GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) - An Austin man who lost his son to suicide now looks to improve teenagers' lives through the gift of music.
There was a crowd Tuesday at the historic Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown to mark National Suicide Prevention Month.
in memory of his son, Alan Carter Villaruz-Curley, Jeff Curley founded "Pick With Austin," a charity that provides musical instruments to disadvantaged teens.
"We recently gave a guitar to a young man and he commented to his mother, 'I think I'm getting better already,' and she told me weeks later that he sleeps with the guitar every night, so I think that's a very strong statement of what we're doing," Curley said.
The organization also has a 24-hour crisis hotline: 1-800-841-1255.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County non-profit Center for Child Protection will benefit next March from an all day fundraiser at the Circuit of the Americas that will see plenty of donors racing on the track.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.