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 2020-12-03 11:37 

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Austin's Everlywell lands $175 million for expansion...

Austin-based health technology company Everlywell has raised $175 million to expand its digital health offerings and its workforce.Everlywell was founded by entrepreneur Julia Cheek in 2015 in Dallas, and the company moved to Austin in 2016.Everlywell foc...

 2020-12-03 10:45 

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In Austin City Council runoffs, Trump becomes key issue...

Austin City Council members Alison Alter and Jimmy Flannigan have been going after their runoff election opponents for taking a stance that is unpopular with many voters in this part of the state: publicly supporting President Donald Trump.Trump performed...

 2020-12-02 22:09 

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Authorities searching for man who slashed person's face with machete in North Austin...

Austin police are searching for a man who authorities say slashed another man's face with a machete last month.Police said the suspect around 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 got into a verbal dispute with a man outside of a gas station near the intersection of St. ...

 2020-12-02 21:13 

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Police searching for man who robbed San Marcos convenience store...

San Marcos police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a convenience store on Sunday.San Marcos police responded around 12:29 a.m. to the incident at the Sunoco convenience store, 1200 Hwy 80, east of Interstate 35.A store ...

 2020-12-02 21:09 

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Williamson County to host online meeting about proposed septic tank rules...

Williamson County is hosting an online meeting about proposed rules for septic tank owners in the county.The meeting will be available at wilco.org/ossf starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday through 5 p.m. Dec. 23, said a county press release.Project staff will gi...

 2020-12-02 20:17 

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Coronavirus vaccine to arrive in Texas week of Dec. 14...

Roughly 1.4 million Texans will receive the first of two coronavirus vaccine doses beginning the week of Dec. 14, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday.Chris Van Deusen, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services, said the U.S. Centers for Di...

 2020-12-02 19:16 

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Judge: Suit to overturn Texas law on drone photography can proceed...

A lawsuit seeking to strike down a Texas law that restricts drone photography can proceed, a federal judge has ruled.U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman rejected a request by state officials to dismiss the lawsuit, ruling that two journalism organizations a...

 2020-12-02 19:15 

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Fact-check: Did Trump's margin of 'defeat' in 4 states occur in 4 data dumps in the middle of the night?...

This article was originally published on PolitiFact.com on Dec. 2, 2020.Rand Paul: "Trump margin of 'defeat' in 4 states occurred in 4 data dumps between 1:34-6:31 AM. Statistical anomaly? Fraud?"PolitiFact's ruling: Pants [...]...

 2020-12-02 18:30 

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Herman: We've lost a good Mann...

Bob Mann died here in Austin on Monday night. He was 76, born on 4/4/44. He had Alzheimer's disease, daughter Amy Mann told me Wednesday.On the day after his death, his daughter Liz Stewart told me that work on his obit had stalled after the opening l...

 2020-12-02 18:25 

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11 Austin police officers disciplined for actions in May protests...

Eleven Austin police officers have been disciplined now that Chief Brian Manley has completed his review of all police misconduct reported after the May 30 and 31 Austin protests against police brutality, according to city officials.Additionally, seven ot...

 2020-12-02 18:05 

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Austin mayor stressed residents 'need to stay home.' He was vacationing in Cabo at the time...

In early November, as health officials warned of a impending COVID-19 spike, Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted an outdoor wedding and reception with 20 guests for his daughter at a trendy hotel near downtown.The next morning, Adler and seven other wedding a...

 2020-12-02 17:13 

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Police: Man charged in death of Cedar Park baby...

Cedar Park police have arrested a man in connection with the death of an 8-month-old baby.Miguel Angel Gonzalez, 25, was arrested on Wednesday morning and taken to the Travis County Jail, according to a police news release. He is charged with injury to a ...

 2020-12-02 16:32 

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Early spring festivals not likely for 2021, Austin-Travis County health chief says...

Austin-Travis County officials will likely again cancel large events like the South by Southwest series of festivals in early spring of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the area's health chief Wednesday.Dr. Mark Escott, interim A...

 2020-12-02 15:45 

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Register for Thursday webinar on coronavirus vaccine...

AUSTINWebinar set for Thursdayon COVID-19 vaccineThe Travis County Medical Society and Dell Medical School will host a webinar with information on the COVID-19 vaccine from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.Public health leaders will discuss preparation for the arr...

 2020-12-02 15:29 

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Family wants Austin police to reopen case into teen's death at motel party...

Six months after the death of 19-year-old Tardrick "Trollie" Fowler Jr. at a motel party, family, friends and activists will gather outside Austin police headquarters on Wednesday to demand police reopen his case.According to the family, Austin po...

 2020-12-02 12:58 

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Life magazine 'Dream Home' hits market in Austin...

A "Dream Home" designed by acclaimed architect Michael Graves for Life magazine, is on the market in Central Austin priced at $1.299 million.The design was one of six commissioned by Life in the 1990s, part of a series to showcase designs of attai...

 2020-12-02 12:50 

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Pedestrian killed in traffic on MLK Blvd. in East Austin, EMS medics say...

