Officials warn Austin hospital in jeopardy

State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Congressman Danny K. Davis and others warned Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to Loretto Hospital closing. They pleaded for more funding for the hospital, the community’s largest private employer.

The spiritual stimulus plan

Now is the time to take stock of your life, says Daryl Satcher. Just as it is vital in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic to boost your immune system and get plenty of rest, you also should boost your mind, body and soul, Satcher says.

Fresh produce pop-up this weekend in Austin

This month’s fresh produce pop-up will be held Friday, March 13 (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Saturday, March 14 (from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.); and Sunday, March 15 (from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Be sure to stop by 5051 W. Chicago Ave. to buy your fruits, vegetables and more.

Produce pop-up tonight in Austin

Stop by the Westside Health Authority’s Good Neighbor Campaign meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. March 10 at 5437 W. Division. Forty Acres Fresh Market will be selling fresh produce; cash, credit card and SNAP will be accepted.

Heroin/opioid task force to meet

The West Side Heroin/Opioid Task Force will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. March 6 at Lawndale Christian Health Center, 4750 W. Ogden Ave. State Rep. La Shawn Ford chairs the task force, which will be honoring the memory of those who’ve died from a drug overdose.