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The almost complete ban on abortions stemming from an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott in March has come to an end, The Texas Tribune reports:

The near-total ban has been the subject of weeks of litigation — starting in late March when Gov. Greg Abbott postponed all surgeries not "immediately medically necessary" to preserve medical resources for coronavirus patients. Attorney General Ken Paxton said the ban extended to abortions, and the politically conservative 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals largely sided with state officials.

But a new order from Abbott that took effect Wednesday allows more procedures to resume in health care facilities that agree to reserve a certain number of beds for coronavirus patients and to refrain from seeking scarce protective equipment from public sources.

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Austin's Delta 8 industry has been turned on its head after Texas health officials clarified that the cannabinoid is on the state list of illegal substances, though it was previously believed to be legal by most retailers, consumers and manufacturers.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lemonade
  • 1 orange wheel
Directions: Add all ingredients to a glass with ice. Garnish with a sunken orange wheel. Enjoy!

Austin Public Health and local CVS and Walgreens locations will begin distributing all of the approved COVID booster shots as soon as Friday.

Austin Public Health and other clinics around Austin are now providing booster shots for all three vaccines, including Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, to fully vaccinated individuals after both Pfizer and J & J were approved by the CDC on Wednesday.

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