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$1,000 Monthly Payment in Austin, Texas; Are You Eligible?

Eligible families in Austin, Texas received a $1,000 monthly payment to fight the effect of the soaring inflation rate and homelessness. Austin, Texas is the first city in the state that sent a $1,000 monthly payment to eligible families. They are those heavily impacted by the soaring inflation rate and homelessness. Several cities across the country have already implemented this program.
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Austin police talk about case involving homeless man with chainsaw

AUSTIN, Texas - Two weeks ago, FOX 7 told you about neighbors in the Williamson Creek Greenbelt who were concerned about a homeless man. They say he was cutting down trees, sometimes with a chainsaw. Last week, neighbors said they haven't seen signs of the man. His structures are cleared...

Get Festive In 2nd Street District

Throughout the month of December, you can get into the holiday spirit while supporting our local businesses in the 2nd Street District! Their festivities get bigger and better every year. Spend a day with friends and family, grab a bite to eat, do some holiday shopping, and enjoy beautiful installations.

Gravel lot at Austin's Zilker Park could be replaced with a parking garage

The future of Zilker Park is one step closer to being decided after city leaders released their suggestions on new infrastructure plans, and one of those major changes would mean a new parking garage right next to where people and pups picnic and play. The portion of Zilker Park that would be affected is the former Butler Landfill site, a 25-acre stretch of rock and dirt running along either side of, and under, the south end of...
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City of Austin encouraging people to shop local on Small Business Saturday

The City of Austin is encouraging people to invest in the Austin economy by spending local on Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday shopping event after Thanksgiving and Black Friday that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs in Austin and across the country thrive. “Small Business Saturday...

'It's so rewarding': Gov. Abbott, first family volunteer with Meals on Wheels in annual tradition

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the first family joined Meals on Wheels of Central Texas to hand out meals on Thanksgiving. The governor, along with First Lady Cecilia Abbott and their daughter Audrey delivered meals as part of their annual tradition with MOWCTX. The organization held a special Thanksgiving Day delivery instead of its regular deliveries and delivered to 500 homes of their most needy clients.

Visiting The Cathedral of Junk in Austin TX

The Cathedral of Junk is free to visit, but it is recommended that visitors bring a small donation. Guests are also welcome to bring their drinks and snacks. Visitors should also wear closed-toed shoes. Visitors can climb two levels of the Cathedral. The sculpture is made from various found objects,...

Many Austin voting sites were cut from the December runoff, raising concerns about access

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin voters are set to return to the polls in a few weeks to elect a new mayor and decide on three Austin City Council seats in a runoff election. However, because this is a runoff election, there will be fewer polling locations this December. The Austin City Council set the final list of polling places earlier this week, which showed that the number of voting sites was cut from 170 sites to 86 for the runoff, according to a report by Community Impact.

How Downtown Austin grew out of the dust

AUSTIN, Texas — It's hard to imagine a time when choking dust swirled through the streets of Downtown Austin, but that was the case in the city’s central business district during Austin’s first 50 years. Congress Avenue wasn’t paved until 1905. Pictures from the Austin History Center...

Marion County Judge Leward LaFleur inducted as Fellow

Marion County Judge Leward LaFleur has been honored by the Texas Association of Counties’ (TAC) Texas Judicial Academy for going the extra mile. The academy recognizes county judges who attain significant judicial education beyond state requirements as Fellows. The academy inducted a number of county judges as Fellows during...