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Austin Opens Field Hospital as COVID Surge Swells
How soon is now?
"...briefings this week that Austin could hit its ICU surge capacity of 200 patients as early as this Thursday...."

Jan. 15, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

COVID-19 Surge Forces Businesses to 50% Occupancy Limits
Alternative Care Site at the Convention Center being prepped to open
"...• Hospitals are required to stop elective surgeries...."

Jan. 10, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Overdose Deaths Continue to Surge in Travis County
Medical examiner shows recent spike in long-term trend
"...the source of the fentanyl that led to the surge. On May 1, APD announced that it might be..."

May 24, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Amidst COVID-19 Surge, Austin-Travis County Moves to Stage 5 Restrictions
Officials urge extreme caution over holiday break
"...and New Year’s holidays on transmission rates following a surge in local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations due to Thanksgiving..."

Dec. 23, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Another Fentanyl Overdose Surge Overwhelms the County
Harm reduction advocates urge access to fentanyl testing strips
"...the commissioners to convene this meeting long before this surge happened," says Paulette Sol­ta­ni, organizing director at THRA. Their..."

March 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Abbott Lifts COVID Rules: Will a Surge Follow?
Governor's move seen as premature, reckless by local leaders, businesses
"...made – certainly has the potential to initiate a surge," he cautioned...."

March 5, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Austin Begins to Descend – Again – From a COVID Surge Peak
Steady as the COVID goes
"...we experienced on the tail end of last summer's surge, that key indicator for APH's risk staging last peaked..."

Feb. 5, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Local Officials Seek COVID Clarity as Surge Eases Slightly
Lost in vaccination
"...local intensive care units will hover around a total surge capacity of 200 patients into mid-February...."

Jan. 22, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Amidst “Catastrophic Surge,” Austin Moves to Stage 4 of COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines
Escott: “We have reached another critical moment”
"...that local hospital staffing is equipped to handle a surge capacity of 200 ICU beds, even though their space..."

Nov. 19, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Officials fear holiday weekend will give virus a transmission boost
"...back park and pool access due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, including closing Barton Springs..."

June 29, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Power Surge
Local company finds flywheel generated electric power is a growing niche in the current market.
"...When a power surge, sag, or outage occurs, the Active Power system uses..."

Feb. 9, 2001 News Feature by Robert Bryce

A Surge of Adoptions Alleviates the Animal Shelter Crisis – for Now
Save our shelter

June 30, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Faster Than Sound: Concert Lineups Crumble Amidst Omicron Surge
Free Week navigates cancellations and stricter safety guidelines reemerge

Jan. 7, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin's Blue Surge Pushes Wendy Davis and Mike Siegel Toward D.C.
After losing recent elections, two candidates come out fighting

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: Storm Surge
Finger-pointing follows lost fed funds for Weatherization Assistance Program

Dec. 2, 2011 News Column by Amy Smith

TV Storm Surge ... and the Demanding Life of a 'Statesman' Editor
What would we do without TV during a storm?

May 23, 2008 News Feature by Kevin Brass

Amp'd Play Season Finale, Potters Continue Their Surge, and More

Feb. 20, 2008 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

New Year, New Grim Milestones in Austin’s COVID-19 Crisis
Amidst an unprecedented surge, Austin could reach ICU surge capacity within the next week
"...metric hit 75 at the peak of Austin's earlier surge in July. Earlier this week Austin Public Health reported..."

Jan. 8, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Convention Center Opens As “Alternate Care Site” For COVID Patients
Downtown field hospital, readied in July, now needed as cases surge
"...to take in COVID-19 patients, as Central Texas’ continued surge in cases and hospitalizations puts pressure on area hospitals...."

Jan. 12, 2021 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Update: Ken Paxton Sues Austin Over New Year's Weekend Dine-In Limitations
Texas A.G. blasts COVID-19 orders as “shameless”
"...what Austin-Travis County leadership is calling our “most dangerous surge prospects” yet in the COVID-19 pandemic...."

Dec. 30, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

The Past, Present, and FuturX of Latinx Performance in Austin
The current surge of Latinx theatre and dance in Austin speaks to both tradition and pioneering new directions
"...A closer look at this surge in Latinx performance reveals a convergence of the scene's..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Feature by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Crown Heights
Another reminder of racial inequality in the American prison system
"...Coincidentally or not, the current surge in true-crime stories as the underpinnings for popular film,..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Grin Without a Cat: Part 1
"...growth of the student antiwar movement into the revolutionary surge that nearly toppled the government of Charles de Gaulle..."

Oct. 8, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

New Best Friend
"...it manages to give the film one final, goofy surge of stupid charm. Kirshner has a giddy, manic charm..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Just Another Girl On the I.R.T.
"...females. The last few years have seen a commercial surge in African-American filmmaking, but films like Straight Out of..."

April 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Enters Stage 5 of COVID Risk Guidelines
More important than ever to mask up, urge health officials
"...strictest level of pandemic precautions comes amidst the current surge of COVID fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant...."

Jan. 6, 2022 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Omicron Rising in Austin
Amidst latest surge, one in three Austinites getting tested is positive for COVID
"...Omicron variant is the main driver behind Austin's current surge, said Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes during a joint..."

Jan. 7, 2022 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Hundreds File Complaints Over APD Actions at Protests
An unprecedented surge, but will it lead to consequences for officers?
"...That number represents an unprecedented surge in use of Austin's civilian complaint process, OPO Director..."

June 19, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

With COVID-19 Cases Surging, City Moves to Stage 4 Alert
Officials urge Austinites to "flatten the curve again"
"...After a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases in the past week, Austin Public..."

June 15, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Q&A: Austin’s Coastal Neighbors
How Galveston looks to its past to prepare for its future – and what that means for Austin
"...we were not well-enough prepared for was this 14-foot surge from the north side, from the bay. The National..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

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