Austin (KXAN) - Dozens gathered at the State Capitol Sunday night for a vigil raising awareness about the nation's deadliest form of cancer.
Organizers of the PurpleLight National Vigil of Hope want to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer.
Survivors say the vigil is important in the fight against the disease.
"There is a very low survival rate for pancreatic cancer," survivor Jean Adams said. "Therefore, the more financial support and emotional support we can get, the better it is."
The Austin vigil was one of 80 happening around the nation Sunday. It kicks off National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which is in November.
In one year, more than 45,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the U.S., and more than 38,000 will die from the disease.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning. Winter Weather Advisories will go into effect Thursday evening for parts of the …
FEMA teams returned to Southeast Austin to assess damage to public property like roads, bridges, and parks.
TxTAG’s customer call center lines are jammed as toll road violators scramble to pay up and avoid staying on a published scofflaw list.