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The parents of Dr. Bharat Kumar Narumanchi, suspected in a murder-suicide hostage shooting that killed Austin physician Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson at Children's Medical Group Tuesday night, have released a statement including condolences for the family and friends of Dr. Dodson.

Reporter Melanie Barden of CBS Austin posted the statement on her Twitter account Wednesday night.


Joann's Fine Foods on South Congress Avenue is one of many local restaurants looking to hire staff. (Emma Freer/Austonia)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment benefits related to the pandemic effective June 26, citing the number of current job openings and concern about potentially fraudulent unemployment claims. The benefits include a $300 weekly supplement.

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Is it just us, or is the current Austin mask situation confusing? Are we supposed to wear a mask or not, and where? And should we wear one anyway, even if not requested or required?

Austin health orders requiring masks expire Tuesday. What then?

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