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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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DATA: See how the past year's home sales in Southwest Austin compared to the year prior

See which ZIP codes sold the most, average sales prices and how South Austin and Dripping Springs compare to other parts of the metro.


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.




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.



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.


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.


YMCA to offer day care with virtual learning support at 4 South Austin locations to start school year

YMCA of Austin’s Extend-A-Care program will run Aug. 17-Sept. 4 at four South Austin elementary schools.



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.


Barton Springs location of Austin Eastciders opens its doors

The restaurant and cidery has expanded to a second location in the former location of Uncle Billy's Brewery and Smokehouse.



Travis County exceeds 20,000 total coronavirus cases

Austin Public Health reports that the local coronavirus case total has reached 20,187.



First probable case of West Nile Virus in two years confirmed in Travis County

This is the first time a resident in Travis County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus since 2018. Williamson County has not had a human case since 2017.


Dripping Springs ISD asks parents to opt into in-person or remote learning by Aug. 3

Parents are asked to choose in-person or remote learning for their children by Aug. 3.



Texas' freestanding emergency centers ask state for flexibility during coronavirus pandemic

The requested changes would help freestanding emergency centers relieve overcrowding at hospitals and reduce the cost of coronavirus testing at their facilities, according to the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.


Long-awaited French restaurant to open in Dripping Springs on Aug. 7

Le Vacher will bring French-inspired dishes to the Texas Hill County.