A pedestrian was killed early Wednesday in traffic on East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in East Austin, authorities said.Austin-Travis County EMS medics and Austin firefighters responded at 5:48 a.m. to reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in t...

 2020-12-02 12:45 

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Afternoon cold front to make it more chilly, definitely more windy...

Wednesday forecast for Austin: OK, so it didn't freeze last night, but it's still pretty darn cold outside!Temperatures at Camp Mabry, site of Austin's main weather station, remained in the 40s overnight, with a reading of 48 degrees at 7 a.m....

 2020-12-02 12:34 

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City scraps plans to move homeless court to East Austin...

East Austin residents who opposed plans to move the Downtown Austin Community Court into their neighborhood have gotten their wish, as the city has abandoned a proposal to lease 30,000 square feet of office space that would have housed the facility.The de...

 2020-12-02 02:49 

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1 dead, 4 injured after vehicle crashes into construction zone on Mopac, EMS says...

One person is dead and four others were injured Wednesday night after a vehicle reportedly went into a construction zone in North Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said.EMS said the crash happened in the 12200 block of North Mopac Boulevard (Loop...

 2020-12-01 22:09 

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Effect of holiday gathering may show up in Austin coronavirus data later this week...

Austin-Travis County coronavirus figures are starting to plateau, or even slightly improve, but the area's health chief on Tuesday said the threat of a surge in cases will continue until those infected during Thanksgiving week develop symptoms.Dr. Mar...

 2020-12-01 22:02 

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HATS OFF: Iconic Arby's cowboy hat sign in South Austin torn down...

Lori Najvar was cruising down Ben White Boulevard in South Austin early Tuesday when she noticed something was amiss with the area's landscape.Najvar, a local graphic designer who moved to Austin in the early 1980s, said it was her own little traditio...

 2020-12-01 21:53 

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Williamson County reports 223 more coronavirus cases, 1 new death...

Williamson County reported one new coronavirus death and an increase of 223 known cases as of Tuesday. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is now 13,515.The total number of cases include 164 deaths and an estimated 12,575 recoveries as of Tu...

 2020-12-01 21:30 

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Nate Paul loses some Austin properties to foreclosure...

Nate Paul is starting to lose pieces of his real estate empire.A handful of properties that had been controlled by the Austin businessman and his company, World Class Property, were acquired during a foreclosure sale at the Travis County courthouse on Tue...

 2020-12-01 21:23 

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3-vehicle crash leads to lane closures on Loop 360, MoPac...

All of the northbound lanes of Loop 360 at MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1) are closed due to a three-vehicle crash, police said Tuesday afternoon.Austin police tweeted shortly before 4 p.m. that officers were responding to the crash, and added that drivers shoul...

 2020-12-01 21:23 

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Professor sues UT alleging retaliation, discrimination over work on equity...

Alleging retaliation and employment discrimination stemming from his efforts to document pay inequity at the University of Texas, a UT history professor is suing the university in federal court.Alberto Martnez, a history of science scholar, accused the un...

 2020-12-01 21:22 

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Austin police looking for suspects in Thanksgiving drive-by shootings...

Austin police are looking for two men who authorities believe are responsible for a pair of shootings on Thanksgiving Day that left one person injured.Authorities said the first shooting occurred around 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Montopolis Drive ...

 2020-12-01 21:18 

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2 killed in collision on RM 1826 in Southwest Austin, EMS medics say...

Two people were killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on RM 1826 in Southwest Austin, authorities said.Austin-Travis County EMS medics and Oak Hill Fire crews responded at 11:23 a.m. to reports of a collision between a semi and another vehicle in the 12000 bl...

 2020-12-01 20:15 

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Police looking for 2 men linked to armed robbery, home invasion in San Marcos...

San Marcos police are looking for two men they believe are connected to an armed robbery and a home invasion at the same apartment complex two weeks ago.Police responded around 3:41 p.m. on Nov. 20 to an armed robbery at the Grove at San Marcos, 1150 East...

 2020-12-01 20:14 

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Longtime judge Thomas Reavley dies at age 99...

Thomas Morrow Reavley, whose 71-year legal career included four decades on the federal appeals court serving Texas and nine years on the state Supreme Court, died Tuesday at age 99 surrounded by family at his Houston home."He was the quintessential ju...

 2020-12-01 18:48 

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Texas service sector flat, retail sales fall in November...

The Texas service sector — already battered by the coronavirus pandemic — remained flat in November, while retail sales for the month fell, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve of Dallas.The Dallas Fed's Texas Service Ou...

 2020-12-01 18:11 

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Central Texas Food bank distributes free food Saturday at Nelson Field...

NORTHEAST AUSTINFood bank distributesfree food SaturdayThe Central Texas Food Bank will distribute free food using its mobile food pantries to help those who are facing increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at...

 2020-12-01 16:50 

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Driskill hotel chef returns after stroke to light Christmas tree...

For the first time in more than eight months, Nelson Toala returned to the Driskill Hotel the place he has worked as a chef for more than a decade.Except in lieu of his chef's uniform, Toala, 65, wore jeans, a long sleeve gray shirt, a hat and was acc...

