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Winter Storm Uri caused hundreds of deaths in Texas, and ERCOT said a similar outage could be on the horizon if extreme weather temperatures repeat. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

When the historic Polar Vortex swept through Austin in February, all 254 counties in Texas were put under a disaster declaration as millions of people statewide were left without power, water, heat or all of the above. As the weather begins to cool off, the threat of another winter storm is becoming more and more imminent.

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Ryn Gonzales of OutYouth thanks the city for showing people of all walks of life are welcome in Austin. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

The intersection at Bettie Naylor and Colorado Streets is now a sea of colorful stripes where Austin City Council and Austin LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory cut the ceremonial ribbon on newly-minted rainbow crosswalks in honor of National Coming Out Day.

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Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world attended ACL 2019. (Charles Reagan Hackleman)

As Austin City Limits wristbands get ready to ship out, Austin city officials confirmed that they have yet to approve the October festival for its special event permit on Wednesday.

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Austin's weekly death toll is now higher than it was this time last year, according to data from the City of Austin.(Shutterstock)

As local ICUs exceed capacity in a third surge, Austin COVID deaths have surged past numbers from this time last year.

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