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After a disappointing year without the U.S. Grand Prix, Formula 1 confirms it will be returning to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Oct. 22-24, 2021.


Since opening in 2012, COTA has become home to the only Formula 1 races in the country. It hosts the U.S. Grand Prix and Red Bull Grand Prix every year—except when both were canceled earlier this year due to the pandemic.

Just last month COTA also confirmed it would also host its first NASCAR race in 2021.

Ticket deposits for the 2021 Formula 1 race are available to secure a place in line here.

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Eighty-seven providers in Travis County will receive a total of 75,540 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the week of March 8 as part of the 13th weekly allocation, a nearly 62% increase compared to last week's. The significant increase is largely due to inclusion of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which received an emergency use authorization from the FDA last weekend.

The bulk will go to hub providers Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin, the clinical wing of Dell Medical School, as well as to Seton Medical Center, which will receive the largest share of this week's shipment. These three providers will either receive doses from Moderna or Pfizer.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • 1/2 oz coconut sugar simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 2-4 kiwi slices, peeled
  • 2 basil leaves
Directions: Muddle kiwi slices in a shaker tin. Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, syrup, lemon juice, basil and ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a basil leaf and kiwi slice.

Austinites gathered at Huston-Tillotson University on June 7 to protest police brutality. (Emma Freer)

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley received intense criticism for the police killing of Michael Ramos, an unarmed Black and Latino man, last April and his department's response to mass protests over the summer. When he announced his retirement Feb. 12, he said the criticism did not factor into his decision. But it will undoubtedly shape the nationwide search for his successor.

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