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Recent articles by Grace:

Arrest made in murder of 70-year-old Florence grandmother

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the murder of a 70-year-old Florence grandmother. → Read More

‘Error made’: Austin family loses Bahamas trip after false positive COVID test

An Austin family said after months of planning and saving, they had to cancel their Bahamas trip because of a positive COVID-19 test which later turned out to be a false positive. → Read More

Volunteers pull 400 bags of trash out of Lake Travis, other updates from Travis County commissioners court

Here’s what we’re watching during Travis County commissioners court Tuesday. → Read More

Get a text from T-Mobile? Here’s why the Texas Universal Service Fund surcharge is going up

The Texas Universal Service Fund assessment is being bumped from 3.3% to 24% for now. The Texas Public Utility Commission voted to implement that increase last month. → Read More

UT models: 245K Texans could be hospitalized with BA.4/BA.5 before surge ends

New projections from the University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium show hundreds of thousands of Texans could end up in the hospital with BA.4 and BA.5 before the current surge ends, and thousands of those people could die. → Read More

Austin prepares for Pride as monkeypox cases go up

In 2019, roughly 400,000 people attended Austin’s Pride. → Read More

Several wildfires in Central Texas, including in Hays, Blanco counties

Crews are fighting several fires in KXAN’s viewing area including in Travis and Blanco Counties. Here’s what we know about those fires. → Read More

Back-to-school events underway in Central Texas, where to get supplies

While soaking in the final month of summer break, it was always an unwelcome scene growing up: school supplies—the biggest indicator that a blissful couple of months without an alarm clock is coming to an end. → Read More

Cecilio Domínguez and Austin FC part ways after MLS investigation

Midfielder Cecilio Domínguez and Austin FC have “mutually” agreed to part ways, according to the club. → Read More

Study: Symptoms of omicron different than delta

A large study of vaccinated people in the United Kingdom found symptoms of the omicron variant were different, and overall less severe, than the delta variant. → Read More

I think I have monkeypox. What next?

If you think you may have the virus, here’s what you need to know. → Read More

Austin man describes excruciating monkeypox symptoms, difficulty getting treatment

An Austin attorney said the pain caused by monkeypox was so excruciating, he had to reach out to a crisis line for mental health support. On a scale of one to 10, he said the pain was a 10. → Read More

Ted Cruz on SCOTUS gay marriage ruling: ‘It was the court overreaching’

AUSTIN (KXAN) — At a time where nationwide support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) called the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling an overreach Saturday, saying it should be left up to individual states to make a determination about the legality of gay marriage. That ruling happened […] → Read More

Child abduction alert issued for 12-year-old Texas girl

The Texas AMBER Alert Network issued a child abduction alert for a 12-year-old Texas girl. → Read More

LIVE: Monkeypox in Austin: Public health leaders give briefing

Austin Public Health will give its first media briefing on monkeypox Thursday. There are six confirmed cases of monkeypox in Travis County, as of the latest update, along with several presumed cases. → Read More

How to save power, money during ERCOT request for conservation

How do you conserve power? For that, we turned to Power to Save Texas. → Read More

Search warrant gives new details about what Kaitlin Armstrong did after Moriah Wilson’s murder

The Austin Police Department filed a search warrant Monday for a digital account police believe Kaitlin Armstrong, who is charged with murder in the death of pro-cyclist Moriah “Mo” Wilson, used as she was fleeing Austin. → Read More

Pregnant woman cited for HOV violation says fetus should count as passenger in Texas

A pregnant woman who was pulled over for driving in the HOV lane told KXAN’s NBC sister station in Dallas-Fort Worth, KXAS, that she is fighting the citation because she believes her unborn fetus should count as a passenger. → 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

Gallery: Greater Austin Comic Con is back

The Greater Austin Comic Convention is back after being cancelled in 2021 due to COVID-19. → Read More