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Austin-Travis County Moves to Stage 4 of COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines
"To mask up whether or not they're vaccinated and for people who are not vaccinated to not gather diner shop health experts and a growing number of lawmakers, both Republican and Democrats now calling on people to get their covid shots to protect against the Delta variant. Complicating the effort to reopen the country in this pandemic, a surge of gun violence at
"austin travis county" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"The Austin Travis County EMS tweeting at least 12 people have received treatment or were transported to the hospital in various conditions, including at least one person is critical. Another person who was treated at the scene people are being warned to stay away from the area. It's unclear what sparked the shooting, and police have not announced any suspects or arrests. It's been five years since the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre 49 people plus the gunman killed inside after a three hour standoff with police. Neema Bahrami was working at the club that night and survived. It's hard because, um, They sacrificed their lives. So we could be here today. And people can accept us better Remembrance ceremony at Pulse is set for later today. The Justice Department under former President Trump sent subpoenas to Apple for the data of at least two top Democratic lawmakers. In an apparent abuse of power ABC News confirming that prosecutors pursued at least one subpoena of Apple in 2018 that may have allowed them to obtain data relating to at least two House intelligence committee members Eric Swalwell and the committee's chairman, Adam Schiff. According to sources, those records included account information and basic data, not photos or email. The probes focus to see if congressional officials were leaking information about the Russia investigation. ABC is Pierre Thomas, a major milestone in a coronavirus hotspot as California's reopening date of June. 15th quickly approaches next week, Governor Gavin Newsom announcing he is lifting pandemic executive orders here, he will officially and finally lift the state, stay at home order and get rid of the colored tier system that has dictated what could be open and what had to be closed during the pandemic. Physical distancing rules and capacity limits will also go away. BCS Alex Stone You're listening to ABC News KO a news radio time is 32. Firefighters.
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"Many businesses still require a mask in a court. It's with the governor's order. New numbers show Americans are also taking to the skies for spring Break. T s A screeners at airports across the country had their second busiest day of the year on Thursday, processing nearly 1.3 million passengers. Daily throughput hasn't been that high since the Sunday after New Year's. The CDC is still recommending against unnecessary travel, but that's not stopping some families. Walt Disney World in Florida essentially booked solid all the way through Easter as they operate with limited attendance due to the pandemic. I'm Rory O'Neill. A judge is denying the request for a temporary restraining order regarding Austin's mask mandate and and she wants both sides have plenty of time to prepare for argument's Texas attorney general Ken Paxton told Fox News. He sued Austin and Travis County this week because their mask mandates violated the governor's order. We won in the past on these very same issues, the order cannot any more clear his power under the Disaster Relief act could many more clear we should win. That doesn't mean we always win. Sometimes we have to appeal, But in the end, I'm pretty confident gonna win this, Austin and Travis County argue. Air mask mandate is a public health order hearing is set for March. 26th illegal immigrant Children who are crossing the border into Texas are being house at a camp that once was used by oil field workers. Congressman Henry Cuellar visited with some today who said they were lured by family and friends that already illegally across the border. Hey, guess what. I was able to both go through at federal got through, so come on over come on over, he says. The federal government is putting kids with sponsors or family. Some are put in foster homes, but others are being housed. At an old oil field camp that's costing taxpayers big bucks. The contractor is charging the government $800 a day for each room. Governor Abbott is happy there will be a Corona virus Vaccination clinic for Border Patrol members. Abbott and National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd said. It is about time the Biden administration agreed to the clinic in the Rio Grande Valley because agents are constantly exposed to Cove it. The pair also criticized the federal government for waiting months to schedule the clinic, which is set for next week. Houston police say there have been 23 more murders in the city this year than last year. As of Thursday, HPD reports Houston has had 82 homicides in 2021, including four overnight Wednesday. At this time in 2020, there have been 59 Houston homicides, so this year's numbers represent a 39% increase. Police in Fort Worth, will soon start sending civilians to certain nonviolent calls to do what's usually police work. Bad boys Bad boys,.
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"In stocks pushed several major indexes to all time highs on Wall Street today, the S and P 500, the Dow Jones industrial average and a measure of small company stocks, all closed at record levels. The S and P, adding 1% and as Tak rising 2.5%, but remains below the record high, it said Last month, the games came as President Biden signed a huge economic relief bill into law. The Virginia Department of Health is investigating how some customers at a Kroger in the states Chesterfield County were given empty Corona virus vaccine shots. The store explains that a health care professional giving the shots was under the impression that a colleague had filled the syringe is prior to the appointments were told less than 10. People got Empty shots, and that all have since gotten the real one boxes. Jeff but also the attorney general for Texas is fighting against mask mandates. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city of Boston and its county Thursday after officials defied a deadline to rescind any local mask mandates or business operating restrictions. The statewide mask mandate enacted by Republican Governor Greg Abbott expired Wednesday, Paxton and a warning letter to Austin and Travis County officials says state law supersedes local law. He also said private businesses have the right to impose Coronavirus restrictions on their own premises, but local officials cannot force them to do so. Austin Mayor Steve Adler tells Fox business he won't back down the Democrat adding business owners asked him to keep the mask mandate in place. Steve Rappaport Fox News, the state of Pennsylvania, will pay $475,000 to the estate of a man who died underneath a bulldozer. Pennsylvania State police have used to chase him for growing a small amount of marijuana plants. 51 year old Gregory Longenecker had fled into thick brush after being caught growing 10 marijuana plants on public land near reading. His body was found under the treads of a Pennsylvania game commissioner Bulldozer and state police had commandeered in pursuit. I'm rich Dennison, and this is Fox News. Fox News. I'm Rich Dennison, the President Biden this afternoon signing the latest round of coronavirus relief legislation. Stimulus checks will soon be on the way to millions of Americans. Now the president Biden has signed the American rescue plan into law. The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package includes expanded unemployment benefits, which will do the lapse in three days billions of dollars for testing in vaccine distribution. And funding for state and local governments, boxes. Rachel Sutherland in Washington today marks the official one year mark since Corona virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. This time last year there were 125,000 confirmed infections. That number is now 118 million. More than 2.6 Million people have died boxes. Simon Owen President Biden will discuss the pandemic tonight in an address to the nation. America is listening to Fox News..
