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How to Help the San Marcos Fire Victims
Last Friday, a fire broke out at the Iconic Village Apartments, which has killed five people who have yet to be identified. The fire also displaced many Texas State students who reside at the off-campus apartments. And, there are still five people who are unaccounted for: James Miranda, Haley Frizzell, Belinda Moats, Dru Estes, and David Ortiz.

7:00AM Wed. Jul. 25, 2018, Eilish O'Sullivan Read More | Comment »

How to Help Families Separated at the Border
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of breaking up families who have crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally has resulted in an estimated 2,000 children forcibly separated from their parents and housed in detention.

7:35AM Wed. Jun. 20, 2018, Kimberley Jones and Eilish O'Sullivan Read More | Comment »

Winter Weather Emergency Update
Winter is headed back to Austin with a vengeance tonight, with freezing conditions and the potential for snow (depending which forecast you look at) into Wednesday. We'll be keeping you up to date on closures, resources, and information.

6:15PM Mon. Jan. 15, 2018, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rooster Teeth Wants to Give a Million to Charity
Games. Paintballs. Tasers. Extra-hot peppers. This weekend, in one 24-hour marathon streaming show, Austin's online studio Rooster Teeth plans to raise $1 million for sick kids. Event organizer Jack Pattillo said, "The shenanigans that happen on set get a little bit crazy, but it's all for a good cause."

7:00AM Sat. Nov. 11, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Hurricane Harvey Resources
As Hurricane Harvey intensifies along the coastline, many will be turning to Austin as a possible evacuation destination. Whether you’re coming to the city temporarily, or are bracing for the storm here, it’s important to keep up with local weather alerts as Harvey makes landfall. Below are services to keep you safe during the storm.

2:25PM Fri. Aug. 25, 2017, Katarina Brown Read More | Comment »

Halloween Storm Update
Can Austin please just have one holiday without terrible weather? After the hideous devastation of the Memorial Day floods, the rain on All Hallow's Eve sees road closures and the kind of disruption normally seen due to snow.

11:44AM Fri. Oct. 30, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Texas Bands Together Part II
As a new front of storms brews in the Gulf of Mexico, and Texas prepares for more wet weather, news of relief concerts keeps flowing in.

8:00AM Mon. Jun. 15, 2015, Alexa Harrington Read More | Comment »

Reopen for Business
When we first interviewed flood-affected folks, we heard a recurring sentiment: This disaster event is not something that will magically heal overnight, no matter how massive and effective the initial response. And over and over we heard the same thing: "Once the disaster crews leave, don't forget about us."

3:20PM Fri. Jun. 5, 2015, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

Food for Flood Relief
After flood waters rampaged through Central Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, area restaurants stepped up to help in the best way they know how – feeding people. Some eateries donated food for first responders, clean-up crews, and volunteers, while others are raising funds.

3:20PM Tue. Jun. 2, 2015, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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