First Warning Weather with Kristen Currie
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for parts of the Hill Country overnight.
For 28 years, Phoenix House has helped young people impacted by the opioid crisis. After a funding crisis involving state dollars, the non-profit now has to shut its doors across Texas. The Texas Tribune joined KXAN News at 4 to explain the closure.
Sunday night's hailstorm left a significant mark… on cars that is— from severely cracked windshields and shattered back windshields to dents along the cars. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/round-rock/estimated-27m-in-damages-to-round-rock-car-dealerships-from-sunday-night-hailstorm/
A Travis County resident has died after getting sick from West Nile virus. It marks 2023’s first reported death from the virus in the county, according to Austin Public Health. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/travis-county/travis-county-resident-dies-from-west-nile-virus/
An email from the Travis County Attorney to city staff about concerns with the DPS partnership in Austin led KXAN to discover her courts have had to process nearly triple the amount of misdemeanor arrests from the agency than it did last year. Read more https://www.kxan.com/investigations/county-attorney-spike-in-dps-arrests-contributes-to-backlog-as-prosecutors-focus-on-more-nonviolent-cases/
Austin will once again have nonstop flights to Monterrey, Mexico, after a low-cost Mexican airline announced plans to launch the route next year. Read more https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-airport/mexican-airline-brings-new-international-route-to-austin-in-march-2024/