Filled with some of the most momentous and provoking events, 2020 has been a trip of a lifetime. So, with the year almost behind us, some holiday cheer is long overdue.
Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any other holiday, Austonia is here to provide some elf-like support to anyone struggling to feel merry this holiday season with a countdown to Christmas.
Looking ahead to the next 12 days, you can expect holiday-fun inspiration for your home, socially-distanced events, recipes to try and more.
Looking back at the beginning of the year seems almost unreal. Due to the pandemic, many Austinites have had to deal with hard realities and new normals. With stay-at-home orders across the world, an election that gained international attention, homelessness growth in Austin, protests across the city, a peak in unemployment and businesses being forced to shut down, it seems like there are no good outcomes this year.
But the holidays are a time to be in good spirits as everyone spends time with their family and takes part in old and new traditions. This year has changed the way we do most things, so no matter what your holidays look like, it's a time to cherish what you have and look forward to what the new year will bring.
Let's count our blessings this year, and get into the holiday spirit as we inch closer to 2021.
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The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 332,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 212 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Six of those providers are in Travis County.
With the latest allocation of 16,450 sent to Travis County this week, the county will have received 104,275 doses of the vaccine. Local public health officials estimate that there are 285,000 area residents who fall in the 1A and 1B priority groups, meaning that around 37% of them should have access to doses seven weeks into the rollout process.
Here's where the latest allotment is going:
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Californian who wrote viral op-ed attacking Austin life tells Austonia he 'didn't include the positive stuff'
The California exodus has made headlines for several years now, and even more recently, with thousands of West Coasters seeking tax relief, less-expensive real estate and a simpler lifestyle in Texas' capital city.
However, a California man's scathing review of Austin, which was published in Business Insider on Wednesday, reveals that some are less than satisfied with their move.
Austin may soon be home to a tech plant that would dwarf the Tesla Gigafactory in both investment and job creation.
Samsung Electronics Co. is considering starting construction on a $10 billion memory chip plant in Austin as soon as this year, Bloomberg reported Friday.
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