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Recent articles by Abigail:

Austin Fire responds to 10 structure fires in 12 hours

AFD tweeted at 7 a.m. Thursday the department responded to 10 structure fires in 12 hours. → Read More

ERCOT power grid conditions normal, outages are at local level; Austin Energy talks response

As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, grid conditions were normal. → Read More

Austin Energy reports 36,000+ customers without power

Power outages in Austin and Central Texas on February 1 → Read More

LIVE BLOG: Freezing weather causing power outages

Freezing weather continues Tuesday — expected to last until Thursday — causing traffic hazards and school closures. → Read More

4 displaced after space heater fire in east Austin

Two adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire. → Read More

Space heater causes garage fire in east Austin

A garage was destroyed in a fire caused by a space heater early Tuesday morning. → Read More

‘Massive’ endangered American Eel washes up on Texas beach

A researcher recently found a large American Eel — an endangered species — washed up on a Texas beach. → Read More

ERCOT: Power grid expected to meet demand during winter weather this week

With severe winter weather expected in Texas this week after a cold front moved south over the weekend, power supplies are expected to meet demand. → Read More

AAA: You need a winter weather emergency kit in your car. Here’s what to keep in it

If you do break down in the cold, you should have a winter emergency kit. Approximately 40% of American drivers told AAA they do not carry one currently. → Read More

Which Texas musicians will perform at Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday concert?

It wouldn’t be a Texan’s event without Texas music. → Read More

AFD: Suspect in custody after ‘incendiary’ east Austin apartment fire

AFD did not provide any other details on if the suspect would face charges or what the charges could be. → Read More

LCRA to build new Central Texas power plant to supplement grid

The Lower Colorado River Authority is planning to build a new peaker power plant in Central Texas to support the Texas electric grid when needed. → Read More

How to check for Central Texas power outages

You can check outage maps on your service provider’s website. → Read More

South Austin home a ‘total loss’ in early morning fire

A south Austin home was destroyed in an early morning fire Tuesday. → Read More

Round Rock waterpark Kalahari Resorts to expand by ‘thousands’ of square feet

Kalahari Resorts said on its website that the Outdoor Waterpark is being expanded. → Read More

Most cats don’t make it out of the Lampasas animal shelter. Now there’s a plan to save more animals

Lampasas Animal Shelter hopes to decrease unnecessary intake and increase adoptions, along with creating more community engagement and rescue partnerships. → Read More

December unemployment rate drops in Texas, nearly 30,000 jobs added

The Texas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the first time in three months to 3.9% in December. → Read More

2022 a ‘recording-breaking’ year for organ donations in Central, South Texas

There were a total of 280 organ donors who “gave the gift of life” last year, despite continued challenges from COVID-19, TOSA said. → Read More

Police searching for three suspects in downtown Austin burglaries

The incidents happened between Nov. 17 and Dec. 28. APD said multiple units were burglarized at three separate locations in downtown Austin. → Read More

Suspect sentenced to 15 years for 2021 east Austin fatal stabbing

Christopher Garcia, 19, was arrested in 2021 on a first-degree felony homicide charge after police said he fatally stabbed a 29-year-old in east Austin. → Read More