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Happy Wednesday, North Austin-Pflugerville! It’s me again, your host Meagan Falcon of the North Austin-Pflugerville Daily.

Let’s get you started this Wednesday with everything you need to know going on today in town.

First, today’s weather:

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Low clouds and fog breaking. High: 80 Low: 68.

Weekly forecast:

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Expect cloudy skies with some light showers and/or drizzle. Patchy fog will also develop overnight into Wednesday morning. Warmer weather will continue through Friday before the next front will bring rain and cooler temps.

Here are the top 5 stories in North Austin-Pflugerville today:

  1. A 36-year-old man who was found shot to death in a north Austin apartment complex has prompted the Travis County Sheriff’s Office to investigate. (North Austin-Pflugerville Patch)
  2. Williamson County officials have settled the wrongful death lawsuit of Javier Ambler II on Tuesday for $5 million. Ambler died in police custody in 2019 while the TV show “Live PD” was recording the arrest. (Round Rock Patch)
  3. For weeks, Travis County detectives investigated allegations of a Texas-based coach, and USA Gymnastics member, sexually assaulted a woman the year before. The man turned himself in on Tuesday. (KXAN.com)
  4. Austin plans to extend its COVID-19 restrictions that mandate masking in public schools and will impose penalties for violating the public order. The announcement comes a day after reports of the omicron variant was likely detected in Austin-Travis County. (Austin Patch)
  5. Crude oil prices have been fluctuating due to concerns over the omicron variant of the coronavirus, causing gas prices to drop, AAA Texas finds. (FOX 7 Austin)

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From my notebook:

  • Pflugerville Education Foundation: “Special thank you to Miller’s Table for the gorgeous centerpiece at our annual holiday party.” (Facebook)
  • Pflugerville, TX Municipal Government: “If you are in need of a COVID-19 vaccine (including boosters, third doses and pediatric vaccines) join us at the Pflugerville Library on Wednesdays from 2-7 p.m. through the end of December.” (Facebook)
  • Pflugerville Parks and Recreation: “Our pfinal Pfestive Pfarmers Market starts in 1 hour, so don’t miss your last opportunity to shop with us this year!” (Facebook)
  • Ruth Barron Elementary: “We have been having so much fun dressing up to enjoy the countdown to the Holiday break! Here we have Ms. Beatriz Valdez, 2nd grade teacher, as a cozy polar bear!” (Facebook)
  • Pflugerville Elementary School PTO: “Don’t forget to mention that you’re supporting PES PTO when you order at the restaurant” (Facebook)

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Your friendly neighborhood journalist,

Meagan Falcon

Meagan covers local news for Patch in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Pflugerville.

About Meagan: I was born and raised in Corpus Christi and spent three years covering breaking news and things to do in South Texas before I moved to the Austin Metro. When I am not reporting the news, I am enjoying a good book, tending to my garden and spending time with my pup. I am a green thumb novice so if y’all have gardening tips, I would love some.

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