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Making reservations to eat might be the 'new normal' in Austin


Making plans around reservations made a month out aren't going anywhere.

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School roundup: Austin ISD, Huston-Tillotson, Texas State and more start spring semester with new rules in age of omicron

Del Valle ISD is one of several Austin-area schools that will continue mask mandates this spring. (Del Valle ISD/Facebook)

Austin ISD alone saw 30% of its 1,200 tested students and staff test positive for COVID on Monday, prompting the district and schools across Central Texas to consider tightening restrictions amid the omicron COVID surge.

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The show must go on: Austin venues are doing what they can to deliver live music despite COVID surge

The Saxon Pub, along with most other local venues in Austin, are staying open this time around. (Korye Logan/CC)

Festival season is underway in Austin and the live shows must—and will—go on.

Austin's plethora of venues aren't letting this COVID surge close them down after the year they've had. With the city at Stage 5 level of COVID risk, venues are operating the way they see fit as people crave live music more than ever before.
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