Central Texas Food Bank says some USDA shipments …
The Central Texas Food Bank said about 30% of their shipments were canceled from the United States Department of Agriculture due to nationwide struggles.
Austin firefighters are working to extinguish a fire at the Avery Ranch Golf Course in northwest Austin Monday morning, according to the department. READ MORE: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/crews-fighting-fire-at-cart-barn-on-avery-ranch-golf-course/
A group of Round Rock ISD students are embracing the giving spirit this holiday season, using their student-run nonprofit to benefit refugee and immigrant children resettling in Central Texas Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/round-rock-isd-students-launch-nonprofit-to-support-central-texas-refugees/
KXAN's Mike Rush looks into a pothole that turns into a gigantic mud puddle in a Jarrell neighborhood and why neighbors have been trying to have it addressed for months. It has been there long enough it has a name and a satirical Facebook page. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/investigations/texas-pothole-so-big-and-long-lasting-neighbors-named-it/
A person died and another was injured as a result of a car crash Saturday in north Austin. ATCEMS said the car ran into a fence along Martin Avenue. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/1-dead-after-vehicle-crashes-through-fence-in-north-austin/
THE CHALLENGE – A Texas challenge to the Biden Administration’s immigration policy goes before the Supreme Court. At issue: who gets priority deported. The administration put priority on deporting people in the country illegally who pose a threat. Texas sued saying resources should go toward deporting anyone who’s in the country illegally. Jala Washington interviews two immigration policy experts on opposite sides of the case for insight on why this case is important, and the issues that could decide the path going forward.
CRISIS UPDATE – Children sleeping in state office buildings, all because there aren’t enough foster placements and not enough space at treatment centers in Texas. It’s a crisis that’s been going on for years. Now, Avery Travis looks closer at a specific effort to get resources to families sooner to keep kids from entering the foster system in the first place. It’s a plan that’s getting a new influx of money.
ELIMINATE THE WAIT – A growing number of Texans are waiting in jails for months, even years to receive mental health care treatment. Josh Hinkle looks at the progress of the state’s “Eliminate the Wait” strategy. How proposals in the upcoming legislative session could help cut down the wait list for care.
SAFETY STANDARDS – It’s been six years since the deadly hot air balloon crash in Lockhart. But it took until just last month for new regulations to take effect aimed at preventing similar tragedies. Anna Wiernicki reports on how Congress had to intervene – led by the efforts of a central Texan – to make this rule a reality.