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AISD, UT, ACC Announce Tuesday Closures Due to Winter Weather
In anticipation of what the National Weather Service is calling a “significant icing event” that will impact west-central Texas to the Tennessee and Lower Ohio Valleys, Austin schools and businesses spent Monday afternoon and evening making plans for Tuesday. Or rather, cancelling plans.

7:53PM Mon. Jan. 30, 2023, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Updated: Boil Water Notice Lifted for All Austin Water Customers
Updated Feb. 23, 11:55am: Austin Water has now lifted the boil water notice for all customers.

8:42AM Mon. Feb. 22, 2021, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Water Distribution Sites Open Around Austin
Though lost power is no longer a problem for most Austinites, water issues continue: The city and county are still under a boil water notice for the foreseeable future, and a small number of households still have no water service at all.

8:35AM Sun. Feb. 21, 2021, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Citywide Boil Water Notice Issued
Power loss at Ullrich Water Treatment Plant, Austin Water’s largest water treatment facility, has resulted in drops in water pressures below minimum standards. As a result, the city has issued a citywide boil water notice.

8:38PM Wed. Feb. 17, 2021, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

What’s Happening, What’s Being Done, and How We Got Into This Cold Weather Catastrophe
Although most of the southern U.S. has been experiencing winter storm conditions and record low temperatures since Sunday night, Texas has been in a uniquely disastrous situation.

12:50PM Wed. Feb. 17, 2021, Lina Fisher and Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

All Together ATX Fund Will Support Vulnerable Populations Hit by COVID-19
There are so many people in need right now, it can be hard to know the best possible place to put your resources. The newly created All Together ATX fund might be a good place to start.

7:00AM Fri. Apr. 3, 2020, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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Austin Homeless Service Organizations That Need Your Help Now
As the new coronavirus spreads through Austin, many in our community are struggling to cope with forced isolation and social distancing measures, but most are able to meet their basic needs. The situation is much different for our unhoused neighbors.

4:40PM Thu. Mar. 19, 2020, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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Patreon Announces Weird Stream-A-Thon to Help After SXSW Cancellation
Over the last few years, many independent artists have become dependent on membership platform Patreon to pay the bills. Now, in the wake of SXSW's cancellation amid the coronavirus pandemic, Patreon is mounting a special fundraising streaming event on Wednesday – and the service is putting its own money in the pot.

5:19PM Mon. Mar. 16, 2020, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Urgent Charity Fundraiser for Local Film Critic
An incredible selection of rare collectibles, including out-of-print Mondo posters, a signed script from The Exorcist, and an Alamo Drafthouse Season Pass are all part of a silent auction tonight at Knomad Bar, as part of a fundraiser for an Austin film critic who faces mounting medical bills during a terrible emergency.

5:12PM Mon. Dec. 2, 2019, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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