• Round Rock City Council postpones local elections until next May

    Round Rock City Council postpones local elections until next May
    ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — On Thursday, the Round Rock City Council voted to postpone the city’s general and special elections — which were originally scheduled for this May — until May 1, 2021.Council member Hilda Montgomery was the only dissenting vote in the 6-1 vote.In March, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation allowing local elections in the state to be postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Gov. Abbott allows for postponement of local elections amid COVID-19 o
  • Photos: The tragic history of the ‘Glee’ cast

    Photos: The tragic history of the ‘Glee’ cast
    LOS ANGELES (NEXSTAR) — Authorities in Ventura County, California say “Glee” star Naya Rivera is presumed dead after vanishing while boating with her son on Wednesday.Rivera would be the third major star of the popular musical-comedy series to die since the show debuted in 2009.Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the show that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. The 33-year-old appeared in 113 episodes of the series and once dated co-star Mark Salling, who killed himself in
  • What does the COVID-19 swab test feel like?

    What does the COVID-19 swab test feel like?
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Some people may be familiar with the flu test nasal swab, and as more people are getting tested for COVID-19, they are realizing the test involves a deeper, moderately uncomfortable nasal swab.Could this possibly cause people to shy away from getting tested? What does it feel like? Is it painful? These are all questions many have asked as videos continue to surface of people being tested.According to Birmingham-based pathology group, Red Mountain Diagnostics, doct
  • 52,000 Texas businesses cash-in on Paycheck Protection Program loans

    52,000 Texas businesses cash-in on Paycheck Protection Program loans
    AUSTIN (KXAN) – For months, it looked like finding out which businesses received taxpayer dollars in the Paycheck Protection Program would never happen.
    The federal government initially refused to publish names of businesses receiving the loans, designed to help businesses continue paying employees during the pandemic.  This week, the U. S. Treasury Department published some of the names of the businesses that accepted the PPP loans for more than $150,000. The government has not ident
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  • UPDATE: Austin Public Health releases survey in Spanish on city’s response to COVID-19

    UPDATE: Austin Public Health releases survey in Spanish on city’s response to COVID-19
    AUSTIN (KXAN) —On Friday, KXAN received calls from advocates within Austin’s Hispanic community expressing more frustrations over the city’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.Right now, the virus is disproportionately affecting people who identify as Hispanic in Travis County.FULL COVERAGE: The latest coronavirus news in Austin, Texas, the United States and the world
    The city has been working to develop strategies to help slow the spread in these communities.Leaders from
  • Austin Public Health survey for Hispanics on city’s response to COVID-19 launches without Spanish option

    Austin Public Health survey for Hispanics on city’s response to COVID-19 launches without Spanish option
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s Hispanic community is expressing more frustrations over the city’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.Right now, the virus is disproportionately affecting people who identify as Hispanic in Travis County.FULL COVERAGE: The latest coronavirus news in Austin, Texas, the United States and the world
    The city has been working to develop strategies to help slow the spread in these communities.But leaders say the survey the city put out this week to get f
  • PAC-12 moves to conference-only fall schedule

    PAC-12 moves to conference-only fall schedule
    The Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.The announcement came after a meeting of the Pac-12 CEO Group on Friday, a day after the Big Ten opted to eliminate nonconference games for all fall sports.“The health and safety of our student-athletes and all those connected to Pac-12 sports continues to be our No. 1 priority,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. “O
  • News Notes: Potential $2K penalty for not wearing a face mask in Austin, other stories to know

    News Notes: Potential $2K penalty for not wearing a face mask in Austin, other stories to know
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Not wearing a face mask in Austin could soon cost people $2,000.
    The Austin City Council passed the measure Thursday, and the earliest it could go into effect is Tuesday.In a video lasting less than five minutes, Amanda Dugan and Will DuPree discuss these other stories in the latest KXAN Live News Notes:A Hays CISD student said another student inappropriately touched her while on a school trip. The incident was reported as early as January.Be square! A local park is making
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  • Texas working to provide PPE to schools; allocate extra personnel for hospitals in need

