DaLyah Jones

DaLyah Jones is an assistant producer for All Things Considered and evening host. She is also co-host of the Two & Fro podcast. Originally from East Texas, this country girl found her way to “The City” after graduating from Texas State University with a degree in electronic media and a minor in communication studies. DaLyah interned for KUT, Texas Standard and was a part of NPR’s Next Generation initiative in 2015. When she’s not at the station, she’s stan-ing for Beyoncé.

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At the dedication of the St. Dymphna Center at the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Dripping Springs last February, Father Charlie Garza told parishioners the story of Christopher Rosilier, who had “set the tone” for the previous five years of his pastoral work.

Flooding in Houston after Harvey
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Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday urged city leaders and residents to prepare for potential severe weather this weekend.

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The City of Austin is expected to consider changes to the land development code and drainage rules by the end of the year, speeding up its timeline to mitigate increased flood risk in the area.  

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Central Texas residents say they are concerned about affordable housing and finances for older adults and caregivers, a new survey on attitudes toward aging finds.

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When Steven Galindo moved to Austin, it wasn't ATX.

Its hip-hop scene thrived, but not on a large-scale. And as DJ Southpaw, Galindo helped bring hip-hop to the forefront in Austin and build ties between the scene's underground-minded era and its present-day.

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Teacher Njera Keith was walking into the Austin Public Library's Carver Branch with a 6-year-old student in February when they saw a male police officer patting down 13-year-old LaTashia Milligam. The teenager was handcuffed and had no shoes on.

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An analysis of shooting incidents in Houston that resulted in the death or injury of a child found that guns had been safely and securely stored in less than 2% of cases.

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After months of community protests, a group of more than 20 landowners and city leaders gathered Monday to announce that Hays County and the City of Kyle had officially joined a lawsuit to oppose a natural gas pipeline proposed to run through Central Texas.

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As the June deadline draws closer for Sendero Health Plans to prove its worth in the insurance market, Central Health officials gathered Monday night to update the community about the nonprofit health insurance company.

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Bastrop residents and city staff got their first look at ideas to help mitigate the city's flooding problems at the Transportation and Drainage Rodeo on Tuesday.

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Several areas of Bastrop County are under a boil-water notice while officials work to fix a water-main break.

The break, which occurred at the Aqua Water Supply Corp. on Thursday afternoon, has caused low pressure in the water system. Officials said the loss of pressure can allow microbes into the water.

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On March 2, 2018, Monica Sledge and her 2-year-old son, Luke, were playing in the living room by their back door. Suddenly, there was a loud boom.

“The windows shook,” Sledge said. “My son said ‘bunder,’ [and] I was just like ‘No, it's not thunder.’"

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A pilot program aims to clean up homeless camps in Austin, while providing resources to people experiencing homelessness here.

The initiative from the city's Watershed Protection Department (WPD) will include regular inspections and cleanups at nine designated “hot spot” camps to address environmental and safety concerns. Included are areas along East Riverside Drive, Wickersham Lane, Waller Creek at Eighth Street, Williamson Creek and Oak Springs Drive.

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It was supposed to be picture day for many students in the McDade Independent School District, but instead school was canceled for the rest of the week after a flu outbreak.

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About 20 young people sit across from one another in two teams in a community room at CitySquare Opportunity Center in South Dallas. Deontra Wade walks around the room with notecards in hand and asks everyone about themselves, using his best Steve Harvey voice.

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An Austin-based company is ushering in 3D technology that makes it easier for builders to print homes.

Residential building company Sunconomy LLC and California-based Forge New last week introduced We Print Houses, a system that can be licensed by contractors and builders to construct homes in only a few months.

Dockless scooters on Rainey Street in Austin on Oct. 11, 2018.
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The Austin Transportation Department is holding off on issuing new licenses to dockless mobility companies for the time being.

City officials said they're reassessing the more than 17,650 dockless devices licensed in Austin to ensure they're a “safe, reliable, convenient transportation option for residents.”

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Sixty-two-year-old Joe Paschall was walking near Burnet Road and Koenig Lane last November when he almost tripped over a dockless scooter.

“I was able to catch myself, but I had no idea that it was there," he said.

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Another dockless scooter company plans to enter the market in Austin – but its users will get to sit down.

OjO Electric, LLC, a California-based company, is launching the first sit-down electric scooter rideshare in the capital. One hundred scooters are expected to hit city streets by Feb. 1 and grow to 250 later in the spring.

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Joe Cardillo was riding a Lime scooter home from work last month when it just stopped and he fell off.

"I landed on my knees and kind of fell forward and scraped up my hands," the 24-year-old East Austin resident said. "Then [I] kind of rolled and then fell into the street on Riverside."

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An estimated 17 percent of Travis County residents under the age of 65 were uninsured in 2018, a new report finds. That's up from 15 percent last year. Seventy-one percent of those uninsured were from working families.

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The city says it's working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study dockless scooter-related injuries and incidents in Austin – a first for the nation's public health institute.

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Round Rock Independent School District parents are questioning the timeline of  the district's efforts to bring a police force to schools as they move toward a deadline for input. They also say they want the district to address racial disparities in discipline among students. 

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Wastewater from Dripping Springs could flow into Austin's watershed by as soon as next year.

After years of back-and-forth, city officials say they expect the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to approve a permit from Dripping Springs to discharge wastewater into Onion Creek next month, paving the way for the City of Dripping Springs to begin diverting runoff after the new year.

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Austin trail-goers may encounter more electric scooters starting next month.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is launching a pilot program that will allow the e-scooters and e-bikes to ride on certain trails to better determine how riders can share trails with runners and cyclists in the future.

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Broadcast Music Inc. will be opening an office in Austin, Gov. Greg Abbott and the music rights management group announced Thursday.

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Austin officials say they’ve received more applications than expected for a newly developed program to level the playing field for groups seeking money for quality-of-life initiatives.  

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Residents in the Greater Austin area ranked high in voter turnout and knowledge of key issues, but have lent less of a helping hand, according to the 2018 Greater Austin Civic Health Index.

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All Austin businesses with a permit to sell food are now required to divert organic waste from landfills, but some restaurant owners say they didn’t get the message.

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Residents can expect to see new branding of Austin Police Department facilities and vehicles in what Police Chief Brian Manley calls an effort to make Austin the “country’s safest city.”

During a news conference Thursday, Manley released an updated report outlining the department’s goals to improve community policing. He said the police department's new tagline “One Austin. Safer Together” will help reflect the values of the police force and residents.

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