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As if you needed more of a reason to visit local-Austin chain Kerbey Lane Cafe, server Wanwisa "Aye" Sanguanrueang is, literally, drawing some attention.

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As fans gear up for another season of The Bachelorette - with Austin Chef Page Pressley as a contestant - sources revealed to E News and People Magazine that Bachelorette Clare Crawley found love early on in the show's filming, passing her spot to a new Bachelorette before the end of the season.

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Fear of exposure to the deadly COVID-19 virus and complaints about violations of social distancing protocols spurred 3,459 calls to Austin's 311 nonemergency hotline throughout the month of March, according to numbers released by the city late Wednesday.

Most of those were people complaining about large gatherings, to the tune of 1,633 calls. Some 901 callers worried they had been exposed, while another 820 thought someone else was infecting people, according to the numbers.

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Private medical practices are seeing fewer patients and taking more risks under coronavirus. (Emma Freer)

On Sunday night, Tom Banning received an email from a young solo practitioner working in New Braunfels whom he has known since she was in medical school.

"Tom," she wrote. "I am one of these practices that will need to start letting staff go (even though it goes against every fiber of my being, in not being able to financially support my staff during these difficult times). But as my volume has plummeted and virtual visits are not paid at the same rate, we are struggling to maintain financial viability."

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Austin-based Athena Security launched a fever-detection system on March 18th, a few weeks after the new coronavirus swept into the U.S., and there has been a hectic buzz at the company ever since. Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Chris Ciabarra says the company is in negotiations for tens of thousands of orders.

According to Ciabarra, one of the potential orders is for 70,000 units. The Air Force has placed an order. The Navy and Army are in discussion with the company. Foreign governments are interested.

"The phone is ringing off the hook," he says "The orders are coming from all over the world—companies, hospitals, cities, countries."

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