• Kyle police investigate death at CVS Pharmacy

    Kyle police investigate death at CVS Pharmacy
    KYLE (KXAN) — Kyle police are investigating a death at a CVS on Wednesday.
    Police said an officer found a body on the premises of the pharmacy located at the intersection of Center Street and Interstate 35.
    No other information was released.
  • 'What's next?' Upcoming meetings in Del Valle ISD will detail plan to keep students safe

    'What's next?' Upcoming meetings in Del Valle ISD will detail plan to keep students safe
    DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — Starting Wednesday, Del Valle ISD staff will meet with parents to discuss the future of safety and security at the district following an incident last week where a student showed a BB gun during lunch.
    Here are the meeting dates and times:9th-grade parents: Oct. 27, 6 p.m.10th-grade parents: Oct. 28, 6 p.m.11th-grade parents: Nov. 1, 6 p.m.12th-grade parents: Nov. 2, 6 p.m.District staff said the meetings will address safety plans. In response to last week's incid
  • Williamson County paramedics working overtime, hoping academy can help cover shortages

    Williamson County paramedics working overtime, hoping academy can help cover shortages
    WILLIAMSON COUNTY (KXAN) — Williamson County is hoping to fill some much-needed positions as they face a shortage of paramedics."We have definitely seen the impact of the pandemic and the stress that it has added to our caregivers and our paramedics," said Mike Knipstein, director of Williamson County EMS. "We are seeing the effects of that when we are trying to recruit and also retain folks."Currently, there are nine paramedic openings in the department. It might not sound like many,
  • 6,500 Austin Energy customers without power as strong storms pummel area

    6,500 Austin Energy customers without power as strong storms pummel area
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thunderstorms packing heavy rain, lightning and strong winds knocked out power to around 6,500 Austin Energy customers Wednesday morning.A band of thunderstorms hit around 5 a.m., prompting a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all Central Texas counties in the KXAN viewing area. The storms are moving quickly through the area and should be out by 7 a.m., presumably allowing crews to get out and fix issues safely.The largest outage is in northwest Austin, according to Austin Energ
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  • APD investigating second deadly shooting in less than 8 hours

    APD investigating second deadly shooting in less than 8 hours
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin police launched an investigation into a deadly shooting at a north Austin motel early Wednesday.
    It happened at the Austin Motor Inn off I-35 near Braker Lane.Someone called police around 2:07 a.m. saying they heard gunshots. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot in a hotel room.
    Austin-Travis County EMS workers attempted to save his life, but he died at the scene. Officers were told the suspect ran off after the shooting and they do not have anyone in
  • Weather alert: line of strong storms blowing through Central Texas

    Weather alert: line of strong storms blowing through Central Texas
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The cold front associated with a powerful storm system is expected to bring a line of fast-moving thunderstorms across Central Texas.
    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for highlighted counties until 8 A.M.Storms are most likely in the Hill Country between 1-5 a.m., the Austin Metro area between 4-7 a.m., and counties east of I-35 from 6-9 a.m.Future weather model showing what the radar may look like at 4 a.m. WednesdayFuture weather model showing what the radar may l
  • Rain clears, cooler temps and gusty winds left behind

    Rain clears, cooler temps and gusty winds left behind
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A line of strong storms moved through Central Texas early Wednesday morning bringing heavy downpours, frequent lightning and strong winds.
    Wind gusts topped 45-55 MPH along the leading edge of the storms as frequent lightning lit up the sky over Central Texas.As the rain comes to an end, sunshine and lower humidity quickly fills in for the remainder of the day. The cool, dry air will be ushered in by strong gusty winds of 30-40 miles per hour.
    Wind Advisory in effect 11AM t
  • LIVE BLOG: Strong storms moving out of Austin and into eastern counties