Texas AG threatens to sue Austin officials over local mask mandates
"Travis County to court if they don't re send their mask mandates, packs and tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the two governments had until six p.m. to get rid of the requirements. Mayor Steve Adler acknowledges a legal battle is likely there could easily be a legal issue with respect to whether or not the state law that gives the cities the ability to be able to enforce. Rules of the health authority whether they take priority over the governor's emergency water or not facts and says governor of its executive order ending government enforced mass mandates supersedes all local orders on the issue of its mass requirement expired Wednesday. But Austin Travis County's a Mass are still required for people outside their own homes. An arrest warrant has been issued for an Austin
Disaster Declaration Issued For Texas Due To Winter Weather
"Are warning residents to stay off the roads amid icy conditions, Austin Travis County AMs crews say From last night into this morning, they responded to more than 800 calls. Governor Abbott is Issued a disaster declaration for all of Texas because of the winter weather crews will be out clearing the roads. Extra police officers will be on patrol to help stranded drivers and search and rescue teams will be on call. There will also be personnel ready to address livestock concerns amid freezing temperatures. I'm
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"Up of covert patients for seven straight days. Austin's mayor Steve Adler, says You can still help out local businesses by shopping online or working with curbside delivery. Please try to support our local businesses as much as she can if there's enough To media tip, please over tip because those folks needed the same. Local health officials say this rollback is a concerning reminder that Austin Travis County is in a deadly covert Serge. John Cooley News, Radio K O. B. J and 2020 was indeed a deadly year for Austin and not just in terms of the soaring violent crime rate. More people were killed on Austin roadways last year than any other year since 2015 this, according to the Austin Monitor, which reports a total of 94 roadway death, Despite significantly fewer people driving due to the pandemic. Some people say speed was a big factor in a lot of those crashes. It is 604. Now it's gonna look the roadways. Austin's on time traffic here is Don Prior. You know, the biggest issue out there right now is going to be your overpasses on ramps off ramps. Things like that. You're gonna slide around a little bit on some of them like 183, Mo. Pack a little slick right now. Get reports of that around 10 mainland to your major thoroughfares for the most part, looking pretty pretty good, Pretty good condition this morning. If you rex out there that we have one on westbound to 90 East as you approach Looks like just getting way We have another one death saw at April. Look out for that one. Getting reports of another rectus gonna be 45 as you approach the Williamson County ramp there near 45. So look out for that and June it dust also wreck being reported there Dawn prayer with Austin's on time. Traffic today. Clouds will break up for some sun behind today at 47 from the weather Center. I'm Steve Williams and up in round rock worth 33 degrees right now, And I'm Patrick Osborne..
Austin, Travis County extend stay home COVID-19 orders
"The city of Boston and Travis County of extended the state homework save orders until February 16th of next year. In addition to wearing masks and social distancing the orders also state that social gatherings with up to 10 people should be avoided or minimized and gatherings of more than 10. People not living in the same household are prohibited.
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"Topic. Austin's news. There's a warning of a new spike coming in open 19 cases in Travis County, Acting Austin Travis County Health Authority, Dr Mark S. Scott says. Well. Cases in the area have been fairly steady. That won't last come November. Projections here surpassed what we saw in June in July in just a few weeks from now, Ascot says, according to projection from the University of Texas, there is a 100% chance of new virus spread, and there will be a 110% increase in cases compared to the last 14 days. Robert wouldn't use radio K O B J Freak over 19 testing is coming to Austin. I s D District officials say they're working with the tea and the Texas Division of Emergency management to make that happen in the next couple of weeks, and Advanced Micro Devices, which has 1500 employees in central Texas, is buying one of its rival chip makers. The area employers spending $35 Billion on Xilinx. LBJ radar with watch Low 40 High 60 Get Austin News on Demanded NewsRadio. Kale BJ dot com tiptoes to my room every night. Justice, Regal Stardust and you must prove coders. He is all right. The gateway to the west. This is coast to coast Am with George Noory, and we're going live to the United Kingdom. Andrew Collins with us as we talk about his work. Dealing with ancient civilizations.
