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Top Austin news: Parks and trails close Easter weekend; campaign donates meals to health care staff

Top Austin news: Parks and trails close Easter weekend; campaign donates meals to health care staff
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By Hoodline - Published on April 08, 2020.

Missed the most recent top news in Austin? Read on for everything you need to know.

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full story on KGET - TV 17 Bakersfield.

City of Austin to close all parks and trails over Easter weekend

The Parks and Recreation Department historically sees an increase in visitors at parks during the holiday.

Read the full story on KVUE.

Long-time video store permanently closes

After an ongoing battle to stay open in an increasingly streaming-heavy world, the store is permanently shutting its doors.

Read the full story on KVUE.

'Food for Caregivers' campaign donates lunches and dinners to area medical workers

The food was purchased from local food trucks and restaurants to provide health care workers at Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers throughout the Austin region.

Read the full story on KVUE.

Man arrested after 9-year-old killed in Austin crash

Cain Estrada went to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later arrested for DWI, which police believe was a contributing factor.

Read the full story on KVUE.


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