    LIVE BLOG: Strong storms moving out of Austin and into eastern counties
    CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — As severe weather moves into the Central Texas area, KXAN's First Warning Weather Team is tracking storms.
    A cold front is expected to bring a line of fast-moving thunderstorms that may be strong to severe overnight. Storms are expected to arrive in the Hill Country between 1 and 5 a.m., the Austin metro area between 4 and 7 a.m. and counties east of Interstate 35 from 6 and 9 a.m.
    5:30 AM - The leading edge of the strongest storms has pushed through most of the Aust
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  • LIVE BLOG: Severe Thunderstorm Watch now includes City of Austin

    LIVE BLOG: Severe Thunderstorm Watch now includes City of Austin
    CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — As severe weather moves into the Central Texas area, KXAN's First Warning Weather Team is tracking storms.
    A cold front is expected to bring a line of fast-moving thunderstorms that may be strong to severe overnight. Storms are expected to arrive in the Hill Country between 1 and 5 a.m., the Austin metro area between 4 and 7 a.m. and counties east of Interstate 35 from 6 and 9 a.m.
    3:00 AM - A line of non-severe storms is moving into the Hill Country. As the line of
  • LIVE BLOG: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for portions of Central Texas

    LIVE BLOG: Severe thunderstorm watch issued for portions of Central Texas
    CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — As severe weather moves into the Central Texas area, KXAN's First Warning Weather Team is tracking storms.
    A cold front is expected to bring a line of fast-moving thunderstorms that may be strong to severe overnight. Storms are expected to arrive in the Hill Country between 1 and 5 a.m., the Austin metro area between 4 and 7 a.m. and counties east of Interstate 35 from 6 and 9 a.m.
    3:00 AM - A line of non-severe storms is moving into the Hill Country. As the line of
  • LIVE BLOG: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Blanco and Hays counties

    LIVE BLOG: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Blanco and Hays counties
    CENTRAL TEXAS (KXAN) — As severe weather moves into the Central Texas area, KXAN's First Warning Weather Team is tracking storms.
    A cold front is expected to bring a line of fast-moving thunderstorms that may be strong to severe overnight. Storms are expected to arrive in the Hill Country between 1 and 5 a.m., the Austin metro area between 4 and 7 a.m. and counties east of Interstate 35 from 6 and 9 a.m.
    5:00 AM - A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for portions of Hays and Blanc
  • Braves hit Astros early, dropping Houston to 1-0 World Series deficit

    Braves hit Astros early, dropping Houston to 1-0 World Series deficit
    HOUSTON (AP) — A healthy swing by Jorge Soler powered the Atlanta Braves to a smashing start in the World Series.Making his first start since testing positive for COVID-19, Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Braves, despite the loss of pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg, hushed the Houston Astros 6-2 Tuesday night in Game 1.Boosted by a strong bullpen effort, a two-run homer by Adam Duvall and a late sacrifice fly from Freddie Freeman, the Bra
  • Anti-Semitic banners hung on central Austin overpass for the second time

    Anti-Semitic banners hung on central Austin overpass for the second time
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Days after an anti-Semitic banner was seen hanging over a bridge in central Austin, another hate message was seen in the same spot. Shalom Austin warns the group could continue holding demonstrations over the next few days.Shalom Austin: Anti-Semitic banner seen hanging over bridge on MoPac ‘upsetting and unsettling’Residents and drivers in the area of Far West Boulevard and MoPac Expressway reported handwritten banners hanging on the Far West overpass advertisi
  • Austin police investigating homicide in northwest Austin

    Austin police investigating homicide in northwest Austin
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department says it is investigating a homicide in northwest Austin Tuesday night.
    It happened near 11001 Spicewood Parkway. That's near Topridge Drive. Officers are expected to give an update some time Tuesday night.This is a developing story, check back with KXAN for updates.
  • Financial aid refunds delayed for some Austin Community College students — when it should be fixed

    Financial aid refunds delayed for some Austin Community College students — when it should be fixed
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A group of students at Austin Community College is waiting for thousands of dollars in financial aid they've been approved for.KXAN found out about the funding delay after a student wrote to us with their concerns and found out it's due to the college's implementation of a new system that manages their day-to-day business activities. Austin Community College students participate in Tesla-sponsored robotics programThe college said $131,800 in financial aid refunds was suppos
  • Climate change making Texas allergies worse faster than anywhere in U.S.

