- The governor ordered three state agencies to come up with a plan to test all nursing home residents and staff in Texas for COVID-19—no timeline was included, KXAN notes.
- APD Chief Brian Manley spent 40 minutes yesterday answering questions about an earlier report on racial profiling, CBS Austin reports, just before announcing that the man killed by police last month was unarmed.
- The early voting period for the runoff elections postponed until July 14 has been doubled, KUT says, though runoff elections usually only have a week anyway.
- The person hit by a plane and killed at ABIA has been identified as a 22-year-old named Junin Ko, according to KXAN.
- Clothing line Supreme announced a product line featuring the work of Daniel Johnston, the Texas artist who created the "Hi, How Are You" frog mural, among other works, writes Texas Monthly—Johnston died last year.
The City of Austin law department has more than 100 attorneys and staff. Yet when time came to litigate a new land use proposal last year, the city turned to an outside firm. That decision has so far cost the city $119,583 in a hitherto fruitless lawsuit.
Financial records reviewed by The Austin Bulldog show that the city paid that amount to the firm Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP, mostly for attorney Jane Webre, who charged $480 an hour.
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Despite being the second most populous state and administering more vaccines on average than the top 10 biggest states on a per capita basis, Texas ranks 48th against other states for vaccine distribution with fewer vaccines received than the four most populous states.
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