The Mayor of Austin, much like every other mayor in the country, has had a pretty tough year, but his latest move has citizens livid.
Mayor Steve Adler strongly encouraged Austonians to stay home and avoid gatherings of 10 or more people as COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the only problem is that he did not listen to his own advice and took a vacation to Mexico.
The Mayor even sent a video update from his estate in Mexico and completely failed to mention that he was in another country.
I need to set a clearer example so that my message is unambiguous. I sincerely apologize.
Mayor Steve Adler
Adler along with seven other friends and family boarded a private jet and headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico the day after hosting an outdoor wedding reception with 20 or more people in attendance according to the Austin American Statesmen.
The Mayor has since apologized for taking the trip, saying that he needs to set a clearer example.
It's safe to say that residents of the state capital are still upset despite his apology.
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Willie Nelson is calling on President Joe Biden to make "4/20" — a day many use to celebrate the consumption of marijuana — an official national holiday.
Nelson, in collaboration with his Luck Reunion team, launched a petition to help declare the nine days spanning April 20-29 the official "High Holidays," with the last day of celebration falling on the country music star's birthday.
"We believe that recognition of the 'High Holidays' opens the door to much-needed dialogue supporting the many benefits of cannabis while helping to remove the unjustified stigmas currently surrounding this amazing plant," the team wrote to President Biden.
The petition, which asks supporters to "please puff, puff, and pass this to your friends in Congress for consideration," has a goal of getting 2,500 signatures and it has already received nearly 2,400 as of Tuesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. EST.
On your trip to the all-inclusive retreat, you'll have the option of being as active or relaxed as you please.
If you want to be active, you can attend fitness and yoga classes, a culinary experience, or even gorgeous hiking and boating trips that take you through the resort's natural habitats and offer jaw-dropping views of Lake Austin.
If you're looking to relax your body and mind, the resort offers over 100 massage, body, and skincare treatments and therapies, and you can even kick back and relax at the outdoor Palm Pool, hot tub, and cabanas.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Price: $472.50 a person per all-inclusive night.
Address: 1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd., Austin, TX
Why You Need To Go: This spa resort will help you ease your worried mind through outdoor and wellness activities. You'll feel like you've left the modern world as you nestle in the hill country of Texas.
Residents of Austin and San Antonio have always been just a short one and a half-hour drive away from each other, but a new scenic route might make the trip more of an adventure.
The Great Springs Project set up the plan for a new massive network of hiking trails that aims to connect Austin and San Antonio, as well as four springs including the Barton, Comal, San Marcos and San Antonio Springs.