DC Law Hometown Heroes
Have you been outside at all the last few weeks and noticed the trees? Seriously, it’s beautiful out.
KXAN viewers sent dozens of photos of the trees. It is a very unusual sight to see these red, orange and yellow tones in Central Texas. According to the experts, the warm weather and lack of a hard freeze this season are to blame.
A prison in Texas adopted a couple of barn cats to solve a rat problem. Because the cats weren’t spayed or neutered, a couple of years later, they ended up with a cat problem too. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/top-stories/cat-population-explodes-at-a-texas-prison-after-working-cats-are-deployed-to-hunt-rats/
A woman was indicted on two charges, including felony murder, after her 14-year-old daughter was hit and killed by a pickup truck on MoPac Expressway in November 2021. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/her-daughter-died-when-a-car-hit-her-on-mopac-now-this-mom-faces-a-murder-charge/
Travis County has started a campaign to raise awareness about this issue. It’s called Safer Together and the goal is to reduce the number of overdose-related deaths. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/it-is-killing-people-overdose-deaths-continue-to-rise-in-travis-county/
In 2021, voters in Austin approved ranked-choice voting, a method that allows people to “rank” candidates on their ballot instead of voting for only one. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/your-local-election-hq/why-are-you-voting-in-a-runoff-if-austin-voters-approved-ranked-choice-voting/
A yellow smiley face bounces around a flat screen TV as a mesmerized toddler sits in front. He’s wearing a cap that cradles his head, attached to a bundle of wires. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/bilingual-children-might-have-a-superpower-ut-study-finds/