Travis County District Attorney José Garza campaigned on shaking up the status-quo approach to holding law enforcement accountable (or not) for misconduct. Three weeks into his administration, he is delivering on that promise.
In lieu of the Austin Area Heritage Council’s annual march and day of service celebrating MLK Day, the organization will be hosting a socially distanced MLK Day In-Car Rally at St. James Missionary Baptist Church (3417 E. MLK) on Monday, Jan. 18, at 10:30am, to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
The Alternate Care Site at the Austin Convention Center opened this morning to take in COVID-19 patients, as Central Texas’ continued surge in cases and hospitalizations puts pressure on area hospitals.
It looked like a secondary stage at ACL Fest. Saturday’s Let Us Worship concert on the shores of Lady Bird Lake saw hundreds of overwhelmingly maskless attendees amass for a performance led by touring missionary Sean Feucht. A rep for the Austin Center for Events says no permit had been issued for the gathering.
Earlier today, the Texas Department of Health and Human Services officially alerted Travis County Judge Andy Brown of a number he already well knew – that Trauma Service Area (TSA) O has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15 percent.
Gov. Elisha Pease. A.J. Zilker. Roberta Crenshaw. Lovers of public green spaces whose names are memorialized on parks and trails. Because of them, Austin is a beautiful city, "and we had to work hard to keep it this way," explains environmental campaigner Mary Arnold in Origins of a Green Identity: Austin's Conservation Pioneers.
The Texas Supreme Court has blocked Austin’s limitations on dine-in services over New Year’s Eve weekend. The highest civil court in the state issued its decision last night (Jan. 1), just hours before Austin-Travis County limitation’s on dine-in food and beverage services were set to begin at 10:30pm for a second night.