Priscila Vega came to the U.S. as a child from her native El Salvador. Her family fled that country's civil war.
She spent 21 years in the U.S. without documentation.
Now a teacher in Austin, Vega talks about voting for the first time and the need to give back.
We're highlighting the voices of people who came to the U.S. from another country in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month. We want to hear your story! Tell us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ATXImmigrants.
For the past few years, artist Ethan Azarian has been working to create murals on the exterior walls of Austin schools. This year, he’s been creating a piece just outside the entrance to Travis Heights Elementary School. For this work, as is always the case with his school murals, Azarian is collaborating with the school’s students.
Women's Marches are taking place across the country on the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. Last year, tens of thousands of protesters packed streets in many cities — including in Austin, where an estimated 50,000 people crowded along Congress Avenue and on the Capitol grounds.
This morning, a much smaller group of protesters gathered at Austin City Hall in preparation for a march to the Texas Capitol.
Yesterday, veterans of the Vietnam War came from around the state to commemorate the arrival of 3,417 dog tags at the Bullock Texas State History Museum for the forthcoming "Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit," which will honor Texans that perished in the war.
The procession of the tags paused under the museum's iconic bronze star and concluded in the lobby for a ceremonial presentation of an American flag to Linda Kaplon, the widow of fallen Vietnam serviceman Cpl. Phillip Felix Kaplon, Jr.
The Texas Raiders have descended upon Austin. No, it's not a football team. It's the codename for a group of B-17 pilots who have brought four renovated World War II-era planes to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July.
The exhibition of rare planes including the P-51, a C-47 and a B-25. Tours and low-altitude flights over Austin are open to the public all weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.at Atlantic Aviation.
Check out our gallery above for a view from KUT's flight on the "Flying Fortress."
The Network of Asian American Organizations estimates there are about 4,000 people in the Filipino community in the Austin metro area. Some had direct ties to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Central Texans involved in the Network of Asian American Organizations and other supporters gathered at Austin City Hall on Tuesday to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims and to raise money for the recovery.
KUT's Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon took these photos at the candlelight vigil:
While the visible face of homelessness tends to be a single person by the side of the road in the downtown area, homelessness is so much more – it can be your cousin, your neighbor, your childhood friend, families with little children.
KUT’s Jorge Sanheuza-Lyon put together this video on the hidden face of homelessness in Austin:
Austin and Travis County leaders have declared states of disaster in the wake of last week’s flooding, with more than 600 homes damaged and 37 destroyed. It's the first step in getting federal disaster aid. Officials and residents are still working to clear away debris, while emergency responders continue to provide shelter, food and help as victims figure out their next steps.
On South Pleasant Valley Road in Dove Springs, volunteers set up underneath tents along the road handing out everything from blankets and diapers to deodorant. Neighborhood association president Edward Reyes, says people remaining in their homes could face complications as a result of flood damage.
Out of a population of 24,000, who will be the one person to represent Dove Springs?
Last November, Austin voters agreed to adopt a geographic form of city government: one mayor and 10 districts with one council member each.
Advocates for geographic representation argue the old way left large parts of Austin unrepresented. The seven members of the current Austin City Council all live north of Lady Bird Lake, and close to the city’s core.
As the Texas Legislature's second special session begins, protestors have descended upon the Capitol to demonstrate both for and against new abortion restrictions that lawmakers will consider. Abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protestors have been milling around the Capitol to let lawmakers know where, and with which side, they stand.
Austinites gathered on University of Texas campus today to remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the annual parade to honor the civil rights leader's legacy.
Participants in the march started at the MLK statue on the UT Campus, then made their way to the State Capitol to hear a performance by the Sweet Home Baptist Church Choir from Round Rock, and concluded with a festival at Huston-Tillotson University.