Austin's Travis County could be just weeks away from a dangerous rise in COVID-19 cases
"New spike coming in Copan 19 cases in Travis County acting Austin, Travis County Health Authority, Dr Mark S. Scott says. While cases in the area have been fairly steady, that won't last come November. Projections here surpassed what we saw in June in July in just a few weeks from now ask out says, according to projections from the university. Texas, There is a 100% chance of new virus spread, and there will be a 110% increase in cases compared to the last 14 days. Robert wouldn't use radio K O B J Freak over
Texas drastically limits ballot drop off sites before election
"Move yesterday on mail in voting. What's happened out there in Texas? Right? Well, only he decided yesterday that every county in the state 254 counties summer a little tiny summer giant should have only one drop up location for mail in ballot ballots. In other words, People out there who applied for and received mail in ballots skin Phil about make their selections than return that mail in ballot to one of the locations around the county that the county clerk designates through the county elections administrator Harris County down by Houston or where Houston is had a dozen of these locations set up in in Austin in around Austin, Travis County, they had five or six locations. And so the governor decided yesterday that they should have only one that's created to the searching on the part of Democrats Greg Abbott, of course, a Republican that they never cut, saying that he's monkeying with the election trying to disenfranchise voters who can't Make it to the polls on Election Day. The Republican strategists are saying, Look, you know if you're if you're concerned about that just brought the ballot in the mail and send it off. It's a baling ballot. Obviously, there's been a There's been a lot of doubt cast on the Postal Service's ability to handle all this extra volume, so it's going back and forth unlikely to be resolved. Perhaps There will be a lawsuit or something filed in court before Election Day, but it's still in what a month and a day away. Wei are do they
Multiple boats sink at Trump boat parade on Texas' Lake Travis
"Several boats sink at trump parade in central Texas. Lake Sheriff's. Office says by Sonya months or. Several boats sank. Saturday. During a trump boat parade on lake travis in central Texas according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Our Agency responded to multiple calls of boats in distress throughout the parade and several boats did sink a spokesperson with the sheriff's Office. Told time she added that a I call of a boat in distress came in at twelve fifteen pm and the latest one was responded to just before two pm a spokesperson with the Austin. Travis County Emergency Medical Services said they had not received reports of any injuries related to the sunken boats but had heard that at least four boats sank so far.
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"You remind her with you? Thanks a lot for being with US. Texas Tribune reported just a moment ago. Least 3958 people here in Texas have died from the Corona virus. 20% of those Report it just in the last week or so. Austin, Travis County Health officials said there are 239 confirmed new cases yesterday. So total cases. In Austin, Travis County. Over 17,400 the estimated number recoveries. Over 13,800 And according to county data, 466 people currently in Austin hospitals being treated Or the Corona virus. In a newsletter this weekend, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the next couple of weeks are important for the city of Austin. Health officials were going to know with In the coming days. If Gonna be a big spike of hospitalizations associated with the fourth of July. Holiday weekend. So we'll stay on top of that for you. You're on Kale. BJ. I mentioned the president talked About the virus a little bit everything for masks to schools. Here's what he had to say about masks. I'm a believer in masks. I think masks again. But I leave it up to the governor's many of the governor's air, changing their more mask into they like Concept of masks, but some of them don't agree. And here's what he had to say about schools. Reopening schools after open young people have to go to school. And his problems when you don't go to school, too, and is going to be a funding problem, because we're not going to fund when they don't open. Their schools were not going to fund them. We're not going to give them money if they're not going to school. 51283605 90 Here on K. L. B. J and give us a call or send us a text here. Oncale, BJ. As I mentioned, it was a pretty good exchange. I thought between the moderator Chris Wallace and President Trump. There was some back and forth. They were fact checking. Each other on on different things that they were saying. And the president. Really? As he rode in on His opponent, former vice President Joe Biden. Here's some of what the president had to say about Biden. I say he's not competent to be president to be president. You have to be sharp and tough and so many other things. He doesn't even come out of his basement. They think. Oh, this is a great campaign. So he goes in. I'll then make a speech. It'll be a great speech and some young guys start writing. Vice President Biden said this this this is he didn't say it. Joe doesn't know He's alive, okay? He doesn't know he's alive. And you know why I won't lose because the country in the end They're not gonna have a man. Who who's shot he shot he's mentally. It was reported by the Daily Mail this weekend. And I'm not seeing this any other place. I'm always skeptical when I only see it in the Daily mail and yet It's reported that the president Had a tele rally. Friday evening. With some people in Wisconsin. Supporters in Wisconsin. Obviously, he was hoping to be there in person. They dial back the in person rallies because of the corona virus situation, he says. Until it quote get solved in quote. And so they're not going to be any more big rallies. Until things get a lot better. So it was only 22 minutes and You take a look at some of it. I mean, this is you got to know this is not how he wants to be campaigning. You know, he's sitting there in the Oval Office on the phone. And just without the crowd feedback and everything else. It was just Just not what he had in mind. You got to know the Trump campaign. They're looking for ways. To see how they control a Biden out. Maybe with some of the rhetoric from from President Trump today. I think that's going to work. I don't know hears that the president with Chris Wallace on Fox again. Trying. I think to kind of lure Biden. Out of the basement. Let him come out of his basement. Go around. I'll make 45 speeches a day. I'll be interviewed by you. I'll be interviewed by the worst killers that hate Mike. My guts. They hate my guts. There's nothing they can ask me. And I won't give him a proper answer to some people like it. Some people won't like you agree with that. But look You answer that. If I could sit through an interview like this, he'll be on the ground crying for Mommy. You say Mommy! Mommy, please take me home. But we've asked him for an interview. Sir. We can't do an interview. He's incompetent. And that he's even cracking up the moderator. This Wallace there And then the president made another point. That I think we're going to hear a lot of in fact, of all places, The Boston Herald an op ed piece. In the Boston Herald. First I'll let you hear what President Trump Had to say about how Joe Biden is really just going to be a puppet. For the handlers you've already touched on that a little bit. Here's some more of what the president had to say. About Biden's really not going to be the one running the show. He will destroy this country, but it won't be him. It will be the radical left. I think there's some merit to that. Here is out of the Boston Herald the op ed piece. So who will be running the show of Biden becomes the 46 president of the United States most likely I'll be a smorgasbord of power hungry puppeteers, plenty of loyal lackeys. From the Obama years. That's not a stretch. You take a look at At some of the campaign.
