The University of Texas-Austin continued its march toward a new normal on Friday, as university President Gregory Fenves marked his last day of leadership after five years in office—the final two months of it dominated by sweeping pandemic-era changes on campus.
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As Texas navigates reopening restaurants and bars safely, al fresco spots provide the perfect place for long-quarantined Austin residents. Some of these favorites are open only on the patio, others are allowing customers to eat to-go orders in the space, and a few are full service—the details are subject to change. This is not an all-inclusive list, but here they are, in no particular order:
Upscale seafood fare is served under striped umbrellas on the tree-lined porch, with dogs allowed and an unfettered view of South Congress foot traffic.
Address: 1400 S. Congress Ave.
Austin and Travis County officials announced today that if daily new hospital admissions for COVID-19 exceed 20, on average, they would move to reinstate some pandemic restrictions.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a new proclamation today that will permit fans to attend outdoor professional sports games starting Friday, the Texas Tribune reports.
It seems like a simple question: When will movie theaters reopen in Austin and elsewhere, and when will we be able to see the traditional summer blockbusters?
(Warner Bros.<p class="caption"><em>Robert Pattinson and John David Washington star in Christopher Nolan's movie, "Tenet." (Warner Bros.)</em></p><p><em></em>Cinemark's mention of "Tenet" is key. It's a major Warner Bros. release, with a budget of around $200 million, according to various industry sources, and if lots of theaters aren't in a position to be open by mid-July, then it might be pushed to a later date. And that would probably delay the opening of theaters even longer. </p><p>So far, Warner Bros. is sticking with the July 17 release date, but a new trailer released online in late May does not mention a specific date for a theatrical debut. And that has set off a new round of internet speculation about whether the movie will be pushed back to August or even later.</p>
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Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital system in Texas, announced today it will lay off roughly 1,200 employees—or about 3% of its workforce—as a result of the pandemic.
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Large crowds, record business for some bars, parks and paddleboards as Austin rushes back outside amid Texas reopening
Sixth Street bars were flooded with people over the first weekend that they have been open in more than two months.