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Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Sally:

Here’s how the Austin Fire Department trains to handle water rescues

When Austin 911 gets a call about a water rescue, a special group within the Austin Fire Department quickly responds. → Read More

Group pushes for universal paid family and medical leave act

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act — and highlights efforts to increase access to paid leave. → Read More

How Austin Energy ensure their workers are cared for while repairing storm damages

“These men and women are just incredible individuals,” Matt Mitchell said. “(They) go away from their families during the most dire of circumstances – (they) may not even have power at their own homes.” → Read More

New policing tool could eliminate the need for some traffic stops

Trusted Driver is a contact-free way for officers to give a warning or citation without pulling over the driver. → Read More

Leander ISD speaks on staffing, precautions the district is taking surrounding fentanyl

KXAN’s Sally Hernandez spoke with the superintendent of the Leander Independent School District to discuss what steps the district is taking to fully staff its schools and the precautions the district is taking surrounding fentanyl. → Read More

Nonprofit that connects military parents with their kids at home needs your help

More than 100,000 U.S. troops have been deployed and stationed within Europe following Russia’s first attacks against Ukraine in February, according to the United Services Organizations. → Read More

How Google is using search trends to feed millions of people

The search engine found a 90% spike in Texans searching for “food banks open near me.” → Read More

Need a Job? Why UPS needs to hire hundreds in Austin in 3 days

Let the seasonal hiring begin. UPS plans to hire at least 60,000 people over the weekend in anticipation of a busy holiday shipping season. → Read More

Nearly a dozen guns taken off Austin streets in Gun Surrender Program

The Austin Police Department said it collected 11 guns this week as a result of its Gun Surrender Program. → Read More

Cybersecurity expert talks simple tips to keep your info safe at home and school

Over the last month, the Texas attorney general received 61 data breach reports impacting tens of thousands of Texans. → Read More

Expert explains how to prepare for natural disasters

When it floods, you’ve heard the saying before, “turn around, don’t drown.” CEO of Direct Relief Thomas Tighe said don’t risk another sign to avoid becoming a victim. → Read More

After major spike in car thefts, APD unit fights to reactivate license plate readers

Austin has recently seen as much as a 40% increase in car thefts this year. → Read More

Expert examines what went wrong in Uvalde response

Broaddus Defense is the official service provider for the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training or ALERRT. → Read More

Market watch: More jobs, more problems with ghosting

Inflation is going up but the job market may not be slowing down. Just last month, the U.S. added almost 400,000 jobs, which is good news, especially for one group. → Read More

Drivers running out of gas in Austin traffic need a HERO

“So far this year, they responded to 4,700 calls for tire changes, jumpstarts and fuel requests,” said Bradley Wheelis with the Texas Department of Transportation. → Read More

‘Weather is just getting weirder’: Climate scientist moms share knowledge with other moms

The country-wide group’s goal is to help moms discuss the subject with their kids in ways that may not be discussed in the classroom. → Read More

Report finds average cost of child care in Travis Co. nearly three times more than recommended

A report comparing nearly every county in the country finds Travis County lacks a “healthy child care system.” → Read More

Austin woman thanks ATCEMS for saving her life after collapsing at the gym

Harris says she was lifting weights when “the barbell fell over my head. It fell down onto my neck and I collapsed to the ground.” → Read More

Doctors say 52K could die after missed screenings for this type of cancer

The American Cancer Society found in 2020 that screenings for colorectal cancer dropped 90% in some settings. → Read More

Here are the most searched jobs in Austin, according to Google

As a Google trends expert, Alex Joseph’s job is to know which jobs Americans are searching for. → Read More