    Texas working to provide PPE to schools; allocate extra personnel for hospitals in need
    AUSTIN (Nexstar) — The state is working to provide personal protective equipment to all schools before the first day of classes.
    School districts across the state will have to make in-person teaching an option this year, according to guidelines released earlier this week by the Texas Education Agency.In an exclusive interview with KXAN, the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Chief Nim Kidd explained how PPE will be allocated specifically to schools, while still supplying hospit
  • Texas group makes, donates face shields to schools, hospitals & nursing homes

    Texas group makes, donates face shields to schools, hospitals & nursing homes
    AUSTIN (Nexstar) — The Austin Chinese-American Network has been making face shields since the beginning of the pandemic.
    “For the past three months, we’ve donated 3D-printed face shields, around 2000,” Helen Gu with ACAN explained that students within the group have been 3D-printing and hand-making these face shields. “The other team began to make handmade shields without 3D-printing which got more students involved and they are very ready to help.”Rachel Chen
  • U.S. representatives call for answers amid flawed rollout of nursing home COVID-19 data

    U.S. representatives call for answers amid flawed rollout of nursing home COVID-19 data
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A group of 15 Democratic U.S. Representatives has called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to answer for what they describe as an incomplete, delayed and flawed collection of nursing home COVID-19 data, according to a July 7 letter sent to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.In early June, CMS began releasing weekly batches of data detailing the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and equipment shortages at every nursing home in the country. The information is meant
  • Pediatrician urges families to get children immunized before back-to-school

    Pediatrician urges families to get children immunized before back-to-school
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas plans to welcome students back to school, in-person, in the fall. But some pediatricians fear too few children have received routine immunizations.Dr. Donald Murphey, a pediatrician at Dell Children’s Medical Center, said demand hasn’t really increased since the Centers for Disease Control reported a 2.5 million decline in non-influenza child vaccine orders from January to April. Austin’s top doctor: expect schools to have COVID-19 clusters when they
  • Austin man, 16-year-old boy are the latest arrests from Texas State Capitol protests

    Austin man, 16-year-old boy are the latest arrests from Texas State Capitol protests
    AUSTIN (KXAN) – A man and a teenage boy were arrested in connection with rioting and vandalism during Austin’s May protests, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.Special agents arrested 56-year-old Joe Paul Mitchell, of Austin, on July 3 on charges of rioting, resisting arrest and evading arrest, the department said. RELATED: Austin man arrested, accused of vandalism at Texas Capitol during protestsA social media video allegedly shows Mitchell kicking a DPS patrol car during a
  • Vanessa Guillen murder raises questions about how female service members are treated

    Vanessa Guillen murder raises questions about how female service members are treated
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy says he is ordering a full independent investigation into the murder of 22-year-old Spc. Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood in Texas.Domingo Garcia with the League of United Latin American Citizens said that before her death, Guillen filed a sexual harassment charge against her alleged killer but was ignored.Garcia, however, said Guillen is not alone.“We now have thousands of women who have come forward and said, ‘I was r
  • Can pregnant women with COVID-19 spread it to their fetuses?

    Can pregnant women with COVID-19 spread it to their fetuses?
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new study from researchers in Italy suggests that a pregnant woman infected with the coronavirus might be able to spread it to her fetus. At the beginning of the pandemic, many doctors questioned whether or not a COVID-19 infection could occur in the womb.  What’s the impact of COVID-19 on your pregnancy?The small study followed expectant mothers at three hospitals during the height of the outbreak. Researchers 
  • Austin City Council to hear 2020-21 budget plans on Monday — here’s how to watch

    Austin City Council to hear 2020-21 budget plans on Monday — here’s how to watch
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk is scheduled to present the 2020-21 fiscal year budget to Austin City Council on Monday.
    Both the public and city council will have the chance to give feedback before the budget is adopted, the city says. The council will also be able to make amendments before the scheduled adoption date on August 12.Here’s what the budget schedule looks like:
    July 13: Proposed Budget Presentation to CouncilJuly 23: Public Input SessionJuly
  • On-site, same-day COVID-19 testing coming to Texas nursing homes, assisted living facilities

