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Past articles by Taylor:

How development, campaigns are impacting Austin’s live music industry

Across Texas, the music industry has generated nearly $11 billion in economic activity, a recent state report shows. → Read More

Former Austin post office flipped into grocery store, restaurant and bookstore

The building on Speedway is undergoing renovations with a bookshop and grocery-restaurant concept planning to open this summer. → Read More

Community college funding would be overhauled in proposed Texas bill

House Bill 8 would change the funding formula for the money that the state gives its 50 community college districts. → Read More

Austin Police find body in Lady Bird Lake

Austin Police are responding to Lady Bird Lake on Sunday afternoon where a body was found in the water. → Read More

Man, service dog start 24-hour Texas motorcycle trip raising money for dyslexia foundation

Mike Grubbs and his service dog, Simon, are preparing for the 24-hour trip — their second fundraiser motorcycle ride to date. → Read More

Austin plant nursery reports multiple thefts, $49K in stolen items

It’s left Garden Seventeen owner Rodney Stoutenger feeling tired, exhausted and violated. → Read More

Former CapMetro driver sentenced for 2019 cyclist death on UT campus

Mindi Stafford, 44, pled guilty to criminal negligent homicide and was placed on community supervision for seven years and sentenced to 250 hours of community service. → Read More

APD: Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend in north Austin home

Police found Guajardo and Fox with gunshot wounds in an upstairs room. APD said Guajardo was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

Police say suspect is unknown in fatal east Austin shooting, identifies victim

Austin police said the victim is 23-year-old Carlos Calleja. He was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

We Are Blood giving free Girl Scout cookies to blood donors

We Are Blood said canceled blood drives during the ice storm led to an urgent need to refill its blood supply. → Read More

APD: 1 dead, 1 injured in north Austin shooting

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police Department said one person is dead after a shooting in north Austin. Another person is critically injured. It happened in a parking lot at 9318 N. Interstate 35. APD said it responded to a call at 5:20 p.m. This is a developing story; stick with KXAN for updates. → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott issues ice storm disaster declaration for some Texas counties

The release said infrastructure repairs, debris disposal and damage assessments are underway and ongoing. → Read More

1 child dead, 1 adult injured after auto-pedestrian crash in north Austin

ATCEMS said the child was declared dead at the scene. An adult patient was taken to Dell Seton with serious injuries. → Read More

Austin Public Health says COVID-19 vaccine rates in children lag behind adult rate

About 41% of children between ages 5-11 have finished their primary series as of Jan. 19. → Read More

A group of theaters used to line Congress Avenue. Here’s what’s left of Austin’s ‘Show Row’

At least 12 theatres made up “Show Row,” a former entertainment and movie house district along Congress Avenue. → Read More

H-E-B to deliver groceries to UT Austin campus for students, staff

The university announced Tuesday H-E-B’s newest delivery hub. → Read More

Leander ISD shares draft for potential middle, high schools rezoning

Any changes would be implemented in the 2024-25 school year. → Read More

Ascension confirms layoffs in Texas

Ascension Seton is one of the Austin region’s top employers with over 11,000 employees, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce’s May 2022 employee update. → Read More

AFD: Gas, water leak reported Monday afternoon on Slaughter Lane

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Fire said crews are responding to a gas leak on Slaughter Lane near MoPac Expressway in southwest Austin. AFD said a construction crew struck a gas line Monday afternoon, and Texas Gas Service is responding to the site. The fire department also said a water line was struck, and Austin Water […] → Read More

Florence man sentenced to 15 years for producing, sending child pornography

Joseph Reichard, 23, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison plus 15 years of supervised release, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said. → Read More