Austin/ Community & Society
Published on April 27, 2020
Top Austin news: Famed venue, Threadgill's closes down; 1 dead in RV fire; morePhoto: Pixabay/Pexels

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Austin.

Threadgill's, the Austin venue that helped launch Janis Joplin, closes down

In Austin, TX, the latest commercial casualty of coronavirus is the city's revered cafe, watering hole and music venue, Threadgill's.

Read the full story on NPR.

One killed in South Austin RV fire

The incident happened at Bluff Springs and Slaughter Lane.

Read the full story on KVUE.

Schools receive weekly updates from Education Commissioner

School superintendents are looking to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath for guidance through school closings and the probable reopening next fall, according to North Lamar Superintendent Kelli Stewart.

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Local agencies send condolences for fallen Bell County deputy

Local law enforcement agencies are coming together to mourn the loss of a Bell County deputy after he was fatally struck by a vehicle during a chase north of Austin.

Read the full story on Graham Media: KSAT 12 .

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