    On-site, same-day COVID-19 testing coming to Texas nursing homes, assisted living facilities
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The state of Texas is partnering with Omnicare, a CVS Health company, to bring COVID-19 testing to staff and residents of Texas nursing homes and assisted living facilities.FULL COVERAGE: The latest coronavirus news in Austin, Texas, the United States and the world
    Gov. Greg Abbott announced the partnership on Friday, saying that the testing — which will be on-site and provide same-day results — will help protect vulnerable Texans from the disease caused by coro
  • Gov. Greg Abbott extends COVID-19 disaster declaration in Texas

    Gov. Greg Abbott extends COVID-19 disaster declaration in Texas
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott extended the state’s disaster declaration due to COVID-19 on Friday.The latest proclamation extended the current disaster declaration he put into action March 13 and that was extended for the months of April, May and June. It applies to all Texas counties to make state resources available to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.“Extending this Disaster Declaration helps ensure that Texas has the resources and flexibility needed to e
  • RRISD employees receive ‘cold’ survey, express concerns in perceived ultimatum

    RRISD employees receive ‘cold’ survey, express concerns in perceived ultimatum
    ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Teachers and staff in the Round Rock Independent School District expressed hurt feelings and disappointment in their administration after receiving what they called a “cold” survey Thursday afternoon.The survey, which the superintendent later clarified was meant for planning purposes and was not intended to sound like an ultimatum, offered four choices:I intend to request an accomodation because I have a medically diagnosed health condition that puts
  • Former team physician for USA Cycling offers easy tips to keep kids hydrated

    Former team physician for USA Cycling offers easy tips to keep kids hydrated
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Record breaking heat in Central Texas means the constant need to stay hydrated, especially children.Dehydration can lead to dangerous problems such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Getting kids to stay hydrated may be more of a challenge, said Dr. Kenneth Adams.
    Dr. Adams is the former team physician for the USA Cycling team from 2006-2010, and a dad.Having years of experience keeping athletes hydrated, Dr. Adams offers parents easy tips to keep kids hydrated this summer
  • Silver Alert issued for San Marcos man with cognitive impairment

    Silver Alert issued for San Marcos man with cognitive impairment
    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Hays County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for a San Marcos man diagnosed with a cognitive impairment.Jerry Dale Stevens, 67, was last seen at the 1200 block of Morningwood Drive in San Marcos riding a black 2008 Harley Davidson soft tail deluxe.Stevens is described as a white man with gray hair, hazel eyes, 6’1″ and 252 pounds. He was seen wearing blue jeans, black leather boots and a black helmet with skulls.Law enforcement officia
  • Silver Alert discontinued for San Marcos man with cognitive impairment

    Silver Alert discontinued for San Marcos man with cognitive impairment
    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A Silver Alert for a San Marcos man with a cognitive impairment issued Friday morning has now been discontinued.An update from the Texas Department of Public Safety sent around 2:15 p.m. terminated the alert for a 67-year-old white man who was last seen Thursday afternoon.
    The alert was originally issued by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office earlier on Friday.He was last seen at the 1300 block of Morningwood Drive in San Marcos riding a black 2008 Harley Davi
  • Texas Tribune sits down with Royce West, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, ahead of Texas’ runoff election

    Texas Tribune sits down with Royce West, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, ahead of Texas’ runoff election
    (Texas Tribune) — Join The Texas Tribune at 12 p.m. Friday for an interview with state Sen. Royce West, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, conducted by the Tribune’s senior political reporter, Patrick Svitek.West, of Dallas, has represented Senate District 23 since 1993. In the 86th legislative session, he served as vice chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and sat on the Education, Finance and Transportation committees. He announced his candidacy for
  • LIVE: Texas Tribune sits down with Royce West, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, ahead of Texas’ runoff election

    LIVE: Texas Tribune sits down with Royce West, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, ahead of Texas’ runoff election
    (Texas Tribune) — Join The Texas Tribune at noon Central time July 10 for an interview with state Sen. Royce West, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, conducted by the Tribune’s senior political reporter, Patrick Svitek.West, of Dallas, has represented Senate District 23 since 1993. In the 86th legislative session, he served as vice chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and sat on the Education, Finance and Transportation committees. He announced his candida
  • 275 complaints of police misconduct from Austin protests move forward to Internal Affairs review

