Candy Rodriguez, KXAN News

Candy Rodriguez


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Recent articles by Candy:

3D printing company turns trash into treasure

Today, the company’s 3D printers can use plastics in various forms for printing such as flakes, pellets and filaments. So far, they’ve created art and furniture pieces that have benefited Austin Habitat for Humanity. → Read More

Business owners continue to face staffing shortages, high food costs as new COVID-19 rules go into effect

The city is requiring businesses to put up signs about vaccines and masking but many continue to face several other issues. → Read More

New name, same problem: Road to Tesla still needs improving as area booms

Just this week, Travis County Commissioners approved a name change for the road going from Harold Green Road to Tesla Road. Despite the name change, the congestion surrounding the area remains. → Read More

TxDOT works to add more diverging diamonds to busy Central Texas intersections

This design remains a fairly new traffic pattern for many drivers with the first-ever diverging diamond intersection in the country opening up in 2009. → Read More

Design work underway for Bergstrom Spur, trail would transform abandoned railroad track

Design plans include incorporating art along the trails and creating dual-track trails which Wettick describes as a trail “Where you know we’d have one path for people on bikes or anyone moving quicker and one path for people on foot, people with strollers, people going a little slower.” → Read More

Austin, artists tackle art and public areas defaced with graffiti

"Whenever a mural gets tagged, or something like that happens, a lot of times the artists are paying for the paint and materials to fix up the project themselves," said Carmen Rangel, a local artist. "I just grab my materials and go fix it as quickly as possible." → Read More

TxDOT plans to fix ‘dip’ on new NB US 183 flyover at NB I-35

Early next year, TxDOT plans to look into the problem to figure out the best solution. → Read More

ABIA officials trying to reduce plane vs. bird collisions

The number is up from 2020 when only 89 bird strikes were reported as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down airports and kept airplanes grounded. → Read More

Austin transportation leaders seek public feedback on street changes

"I think it's important for people to understand what kind of streets are within their neighborhood and what their future street design could include," said Cole Kitten, a division manager for the Austin Transportation Department. → Read More

Central Texas dogs and cats need your help, pet food drive ends Christmas Eve

The pet food will go to around 35 Central Texas organizations. → Read More

Moving out of Austin: Rising prices driving some families away

Austin City Council will look at policies and programs that promote the development and preservation of affordable housing. → Read More

No cars on The Drag? CapMetro floating transit ideas with, without traffic

Wednesday, CapMetro will provide an update that will showcase two scenarios. → Read More

CapMetro needs more volunteers for committee focused on its new police force

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Gardner Tabon, the transit agency's executive vice president systemwide accessibility and chief safety officer. → Read More

Austin City Council to vote on $1.6M for live music venue pandemic funding

The federal government handed out $16 billion to venues across the country in April. → Read More

Where can I park in Buda? City Council adopts new parking plan for growing city

The plan offers short, mid and long-term recommendations for parking that will grow and change with the city. → Read More

East Austin neighbors push back against rezoning near Tesla factory

"I'm fighting rezoning in our neighborhood in particular because we are a very small street with substandard infrastructure," Maria Bowen, a concerned neighbor said. → Read More

Nonprofit working on trail connecting Leander to downtown Austin needs $1M

Once finished, the trail will run along CapMetro's Red Line from Downtown Austin to Boggy Creek in East Austin, to Highland, to Crestview, and to the intersection of the North MoPac Trail and the Northern Walnut Creek Trail in North Austin all the way up to Cedar Park and into Leander. → Read More

IDEA school, city leaders trying to make busy southeast Austin intersection safer

The school is aware and they're working with Austin City Council Member District 2 Vanessa Fuentes to find a solution. → Read More

Austin startup has big plans by offering free water to everyone

Cliffords said their goal is to eventually provide the community with free groceries, beverages, clothing, medicine, computers, transportation, and travel — all possible through advertising. → Read More

Austin Water installing ‘smart’ meters they say can save you money

The new smart meters will provide up-to-date water usage metrics, leak alerts and more → Read More