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Austin Mayor Steve Adler is requesting city require employees to get vaccinated. (Steve Adler/Twitter)

Facebook is the latest of several employers in Austin to begin requiring vaccinations for their employees.

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The Moody Center celebrated its topping out on Tuesday ahead of its debut next year. (Moody Center/David Brendan Hall)

The Moody Center, a $338 million, 530,000-square-foot multipurpose arena at the University of Texas at Austin, celebrated its topping out on Tuesday.

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Austin ISD is reintroducing virtual learning options for kindergarten through sixth grade students as COVID cases continue to rise. (Pexels)

Days after Austin began once again recommending masks in public spaces, Austin ISD announced Monday that kindergarten through sixth-grade classes will have virtual options this fall.

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Austin ISD will strongly encourage masking when the school year starts on Aug. 17, but the district is prohibited from mandating it. (Bob Daemmrich)

With Austin-Travis County in Stage 4 and local COVID case counts rising, parents of young children are weighing the question: Is it safe to send kids back to the classroom?

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