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Past articles by Chris:

Curbside estate planning? South Austin attorney executes wills on the side of the road

A south Austin attorney, stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, started a new venture to help people execute wills from the comfort and safety of their cars. → Read More

With no prom or graduation, parents turn to ‘adopt a senior’ pages to celebrate students

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot on hold, including major milestones for seniors ready to graduate high school this spring. → Read More

Local teacher splits up teaching prize money into H-E-B gift cards for students

A local elementary school teacher, named a semifinalist in H-E-B's Excellence in Education Awards, split up the prize she received into individual gift cards to give out to families of her students. → Read More

‘Teachers have big hearts’: Leander school staff records parody videos to connect with kids

A Leander ISD librarian is tapping into her creativity to write and record parody songs and posting the results to YouTube to foster connection with students while they're learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Photographers snap free ‘Front Portraits’ to capture life during COVID-19 in Austin

Hundreds of families have signed up to have their pictures taken in front of their houses, while Chris Lammert and Keelyn Costello stay safely on the street. → Read More

Austin police officer, infected with COVID-19, shares story of recovery

An officer with the Austin Police Department who was infected with COVID-19 will share his story of recovery Friday. → Read More

Hospitals open food pantries so employees can spend time at home, not the grocery store

A hospital chain with a big presence in Central Texas is providing grocery store staples at a discounted price to employees at pop-up markets so they can spend less time shopping and more time home with their families. → Read More

Austin 8th-grader on autism spectrum 3D-prints solution to medical mask ear strain

Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are running into a problem: Wearing medical masks for 12 or 14 hours straight causes strain on their ears from the loops that secure the masks to their faces. → Read More

‘Mindful Moment’: How Austin kids can access emotional tools online

Butler, AISD's social-emotional learning mindfulness specialist, started posting short videos on Twitter and YouTube he calls his daily "Mindful Moment." They include breathing and awareness exercises to help viewers center themselves and prepare for the day ahead. → Read More

Easter without eggs? Local families shift traditions during pandemic

Easter will look different for families across Central Texas this year. → Read More

Looming park closures ‘disappointing,’ but ‘understandable’ ahead of Easter weekend

All parks in Austin, Travis County and Williamson County will close this weekend to prevent people from gathering for the Easter holiday. → Read More

CapMetro partners with food pantry, produce service to deliver groceries

Capital Metro this week launched a new grocery delivery program for people over 55 and those with compromised immune systems to encourage the at-risk groups to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Distance learning starts Monday in Central Texas’ three biggest school districts

Austin, Round Rock and Leander ISDs all start their distance learning programs in earnest Monday, providing more than 170,000 students in Central Texas opportunities to learn from home while schools are shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

All Together ATX: How the Jeremiah Program is helping single moms during pandemic

For families living in apartments provided by the Jeremiah Program in east Austin, the coronavirus pandemic has made life more difficult. → Read More

All Together ATX: How the Jeremiah Program is helping single moms during pandemic

For families living in apartments provided by the Jeremiah Program in east Austin, the coronavirus pandemic has made life more difficult. → Read More

Therapy dog visits go virtual as hospitals cut back on visitors due to COVID-19

Visits from therapy dogs are moving online as hospitals and other healthcare facilities restrict the number and types of visitors to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. → Read More

Tackling home improvement projects during stay-at-home orders good for hardware stores

Dozens of people posted photos and descriptions of the projects they're working on to KXAN's Facebook page, ranging from car repair to gardening with the kids to installing a home theater system → Read More

Rental platform wants Austinites to rent gyms’ equipment during pandemic

A rental platform that bills itself as "like Airbnb, but for everything" is recruiting local gyms to list exercise equipment that's not being used during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

App lets Austin restaurants sell excess produce, raw ingredients to recoup costs during pandemic

Restaurants in central Texas are facing tough decisions during the new coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Austin company gives away kids books at AISD meal pickup spots

An Austin-based kids book subscription service plans to give away thousands of books to local families during the extended school closures caused by the new coronavirus. → Read More