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The Brazilian variant of COVID-19, or P.1, was identified at the University of Texas campus, the school announced Wednesday.

This is the third variant to be identified on campus after the university found the California, or B.1.429, and the United Kingdom, or B.1.1.7, variants through campus COVID testing earlier this year.

Few cases of this variant have been identified in Texas. It first was found in the U.S. in January.


A mixed-use development known as Mirador will be located off the 130 Toll and Highway 71. (Hines)

A $500 million mixed-use development spanning 1,400 acres is coming to Southeast Austin, near Tesla’s headquarters at Giga Texas.

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Former UT tennis coach Michael Center told Sports Illustrated he thinks others were involved in the Varsity Blues scandal at UT.

Editor's note: This story summarizes Sports Illustrated's story detailing Michael Center's involvement in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, based on interviews with SI's Jon Wertheim. Additionally, Austonia received comments from Michael Center, included in this story.

Confined to his couch, former Longhorns tennis coach Michael Center praised his players via FaceTime after the program he built produced the Longhorns’ first national championship in 2019—a bittersweet moment as Center faced federal charges as part of the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.

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