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Austinites in downtown Austin had many different opinions, but FOX 7 saw many people wearing their masks.
The Austin Police Department says Austin 911 received a call about a man shot and when officers arrived they found a man, later identified as Adeliado Bernabe Urias, with a gunshot wound lying in the parking lot.
Things got tough for the small business, and in March, they let go about two-thirds of their staff from both locations.
Friday night on Sixth Street hasn't been this quiet since bars were allowed to reopen at a limited capacity a month ago.
The alcohol to go waiver was recently extended by the governor indefinitely, but TRA wants to take that waiver a step even further by allowing the sale of mixed drinks with food orders.
The businesses were issued an emergency order for a 30-day permit suspension. A second infraction will result in a 60-day suspension from TABC.
Protests and marches have been going on for weeks and those who attended the march Friday say they don't plan on stopping any time soon.
Cronk outlined a plan calling for the creation of advisory working groups, reallocation of existing and future resources, and actions to increase transparency and accountability in a memo addressed to the city council.
The report shows that 2018 data reveals that a concentration of officer-involved shootings affected individuals who are ethnic minorities and from areas of Austin that are historically minority-majority.
Barton Springs pool reopened earlier this week after being shutdown for three months due to the COVID-19 outbreak