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Health officials: Zika virus case confirmed in Travis County

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Health officials say a travel-related case of Zika virus has been confirmed in Travis County.

A statement from the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department Thursday says that an Austin man younger than 50 contracted the virus while travelling to Colombia, and is the county's first positive case.

A pair of painters apply stain to an overhead surface at Aqua Brew, the brewery and beer garden going up on South LBJ. Owner Carlos Rosso says the building could be finished by March 1, but added, “it has nothing to do with dates, it has to do with when we’re ready.” DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY ANITA MILLER

 

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5 Mile Dam Park site of tree plantings

Anita Miller - Managing Editor

Today is a big day for Five Mile Dam Park.

Heavily damaged by the floods in May and October, the park is getting a solid footing on the road to recovery thanks to TreeFolks and AmeriCorps, who will plant seedlings that are hoped to one day replace the mature trees that were lost to the rushing water.

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