City of Austin to activate cold weather shelter Wednesday …
The City of Austin will open its cold weather shelters Wednesday night ahead of temperatures in the 30s.
City departments, partner agencies and community organizations are launching a series of information centers and multi-agency resource centers to help the community recover from the recent winter weather storm, according to a news release from the City of Austin. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/city-partners-launch-series-of-resource-centers-to-help-people-recover-from-recent-winter-storm/
Senate Bill 737 would create the Texas School Patrol with 10,000 officers — enough to add an additional officer to every public school in Texas. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/political-news/bill-in-response-to-uvalde-would-add-extra-officer-to-every-texas-school/
While Central Texas is still dealing with the aftermath of last week's ice storm, state lawmakers are still addressing different problems revealed two years ago, after a severe winter storm in February 2021 led to the state power grid's near-collapse.
While Austin Energy continues restoring power to customers across Austin there are some who will have to pay for the repairs themselves.
Gov. Abbott already banned the app on state-issued devices and at public universities in December. This plan does not appear to significantly expand the ban already in place and only applies to state employees, contractors, and "devices used to conduct state business." Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/gov-abbott-moves-toward-statewide-ban-of-tiktok
Austin police arrested a Texas state senator overnight on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Sen. Charles Schwertner, a Republican from Georgetown, represents Williamson County. Read more here: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-police-arrest-texas-senator-on-dwi-charge-records-show/