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(Note: Austonia's publisher chooses five of the week's "most read" stories)

1. All adults (16-and-up) are now eligible for COVID vaccines, according to new state guidelines. But priority should still be to vaccinate those 80 and older.

All Texas adults will be eligible for a vaccine next week



2. Austin City Council votes to restart the APD cadet academy, launches search for Chief Manley's replacement and appoints an interim chief after the year starts with a surge in murders.

Austin police: Violent crime uptick could be 'here to stay' after spate of murders


3. Bad news if you're looking for a home, good news if you're selling one, but either way Austin's residential real estate market continues to burn brightly, with not enough supply to match the number of interested buyers.

Austin homes are selling way above asking price—more than any other US metro


4. The week's best headline and a thought-provoking piece. Are you going to ease into your former life, or go right for the mosh pit?

Ready to put on pants and face the world again? Experts say it will take some easing into


5. SXSW has somehow survived the unlucky timing of two non-IRL-festival years, with 2020's cancelation and 2021's shortened virtual festival. Bring on 2022's extravaganza!

Wrapping up SXSW: The Austin artists you need to add to your playlist

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Save Austin Now is now 2-0 over Austin City Council after its petition to add more staffed police officers to the Austin Police Department was certified, garnering over the 20,000 votes needed to make it on an election ballot.

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Austin City Limits fest and iHeartRadio Fest are the latest festivals to announce the removal of rapper DaBaby, who has come under fire for homophobic comments made during a recent festival.

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