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Free Week Music Festival returns with 100+ no-cover concerts in the New Year

Free Week and Hot Summer Nights Festivals are both free of charge to live music lovers. (Red River Cultural District)

Austin’s famous live music scene is roaring back to life in the New Year, starting with Red River Cultural District’s annual Free Week Music Festival. This will be the first Free Week festival since 2020.

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With rising COVID hospitalizations, Austin health officials say convention center field hospital may be activated soon

Austin public health officials expect to start the activation process to open the convention center as a field hospital in the next week or two due to the COVID-19 surge.

"It seems very clear to us that we are going to run out of hospital beds," Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said on Wednesday.

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Austin welcome's the first births of 2021
(L. Brent Gilmore/Hello & Co. Photography)

Ivana and Andrew Casterlin welcomed a healthy baby boy in 2021.

For many Austinites, 2020 couldn't end fast enough as they looked forward to the fresh start a new year symbolizes. For some families, the day was made even sweeter with the welcome of new additions.

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