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FROMDEEDA: Scramble to feed the kids. Try not to show laundry in the background of the Zoom call. Shout to the spouse to ask why the Wi-Fi is weak. Sound familiar? This was our routine for months working and parenting from home. In our front-page story, Senior Reporter Nicholas Cicale shares the consequences this balancing act is having on Austin students. He explores what gaps in education have formed or been exacerbated by virtual learning and where we go from here. This focus on education is part of our Annual Community Guide, which provides snapshots of topics including transportation, health care, development and local government. No Wi-Fi required.
MARKET TEAM GENERAL MANAGER Deeda Lovett, firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR Jack Flagler, email@example.com SENIOR REPORTER Nicholas Cicale REPORTERS Olivia Aldridge, Christopher Neely GRAPHIC DESIGNER Miranda Baker ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Alyssa Cevallos METRO LEADERSHIP PUBLISHER Travis Baker MANAGING EDITOR Amy Denney ART PRODUCTIONMANAGER Haley Grace CORPORATE LEADERSHIP PUBLISHERS AND FOUNDERS John and Jennifer Garrett GROUP PUBLISHER Traci Rodriguez EXECUTIVE EDITOR Joe Warner CREATIVE DIRECTOR Derek Sullivan SALES&MARKETINGDIRECTOR Tess Coverman WHOWE ARE 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. Today we operate across ve metropolitan areas providing hyperlocal, nonpartisan news produced by our full-time journalists in each community we serve. BECOMEA#COMMUNITYPATRON
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COMMUNITY SNAPSHOT 13 Data from Austin and Dripping Springs GOVERNMENT 18 Stories from City Hall and the Capitol DEVELOPMENT 21 Tesla construction to nish by end of year HEALTH CARE 23 More vaccines coming every week
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FROM JACK: This edition looks ahead to the most important stories of 2021, and there is no bigger story right now than the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. It aects everything from how teachers teach to how people commute to work (or don’t). And yet, Austin’s pre-COVID challenges are still here. How do we navigate our growth? And how can we continue our successes without pushing community members out? Those questions are as important as ever, and the changes will not stop as our city, hopefully, returns to some version of normal. Jack Flagler, EDITOR
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CORRECTIONS: Volume 13, Issue 9 An article on Page 7 incorrectly characterized a business announcement related to Lewis Family Medicine. The locally owned doctor’s oce and urgent care facility continues to operate three locations in Dripping Springs, Bee Cave and Manor. An article on Page 7 incorrectly stated the ownership group for Austin’s Pizza. The local chain is owned by Austin’s Pizza, LLC.
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