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Past articles by Tahera:

How much money is Austin spending on childcare help?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Leaders from the City of Austin and Travis County are set to discuss updated numbers on how much they’ve invested into early childhood centers. Right now, the city is investing more than $19 million in a total of 22 early childhood service programs, according to a meeting document. But nine of those […] → Read More

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about this Texas company

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning people about MyTechBestFriend (MTBF), a company that advertises a virtual boot-camp-style training for the tech industry. → Read More

Possible repercussions after Chris Beard case, domestic violence expert says

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center worries the outcome of former Texas Longhorns coach Chris Beard’s high profile domestic violence case could discourage other survivors from reporting their own cases. → Read More

Austin Energy warns more outages could be in store, city says clean up may be prolonged

Since the ice storm about two weeks ago, City of Austin crews across different departments have cleared thousands of loads of brush. But they’ve still got more to do, and work could pile up even more this week. → Read More

Amid ice storm fallout, Austin Energy customers criticize new rate hikes

As Austin Energy works to restore power to the final hundreds of customers still in the dark after last week’s ice storm, all customers are set to see another increase in their bills starting next month. → Read More

‘It’s very scary’: What to do about home medical equipment during power outages in Texas

Texans are bracing for potential power outages during this week’s ice storm, but an outage poses a particularly dangerous threat for anyone relying on oxygen or other medically-necessary, electrically-powered equipment. → Read More

Austin aims to address systemic racism, equity with new walk and bike trail plans

The city said it tried to apply an equity lens to all plans starting by creating a base map called Equity Analysis Zones (EAZ) — areas of Austin that have higher concentrations of historically marginalized populations. → Read More

New homes for Elon Musk’s workforce planned in Bastrop County

There could soon be a new housing development in Bastrop County for part of Elon Musk’s Central Texas workforce. → Read More

Ascension Seton faces a slew of problems, expert says it impacts patients

– In the past few weeks, one of Central Texas’ three major healthcare systems, Ascension Seton, has faced a slew of problems. → Read More

The domino effect behind the diabetic drug shortage that’s hitting Austin

A nationwide diabetes drug shortage is now hitting Austin, according to experts. → Read More

Will Austin Madonna tickets mirror Taylor Swift Ticketmaster breakdown?

-“I love music, and I love live music even more. I live in the best city for it,” said Amy Becker. → Read More

Tesla plans to spend $700M+ to expand Austin gigafactory

Tesla’s titanic Austin gigafactory could begin to get substantially larger in the coming weeks. → Read More

Austin’s retail rent increases more than 8%, Texas restaurants struggle to pay rent, survey says

New data shows that Texas ranks second in the country when it comes to rent delinquency for small businesses, second only to New York, according to a survey from Alignable. → Read More

‘I wouldn’t know what to do,’ business finds out it’s in potential I-35 displacement path

AUSTIN (KXAN)– At Jimmy’s Barbershop, every razor is hand-picked, and each barber is passionate. “I’m happy to do what I do,” said Donny Rivera, who’s been cutting hair for 25 years. “I dropped right out of high school and went straight from barber college straight to a barbershop,” said Rivera, who credits his path and […] → Read More

A positive in Austin’s housing market heading into 2023

ABoR said while every new home built helps build up affordable housing stock, Austin needs an “all of the above” strategy to build more market-rate housing, too. → Read More

Southwest meltdown: How your bags can fly, but you can’t

It’s a situation many have found themselves in: How can my bag reach my destination when I couldn’t get on a flight? → Read More

Austin car rental companies impacted by Southwest Airlines’ cancelation chaos

Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 8,000 flights for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. → Read More

ERCOT puts energy facilities on notice ahead of freeze. What does that mean?

AUSTIN (KXAN)– Many in Central Texas are worried about the incoming freeze. “My biggest concerns would definitely be just for like, the surrounding neighborhoods, especially the ones that lost like power and water last go around in February 2021,” said Cory Long, who lives downtown. His condo shares an energy grid with local hospitals, and […] → Read More

Groups mobilize for Christmas-week cold snap

AUSTIN (KXAN)– It’s shaping up to be a cold Christmas week. Groups across Austin are bracing for three consecutive hard freezes. “Most of our brothers and sisters that live unhoused or homeless, the tents won’t be able to withstand those winds,” said Quincy Dunlap, president and CEO of the Austin Area Urban League (AAUL). The […] → Read More

Tesla launches solar retail electricity in Texas

About a year after approval from the Texas Public Utility Commission, Tesla has launched Tesla Electric, its solar energy retail program. → Read More