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Phil Prazan


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Past articles by Phil:

WHO says prepare for local outbreaks; China slams US control

China’s death toll from a new virus rose to 259 on Saturday and a World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for“domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries. → Read More

In Austin, John Bolton voices support for officials called in impeachment hearing

Sources tell KXAN Bolton defended former diplomatic and state department officials Fiona Hill, Tim Morrison, Alex Vindman, Bill Taylor, and Marie Yovanovitch. → Read More

While Coronavirus captures local attention, the flu has already killed 2 in Travis County

According to Austin Public Health, 13 flu-related child deaths have been reported in Texas. → Read More

Three-way primary for district attorney heads into final stretch

The most intense race locally in Travis County is the race for District Attorney - the chief prosecutor in our area. → Read More

Austinites bring unwanted firearms to police substation for gun surrender event

From 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, officers walked into the parking lot of the east Austin police substation to pick up guns. People drove in with handguns, shotguns, rifles, bags and boxes of ammunition. → Read More

Chinese province placed on UT-Austin’s restricted travel list after coronavirus outbreak

Penson tells KXAN the students receive "daily emails with information and advice. All of our students abroad are enrolled in international medical and travel security services." → Read More

Grand opening for youth affordable housing in east Austin

LifeWorks is an organization dedicated to supporting youth and families, with a goal of ending youth homelessness in Austin by the end of this year. This new, 29-unit building is part of reaching that goal. → Read More

Witnesses describe the scene around fatal South Congress Avenue stabbing, chase

Family members consoled one another outside the Freebirds on South Congress after the tragedy. Neighbors stayed on edge into the afternoon. → Read More

Bloomberg announces Texas campaign offices, gears up for 2020 bid

Bloomberg is mobilizing his personal fortune into the states that vote on "Super Tuesday" in early March, skipping the four early states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. → Read More

Austin measles case marks a historic year for the disease

Thousands of Texans will be coming through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport returning home from the holidays. → Read More

TxDOT toll rate increase begins New Year’s Day

TxDOT is reminding drivers the annual toll rate increase will start on New Year's Day 2020 and the largest increase will be for those paying by mail. → Read More

Salvation Army women and children’s shelter expected to be operational in February

In February, the Salvation Army expects to open its Rathgeber Center. → Read More

Ted Cruz video draws attention to funding to research gun violence

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After 20 years, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control will get paid to look into gun violence. It slipped into the massive federal budget by House and Senate leaders. It still needs President Trump’s signature before it becomes a reality. However, Texas Senator Ted Cruz had some strong words for it […] → Read More

Professor suing UT over pay gap to speak outside law school

The lawsuit claims “one of UT Law’s most distinguished professors” was paid $134,449 less than a male colleague over the past three years. Mullenix is a tenured professor with 45 years of teaching experience and has taught at UT since 1991. → Read More

Behold the ‘Will-hay Nelson’, a Virginia farm’s creation to honor the Texas legend

A Virginia farm is getting global recognition for their creations they make out of bales of hay. → Read More

Here’s how political campaigns target messages on Facebook

Prepare for millions of dollars in political ads to be sent directly to you on Facebook, Google, and other online platforms. → Read More

Mike Bloomberg spends millions in Texas for 2020 race

He's spent more than $50 million nationwide on TV ads — more than $4 million of that on TV ads in Texas, according to Advertising Analytics. → Read More

Texas GOP 2020 strategy accidentally sent out, seen by Democrats

KXAN got a hold of the document, titled "Primary/General Election 2020 ", and which was first reported by the Dallas Morning News on Monday. → Read More

White House to honor longtime UT supporter Teresa Lozano Long

Teresa Lozano Long will be honored with the National Humanities Medal by President Donald Trump. A ceremony for the annual award will take place in the White House on Thursday morning. → Read More

President Trump to tout economic policy with Austin Apple visit

On the campaign trail in 2016, Trump said, "I'm going to bring jobs back. I'm going to get Apple to start making their computers and their iPhones on our land, not in China." → Read More