Large events and gatherings should be a Austin
Large events and gatherings should be avoided till the end of the year, according to health officials
According to Austin public health officials, large gathering and significant events should be canceled for 2020, and people need to learn to live without these significant events at least for this year.
This issue was put forward in the Q&A session on Wednesday.
Interim Health Authority for Austin/Travis County, Dr. Mark Escott said that large gatherings were the first things that were turned off, and they will be the last thing to turn back on as these have a high potential to spread the infection to a massive crowd at the same time.
Escott said the mass events are a challenge, and there is no safe way to host such events before December, especially events with more than 2,500 people.
But he also said that rapid testing and effective treatment might change this. According to him, for the large events like October's ACL Fest, it is challenging to estimate anything beyond 2-3 months.
After reaching capacity, Travis County Parks close for the day
Pace Bend Park, Milton Reimers Ranch Park, Arkansas Bend Park and Mansfield Dam Park closed on Saturday because of a large number of park visitors, according to a tweet from Travis County Parks.
In a tweet the department said, the parks will re-open again tomorrow with limited capacity.
Pace Bend Park closed at around 10 a.m. and Milton Reimers Ranch Park closed at around 12 p.m. Arkansas Bend Park and Mansfield Dam Park closed at nearly 1 p.m.
San Marcos Discovery Center starting online sale of plants from Saturday
According to a press release, the San Marcos Discovery Center is starting a new Online Store and offering curbside pickup for plants from Saturday. It is a limited-period sale and will wrap up till June.
The sale will go live weekly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday at the Discovery Center, located at 430 Riverside Drive, and willing customers can schedule plant pickups.
Conrad Chappell, Discovery Center Specialist, said, “Spring is a great time to plant more natives, and the Discovery Center wants to help people connect with nature while at home.”
According to the spokesperson for the Center, the online store has a great variety of plants for sale, including trees, grasses, milkweed, and herbs. The plant prices are based on their pot sizes and starting from $2.50 for a four-inch pot.
“By growing these plants in their yards or at their businesses, our customers are sustaining pollinators, conserving water, and providing habitats to birds and other species,” said Chappell. “We have curated our inventory and kept it as affordable as possible to help nurture a healthy, diverse ecosystem in our region.”
Customers can also buy t-shirts and make donations for the partnership-based San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District monarch butterfly waystations.
A man from Austin, Texas found dead in Rochester on Tuesday night
A man from Austin, Texas, was found dead on the southeast side of Rochester, New York, and police are searching for the suspect.
According to Police officers, policemen responded at around 8:45 p.m. to Boardman Street off Monroe Avenue on Tuesday.
During the investigation, a large portion of the residential street was closed for traffic.
The victim as 56-year-old Todd Hamilton and Hamilton belonged to Texas on Friday morning. Police are unable to find his connection with Rochester.
According to police, it was not a random act of violence.
If you have any information about the murder or anything related to the incident, you should call the Rochester Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at (585) 428-7157 or Crime Stoppers at (585) 423-9300.
Texan star Matthew McConaughey donated masks to rural hospitals in need
Interstellar star, Matthew McConaughey is providing masks to rural hospitals in need.
Lincoln had donated more than 110,000 masks for some rural hospitals which are in need.
According to a Facebook post by him on Thursday night, the star born in Texas and his wife loaded a pickup truck with boxes containing masks and are “hitting the road to get to rural hospitals in need across Texas.”
He made this donation after the Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller requested emergency funding for the rural hospitals.
According to Miller, “rural Texans can’t afford to lose their hospitals right now.”
McConaughey did not clarify which hospitals will receive the donations.
Personal motorized watercraft banned IN Lake Austin, for the Memorial Day Weekend
Austin Police Department states that the ban is essential for the safety of the large population enjoying the parks and lake for the Memorial Day. The ban is applicable only for wet bikes, jet skis, motor surfboards and similar transports. This ban does not include kayaks, paddleboards, canoes or other non-motor vehicles. The ban on the lake will be effective from May 22 to May 26, enforced by the Lake Patrol unit and ABD’s Parks.