This Week in Austin: September 23rd, 2020

Posted September 23, 2020 in The Mignon Memo

Your Texas COVID Update

Restaurants, retail stores and office buildings can now operate at 75% capacity, Governor Abbott announced last Thursday. The Governor also announced that hospitals will be allowed to offer elective procedures again and nursing homes can reopen for visitations under certain standards. Ready to hit the gym? Gyms can now open at 75% capacity as well!

Texas shatters voter registration records

Texas has now surpassed 16.6 million voters, according to the latest numbers announced Tuesday by Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. Let’s not stop now! We still have two more weeks to add more registered voters! The last day to register to vote is October 5th. Not sure if you are registered? Find out here!

When it rains it pours

We are thinking about our friends in Southeast Texas during these recent storms. The Houston Chronicle has created a Texas Flood Map and Tracker giving you real-time flood updates including road closures and high-water areas. Y’all stay safe out there!

Only in Austin… but now VIRTUAL!

This year’s Texas Book Festival holds some serious star power and talent! A few of this year’s special guests include Matthew McConaughey, David Chang, Kevin Kwan, Sigrid Nunez, Isabel Wilkerson, and more. Get excited for two weeks of virtual fun happening from October 31st – November 15th. Check out the full lineup here!