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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

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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

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(Graphic by Laura Figi)

You can't really ever go back, and we can't revive the days or the vibe or the "just right" Twitter and Facebook feeds of the Austinist.

But we've picked up what little is left, wrapped a blanket around it, given it a warm bath and a hot meal, and we're getting to know it.

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  • 100% Austin—locally-owned company featuring Austin people, stories, and brands
  • Free of charge, no paywalls
  • Updated presentation—social media style feed, shorter posts, thoughtful curation of what we cover
  • More interesting—a lively mix of news, business, influencers, things to do, food, people, and sports
  • Non-partisan, non-ideological

Audience is 70+% mobile and leans young

Austonia is growing its reach on website, newsletter and text updates, and social media.

  • Austonia has reached more than 600,000 unique visitors and served 4,000,000 page views
  • We're delivering more than 100,000 newsletters/month
  • Finalist for 2020 Best New Publisher USA award for local digital news pubs

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Promoted Content is available on a daily rate:

  • $200 for a 24-hour placement on our website and in our morning newsletter
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I have questions. Who can answer them for me?

You can reach me anytime. I'm the Publisher, Mark Dewey,