Candy Rodriguez, KXAN News

Candy Rodriguez


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Candy:

City working to revamp busy Central Austin corridor

The work will stretch from U.S. Highway 183 to North Lamar Boulevard. It’ll be done in four phases. → Read More

New changes to the I-35 expansion plan through downtown

For Austin’s Corridor Program Office Director Mike Trimble, there is a personal connection, so he wants to make sure they get it right. → Read More

Neighbors want safety upgrades for SH-45 intersection in southwest Austin

Some residents in one southwest Austin neighborhood are calling for improvements at a highway intersection before someone could lose their life. → Read More

Central Texas parents turn to back-to-school drives as costs go up

Today, parents have one more thing they need to budget for: their kids’ back-to-school supplies. → Read More

Austin organization seeks federal funding to help homelessness response

Millions of federal dollars could make their way to Austin over the next several years to help the unhoused. → Read More

Free camp teaches girls about construction as Central Texas continues to grow

This week, 36 middle school girls have their hard hats and safety goggles on along with their power tools in tow ready to tackle new tasks. → Read More

‘All cities trying to get back to the levels they used to be’: Reviving Austin tourism after the pandemic

Despite the inflation, Visit Austin, the group in charge of the city’s tourism business, said the city worked hard to make it a destination for people to visit. → Read More

Rural bus system opening new facility in Elgin, expanding service in Marble Falls

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is expanding its service by opening a new facility in Elgin on July 14. → Read More

Texas Water: Local group protests film studio development on aquifer

The development would fall on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, which worries some in the area. → Read More

FREE RIDE: ‘Dump the Pump’ and ride for free Friday

The deal comes as part of the nationwide National ‘Dump the Pump’ Day to encourage people to forego their cars and hop on a bus. → Read More

Boaters stay afloat despite surge in fuel prices

Patlan tells KXAN he spends an extra $125 filling up on the lake versus on land. Starting next week, he’ll have to raise his prices. → Read More

Guns, drugs, nearly $7K in cash recovered from hotel room after north Austin police shooting

According to Cedar Park Police, the team executed a search warrant at the InTown Suites Extended Stay on North Lamar Boulevard near Rundberg Lane at 12:30 a.m. → Read More

Proposed transportation study could address 11 Central Texas bottlenecks

The study would address areas where major roads meet but lack connections. → Read More

Neighbors fed up with ‘dangerous’ I-35 intersection, call on city to take action

“The pattern for how people get into accidents at this intersection is always the same,” Sydney Rosa said. → Read More

Austin to consider lowering speed limits at nearly 50 streets Thursday

The city’s transportation department is recommending the lowering of speed limits at nearly 50 streets. → Read More

TxDOT to upgrade rural roads across five Central Texas counties

To give area neighbors an idea of the possible projects the TIP could include, these are the projects that made the 2021 through 2024 Rural TIP. → Read More

Austin Water installing smart meters, customers wanting to opt out will have to pay extra

For their own peace of mind, the Dabberts are planning to opt out of the smart meters and stick with their analog meters. → Read More

TxDOT plans to repair shifted MoPac wall viewer describes as sagging, crumbling

In the meantime, TxDOT crews placed concrete barriers at the foot of the wall to prevent it from moving anymore. → Read More

Staffing problems keeping cash from Austin musicians, city says

There’s a hold-up on getting the $3 million out to artists and promoters in need. Just last week, on May 2, during a Music Commission meeting the city cited staffing shortages as one of the reasons for the delay. → Read More

STAAR testing returns with slight change to school rating system

This year, the tests are being held as usual. It will be used as part of the state’s school accountability system. Schools that get a ‘D’ or ‘F’ will be instead listed as ‘no rating.’ → Read More