🌱 Ten Receives ‘KVUE 5 Who Care’ Awards + New Moody Center Now Open

Good day, people of Austin! It’s me again, Gabriela Couvillion, your host from the Austin Daily.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Low clouds breaking and windy. High: 89 Low: 68.

Here are today’s top stories in Austin:

  1. Ten people were honored recently at the 34th Annual KVUE 5 Who Care Awards. The awards were presented by KVUE, “along with partners ABC Home and Commercial Services and Henna Chevrolet.” Winners from different professions, ages and backgrounds were recognized for serving their communities by giving “their time and talents to help others”. For videos with details on each of the winners, please visit: (KVUE.com)
  2. “The Austin Humane Society and the Austin Animal Center“, as well as “Texas A&M and the Texas Department of State Health Services” are conducting “a study on the coronavirus in cats”. The study is funded by “a $65,000 grant approved” on Thursday, April 21 by the Austin City Council and aims “to determine whether there are circulating or mutating coronaviruses among animals that could potentially pose a risk to the man”. For more information visit: (AustinTexas.gov)
  3. The new Moody Center, which is now open in downtown Austin, “made its public debut on Wednesday, April 20 with the first of two John Mayer concerts.” The “15,000-seat arena…replacing the city’s 42-year-old Frank C. Erwin Jr Center” cost $375 million and the “facilities include 44 suites, nearly 2,000 club seats , three premium clubs, 57 boxes and a super VIP club, the Salon Impérial Moët & Chandon.” The venue “named in honor of a $130 million grant from the Texas-based charity, the Moody Foundation…promises to provide a ‘world-class venue for the best concerts and touring shows’ in the so-called live music capital of the world.” For more details, please visit: (IQ Magazine)
  4. Summer is here before you know it, and if you’re looking for summer employment, temporary lifeguard positions are available at Austin Parks and Recreation. “Lifeguards can now earn up to $1,250 in bonuses and summer camp staff can earn up to $750 in bonuses.” Pay “starts at $15/hour for entry-level positions” and is higher for those with experience. Additionally, staff positions include “paid sick leave, a free bus pass and flexible hours.” For more information and to apply, go to AustinTexas.gov/SummerJobs and visit: (AustinTexas.gov)

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Today in Austin:

From my notebook:

  • Join us at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening with Julia Sweig, NYT bestselling author of Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight and podcaster. Award-winning filmmaker Lynn Novick will host this conversation about Ms. Johnson’s life and legacy. RSVP or learn more at https://bit.ly/SweigatLBJ.” (Facebook)
  • “Sign up to our LBJ Library e-newsletter for the latest news on all things happening at the library at https://conta.cc/3vAoJ2W.” (Facebook)
  • “We love this beautiful new mural next to the Line Hotel in downtown Austin!” To see on: (Facebook)
  • “The Life Sciences Library will be closed until Friday, April 22 for an official UT event. My apologies for any inconvenience caused.” (Facebook)

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All right, all is well for today. See you tomorrow for another update!

Gabriela Couvillion

About me: I am a working mother of two adult sons and a lifelong resident of San Antonio. I received a BA in Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and in my free time I immerse myself in creative writing. Thanks for reading Patch, and please let us know if you have any news and events that our readers might enjoy!