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AUSTIN

Exchange program

set up fashion

Austin Economic Development Department to offer international exchange program

The city of Austin Economic Development Department has partnered with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for an international exchange program for fashion designers in Austin and Egypt.

Applications for the program are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 1.

Selected businesses will participate in a year-long business development and cultural exchange to grow within the fashion industry. The first phase of the program is virtual and occurs December through April 2021, featuring an education series on topics ranging from fashion management to entrepreneurship. The second phase is an in-person exchange between Austin and Cairo participants in each city and occurs October 2021 to December 2021.

For eligibility questions and application assistance: atxegypt@austincc.edu. For more information: 512-974-7819; edd@austintexas.gov; austintexas.gov/department/atx-entrepreneurship-program.

SAN MARCOS

Jingle Bell Run

is canceled

The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Foundation’s 2020 Santa’s Jingle Bell Run 5K & Kids K, scheduled for Dec. 12, has been canceled.

Anyone registered for the 2020 event will have their registration moved to 2021.

The board of directors is exploring options to provide an alternative experience for the annual Christmas Festival and will provide updates.

For more information: info@sights-n-sounds.org.

GEORGETOWN

I-35/Williams Drive

project begins

The Texas Department of Transportation held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for the Interstate 35 at Williams Drive project.

The project includes the construction of a new Williams Drive bridge over Interstate 35 to accommodate a diverging diamond intersection, northbound and southbound intersection bypass lanes under the bridge, the extension of the northbound I-35 frontage road and improvements to the southbound I-35 frontage road and the Austin Avenue intersection at Williams Drive.

This $61.7 million project is funded by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and TxDOT.

AUSTIN

Bank program serves

health care workers

Regions Bank has announced that its annual Share the Good program is serving health care workers in Austin who are helping patients and families affected by COVID-19.

Regions team members in Austin delivered box lunches to associates at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center’s Buda and Cedar Park locations to recognize their service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Each year, Share the Good provides an opportunity for Regions Bank associates to offer thanks to people who are supporting their communities.

American-Statesman staff

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