID-19 deaths by city

Between Sept. 19-21, Williamson County added 73 confirmed coronavirus cases and six deaths to its count.



Coronavirus testing site in Pflugerville to move and more Central Texas news

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Williamson County adds 54 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 18

As of Sept. 18, eight patients are hospitalized, four are in intensive care units and seven are on a ventilator.


Round Rock ISD launches COVID-19 dashboard

Round Rock ISD families can now monitor the number of confirmed coronavirus cases by campus.


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.


'I’ve cried almost every day': Inside Round Rock ISD's return to in-person learning

Over 11,000 students returned to RRISD campuses this week as in-person learning resumed Sept. 15.



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.


Williamson County adds 35 confirmed cases, 2 deaths to coronavirus count Sept. 17

Of the total cases reported, 8,187 are estimated to have recovered.



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.


Austin City Limits Music Festival to present virtual broadcast Oct. 9-11

The in-person form of the 2020 festival was canceled for the first time since it began in 2002.


Austin Community College, Army Futures Command to launch software incubator program this winter

The program will be located at the renovated ACC Rio Grande campus in downtown Austin.


The Patio opens in Pflugerville and more Central Texas news

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Williamson County adds 44 confirmed cases of coronavirus Sept. 16

The county also reported three additional deaths.


UPDATE: Austin ISD superintendent submits TEA waiver, but in-person classes are still scheduled to start Oct. 5

Education Austin has been calling for AISD to not offer any in-person instruction through the end of the fall semester.


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.



Williamson County receives additional $1.3 million in coronavirus relief aid

The funding is from the third tranche of Community Development Block Grant funding to help prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.


Roundup: Asian fusion eatery Joi to open in North Austin and other businesses now open and coming soon

Read here to see a collection of businesses and restaurants now open or coming soon to the Northwest Austin area.