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"It's like putting out a fire," Gov. Greg Abbott told the president yesterday at the White House, speaking about his COVID-19 strike teams.

Three big Austin parks will limit capacity and require day passes in an effort to avoid overcrowding (and the closures of the last two weekends), the Statesman reports.

CBS Austin has a photo showing the damaged engine of a Southwest plane that hit and killed someone at the Austin airport last night.

An employee was shot and seriously injured during a robbery on Burnet Road last night.

Austin City Council is putting together an effort to create more space for pedestrians and bicycles on city streets, writes the Austin Monitor, at least for the duration of the pandemic. ($)

Neiman Marcus has declared bankruptcy, the New York Times reports, which if you read Texas Monthly's recent piece on the department store, is not a big surprise.

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