Austonia AM

become a member

A light at the end of the tunnel, the State Health Department reports Texas has administered more vaccines than the current total active COVID-19 cases.

As of Thursday, Texas has 2,120,299 confirmed cases of the virus, while roughly 2,136,285 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Travis County currently has a total of 5,008 active cases and 70,631 overall. The State's vaccine tracker reports Travis County has vaccinated 82,080 with at least one dose.


Matthew McConaughey is reportedly making calls as he considers a gubernatorial run, according to Politico. (Fanatics)

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly weighing a run for Texas governor in 2022.

The Austin resident and Oscar winner has been "quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO" as he decides whether to run, according to Politico.

Keep Reading Show less

The JuiceLand on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was open Sunday amid calls from some employees for improved wages and working conditions. (Emma Freer/Austonia)

Some JuiceLand production facility workers and storefront employees are organizing to demand wage increases, better working conditions (including air conditioning in the warehouse) and pay transparency, among other asks. They are also calling on staff to strike and customers to boycott the Austin-based company until their demands are met.

JuiceLand responded on Saturday. "We are listening," the company wrote on their Instagram story. "JuiceLand crew now makes guaranteed $15 an hour or more companywide."

Keep Reading Show less