AUSTIN (KXAN) - On Tuesday, folks across Austin will support local musicians. HAAM or the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians will hold its annual benefit day.
HAAM provides health insurance to musicians who often don't earn much money but generate a major industry in the Capital City.
The music industry makes Austin about $2 billion per year, but the average income for Austin musicians is around $16,000 per year.
Back in December, HAAM officials had to close enrollment to make sure the 2,000 people currently-enrolled were able to keep their benefits and access to services.
In July, the group announced it had raised enough money to enroll more members.
HAAM Benefit Day will take place at restaurants, stores, and music venues around Austin as a way to raise funds. For a full list of performances, click here .
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.