First Warning Weather with Kristen Currie
Spotty to scattered storms looking more likely later this week.
A federal judge issued a permanent injunction Tuesday against a Texas law that would restrict and even criminalize drag performances, handing a legal victory to a local drag performer who joined four other plaintiffs in suing state leaders to block the law from taking effect.
Mental health and the growing need for mental health services have become a frequent topic of discussion. Now, in Pflugerville, there's a new Family Care Center that will offer services to everyone. However, it has a special focus on veterans and the military community at its core. 20 percent of staff and providers are either veterans, or have a military connection.
On Tuesday, Travis County commissioners voted to continue a partnership with United Way for Greater Austin to expand childcare access in the county for two years.
READ MORE: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/travis-county/1-37m-to-help-with-childcare-costs-in-travis-county/
We are getting a better idea of how the city of Austin plans to allocate 65 million dollars to non-profits to combat homelessness. Austin Mayor Kirk Watson along with the Downtown Austin Alliance and other community leaders came together to talk about how the money will help. Our Sally Hernandez was there and got some insight about the plan.
One-third of foster care case-workers in the state of Texas left their jobs last year - according to a report today by the Texas Tribune. This comes as The Department of Family and Protective Services continues putting kids in hotels when the agency can't find them a home. Texas Tribune's Sneha Dey joins us to give us insight.
The 22nd Austin City Limits Music Festival is just around the corner, and festival organizers alongside city leaders are laying out all the crucial things attendees need to know before arriving at Zilker Park. https://www.kxan.com/acl/what-to-know-before-attending-the-2023-austin-city-limits-music-festival/
This fall, the city of Austin will start work on a project to make the trip to Palm Elementary safer for students. It is part of the city’s Safe Routes to School program that started back in 2017. https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/safe-routes-to-school-project-starting-in-southeast-austin/
Good morning, everyone and happy Tuesday! We're here with the top stories making headlines. These include a look at the hail damage after storms tore through Central Texas, AISD to vote on special education, and a vote is expected today on Central Health's budget. Read more here: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/round-rock-dealerships-see-hail-damage-expect-deals-for-dented-cars/