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"And I know there's a diversity of opinion and you know I'm the most Wall Street economists expected June will be the profitable start heading back up as it says he's also encourage the generally there haven't been spikes and virus cases were states have reopened suggesting we've learned of a social distance and are mostly following safety precautions White House task force member Dr Deborah Burke's forty two states are now had less than ten percent test positive on a rolling seven day average she says overall there's less infection in the U. S. urging people not to let safety guidelines slip as they spend time in more public places including beaches and golf courses this weekend the FBI director just confirming he's ordering an internal review of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn this is separate from the U. S. attorney's ongoing review of the origins of the Russia probe the justice department's trying to drop the criminal case against Flynn who pleaded guilty for lying to FBI agents but has been trying to take that back after declassified documents raise new questions about the intent of the Flynn pro America is listening to fox news news radio I'm John Cooley this news service Texas mutual insurance the city Leander will move ahead with an application for grant funding through the federal cares at cross lost an area there is two thirty six million dollars available through that funding camera Goodman but the economic development department says they will have to provide specific use for that money its job so we have to show that there's an industrial property nearby doing this will help increase the ability for them to develop that property he's referencing a proposed realignment of heritage Grove road which is an example of specific projects that could be named in the application Austin firefighters in Austin Travis county EMS medics rescue a person who was stuck in an underground storm drain officials say the bus was stuck near twelfth in Kerr street and a plan to cell block twenty one in downtown Austin has been called off block twenty one is the area that.
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"Is Austin Travis county is averaging slightly below ten new hospital admissions as a day and worries it could go up as people start to go out more first separation right there you go now that I'm kind of confused by the you know wait until you show symptoms to get tested at the in the in the reason I'm confused maybe a doctor can call at five one two eight three six zero five ninety to explain because we've been told that you may not show symptoms and be contagious for up to fourteen days before you show symptoms so it it and if you wait till you show symptoms it's kind of okay yeah you're right they're spread around that you been spread around for two weeks and and you know the results can be saying you're going to let you lock yourself in your house for clients around the hospital that's bad enough right yeah it's all it that did test the whole testing things always been a bit unclear to me but I mean you know it's okay so it does turn out Todd now that I do know someone that has had it for the very first time you do but this person this is my cousin is a matter of fact he was sick because I believe it's like back in January had the flu what he thought was the flu for the for like a week and died but it was bad so he suspected or you want to find out if that is indeed what was turns out yes he did have it back but he was diagnosed way after it recovered there you go and but it believed but ESA anybody now so I guess yes I know I know someone who had it no I don't know sure so that's that's been confirmed he had it that's what that's what I hear I confirm that yesterday back in January because the city is saying that they believe that the first case was on March the second Ellen black in January that's that would be we don't be don't be so I'm not surprised at all well let me let me let me let me pull back on the on the on the time line there I might be wrong about when he was sick but but he he had the flu awhile back yeah I think a lot of people listening to I have a very similar story about themselves or a loved one themselves in January February yeah they had a really bad flu they thought it was in you know just kind of stay at home and got over it yeah yeah yeah I think we'll find out some of that down the road sure listen some of the rhetoric between those who wear mask and those that don't touch is really starting to heat up it's getting really uncomfortable you know people need to keep their eyes on their own paper basically anti mass caters well there's there's there's on both sides people are getting pretty angry we'll get into that straight ahead and you can join us at five one two eight three six zero five ninety you know a lot of people I mean there's all kinds of stories out there people moving away from the big city because this fight S. and move just a little bit further out not too far just a little bit further out I wanted to see about this place called cloud would branch it's nearly pretty hill seven beautiful acres for only ninety nine thousand dollars that is it just that's just an amazing deal and I've seen it with my own eyes caught what branch.
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"And co op Laura north tells fox seven finding the necessary supplies is tough hand sanitizer disinfecting wipes mass all those things that might have been more easily accessible for all this now have week long wait lists the FAA is investigating the death of a person who was hit by a plane that was landing at Austin's airport shortly after eight PM at the Southwest Airlines Boeing seven thirty seven touchdown in Austin the pilot can be heard on air traffic control audio saying he thought he saw someone on the runway and some reports actually say try to maneuver out of the way an airport worker later found a body on the runway which Austin Travis county EMS just described as an adult patient according to Austin police the person was not dressed as an airport employee no identification was found runway was closed off but it has since reopened no other information is known about the person who died Patrick Osborne newsradio he'll be jailed children's hospital is announcing a seven hundred million dollar expansion it will include work on the current hospital and a brand new dell children's hospital location in cedar park it's eight oh four K. LBJ here's Austin's on time traffic with Melinda Brandt thirty five at south down and south told forty five we have a collision there that is causing a backup also reports of a record six twenty in north Portland park your next reports at eight fifteen AM Melinda variant with lessons on time traffic rather cloudy today with a couple of showers and thunderstorms should be windy in the afternoon hi today eighty one from the weather center I'm Holly.
