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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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Pickleball gold rush links LeBron with Austin and a network of local investors like Brené Brown
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King James

It's not on the level of LeBron signing with the Spurs, but who knows, maybe you'll see him at Guero's one day, having a Rob's Especial marg and a No. 1 dinner?

LeBron James, Draymond Green, Kevin Love, LeBron's business partner Maverick Carter, and a bunch of other sports-related investors are buying a Major League Pickleball expansion franchise.

Oddly, MLP teams aren't associated with places, so at this point it's just "an expansion team."

But Major League Pickelball is based in Austin, created, according to the Austin Business Journal, by Dreamland and Richard's Rainwater owner Steve Kuhn.

League investors include familiar Austin names like C3 Presents founders Charles Attal and Charlie Walker, Parsley Energy founder and partial Austin FC owner Brian Sheffield, Silicon Labs Chairman Nav Sooch, and pickleball enthusiast Brené Brown.

Fall camping: Camp Fimfo Waco offers one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of Texas
Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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