Maggie Glynn, KXAN News

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Past articles by Maggie:

Cecile Richards, Mike Collier to attend rally for Beto O’Rourke in Austin Tuesday

On Tuesday, Democratic candidate for governor Beto O’Rourke is holding a rally downtown Austin at the Long Center for the Performing Arts to kick off the last week of his 49-day campaign tour. It comes the same day as a new ad is launching on TV across the state – clipping two segments of Gov. Greg Abbott answering questions about the state’s abortion laws. → Read More

Texas Water Development Board weighing how to spend portion of nearly $3 billion in federal funding

The state has released its draft of intended use for clean water and drinking water for Fiscal Year 2023, outlining different projects the state could funnel grant money to next year. “Both these t… → Read More

Austin ISD looks to fill 500+ positions with school year less than a month away

Students return to classrooms in Austin Independent District in less than a month, and the district still has more than 500 positions. → Read More

Why low wind power on a hot summer day doesn’t mean wind is unreliable

On Monday, ERCOT pointed to low wind power and record high demand as the reasons for tight grid conditions. That led oil and gas advocates, and many Republicans, to call wind power unreliable. → Read More

Why energy experts want ERCOT to take climate change into account for future seasonal outlooks

This comes as the state just broke the record for demand on our grid Friday, reaching 78,204 megawatts. According to ERCOT’s energy supply and demand tracker, demand peaked Monday at 78,379 MW. While that’s unofficial, once it’s verified by ERCOT it will be a new record for demand. → Read More

ERCOT breaks another power record, tracker shows

In the midst of a record-breaking weekend for heat, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas set another power record, according to their online tracker. → Read More

What to do if you have COVID symptoms, but your at-home test comes back negative

Curative, a testing company with 26 sites in the Austin area, says those initial negative at-home tests are not coming back negative because they’re less effective with the latest variant, but because they’re just less accurate, but widely available now. → Read More

Rural Texans at risk as satellite phone services dissipate amid funding cuts from state

Dialtone Services, which spans 45 counties in Texas, provides a lifeline to rural Texans, many of whom do not have access to cell service. → Read More

Do you know the difference between a local outage and an ERCOT-mandated rolling blackout?

As triple-digit heat continues this month, ERCOT has already broken the all-time record for peak summer demand twice. Still, the state’s power grid operator remains confident it will have enough power to meet demand this summer. That doesn’t guarantee your lights will stay on, though, it just means the state doesn’t expect rolling blackouts. → Read More

AARP warns Texans of high electric bills this summer; offers tips on avoiding disconnection

Right now, projected supply should meet demand without any tight grid conditions, meaning no conservation alerts or rolling blackouts. → Read More

What could Tesla’s 10% cuts mean for Austin?

The report cites a letter from Elon Musk, that also calls for a pause in hiring worldwide. Musk also said he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy. → Read More

One entrance for schools? Texas has 751 schools with more than 1,300 students

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — On Friday, at the NRA convention in Houston, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz stated one of the solutions to preventing mass shootings in the future could be limiting schools to one single entrance across the state. The comments came just three days after the mass shooting in Uvalde, where 19 children were murdered […] → Read More

As jail population increases, TCSO turns to county to help to fill vacancies

This week, the Travis County Commissioners Court will weigh whether to hire a marketing firm for $250,000 to help the Travis County Sheriff’s Office fill current vacancies. That includes 145 … → Read More

Texas House lawmakers weigh impact of migrant influx on public schools

At the hearing Tuesday, a Williamson County resident testified the influx of migrants is overburdening Texas schools and negatively impacting students. → Read More

LIVE: Melissa Lucio execution: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issues stay

Lucio was convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Mariah, in Harlingen 15 years ago. Her execution was scheduled for Wednesday. → Read More

Just 3 days before Melissa Lucio’s set execution, here’s how Texas could step in to halt it

With three days left to intervene, Tivon Schardl, Supervisory Federal Public Defender in Austin who is representing Lucio, sat down with KXAN to discuss how the state could step in to either completely halt, or delay, the execution Wednesday. → Read More

‘Free Melissa Lucio’ rally held at Texas Capitol Saturday

Thirteen cities, including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Brownsville all held rallies for her cause. Supporters are asking for intervention before she is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, April 27. → Read More

State of Texas: Border orders add pressure to businesses facing supply chain strain

AUSTIN (Nexstar) – Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas will start organizing charter buses to transport migrants — who have crossed the border and agree to it — all the way to the steps of the U.S. Capitol. “As opposed to busing these people to San Antonio. Let’s continue the ride all the way to Washington, […] → Read More

Lawmakers drill Texas Military Department as 10K still deployed with Operation Lone Star

On Tuesday, state senators continued a hearing to assess how Texas is utilizing the billions in funding set aside for border security over the last year. → Read More

Austin police seized dozens of guns downtown in days ahead of 6th street shooting

Ahead of South by Southwest, Austin Police Department’s Chief Joseph Chacon said the city was surging personnel downtown to prevent gun violence. → Read More