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(Note: stories chosen by Austonia's publisher as the week's most impactful)

1. Austin's leaders are refusing to answer the question of how much the city's coal and nuclear plants contributed to the city's deep dreeze power mix.

Power switch: What Texas' deep freeze means for Austin Energy's move toward renewables

2. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, potential gatekeeper to billions in federal funding for Austin's Project Connect, sounds supportive at SXSW appearance.

SXSW: Pete Buttigieg says passenger rail—like that included in Project Connect—should be a 'national priority'

3. Futbol's strong appeal in Latin America brings well-loved traditions to Austin FC, Austin's hispanic community and the entire city.

LISTOS: Austin's Latino community is hyped to watch a team that feels 'close to home'

4. Emma Freer's three-part "Gone to Texas" series covers centuries of Austin's growth and looks at how Hispanic, Black, Southern, German and Asian populations—some by immigration, some by "redistricting," and some enslaved—were elemental to creating our modern city.

5. As South Congress, and the rest of our city, undergoes continuing transformation, hotelier Liz Lambert reflects on change: "You're losing something to create something new."

SWSW: Liz Lambert's Hotel San José documentary tells the story of an Austin long gone


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