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Top Austin news: Governor declares public health disaster; wildlife shelter in need of donations

Top Austin news: Governor declares public health disaster; wildlife shelter in need of donations
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By Hoodline - Published on March 20, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Austin.

Texas declares public health disaster, closes restaurant dining rooms and schools

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a public health disaster for the state of Texas. Abbott explained during a press conference that the executive orders will bring the entire state of Texas in line with CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read the full story on FOX 26 Houston.

Going stir crazy? Local DJ hosts 'livingroom dance party' live on Facebook

Getting a little tired of being cooped up? An Austin DJ started hosting "livingroom dance parties" to help spread some positivity.

Read the full story on KVUE.

Austin Wildlife Rescue in need of produce donations amid coronavirus closures

The shelter is lacking in produce donations used to feed its animals.

Read the full story on KVUE.

Austin converts on-street parking spots into food pick-up zones to help restaurants offering takeout

An interactive map has been created to show where the temporary pick-up zones are located.

Read the full story on KVUE.

Travis County deputy killed in the line of duty in traffic crash near Austin

A Travis County Sheriff's deputy was killed in the line of duty Wednesday morning after a traffic crash near Austin.

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.


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