    Climate change making Texas allergies worse faster than anywhere in U.S.
    TEXAS (KXAN) — A new study shows warmer temperatures and higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are leading to longer, more intense allergy seasons — and Texans are baring the brunt of it.The culprit is a mixture of rising carbon dioxide levels as humans burn fossil fuels and the warmer temperatures that result, leading to fewer freezes and longer growing seasons.NOAA has the ability to analyze ancient air bubbles trapped in ice cores, giving us a CO2 record that spans the last 800
  • Police search for suspects after stabbing near downtown Austin club

    Police search for suspects after stabbing near downtown Austin club
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding two men involved in a stabbing that injured two others in downtown Austin earlier this week.
    APD said the stabbing took place around 2 a.m. Sunday near Mala Vida nightclub, located at 708 East 6th Street.Man wanted after fight at east Austin home leads to deadly shootingOfficers found two victims once they arrived in the area. Both of them were taken to the hospital, and one had life-threatening injurie
  • Texas Ag commissioner recovering after heart surgery in Fort Worth

    Texas Ag commissioner recovering after heart surgery in Fort Worth
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is in a Fort Worth hospital after undergoing a heart procedure Tuesday, according to a Texas Agriculture statement.The statement says cardiologists at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital eliminated a blockage in his heart. After surgery, Miller recorded his "Daily Market Roundup," which airs on radio stations across the state, from his hospital room. Texas lawmakers push John Lewis Voting Rights bill as it stalls in US SenateMill
  • Stratus attempts to sell W Austin hotel to Ryman for second time

    Stratus attempts to sell W Austin hotel to Ryman for second time
    AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — The sale of the W Austin hotel — which includes the music venue where the famous Austin City Limits Live series is taped — is back on after being off the table for nearly two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Austin-based Stratus Properties Inc. announced Oct. 26 it has agreed to move forward with the sale of the W and ACL Live at the Moody Theater, which make up what is known in commercial real estate circles as Block 21 in downtown Aust
  • Georgetown voters to decide on $381M bond, future innovation center part of proposal

    Georgetown voters to decide on $381M bond, future innovation center part of proposal
    GEORGETOWN, TEXAS (KXAN) — Georgetown Independent School District voters will decide this November whether to approve a $381 million bond package.
    The bond is the largest the district has issued yet. In 2018, voters approved a $150.5 million bond package and a $160.6 million bond in 2015. The 2021 bond also follows a 3-year cycle.KXAN: Your local election headquartersA big part of the bond not only addresses growth in the district but also innovation for students.
    "I tell my students all t
  • You can design the Texas Longhorns' new basketball court — here's how

    You can design the Texas Longhorns' new basketball court — here's how
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas is calling on creative minds to design its new basketball court at the soon-to-be-opened Moody Center. Fans can create their own Longhorns-themed court for consideration until Monday, Nov. 1.Along with having the distinction as the Longhorns' official court designer, the winner will receive two tickets to the men's and women's home openers at the Moody Center in 2022. The winner will be announced at this year's home opener on Nov. 9. George Strait, W
  • How will Austin vaccinate young children when the Pfizer shot is ready?

