A heavily used flyover in North Austin will be partially destroyed with explosives Saturday morning to make way for a replacement flyover expected to open in about four months.
The total, estimated by researchers at the University of Washington, is 57% higher than the official death toll. Worldwide, they said, COVID-19 deaths are nearing 7 million, twice the official total.
Two leaders who have helped lead the city through the pandemic so far — interim health authority Dr. Mark Escott and Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden-Howard — are moving into new roles within the city.
The president rolled out a plan to overhaul the immigration system on his first day in office. Last week he shifted to talk about a narrower approach. Some advocates feel abandoned.
Prosecutors accuse the former officer and others of using excessive force and violating George Floyd's rights. The rare federal charges follow state charges in a trial in which Chauvin was convicted.
Texas GOP's Voting Restrictions Bill Could Be Rewritten Behind Closed Doors After Final House PassageIn a 78-64 vote, the House Friday passed a pared down version of priority GOP legislation to place new restrictions on voting. Now the bill will likely be reshaped in conference committee with the Senate, largely out of public view.
Council members unanimously approved a resolution directing the city manager to look for property for temporary encampments. The move is an about-face for Austin.
The group that controls the state's electrical grid released its seasonal assessment Thursday, saying it should have enough of a reserve to protect against an unexpected jump in demand.
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