Travis County reported a record number of COVID-19 cases again on Sunday: 506. The previous record was set the day before, when the county said it had 418 new cases.
Local health officials have said that though there has been an increase in the number of tests administered in recent weeks, that does not entirely account for the spike. Hospitalizations, for example, have also risen, with the seven-day rolling average more than doubling over the last two weeks.
Statewide numbers have also alarmed health officials, with 10 consecutive days of record hospitalizations.
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There is nearly nothing Texas loves more than its Saturday game days, and according to Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte, Longhorn fans can plan to pack the stands again in 2021—pending herd immunity.
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Journalists at the Austin American-Statesman and its six community newspapers won the right Wednesday to negotiate for a union contract.
The National Labor Relations Board in Fort Worth tallied the results of a newsroom election, in which 36 employees voted in favor of union representation and 12 voted against. The NLRB still must formally certify the election.
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In early February, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk told fellow Texas transplant Joe Rogan that Austin was the "biggest boomtown that America has seen in half a century."
Days later, thousands across the city had no access to running water or power as Winter Storm Uri devastated the region.