    How will Austin vaccinate young children when the Pfizer shot is ready?
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Public Health shared its plan for vaccinating young children against COVID-19 Tuesday.APH Interim Director Adrienne Stirrup says as soon as Pfizer's vaccine for children ages five to 11 is granted Emergency Use Authorization and the lower doses of the vaccine are doled out, local leaders will be ready to administer them. APH officials believe that will be sometime next week.Stirrup says APH will administer vaccines to young children at the Old Sims Elementary School,
  • 'They're living in the past': Bastrop Halloween display of hanging figure sparks controversy

    'They're living in the past': Bastrop Halloween display of hanging figure sparks controversy
    BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — What's being called a Halloween display in Bastrop sparks some controversy.KXAN heard at least four separate complaints from people who say what it represents is racially insensitive.The display near a Bastrop ISD school is a scarecrow, human-looking figure with a black bag over what appears to be a head hanging from a vehicle in front of a business.Michelle Anderson and her friend confronted the business owner, Chris Sievert.
    "I was appalled," Anderson said. "We we
  • Video shows Tom Hanks 'crashing' couple's wedding in Santa Monica

    Video shows Tom Hanks 'crashing' couple's wedding in Santa Monica
    (KTLA) -- Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks made a surprise appearance at a couple's wedding in Santa Monica, California, last week.Tashia and Diciembre Farries were posing for their wedding photos on the beach on Oct. 22 when the star walked up to them and greeted the wedding party."It's Woody from 'Toy Story'!" one person is heard saying in a video of the encounter.Video showed the actor posing with the couple and chatting with the excited family. Peter Scolari, co-star of sitcom ‘Bosom Budd
  • How much more will Thanksgiving dinner cost you this year?

    How much more will Thanksgiving dinner cost you this year?
    (WJW) – The price of your Thanksgiving feast is predicted to be more expensive this year.According to CBS News, who spoke with the American Farm Bureau Federation, prices will be higher on just about everything because of inflation."When you go to the grocery store and it feels more expensive, that's because it is," said Veronica Nigh, senior economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. Oh, Christmas tree? Shortages expected nationwide due to droughtsAccording to the Farm Bureau, the
  • Weather alert: line of strong storms approaching Central Texas early morning

    Weather alert: line of strong storms approaching Central Texas early morning
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The cold front associated with a powerful storm system is expected to bring a line of fast-moving thunderstorms across Central Texas.
    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Mason and Saba Saba counties in the Hill Country until 3 a.m. This watch means the ingredients are in place for severe storms to form -- though none are in the area quite yet. The watch area may be expanded overnight to include more of the viewing area.Storms are most likely in the Hill Country bet
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect in Hill Country

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect in Hill Country
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The cold front associated with a powerful storm system is expected to bring a line of fast-moving thunderstorms that may be strong to severe overnight to nearly all of Central Texas.
    A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Mason and Saba Saba counties in the Hill Country until 3 a.m. This watch means the ingredients are in place for severe storms to form -- though none are in the area quite yet. The watch area may be expanded overnight.Storms are most likely in the Hil
  • Texas woman fuels love of reading through mobile bookstore

    Texas woman fuels love of reading through mobile bookstore
    HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — Ever since she was a kid, Hutto resident Veronica Johnson has been captivated by books. Now, she's driven to instill that same passion into children — literally.Johnson launched Libros Bookmobile in October, a mobile bookstore that specializes in the sale of gently used children, young adult and adult books. She said wanted to create an ecosystem that nurtured the same love and excitement for books she had a kid, while also making reading more accessible through
  • Man wanted after fight at east Austin home leads to deadly shooting

    Man wanted after fight at east Austin home leads to deadly shooting
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police officers are looking for a 44-year-old man accused of shooting and killing another man during a fight over the weekend in east Austin. Fight at east Austin home leads to deadly shooting; police continue search for a suspectWitnesses told police an argument broke out among family and friends at a home in the 6400 block of Hickman Avenue Saturday afternoon. The verbal argument resulted in Jose Luis Gorostieta-Martinez, 44, allegedly shooting Jose Aguirre and lea
  • FDA advisers back Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young kids

    FDA advisers back Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young kids
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, moving the U.S. closer to beginning vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11.A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously with one abstention that the vaccine’s benefits in preventing COVID-19 in that age group outweigh any potential risks — including a heart-related side effect that’s been very rare in teens and young adults who get a m

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