Sarah Asch, Austin American-Statesman

Sarah Asch

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

Veteran wants to reconnect daughter to Korean heritage, feed her creativity

Tiare Lee loves art and wants to reconnect to her Korean heritage through language lessons, K-pop. See how to help this Season for Caring family. → Read More

Austin airport getting $176 million new baggage handling system

The new system will be able to process 800 more bags per hour in the short-term and should be complete sometime in 2025, officials say. → Read More

Austin City Council: Incumbents win new terms; runoffs set in three districts

Sitting council members Natasha Harper-Madison and Paige Ellis hold onto their spots on the council. → Read More

Season for Caring, Jae Lee: Doing 'more than survive' for his daughter

Veteran wants to earn masters in social work to help people in abusive relationships. → Read More

Crash closes I-35 in both directions near Texas 45 south of Austin

With debris from the tractor-trailer spread across lanes in both directions, traffic was diverted to the frontage road. → Read More

Austin airport back to normal after power outage causes delays, officials say

The outage, caused when underground equipment malfunctioned, caused 37 flight cancelations and 59 delays. → Read More

'Arrive early': Austin airport expecting lots of travelers over Labor Day weekend

Starting with arriving with plenty of time to spare, there are steps you can take if you're flying out of the Austin airport over Labor Day. → Read More

‘Water, water, water’ — Tips for keeping your pets safe in hot weather

With daytime temperatures reaching well over 100 degrees, Austin’s pets are dealing with the side effects of the heat just like their owners. → Read More

Direct to the slopes: Nonstop flights from Austin to Vail to start this winter

A ski town less than two hours west of Denver, Vail is a popular destination for those who want to hit the slopes and enjoy some snow. → Read More

ERCOT's calls to conserve power might become common during summer heat

If record-setting heat continues in Texas through the summer, the strain on the state's power grid is likely to continue, experts say. → Read More

Project Connect plan calls for eliminating cars on the Drag near UT's Austin campus

Project Connect leaders says removing cars from the Drag could more than triple the number of people able to move through the area each hour. → Read More

Residents at Austin's Northshore Apartments dealing with two-week power outage

An electrical problem on April 28 caused the outage. It's not clear when power will be restored to the entire building. → Read More

SXSW: Why Austin is becoming a hub for the transportation industry

with its talent pool and its central location, Austin is attracting companies innovating the transportation sector. → Read More

During SXSW, Uber and Lyft riders will pay more because of rising gas prices

Both ride-hailing services said they are adding temporary fuel surcharges. → Read More

Challenger drops recount bid, concedes race to Travis County Commissioner Gomez

Susanna Ledesma-Woody lost to incumbent Margaret Gómez by about 1 percentage point in the Democratic primary. → Read More

Lockout ends on 3 Westlake campuses after police search for suspicious person

Dismissal and buses for these campuses are on hold until police give the all-clear. → Read More

Austin Season for Caring families seek help with medical bills, supplies

Statesman Season for Caring families need help with medical bills, supplies, eye care and orthodontia. → Read More

Lakeway man gets 60 years for sex crimes against children

Luann Fabric Campos Leao Hida was arrested three years ago and indicted by the Department of Justice. → Read More

West Lake Hills voters approve all 3 propositions on infrastructure

Residents voted on two big infrastructure bonds for road and drainage projects and a new municipal complex. → Read More

Tom Leonard, superintendent of Westlake schools, to retire in January 2023

Eanes Independent School District Superintendent Tom Leonard will retire with a replacement taking reins next school year with Leonard as an advisor. → Read More