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Huston-Tillotson University president Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette will retire in June 2022 after seven years with the school. (Colette Pierce Burnette/Facebook)

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, Huston-Tillotson University's first female CEO who oversaw the school's COVID response and helped grow its endowment by 55%, has announced that she will retire on June 30, 2022.

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Austinites were the second happiest with the downtown area in the latest study with 15 markets. (CC)

Downtown may be recovering from the pandemic but the priorities residents want in their city center are changing, according to the City Pulse Survey done by design firm Gensler.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci and other worldwide health authorities say they will "prepare for the worst" with the new omicron variant.

Just as the world takes a breath from the Delta variant-induced third COVID surge that pushed hospitals past capacity this summer, a new variant—the omicron—is forcing countries around the world to once again consider shutting their doors.

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The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport saw record Thanksgiving passenger numbers as the airport continues to recover from the pandemic. (Claire Partain)

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport saw 284,198 passengers checked through TSA security over the Thanksgiving holiday, marking the busiest Thanksgiving travel season on record.

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