Texas grid operators say Friday's call for conservation shows the system is working as intended. Some independent analysts say the latest grid assessment downplays the likelihood of extreme scenarios.
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Paxton has been under indictment on state securities fraud charges since before his last reelection, but supporters don't seem to care. Meanwhile, the Bush name, once a touchstone in Texas politics, appears to have become a liability for the land commissioner.
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The oak tree near Fifth and Lamar is more than 500 years old. And it's the stuff of legends.
Texas’ grid operator told a power plant to delay repairs ahead of a May heat wave. It was among six that crashed.Climate change and other factors are shortening the window when aging Texas power plants can make repairs to run at full strength in hot summer months.
That's up from 143 incidents in a report issued in 2021. Officials partly credited reducing stigma around the issue for the new reports, many of which are older and went unmentioned at the time.
The arrest was connected to a shooting that wounded three women in a hair salon in the city's Koreatown. The suspect's girlfriend said he had delusions that Asian Americans were trying to harm him.
Households in the U.S. will receive eight test kits via the U.S. Postal Service. The release comes as cases have risen over 60% in the U.S. over the past two weeks.
Abbott, one of the largest formula-makers in the U.S., has reached an agreement with the government to bring a closed factory back on line. And the FDA is easing some restrictions on imported formula.
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A LOOK BACK AT APRIL: A demonstrator attends a rally at the Texas Capitol showing support for the transgender community on Trans Day of Visibility on April 2.
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Wildflowers and bluebonnets bloom off of Manor Road.
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Brianna Caleri, a freelance writer and photographer, at her home in Austin on April 5. Caleri is featured on the "Return of SXSW" episode of KUT/X's "Pause/Play" podcast.
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Students play outside during lunch at Highland Elementary School. In April, Austin ISD schools began following a state mandate to allow for more physical activity during students' daily schedules.
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Dirty Martin's owner Mark Nemir poses for a portrait at his restaurant on Guadalupe Street. The burger joint is one of several businesses that could be shut down or forced to move because of Project Connect, a transit plan that would have a light-rail system going through the land the businesses sit on.
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An instructional dummy used in medical education is set up at the newly renovated ACC Highland campus. The campus was previously the site of Highland Mall.
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Crowds at the Austin Animal Center watch a performance called "Dances for Dogs and People Who Walk Them." The group dance was choreographed by Forklift Danceworks and featured Austin Animal Center workers, local dog lovers and their dogs on April 23.
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Crowds walk beneath neon jellyfish hanging from trees at Ion Art's Surreal Garden installation at Zilker Botanical Garden on April 28.
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Audience members dance as Conjunto Los Pinkys performs during the first day of the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival on April 29 at Central Machine Works brewery in East Austin.
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Starbucks employee Amanda Garcia protests with coworkers and supporters outside a Starbucks in West Campus on April 30. Employees at the coffeeshop are seeking to form a union.
Life & Arts
- Conoce a los dos demócratas que se presentan a comisionado de tierras de Texas
- Llamado de ERCOT a conservar energía pone a los vigilantes de la red eléctrica en alerta por los problemas que se avecinan
- La votación anticipada para las primarias comienza el lunes. Esto es lo que debes saber.
- Comunidad latina de Austin celebra los 90 años de historia y tradiciones del Parque Zaragoza
- ¿En qué consiste la atención a los niños transexuales para afirmar su género? Aclaremos algunas informaciones erróneas
- ERCOT's early call for energy conservation puts grid watchers on alert for trouble ahead
- Texas Supreme Court rules investigations into gender-affirming care can continue
- Austin's Latino community celebrates Parque Zaragoza's 90 years of history and traditions
- TSA wait times are improving at Austin's airport, but it's about to get a lot busier
- Travis County saw a historic number of fatal overdoses last year. Advocates say that was preventable.