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"Use that is that what he says I don't know I know nothing about let's be done here to keep it right there by his own Alyssa is that what he said I don't know I don't nothing about you're gonna love it I love the the inhaling through the nose as well yeah absolutely he's great at that dog jumping here at five one two eight three six zero five ninety toll free eight seven seven five nine oh five five two five so coming up after the top of the hour we're going to update you on the number of test cricket contests that are being conducted across this area yeah that's something that's really beginning to ramp up over here from governor Greg Abbott on that front also what Dr Markus Koch gonna go check in with this from Austin Travis county health and in the end the mayor in our current economy as we continue to push folks to you know let's get back in business may the first bed that's what I'd like to do it and I'm sure a lot of people listening say nah that's too soon it's too dangerous that's reckless once reckless is doing what some are now saying shut things down for eighteen months yep that is reckless say kill country more than that that's how you that's how you that's a lot of people die I think about them if the government the country's shut down for eighteen yes it's like a TLC show life after the epidemic what would the world look like next somebody's are writing the script right but yeah I mean the mayor is concerned about the unemployment rate in fact the numbers came out this morning but an hour ago an additional six point six million people have filed for unemployment benefits last was crazy here in Texas three hundred thousand plus also applied right here in Texas the Russian area era numbers it is also about it is but let's let's let you know what I think we should turn our eyes away from that that comparison because there were all kinds of economic challenges at that time that before the pandemic hit this economy has all everything in place everything was where it should be more than just storing so we'll update you on that as well here from the mayor.
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"Is the man that was in the hospital is he in an isolation room and that is the woman's other house which she shared with the family she with her family or friends she staying with with with people in Austin the Austin Travis county area the the individual is is in isolation in ICU setting question I assume so I I don't have those details what hospitals yeah I'm not gonna share hospital you get one more but a one just ask what the what the balances here between going out into the community to support some of these businesses that have been impacted by these major event cancellations I mean we're hearing I've I feel like a little bit of mixed messaging here go out and support businesses but also don't interact with too many people what's the balance yeah again this is where we we need people to understand the risks generally it we have no evidence of personal person spread at this stage in this community they also need to understand the risk personally if you're over the age of sixty five if you have significant health conditions you need to be less tolerant of going out into a crowded settings restaurants bars and other venues where you might have a chance of contacting a sick person if you're young and healthy it should be less of a concern for you again people are going to get this children gonna get this adultery to get this VIP's are gonna get this we saw Tom Hanks and and professional athletes get this it's going to happen folks but if if we think about this with level heads if you respond appropriately and stay home better if we don't rush to the ER because we're concerned and we call our doctor or use one of the numerous tally health resources that we have in our community and around the state then we will do just fine we have to avoid over taxing our health care system with folks funding hospitals and ER's who don't need to be there and and you know it's important that that folks go to reliable source of information like the website I gave earlier the CDC the WHO's to share and learn facts instead of fiction in fear thank.
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"Dot com six twelve let's go live to Austin city hall Austin Travis county health officials in a live press conference let's join it in progress change so that's why we're here today to begin with with doctor foster thank good morning I'm doctor mark and Scott and inter health authority for Austin public health Austin in Travis county has joined a seemingly growing number of cities and counties that have positive cases in their area Austin public health has received two presumptive positive cases I've covered nineteen overnight in our jurisdiction these represent the first two cases in our area at this stage the information is limited and we will share more information as we have it and it's necessary to share to protect the health of the public for now we have one male in his sixties who is hospitalized in our area the other a female in her thirties who was being quarantined at home our epidemiologists are working around the clock to track these individuals their contacts even before they got sick but at this stage these do not represent community spread of the disease which means they're epidemiologic links to another case or to another jurisdiction I mentioned the one individual is at home and under quarantine there are under other individuals that home our teams are doing surveillance on those individuals they've been under monitoring since we identified the need to test this individual and we may do additional testing it will do additional testing of those individuals in the household all those individuals either have no symptoms are are having mild symptoms at this stage including the confirmed case as we get you more information it's important to remind the public what our strongest defenses and that is in that simple hand hygiene messaging I've said this before and I'll say again we don't yet have a vaccine we don't have an identified treatment although we have folks around the world working hard to try to identify your treatment we're trying to identify medications that can be given in the case of exposure or to be given to health care workers and first responders to help prevent the spread of disease but until then our strongest defense is those simple messages washing your hands not touching your face cough or sneezing into the bend elbow and most importantly staying home if you're sick and I I just want to point out that the individual who still at home has been acting responsibly they've been staying home they've had other people get them food and bring it to them and these are the actions we need the community all to think about regardless of if they think they have code nineteen or flu or something else when you're sick you must stay home you must get better and that's the best thing you can do to recover yourself and the best thing that you can do to help protect this community again we expect to see more cases we expect there to be some element of community person a person spread but it's critical for us to limit that to small numbers of people so that we never exceed the capacity of our health care system to manage those number of cases so if you recall we have a five phase plan which is located on our website W. W. W. dot Austin Texas dot gov forward slash covert nineteen this moves us to from phase two to freight phase three which means we have confirmed cases if we have evidence of limited personal person spread for instance if a person in the household were to be tested positive that would be phase four phase five is that community spread or outside of of an isolator close contact and it's important to think about those well recently the CDC has updated something call the implementation of mitigation strategies for communities with covert nineteen transmissions it looks like this and it's on the CDC website this is a great guide for homes for families for businesses for schools for hospitals in other parts of the community to start thinking about the things they can do in their business or their home to help mitigate threats it also set some expectations of stronger steps that may may need to be taken in the future to help mitigate the risk further as I mentioned last week in early in a press conference