 2020-12-01 16:45 

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2 killed in collision on FM 1826 in Southwest Austin, EMS medics say...

Two people were killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on FM 1826 in Southwest Austin, authorities said.Austin-Travis County EMS medics and Oak Hill Fire crews responded at 11:23 a.m. to reports of a collision between a semi and another vehicle in the 12000 bl...

 2020-12-01 16:26 

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77-year-old House Park Bar-B-Que in Central Austin damaged in fire...

A fire caused severe damage to House Park Bar-B-Que, Austin's oldest continuously operating barbecue restaurant, early Tuesday.As many as 30 firefighters responded at around 4:20 a.m. to the blaze that owner Matt Sullivan said he believes started in t...

 2020-12-01 15:33 

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Bastrop County prepares for anticipated increase in COVID-19 cases...

Bastrop County Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes said she is anticipating an increase in the number of new cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, in the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday.Despite earlier warnings from county ...

 2020-12-01 14:01 

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Herman: When death isn't the final measure...

Some stats and facts on which I hope we all can agree:The pandemic is a continuing threat to our nation's health and wealth. Balancing those two considerations is dicey.Despite its ease of transmission, coronavirus kills only a tiny percentage of the ...

 2020-12-01 13:49 

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Austin health chief to provide county leaders coronavirus update...

Austin-Travis County's health chief on Tuesday is set to update county leaders on the latest local coronavirus trends.Dr. Mark Escott, interim Austin-Travis County health authority, is scheduled to break down recent data during a Travis County Commiss...

 2020-12-01 13:03 

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Longtime Austin eatery House Park BBQ damaged in fire, none injured...

A home for Austin barbecue since 1943, House Park BBQ was heavily damaged in a fire early Tuesday.As many as 30 firefighters using 10 vehicles responded around 4:20 a.m. to the fire in the 900 block of West 12th Street in Central Austin.Austin fire offici...

 2020-12-01 12:59 

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It's freezing out there! But sunshine should push Austin temps into 60s...

Tuesday forecast for Austin: Brrrrrreaking news, folks — we're in the first freeze of winter but at least we're also getting plenty of sunshine as we kick off December.Meteorologists mark the beginning of winter on Dec. 1 rather than on the ...

 2020-12-01 01:52 

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The Lure: Sometimes the less you do the better...

Fishing on Lake Travis has provided a lifetime of enjoyment for me, even in the winter after cold fronts chill the water.A slow presentation with a small lure usually produces best when probing for deep post-frontal bass.In our clear waters I prefer to us...

 2020-12-01 01:07 

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Garage of unfinished apartment building burns down in Northeast Austin...

The parking garage of an apartment building that was under construction burned down Monday evening, Austin fire officials said.Austin fire officials said they received a call around 7:16 p.m. Monday about a building on fire near the 10000 block of Baden L...

 2020-11-30 23:24 

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Travis County reports 332 new coronavirus cases...

Austin-Travis County health officials on Monday said 332 more people in the area have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 38,377.Austin-Travis County's online dashboard for local coronavirus-related...

 2020-11-30 22:56 

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2 injured, 1 arrested in 'random' North Austin shooting, authorities say...

Two people were injured and another one was arrested Monday morning after what police are describing as a random shooting in North Austin.Austin police said the two victims and the shooting suspect did not know each other, adding that the incident was iso...

 2020-11-30 22:20 

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Police ID 2 people found dead in North Austin apartment last week...

Austin police on Monday identified the two people whose bodies were found in a North Austin apartment unit last week, and said an early investigation suggests that domestic violence may have been a factor in the incident.Police said the bodies of 26-year-...

 2020-11-30 22:14 

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Texas coronavirus hospitalizations reach 8,900, highest since Aug. 1...

State health officials reported 8,900 coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals Monday, the most since Aug. 1, when the state was in the throes of a summer surge of virus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.Statewide hospitalizations have been steadily risin...

 2020-11-30 22:05 

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Williamson County reports 1,044 more coronavirus cases, 1 new death over six-day period...

Williamson County reported one new coronavirus death and an increase of 1,044 known coronavirus cases over a six-day period from Tuesday to Sunday. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is now 13,301.The total number of cases include 163 death...

 2020-11-30 21:08 

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Work to start in 2021 on 3rd pedestrian bridge for Lady Bird Lake...

With the passage of Proposition B, Austin is now set to get a third pedestrian bridge over Lady Bird Lake — a companion to the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge that will complete the loop of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail.The as yet unnamed bri...

 2020-11-30 21:08 

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Four months in, Lake Travis, Eanes school districts perfecting coronavirus dashboards...

In the lead up to school starting this fall, staff in the Eanes and Lake Travis school districts were tasked with figuring out how to effectively communicate coronavirus case numbers to the public.The requirement to report confirmed positive COVID-19 case...

 2020-11-30 21:07 

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Westlake Chamber wants you to shop locally this holiday season...

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce is asking everyone to consider doing their holiday shopping locally this year to support small businesses. The chamber is organizing a shop local initiative that businesses can participate in and offer deals or promote hol...

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