AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austinites gathered Sunday in Republic Square Park to pay tribute to the fight against AIDS and HIV.
Community leaders spoke to the crowd and had a moment of silence to remember those who've lost their lives.
Congressman Lloyd Doggett and Austin Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole participated and spoke at the event.
This year's theme: "In solidarity," emphasized the need of people living with and affected by HIV to join hands and work together in the response to HIV.
Some 33 million people live with HIV today. Organizers say the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination, and giving hope to new generations.
This is the 14th annual commemoration in Austin.
Mack Brown's attorney and the university's new athletics director say the Texas coach has not resigned, denying a report that Brown was ready to step down after 16 seasons with the Longhorns.
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The top prosecutor in Travis County found herself on the witness stand Tuesday to answer questions about her professional and personal history along with her history of alcohol.
A proposal to build a highway in south Austin is getting mixed reviews from neighbors.
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