    275 complaints of police misconduct from Austin protests move forward to Internal Affairs review
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin is asking the Internal Affairs division to formally investigate 275 complaints of police officer misconduct during the Austin protests of late May.There was overlap in these complaints, so it does not mean Internal Affairs will need to launch 275 separate investigations. A spokesperson for the city says it is still working to determine exactly how many investigations will result from these complaints.Justin Howell (Courtesy: Howell family)Seven claims rel
  • Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt

    Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt
    NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West says he is no longer a Trump supporter. The rapper, who once praised President Donald Trump and said the two share “dragon energy,” tells Forbes that he is “taking the red hat off” — a reference to Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” cap.In a story published Wednesday, West also insisted that his weekend announcement that he’s running for President was not a stunt to drum up interest in an up
  • Man in stolen SUV arrested after crashing into woman in stolen car, police say

    Man in stolen SUV arrested after crashing into woman in stolen car, police say
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Police in Oregon caught a break Sunday morning when a man accused of stealing an SUV crashed into a separate, unrelated stolen car after a brief chase.It didn’t take long for officers responding to a call of a stolen Toyota Land Cruiser driving through the downtown area of Newberg, home to nearly 24,000 people, to spot the vehicle. 
    When the suspect realized he’d been identified, police say he tried to elude them but eventually crashed the Land Crui
  • Second stimulus check: Group of economists suggests ongoing payments

    Second stimulus check: Group of economists suggests ongoing payments
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — More than 150 of the country’s top economists are calling on the government to provide ongoing stimulus checks as the United States continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.In an open letter published by the Economic Security Project, the 156 economists also asked for increased unemployment benefits and money for state and local governments.The letter argues regular checks to individuals could help boost economic activity and provide stability for str
  • Newsfeed Now: Interview with President Trump; Good Samaritan pulls driver from fiery crash

    Newsfeed Now: Interview with President Trump; Good Samaritan pulls driver from fiery crash
    Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you’ll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends.(KARK/NEXSTAR) – President Trump defended a tweet Monday that criticized NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag and accused African American race car driver Bubba Wallace, without evidence, of participating in a “hoax” after a rope
  • Pathologist found blood clots in ‘almost every organ’ during autopsies on COVID-19 patients

    Pathologist found blood clots in ‘almost every organ’ during autopsies on COVID-19 patients
    Autopsies on coronavirus victims are helping doctors understand how the disease affects the body, and a pathologist says one of the most remarkable findings involves blood clots.Dr. Amy Rapkiewicz, the chairman of the Department of Pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center, published her study at the end of June in The Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine.Doctors had found clotting in major blood vessels in the early days of the pandemic, but autopsies found the clotting extended into the tiny vessel
  • Watershed Department begins weekly blue-green algae testing in Lady Bird Lake

    Watershed Department begins weekly blue-green algae testing in Lady Bird Lake
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Watershed Protection Department has started to monitor Lady Bird Lake for toxic blue-green algae on a weekly basis as temperatures soar to triple digits in the area.The department says it hasn’t seen any blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, blooms yet, but they will keep an eye on four spots around Lady Bird Lake to make sure it’s safe for people and pets to enjoy during the summer.Staff collected samples Thursday from Red Bud Isle, Vic Mathias Shores
  • Harmful algae detected around Red Bud Isle, city warns dog owners about risks

    Harmful algae detected around Red Bud Isle, city warns dog owners about risks
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Watershed Protection Department has started to monitor Lady Bird Lake for toxic blue-green algae on a weekly basis as temperatures soar to triple digits in the area.Last year, when harmful algae called cyanobacteria produced toxins and created algae blooms, they city said at least five dogs died after swimming in that water. No relief in sight yet from toxic algae bloomStaff collected samples Thursday from Red Bud Isle, Vic Mathias Shores and Festival Beach.Brent
  • 1 taken to hospital after vehicle, pedestrian collision on Stassney Lane in south Austin

    1 taken to hospital after vehicle, pedestrian collision on Stassney Lane in south Austin
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police is responding to a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian Friday morning in the 700 block of East Stassney Lane in south Austin.APD tweeted about the collision and said one person is being taken to the hospital. Eastbound Stassney Lane is closed between the Interstate 35 frontage road and Mira Drive.APD asks drivers to avoid the area and take an alternate route.
    APD is on scene of an auto-pedestrian crash in the 700 block of E. Stassney Ln. 1 person has
  • 10-year-old celebrates birthday with Austin police officers during pandemic