this week we are continuing to look at additional steps we can take to further protect those who are most vulnerable including our elderly and those with underlying health conditions as well as strengthen the messaging in the community to ensure that people are constantly reminded of this critical personal hygiene needs I I I do want to point out something else and in in this is really important because we're fighting to epidemics right now one is covered nineteen and the other is fear we have faced adversity before individually as the community and we can choose to pass of the stage one path is to choose fear and panic the other path is to choose strength and resiliency we have to choose strength we have to choose strength and that means we need people to start planning we need them to do things which are reasonable to mitigate this risk to prepare themselves their family into into not spread a rumor in panic we have this under control we have plans we have engaged partnerships with all of our healthcare systems with our city and county government with our local governments from around Travis county and around the region we are standing strong together and we must act as one community and want government to do better and to weather the storm I said to the judge that close and then we'll take questions at the end I just want to amplify what the doctor said panic will make us weaker so we are in this together you can be assured that we have been meeting with all relevant parties in doing the preparation necessary we are fortunate as a community that we had a phased plan in place very early that we are moving through those phases in an orderly and predictable fashion that although we do see two confirmed cases in our community we know where they came from so our risk is elevated only in as much as we know we will see community spread at some point so now is the time not to panic but to continue preparing and I really wants to give great thanks to our community for doing such a wonderful job in preparation making sure we do get the message out that our best defense from co that nineteen are the very same things that are mama talk at the very same things of washing our hands sneezing into our elbows staying home when you're sick and being a good neighbor we know who our most vulnerable populations are in Travis county and we are doing what's necessary to prepare for them and to make sure that our resources are prioritized for them so that we can be stronger together so with that I will handed over to.
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"Two eight three six zero five ninety the breaking news overnight we don't have two positive cases of cold at nineteen in Austin Travis county and we do expect a press conference local health officials coming up at any moment now will join that in progress once it gets underway to give an update on the current situation the current efforts to control the spread of this virus now we do know that the Austin Independent School District has canceled classes today there's no classes today whatsoever in the Austin school district yeah the district is also extending spring break that's on the table possibly but it has not made that decision yet now the plan to continue to us speak with health department officials before making any final determinations lieutenant governor Dan Patrick he was on fox early this morning talking about the state's preparedness as this virus continues to spread saying we're we're ready Texas Shannon is always ready and governor abit on our team here in Texas we are ahead of the curve and I want to say something about the the president we'll never know how many lives thousands maybe millions of lives literally that he will save by taking the actually took on China the taking the actual the travel ban and Shannon what is very important people are overseeing and overlooking rather is he put together a coalition of business leaders whether they own an NBA team or they on the concert venue or they're putting on a rodeo he was able to gather business leaders big because he talks their language and his team and convince them to do what Italy didn't do and that no other country has done and that's begin to shut down these big events so that the virus cannot spread there that's Dan Patrick the lieutenant governor Texas on fox last night rodeo Austin will not go on as planned this week the organization announced March twelfth it's canceling the twenty twenty event which had been set for March the fourteenth through the twenty eight to me that draws thousands and thousands of people to the Travis county expo center and rodeo Austin said in a statement in parks at the direction of the city of Austin and Travis county officials rodeo Austin is heartbroken that the twenty twenty events will be canceled rodeo Austin will specifically comply with public officials orders in an effort to we'll keep everybody safe keep the community you know in a good position jumping here at five one two eight three six zero five nine just about every event is cancelled or postponed it in the surrounding area yeah you got the rodeo as you mentioned the there will really Nelson luck reunion dell match play is not going on because we know south by southwest the rodeo is gonna have a financial impact in and of itself so now seven million dollars is what I think it brought in last year no doubt operator fifty six for south by so we're gonna start feeling some of this absolute soon got a message last night from a concerned mom at at a local high school she got a message our kids were about to take a choir trip and then they found out six hours before they were set to leave that had been canceled they cancel it the Leander Independent School District canceled it and if they would have got that cancellation a few hours earlier than the parents going to get a refund but apparently that that refund was sudden it's not gonna happen because they canceled so close to the event and a lot of those parents around about fifteen hundred Bucks per kid wow about eighty kids or so with the Vista ridge high school choir there since go travel across something I'm not quite sure exactly where they were going but it's a pretty heated exchanges in the world of social media last night on that front I bet that's just one of many stories yeah and not did you see HG B. last night the H. E. B. and it was packed I mean people love frantically going and stocking up on well days worth of supplies I guess you know yeah the toilet paper seems to be a big favorite among everybody if you think about it making a run on things like that the grocery store makes it worse as for the people that are second and a half to quarantine themselves and how it makes it worse for those people that have to quarantine themselves they're in a really kind of shows the the the survival of the fittest motives some people want to go into an ammonia prices like this it is six oh nine we'll have that live press conference when it begins right now the time for the rush update last month the Supreme Court self described wise Latino the justice Sonia sort of my or road and angry dissent after a case did not go her way she accused the court's conservative majority putting their thumbs on the scales of justice by ruling in favor of the trump administration too often last week the Senate democratic leader Chuck you Schumer did something we've never seen before in America at a rally he threatened to justices Gorsuch in cabin all by name he warned as they have released the warm wind that day would pay the price they wouldn't know what hit on me said if they voted the wrong way on abortion case well now we have a rebellion on a federal appeals court judge Lynn Adelman Clinton appointees accuses supreme court's conservatives of undermining American democracy favoring corporations hurting minorities weaponizing first amendment and hurting the poor with their rulings he attacked the Senate Republicans for squelching a nomination of Merrick garland he had the gall to compare Republican senators to pro slavery southerners during the civil war judge gentleman's attacks are clearly partisan leave little doubt that a conservative could get a fair hearing in his courtroom now when a Democrat leader can get away with threatening Supreme Court justices I guess we should expect this kind of reprimand behavior from other leftists in robes and the corona virus Hey folks taking care your property never easy it's tough.
