This Week in Texas: August 5, 2020

Posted August 5, 2020 in The Mignon Memo

While we have all been getting our food and beverages to go, the Texas State Capitol building has remained closed to the public since spring break due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Discussions around how to conduct interim committee business as well as how to conduct business during the upcoming 87th Texas Legislative Session beginning January 2021 are underway.


Early voting for the November 3rd election will begin on October 13th.

Gov. Abbott has extended the early voting period for the November election by six days. Early voting will now begin Oct. 13 instead of Oct. 19 and will continue until Oct. 30.


Tesla is coming to Austin

Tesla is going to build a new Giga factory in Del Valle, just outside of Austin. Welcome to Austin, Tesla!


Only in Austin…

There was an ALLIGATOR spotting in Austin?! We don’t see many alligators here in Austin, but don’t worry…

An alligator can be a great way to measure social distancing. Here’s a Texas twist on social distancing brought to you by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department:

We hope you and your loved ones are remaining safe & healthy. Remember to use caution and stay three armadillos apart!