- Texas now ranks 46th among states for per-capita COVID testing, KVUE reports.
- Home Slice is temporarily closing its South Congress location after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, but reopening the North Loop shop.
- Texas prisoners will be getting self-administered COVID-19 tests, according to The Texas Tribune.
- You, too, can be a contact tracer—KXAN notes that Dell Medical is looking for volunteers.
- Here's where you can see the Thunderbirds today, from the Statesman.
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.
Read the full story at The Austin Bulldog.
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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