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"Listen, I know it's hard to talk about wildfire preparedness because we've the midst of all this rain, but when the rain clears and the sky start to start to shine bright back to reality, Texas. Get dry later this summer. No doubt about it. Right. Yeah. The Austin fire department is hosting an annual wildfire prepared to symposium today. Wildfire. Mitigation officer Justice Jones says the western part of the county has traditionally been deemed the most at risk because all the trees the rolling hills. You know that area the Steiner ranch community, but he says the east side town east side of the county is is also at risk. We came to the conclusion of the all of Austin Travis county both east and west has potential for major impacts from wildfire until we know that we live in Texas. We always have the risk of wildfires. Now, we've got a list of all kinds of recommendations and the wildfire risk assessment. They were not website at NewsRadio KLBJ dot com. Basically once you once the what's the sky start to dry up a little bit as you get ready to clear some brush away from your home and take precautions that kind of. Yeah. And think back to twenty seven thanked back to that. And try to get your your mind around that in Rin and remember. The the intense reality of this situation because yeah, we're wet the we've we've been a couple years away now from from a drought, and you kind of forget and you need to go back. I need to go back to remember. Because you you and me both. I mean, we live surrounded by shooter trees, and I can remember a C one thirty coming over my house to drop water on a massive fire out. No kill back in twenty seven. That was a weird day shirtless. That was a weird weird day in a very scary day. And we really thought we were about to evacuate or we thought we were going to have to bug out. Yeah. And and people dead. Yeah. Remember the stories of people trying to get outta Steiner ranch. Man. Absolutely six. Oh, eight got a lot to get to this morning. Including a Bill aimed at the Major League Soccer stadium deal. No longer applies. Yeah. This is pretty interesting. The stadium has been grandfathered in will not be included in this tax protection for Travis county the AST in the hospital district. We'll explain about that. Also got an update from Texas State university identifying students that were arrested this week in net brawl on campus right over the red Maga hats. Yeah. Yeah. Bill to preserve the Muny golf course. The lions municipal golf course some land there in west Austin has advanced after Kirk watching Senator Kirk watch and made a few revisions. There's a plan on the table an idea on the table to save. This historic golf course, Ron they're trying. They're trying the states willing to sell it to the city of Austin. But the city of Austin really has never made a move to try to buy it. I don't think that the city government is interested in buying this thing, and it really breaks my heart it does. But city government would be the the citizens of the people for the people in by the peop-. And apparently, there's just not enough of the people going to city hall saying, hey, save this golf course. Apparently, the people are the ones that don't want it, right? We'll get into that. Coming up at six twenty six oh nine at time for the rush update. Senator Elizabeth Warren still running for president re you may have forgotten. But she is and she recently talked about her childhood at a campaign event. She told a very heart wrenching story, which will assume is true. Unlike her native American heritage. Yeah. Her dad had a heart attack. He pulled through but he couldn't work anymore. So her mother who had never worked went to the workforce. She took a minimum wage Gigot, Sears and saved the family from going under now her point had nothing to do with the get it done character of her mom or the value of hard work. Elizabeth Warren's point was that her mom was able to take care of the family on the minimum wage, which I don't believe, but we'll go with it. She says that today's minimum wage earner should be able to support a spouse a kid and abortion here and there and maybe a mortgage payment. Well, what would that take fifty thousand a year one hundred thousand I'm just throw the numbers out? Why not a million a million would cover most people in however, many number of abortions they want, but after we pay off student loans and give them free college and free healthcare and a universal guaranteed income. Why should they ever work? Why should they get an education who was ever going to need a job Sears or otherwise? You know, there's no one quite like, your mom and with mother's day. Just around the corner surprise her with a gift as unique is she is Sheri's berries. These.
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"Capital metro bus driver for fatally hitting a cyclist by the university of Texas campus. UT police chief David Carter says the victim thirty nine year old Anthony was writing as safely as possible that is wearing -flective classical helmet is bicycle had operable lights front and back did everything you would expect bicyclist to do the driver. Mindy Taylor Stafford faces spelling manslaughter charges university of Texas has fired its men's tennis coach after he was named in a massive college acceptance bribery scandal UT athletics officials say they appreciate former coach Michael centers service to the university. But it's a decision that had to be made. And south by southwest continues to keep Austin Travis county, EMS medics busy in the last overnight. Shift officials say they responded to twenty three different incidents, including eight people who had to be transported to area hospitals. Your KLBJ radar weather watch low fifty four high seventy three Austin news on demand at NewsRadio KLBJ dot. Dot com. Trach? From somewhere out there. This is coast to coast AM with George Noory Phoenix lights were series of widely.
