First Warning Weather with Kristen Currie
Heat and humidity the big weather story this week.
A cat and its owner were reunited overnight after they were separated following a Lyft ride, the City of Kyle will meet today to possibly discuss a water-sharing plan, and UT is auctioning off items from its old Erwin Center. Plus, a look at the forecast. More on kxan.com.
Local cat owner Palash Pandey was reunited with his cat, Tux, overnight Sunday into Monday morning after the two were separated following a rideshare trip on Saturday. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/cat-separated-from-owner-after-lyft-trip/
For nearly five years, Austin Energy’s EVs for Schools program has provided access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure and related technology curriculum to more than 150 schools across Central Texas. Now, AE is gearing up for the rollout of its upgraded program, adapted to meet the changing landscape of EV technology.
The Whistleblower – For the first time since the impeachment verdict, we’re hearing from the whistleblowers who reported Ken Paxton to the FBI. Blake Brickman speaks with Ryan Chandler about how they’re planning to push forward with their wrongful termination lawsuit, and why he believes it’s important to keep the case going even though Paxton will remain in office.
Defending the Decision – Some state senators are pushing back on accusations that political pressure influenced the Senate’s decision to acquit Ken Paxton. Ryan interviews State Sen. Paul Bettencourt about his response to the criticism and concerns about outside influence.
Whistleblowers suing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for wrongful termination will move forward with their lawsuit in a Travis County court, the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday, lifting a procedural pause and extending Paxton’s legal troubles past his impeachment trial. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/texas-politics/whistleblower-lawsuit-against-ken-paxton-can-move-forward-in-real-court-supreme-court-rules/
Austin Parks wants to to make sure playgrounds, athletic courts and all other sorts of other shared places have the shade they need to help you beat the heat. The City of Austin unveiled some new shade structures at Pomerleau Pocket Park in east Austin on Friday.
Despite the abnormally warm temperatures in Central Texas, fall is here and along with it a reminder from doctors who say some viruses tend to hit hard this time of year. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/doctors-stress-vaccines-to-protect-against-triple-threat-of-flu-covid-and-rsv/
Nearly 800,000 Texans could lose access to a supplemental nutrition program this week unless Congress can avert a federal government shutdown before Sunday, according to a Texas nonprofit. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/800000-texans-may-lose-wic-benefits-if-congress-fails-to-avert-federal-government-shutdown/