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Happy Tuesday, neighbors! Your host Meagan Falcon, here. I am back on this Tuesday to give you the tea on the latest edition of the North Austin-Pflugerville Daily.

We are officially five days away from Christmas, which means it’s time to start getting your plans ready for the upcoming holiday. I’ll be sharing more stories on what to know with weather, travel and closures as Christmas approaches.

But first, let’s get you all caught up to start this day off on an informed note. These are the most important things going on today in town.

Find out what’s happening in North Austin-Pflugerville with free, real-time updates from Patch.

First, today’s weather:

Plenty of sunshine. High: 63 Low: 42.

Find out what’s happening in North Austin-Pflugerville with free, real-time updates from Patch.

This week’s forecast:

Seasonal temperatures return Tuesday, but these don’t last long as above normal and dry conditions return by the middle to end of the week. Sorry to say, but Christmas is more likely to be sunny with highs in the upper 70s to near 80. But hey, at least we won’t have mornings in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

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

  1. As Pflugerville ISD faces a staffing and faculty shortage, the district announced Thursday it plans to implement a $15 per hour entry wage for certain workers and a one-time $500 bonus for staff. (North Austin-Pflugerville Patch)
  2. The Austin Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who allegedly raped a teenager in North Austin. (FOX 7 Austin)
  3. A dead bat found in Cedar Park over the weekend has tested positive for the rabies virus, according to city officials. (Austin Patch)
  4. Williamson County confirmed its first case of the omicron variant on Monday.The county said a resident was confirmed positive with the virus after lab results indicated the presence of the variant. Here’s what we know. (Round Rock Patch)
  5. A warrant was issued for a woman suspected of stabbing and killing her mother in Manchaca in early December, according to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. (Austin Patch)

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Your Holiday Guide

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start preparing for your trip back home for the holidays and what’s open and closed on the day.

Looking for things to do? From holiday shows to Christmas light displays, there will be plenty of things to do. Here’s our list of events happening in the metro area for the holidays this season.

From my notebook:

  • Pflugerville Library: “Enjoy a craft at home! Learn to paint a fox in watercolor. Questions? Email Bette at bettem@pflugervilletx.gov.” (Facebook)
  • Fitness Training Casey Nall: “Benchmark on #nevermissamonday? Yes Please! Way to work athletes!!!” (Facebook)
  • Ruth Barron Elementary: “Collaboration This is another great high-yield practice in Mr. Campos’s class of student collaboration. Students were sharing ideas, and talking each-other through the assignment.” (Facebook)
  • Ruth Barron Elementary: “Winter Break is from December 20, 2021 to January 4, 2022. School resumes on January 5, 2022. Enjoy this time with your loved ones!” (Facebook)
  • Pflugerville Parks and Recreation: “The Pflugerville Recreation Center will close at 7 p.m. on December 23 and remain closed until Sunday morning. Happy holidays! For a full list of City holiday closures visit bit.ly/30uRB0X” (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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“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” — Alexander Smith

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