- The Texas National Guard will be deployed to sanitize nursing homes, the governor said.
- Williamson County is using its CARES Act funding to offer free coronavirus tests to anyone who wants one, KXAN reports.
- The AG is asking the Texas Supreme Court to tell five counties, including Travis, that fear of getting COVID-19 is not a reason voters should be able to get a mail-in ballot, according to the Texas Tribune.
- More dramatic weather on its way, KVUE says.
- One Austin chef made it onto Food and Wine magazine's Best New Chefs list, CultureMap writes.
Lotto fever is reaching a peak here in Texas and it's no surprise why—this drawing's players stand to win $550 million in Powerball and a stupefying $750 million in Mega Millions. Needless to say, many Austinites are trying their luck this time around.
Increased police, an adjourned Legislature and boarded-up storefronts: Austin preps for Inauguration Day protests
After supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot last week, the FBI circulated an internal bulletin warning of armed protests being held at all 50 state capitols at least until Inauguration Day.
Here in Austin, local and state law enforcement officials have ramped up security around the Texas Capitol, the Texas Legislature has adjourned until Jan. 26 and downtown businesses have boarded up their storefronts—again.
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