Austin-Travis County re-enters Stage 4 COVID guidelines

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County re-enters Stage 4 COVID guidelines as the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the county continues to increase. The 7-day moving average of new hospital admissions has crossed the threshold of over 30 admissions a day. The number of unvaccinated individuals being hospitalized in the last two weeks has also significantly risen.
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Austin Star-News

How the Austin Zoo keeps the animals cool

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (AUSTIN, Texas) Central Texas features high temperatures along with high humidity; the Austin Zoo has found ways to keep the animals cool. Zookeepers say there are plenty of resources for the animals including pools, misters, fans and shaded or temperature-controlled areas in their enclosures, according to KXAN.
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Beating the heat at the Austin Zoo; how animals stay cool

(AUSTIN) KXAN — Summers in Central Texas typically feature long days of sunshine, high humidity and near-triple digit temperatures. This heat stress can do a number on the human body… but what do you do if you’re covered in fur, live mostly outside and just aren’t used to this kind of climate?
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Need to get to Lubbock? Southwest Airlines announces daily nonstop flight from ABIA

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Starting this fall, Southwest Airlines will have a daily direct flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Lubbock, the airline announced Friday. Nonstop service is currently available on Sundays during September, but the airline will expand its nonstop offerings between the two cities beginning Oct. 7. The nonstop flight is available for Southwest’s “Wanna Get Away?” discounted rate, according to the fare chart on Southwest’s website.
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Nicole Akers

Smell Salt Lick's Pits from a Mile Away in Round Rock

The Salt Lick, Round Rock near AustinPhoto by author. Austin, TX--The smoke from the pits lingers in the air over Round Rock. It has an aroma that smothers meat like sweat on a summer day. The humor is on the t-shirts with the same saying: "You can smell our pits from a mile away." Just north of Austin is Salt Lick in Round Rock. Trip Advisor rates Salt Lick #5 of #265 restaurants in town. Most reviews are excellent to very good. Go north on 1-35, jaunt off at 620 to Palm Valley, and right next to the Dell Diamond you'll find Salt Lick: 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665. Perhaps grab some barbeque before a baseball game, and you'll not be disappointed.