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Workers for Austin pizza chain Via 313 stage protest for sick pay, safe COVID conditions

Employees at Austin pizza restaurant chain Via 313 are protesting for safer work conditions at the company's North Campus location Saturday. (Joshua Gamboa)

Workers at Detroit-style Austin pizza chain Via 313 are protesting for sick pay and better working conditions at the restaurant's North Campus location at noon on Saturday after upper management suspended four employees indefinitely earlier this week.

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No need to fear: Austin drag queen delivery service Extragrams is here to bring holiday cheer

Austin business Extragrams provides fabulous drag queen performances for weddings and events in the form of traditional holiday telegrams. (Extragrams)

Crashing business meetings, weddings and all kinds of gatherings dressed in their holiday best, drag queens with Austin entertainment delivery service Extragrams are bringing the holiday spirit right to your door.

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Ready to put on pants and face the world again? Experts say it will take some easing into

People eat at Aba on South Congress in November 2020. (Leslee Bassman)

Zilker-area resident Ashley Bowling said she's been participating in outdoor gym classes since the fall, recently shifting to indoor sessions with mask wearers at Castle Hill Fitness.

"It feels really good to be getting back into it because it's just not the same when you're (working out) by yourself in your living room," Bowling said. "It's a step toward normalcy."

However, not everyone shares Bowling's excitement, with some touting a bit of apprehension as things return to something resembling pre-pandemic life.

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