    10-year-old celebrates birthday with Austin police officers during pandemic
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Birthdays during the COVID-19 pandemic look much different these days.Some celebrate online with friends, but for one Central Texas 10-year-old, she celebrated her birthday with police.“So this is our third birthday in quarantine without friends. It has been hard,” said Faith Rivera, who’s daughter just turned 10.FULL COVERAGE: The latest coronavirus news in Austin, Texas, the United States and the world
    Rivera wanted to do something different for her daug
  • LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive raising money, fan donations Friday

    LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive raising money, fan donations Friday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the 30th annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive, and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, you can drop off a fan or monetary donation at four Honda dealerships across the area to help people stay cool in the sweltering Texas heat.With social distancing guidelines in effect, people donating should put fans in the trunk or back of their vehicle and let volunteers get the fans from there.We have volunteers at the following locations:First Texas Honda – 3400 St
  • LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $160K, 659 fans Friday

    LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $160K, 659 fans Friday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the 30th annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive, and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, you can drop off a fan or monetary donation at four Honda dealerships across the area to help people stay cool in the sweltering Texas heat. Donate to the Summer Fan DriveWith social distancing guidelines in effect, people donating should put fans in the trunk or back of their vehicle and let volunteers get the fans from there.We have volunteers at the following locations:Fi
  • LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $133K, 470 fans Friday

    LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $133K, 470 fans Friday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the 30th annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive, and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, you can drop off a fan or monetary donation at four Honda dealerships across the area to help people stay cool in the sweltering Texas heat. Donate to the Summer Fan DriveWith social distancing guidelines in effect, people donating should put fans in the trunk or back of their vehicle and let volunteers get the fans from there.We have volunteers at the following locations:Fi
  • LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $125K, 400 fans Friday

    LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $125K, 400 fans Friday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the 30th annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive, and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, you can drop off a fan or monetary donation at four Honda dealerships across the area to help people stay cool in the sweltering Texas heat. Donate to the Summer Fan DriveWith social distancing guidelines in effect, people donating should put fans in the trunk or back of their vehicle and let volunteers get the fans from there.We have volunteers at the following locations:Fi
  • LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $100K, 330 fans Friday

    LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised over $100K, 330 fans Friday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the 30th annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive, and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, you can drop off a fan or monetary donation at four Honda dealerships across the area to help people stay cool in the sweltering Texas heat. Donate to the Summer Fan DriveWith social distancing guidelines in effect, people donating should put fans in the trunk or back of their vehicle and let volunteers get the fans from there.We have volunteers at the following locations:Fi
  • LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised $177K, 947 fans Friday

    LIVE BLOG: Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive has raised  $177K, 947 fans Friday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s the 30th annual Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive, and from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, you can drop off a fan or monetary donation at four Honda dealerships across the area to help people stay cool in the sweltering Texas heat. Donate to the Summer Fan DriveWith social distancing guidelines in effect, people donating should put fans in the trunk or back of their vehicle and let volunteers get the fans from there.We have volunteers at the following locations:Fi
  • Travis County has record-breaking early voting turnout for primary runoff election

    Travis County has record-breaking early voting turnout for primary runoff election
    TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Despite the efforts being made to ensure everyone’s safety at Travis County polling locations, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said 15 Election Day workers have quit, including two election judges.“We had some folks call in and say, ‘I don’t think I can do it,’ and we’re sympathetic,” DeBeauvoir said.
    This comes at a time when DeBeauvoir said they’re experiencing record-breaking early voting turnout for a pri
  • 15 election workers quit ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election

    15 election workers quit ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election
    TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Despite the efforts being made to ensure everyone’s safety at Travis County polling locations, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said 15 Election Day workers have quit, including two election judges.“We had some folks call in and say, ‘I don’t think I can do it,’ and we’re sympathetic,” DeBeauvoir said.
    This comes at a time when DeBeauvoir said they’re experiencing record-breaking early voting turnout for a pri
  • Pedestrian hit, killed on Interstate 35 Friday morning; southbound lanes closed

