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Williamson County takes over vaccine waitlist for entire county

(Jordan Vonderhaar)

Williamson County has taken over the county's COVID-19 vaccine waitlist over other healthcare providers, making a centralized way to sign up for a shot.


The waitlist, which has seen over 100,000 people sign up since its creation, has moved over from Family Hospital Systems, the county's designated vaccine hub, to Wilco.org as of noon Feb. 8. Williamson County residents only need to get on this one waitlist to get in line for the vaccine.

Those who were already on the waitlist through Family Hospital Systems have since been transferred to the Williamson County database.

The waitlist comes alongside the Williamson County hotline, the county's call center which gives information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents can call 512-943-1600 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday for help with signing up to the waitlist.

Those who sign up for the waitlist must still fall into 1A and 1B requirements. Anyone 65 years or older or 16-65 with a preexisting condition that puts them at risk of more severe symptoms of COVID-19 may qualify, as well as first responders.

This week, the county should see 8,000 more Moderna vaccine doses shipped to Family Health Services. In three weeks, the county has administered over 22,000 vaccines.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway