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Madlin Mekelburg

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Madlin:

Biden says he ‘would transition from the oil industry’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said in the closing minutes of Thursday night’s debate with... → Read More

Ben Carson touts federal homelessness initiative in Austin

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson met with federal and state officials in Austin on Wednesday to discuss a new federal initiative → Read More

Northwest Austin apartment fire displaces 22 residents; child among three injured

An early morning fire Sunday at a North Austin apartment complex displaced 22 people, according to the Austin Fire Department.Emergency workers took two → Read More

UPDATE: Juvenile shot, killed early Sunday at apartment complex near Pfugerville, officials say

The Travis County sheriff’s office is investigating after a juvenile was found dead after reports of gunfire at an apartment complex near → Read More

Travis County sheriff’s office investigates fatal shooting at Pflugerville apartment complex

The Travis County sheriff’s office is investigating after a man was found dead at an apartment complex in Pflugerville early Sunday.Deputies responded to a 911 call from a resident of the Villas Tech Ridge apartments who heard gunshots about 1:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they discovered a young man had been shot and killed, according to Kristen Dark, spokeswoman for the Travis County… → Read More

FORECAST: Sunny skies; highs in mid-80s

Sunday forecast for Austin: After three days of cooler weather and some patchy morning fog, expect warmer temperatures and sunny skies in Central Texas. → Read More

UT-Austin staff member dies after contracting COVID-19

An employee at the University of Texas at Austin has died after contracting COVID-19, the university announced on Thursday.The university did not identify → Read More

Zwiener, Berry lead in money race in 2 closely-watched Texas House races

State Rep. Erin Zwiener, D-Driftwood, and Republican Justin Berry have raised more money than their opponents since July in their respective races for the → Read More

Texas Gov. Abbott allows bars to reopen, with county judge OK

County officials in Texas can decide whether to allow bars in their area to open at 50% capacity starting Oct. 14, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday.On → Read More

UT committee to examine history of ‘The Eyes of Texas’

The University of Texas will continue to examine its relationship with “The Eyes of Texas,” through a new... → Read More

UT committee to examine history of ‘The Eyes of Texas’

The University of Texas will continue to examine its relationship with "The Eyes of Texas," through a new committee tasked with examining the racist history behind the school song and issuing recommendations on how to reconcile that history with the role the song plays in campus culture today.Earlier this summer, athletes and other students at the university called for the song to be replaced,… → Read More

Army Futures Command, UT-Austin unveil robotics lab

Armed with scissors, masks and burnt orange attire, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, Gov. Greg Abbott and University of Texas President Jay Hartzell on → Read More

Texas sales tax revenue down 6% from last September

Texas collected $2.57 billion in sales tax revenue in September, a 6.1% drop from 2019, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Thursday.Hegar attributed → Read More

Fact-check: Have less than half of adults gotten a flu shot in the past decade?

Michael Burgess: "In the last 10 years less than half of adults in the U.S. received a flu shot."PolitiFact’s ruling: TrueHere’s why: Health officials are doubling down on calls for people to get flu shots this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic to reduce the burden on healthcare workers already battling COVID-19.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine to… → Read More

UT will maintain automatic admission cutoff at top 6%

The University of Texas announced Wednesday that it will not change its threshold for automatic admissions for students looking to enroll during the fall → Read More

Texas reverses planned $15 million cuts to health programs

State health officials reversed course on a plan to cut $15 million from state health and safety net programs,... → Read More

In first ad, Chip Roy casts himself as independent

In the first TV ad of his reelection campaign, U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, a freshman Republican from Hays County, cast himself as a politician willing to work → Read More

Travis County reports 96 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Austin-Travis County health officials on Sunday reported 96 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the area’s total number → Read More

One dead after vehicle strikes pedestrian on South Lamar

One person is dead and at least one other injured after a vehicle struck a pedestrian near the 4300 block of South Lamar Boulevard on Sunday, according to → Read More

Photos: Rescue crews transport woman after 15-foot fall at greenbelt

Officials with the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS responded to a call about a woman who fell 15-feet near Bee Hive Wall at the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Sunday.Rescue teams used a "big wheel" to move the woman from the trail to a vehicle. She was then transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious injuries, according to EMS. → Read More