    Pedestrian hit, killed on Interstate 35 Friday morning; southbound lanes closed
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 in north Austin Friday morning after a person was killed after being hit by a vehicle.
    The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. close to Walnut Creek between Braker and Yager Lanes. Police do not know if the person who died was crossing the freeway when the crash happened.
    Police say the driver did stay at the scene.
    APD tells KXAN southbound drivers are being diverted off the highway at the Braker Lane exit.
    Avoid th
  • Austin shutdown isn’t needed yet but more caution about COVID-19 is, health leaders say

    Austin shutdown isn’t needed yet but more caution about COVID-19 is, health leaders say
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — At Thursday’s special called Austin City Council meeting, local health leaders said the data doesn’t indicate Austin needs to issue a shutdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus yet.
    They did express serious concern about Austin’s healthcare system being overwhelmed by the virus in the near future, however.“Austin should do more to slow the spread”The conversation about a potential 35-day shutdown in Austin came after both a spike in l
  • Austin does not need to shut down yet, health leaders say

    Austin does not need to shut down yet, health leaders say
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — At Thursday’s special called Austin City Council meeting, local health leaders said the data doesn’t indicate Austin needs to issue a shutdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus yet.
    They did express serious concern about Austin’s healthcare system being overwhelmed by the virus in the near future, however.“Austin should do more to slow the spread”The conversation about a potential 35-day shutdown in Austin came after both a spike in l
  • Parents consider creative ways to keep their kid’s schooling on track from home

    Parents consider creative ways to keep their kid’s schooling on track from home
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the school year draws closer, parents are having to make tough decisions for their children. For some, that means getting creative with their approach to learning.Take Jillian Kelble, for example.
    Her five-year-old son, Rhys, was happy to graduate from Pre-K. But the thought of attending in-person kindergarten at his AISD school was daunting.“I think socialization is huge for this age range,” Kelble said. “But I just don’t want to send him in-pers
  • Del Valle ISD approves land usage for Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ to be built

    Del Valle ISD approves land usage for Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ to be built
    DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — On Thursday, the Del Valle Independent School District approved an incentive agreement with Tesla, which would allow the car maker to build a 4-5 million square-foot electric vehicle manufacturing facility on district land. Tesla submits application with Del Valle ISD for ‘Gigafactory,’ $68M in tax incentives proposedTesla, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, is looking to build a Gigafactory at the intersection of State Highway 130 and Harold Green Road o
  • Hutto City Hall reduces staffing into August to protect against coronavirus

    Hutto City Hall reduces staffing into August to protect against coronavirus
    HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) – Hutto City Hall says its reducing staffing well into August to help stop the spread of COVID-19, according to a press release.Reduced staffing went into effect Tuesday, the city says, and will last until August 28. However, that date could change.As a result of COVID-19, some city services have been cut back as well.
    FULL COVERAGE: The latest coronavirus news in Austin, Texas, the United States and the world
    The Hutto Public Library is closed to the public, but curbsi
  • Former Cedar Park police chief involved in Greg Kelley wrongful conviction lawsuit will take over Burnet PD

    Former Cedar Park police chief involved in Greg Kelley wrongful conviction lawsuit will take over Burnet PD
    BURNET, Texas (KXAN) — Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix is set to take over the city of Burnet’s police department.Mannix retired from Cedar Park in February after seven years as chief.His retirement followed the exoneration of Greg Kelley — who was wrongfully convicted of assaulting a child in 2014. FULLY EXONERATED: Greg Kelley exonerated in Williamson Co. hearingAt the time, Mannix said he took steps to address criticism surrounding the handling of that case.
    Accor
  • Austin’s ‘high-injury’ roadways set to receive makeovers

    Austin’s ‘high-injury’ roadways set to receive makeovers
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Transportation Department plans on making improvements to the city’s high-crash roadways.In a release sent Tuesday, the department said it analyzed crash data from the last five years and identified 13 roadway sections in the city to be “high-injury.”According to Austin Transportation, 350 people were seriously injured or killed in the last five years along those roadway sections.
    Parts of Lamar Boulevard, Burnet Road, Parmer Lane and Pleasant V

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