Central Austin Edition | April 2020

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PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett PUBLISHERAUSTINMETRO Travis Baker GENERAL MANAGER Deeda Payton Lovett, dlovett@communityimpact.com EDITORIAL

FROMDEEDA: While we may have started to lose track of what day it is or how long we’ve been working out of our homes, our teams haven’t lost sight of our mission to inform citizens as news surrounding the coronavirus continues to develop. In our front-page story this month, we look at the impact coronavirus is having on our families, nances and businesses starting with a look at the recent unemployment spike. Editor, Jack Flagler digs into the data as well as resources for those suddenly without a paycheck. We’re all in it together, and while we can’t shake hands right now, we’re glad to be able to provide something useful you can hold in yours. Deeda Payton Lovett, GENERALMANAGER

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Lanane MANAGING EDITOR Joe Warner ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR Amy Denney EDITOR Jack Flagler jagler@communityimpact.com REPORTER Christopher Neely COPY CHIEF Andy Comer COPY EDITORS Ben Dickerson, Kasey Salisbury STAFFWRITERS Olivia Aldridge, Nicholas Cicale, Iain Oldman, Brian Rash ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTOR Tess Coverman ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Gail Watson DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Haley Grace GRAPHIC DESIGNER Shelby Savage BUSINESS GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Claire Love ABOUT US John and Jennifer Garrett began Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 in Pugerville, Texas. The company’s mission is to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. CONTACT US 16225 Impact Way, Ste. 1 Pugerville, TX 78660 • 5129896808 communityimpact.com PRESS RELEASES ctanews@communityimpact.com SUBSCRIPTIONS communityimpact.com/subscriptions © 2020 Community Impact Newspaper Co. All Rights Reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher.

DINING LISTINGS 7 What locations remain open for takeout and delivery? TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES 13 CAMPO defers local projects to funnel more money into I35 improvements CITY& SCHOOLS 15 Austin ISD, city cope with challenges of coronavirus

FROMJACK: My profession involves crafting words, but it is hard to nd any for those of you who have lost jobs or loved ones to this pandemic. I have nished every week mentally and emotionally exhausted after talking to some of our neighbors going through this pain and some who are sacricing so much to keep us safe. I miss the vibrant, full-of-life Austin we all share—the music and the patios and the people at a food truck late at night—but I know many of you are grieving for so much more. We see you. We hear you. We want to tell your stories. Jack Flagler, EDITOR

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