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"Yeah. The Austin Travis county sobriety center. Yes. You some referred to it as the drunk tank. I would celebrating the first six months of existence. Six months behind our belt. Okay. Executive director. Rhonda Patrick says they've been they've been very very busy. Very busy. I can be this computer over here. Third over a thousand people as of this last weekend. They have served more than a thousand people in the first six months of the year. And she estimates that they have saved the county instead of taking people down to jail or taking them through the emergency room has saved the taxpayers three hundred and thirty five thousand dollars in EMS and law enforcement costs. And k now she should also say that it cost one point seven million dollars to operate. That's right. They need not saving money finish your math. They're they're gearing up big time and adding additional staff for south by southwest getting ready to go into a very busy season. And we're going to have a lengthy conversation with Rhonda, Patrick, the executive director of sobriety center. Coming up at six thirty five you wanna come back for that? Because she's revealing some some new details about what they wanna do. They're ready to grow. They're ready to expand the ready to serve more people, and your theory before this all came up your theory was it would be something. That's only taking care of the homeless that was that was a lot of people thought actually that that that's going to be the the biggest customer. Well, she's going to tell us the breakdown is about ten to fifteen percent homeless. Another ten to fifteen percent of college students and the rest are actually just local residents going out at the entertainment district, drinking it up is that right in stride to sober up on sleep it off at the sobriety center. People that actually have a physical address and pay taxes. She says that. That low number for the homeless and the low number for college kids is is an indication of room for improvement. They're looking for a way to serve even more people room for improvement to boost those numbers, we can get the homeless numbers up. Yeah. That's what she said. Hey, let's keep our fingers crossed. So we'll we'll get into that. Coming up at six thirty five. Okay. Now Garza Austin's may approach him. She is calling for an HEB to break ground sooner rather than later on property that the business bought near airport now, she says part of her in district too. And some have to drive quite a distance defined a grocery store says she's calling on HEB to break ground somehow, Dr bass trout because it may actually be further but with Austin traffic, it's quicker to get out of the Dow and combat. Yeah. This is up near the airport. Hours says southeast Austin is exploding with hopes of adding even more homes in an area. Some council members are demanding action to get HEB to move forward with their plans to use that property. They bought well, I'll tell you, it is underserved. That is for sure there's nothing out there. There's nothing out there in the way that I mean, you would think with so many people why wouldn't HEB one HEB's in the business of making money. I'm sure that and they know better than anybody where an HEB would be successful. Maybe they don't think it would be successful there. I can't imagine that HEB, obviously, they know what they're doing when it comes to business. And I can't imagine that they would go anywhere where they thought that they would not make money. So yeah. But it is underserved. But what does that mean? There's an opportunity does that really mean there's a good opportunity for store to do. Well, six oh nine time for the rush update. Well, let's say at least four Republican senators are expected to vote with the Democrats to oppose. President Trump's declaration of a national emergency Aetna. Southern border. Now. Two of the four are the usual. Naysayer Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and rand Paul have also said that they'll go against Trump now full forty seven Democrats stick together. Trump opponents will have fifty one votes. Mitch McConnell, the turtle laid out the likely scenario, President Trump will then veto they congressional resolution and Democrats in the house will not have enough votes to override his veto. So in the end, President Trump's national emergency declaration will likely, prevail. That is if the inevitable court cases are resolved in the president's favor. But still it's inexcusable that at every step of the way, President Trump has to fight Democrats and members of his own party to do what? Republican voters have been demanding for twenty years fix this broken illegal immigration system. Starting with the emergency at the southern border. Just do it. As Nike says..
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"Putin the core new texas law took effect this year it's called sp four it makes it against the law for local law enforcement not to cooperate with federal immigration agents meaning it illegal to be a sanctuary city in texas now it many big city sheriff's there say they won't hand over undocumented people to the feds but what about outside the big cities marketplace's annie euler spent time with one texas family ed in brit live with their three sons ages five eleven and twelve and a small town on the texas hillcountry called mainur works in construction we aren't using the families last name because as living in the us a legally has been for fifteen years and he's afraid of deportation i am more concerned about my safety than i have ever been he doesn't have a driver's license so even his commute to jobsites is illegal on the job he sees workers like him keeping as low a profile as possible including at lunch some of the meat markets that i have they're malaysia breaks i have seen the people to swindle you know more people i guess bringing their food is not bowing out of their vehicle is not going out of their worksite during your lunch break and says his fear fluctuates depending on where he's working in austin travis county he knows sheriff sally hernandez has pledged not to detain people like him but his boss takes jobs all around central texas at gets nervous working just ten miles up the road when i drive north it's not the same feeling lives in county sheriff has pledge of allegiance to trump in supporting us before and so learn to just suck it up you know as wife breadth of native texan worries when he's on the road and was deported years before she met him and snuck back into the us because of that original offence their marriage alone doesn't qualify him for citizenship i'm a great in caves if my husband is a in each.