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Austin City Limits music festival canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus

“The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority,” festival organizers said Wednesday in a statement canceling the popular festival.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival canceled its 2020 concerts. Photo credit: Courtesy of Eddie Gaspar

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Texas bar owners file $10 million federal lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott, the second suit over the shutdown in two days

The bar owners say in the lawsuit that Abbott’s order violates their constitutional rights and “may very well leave long-term scarring on the Republican form of government if left unchecked.”

Texas bar owners and workers protested Tuesday at the state Capitol in Austin. Photo credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for the Texas Tribune

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Texas city and county leaders ask Gov. Greg Abbott for authority to implement local stay-at-home orders

Health care workers collect coronavirus tests at a drive-thru site in the Fifth Ward in Houston. Photo credit: Annie Mulligan for The Texas Tribune

At the beginning of the pandemic, local officials across the state implemented stay-at-home orders for their regions. But now, with cases across Texas’ metros surging, those leaders say Abbott has stripped them of the authority to reinstate the same measures.

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