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The Austin City Council voted to approve the SAVES resolution that could identify ways to support businesses hit hardest by the pandemic so they don't close for good.
Under Gov. Abbott’s new order, several businesses are now allowed to reopen at 75% capacity including restaurants, retail stores, and gyms, but not bars.
The delegation of eight U.S. Representatives visited Fort Hood Friday to perform their oversight role in the wake of a number of concerning events involving the military installation, including the murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen.
Senior defensive lineman Desmond Pulliam was born with Autism and his dream was to make his first-ever touchdown. At Thursday night’s scrimmage, Desmond achieved that goal.
People who came out to the rally say it's so important that the council passes this because Austin would be nothing without those businesses and the people who work for them.
UT’s current confirmed positive case rate for students and staff sits at 814.
Fans say all the restrictions are just a small price to pay to have some sort of normalcy back.
Brian Smith believes that although this book reveals Trump told one person one thing and then turned around and told the American people another about how dangerous this virus is, this information will not be a make or break for the president in this election.
APH says if everything goes well and cases continue to dwindle down, schools continue to open up.
TSCO officials said that they have responded to multiple calls involving boats in distress during a Trump parade.