Mental health orgs battling staff shortages, impacts to resources

Moriah Looten with the Austin Child Guidance Center joins KXAN News at 4 p.m. to discuss an urgent plea to raise money to continue services.

Mental health orgs battling staff shortages, impacts …

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Moriah Looten with the Austin Child Guidance Center joins KXAN News at 4 p.m. to discuss an urgent plea to raise money to continue services.

Malvern Books to close by end of year

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Austin independent bookstore Malvern Books will close its doors by the end of the year. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-indie-bookstore-malvern-books-to-close-end-of-year/

Zilker Holiday Tree lighting

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The Zilker Holiday Tree is all lit up and is shining bright to help usher in the holiday season

Travis County had just as many fentanyl deaths in …

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KXAN's Grace Reader goes into the numbers of fentanyl-related deaths in Travis County so far this year, and the numbers are staggering. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/travis-county/travis-county-could-double-the-number-of-fentanyl-related-deaths-it-saw-last-year/

11-year-old raising money to lay wreaths at veterans’ …

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KXAN's Kelsey Thompson tells the story of an 11-year-old Cedar Park boy who truly embodies the season of giving. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/central-texas-boy-raising-thousands-to-lay-wreaths-at-veteran-graves/

Travel through AUS after Thanksgiving

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KXAN's Mercedez Hernandez talked with some travelers about how they're getting back home after Thanksgiving, and how flexible job schedules may help some save money on holiday travel. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-airport-expects-more-days-of-post-thanksgiving-travel-than-usual/

Small Business Saturday in Austin

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KXAN's Sam Stark takes a look at how small businesses in the Austin area are tackling Small Business Saturday and trying to get people to shop local. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-bookstore-owner-talks-the-importance-of-supporting-local-on-small-business-saturday-and-beyond/

Texas Parks and Wildlife using drones to help save …

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KXAN's Brianna Hollis explains how the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is using drones to perform live-saving actions. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/texas-pw-looking-to-bolster-drone-fleet/

Austin bookstore owner talks the importance of supporting …

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Despite how easy it is to purchase a book from an eCommerce website, local business owner, Thais Perkins, said bookstores have something special that online spaces will never be able to create.

State of Texas: ‘Passing the torch’ – Casar plans to …

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The New Guy – Congressman-elect Greg Casar joins us in studio, fresh off his trip to DC for freshman orientation. He speaks about his priorities, including progressive goals like raising the minimum wage, student debt cancellation, and codifying Roe v. Wade. But Monica Madden presses him on how he can deliver on the progressive ideas he campaigned on while working in a newly Republican-led Congress.

State of Texas: ‘A remarkable opportunity’ – Comptroller hints …

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The Money Man – Comptroller Glenn Hegar teases an even larger than expected surplus heading into the Texas legislative session. Hegar said it’s so big, it will be hard for lawmakers to say “no” to spending requests. This could open the door for significant tax relief, but also other spending priorities that have died in previous sessions. But hear why the Comptroller is also sounding a note of caution.

State of Texas: Lawmaker works to end ‘discriminatory tax’ …

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Ending the Tax – For several sessions, State Rep. Donna Howard has filed legislation to end the tax on period products in Texas. Every session, her bills have failed to pass. Now she’s filing again – and this time, she has some key voices of support – including the Comptroller and the Governor. Kelsey Thompson speaks with Rep. Howard about the outlook for the bill, and why she says the legislation is more important now than ever.

State of Texas: ‘It’s a responsibility’ – Long-serving Senator …

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A Senator’s Service – When the bill filing period started at the Capitol, one of the longest-serving members of the Legislature was at the front of the line to get her legislation ready to go. That’s par for the course for State Sen. Judith Zaffirini. She’s never missed a vote in her entire time in the Senate – earning bipartisan respect for her unprecedented streak of more than 65,000 consecutive votes. Monica speaks with Zaffirini about the Senator’s legacy of service and her goals moving forward.

Austin

Malvern Books to close by end of year

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Zilker Holiday Tree lighting

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Travis County had just as many fentanyl deaths in …

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11-year-old raising money to lay wreaths at veterans’ …

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Travel through AUS after Thanksgiving

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Small Business Saturday in Austin

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Texas Parks and Wildlife using drones to help save …

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Austin bookstore owner talks the importance of supporting …

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State of Texas: ‘Passing the torch’ – Casar plans to …

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State of Texas: ‘A remarkable opportunity’ – Comptroller hints …

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State of Texas: Lawmaker works to end ‘discriminatory tax’ …

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State of Texas: ‘It’s a responsibility’ – Long-serving Senator …

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Weather

Big warm up ahead of next cold front

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Our warm up continues

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Sunday First Warning Weather with Rich Segal

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Sunday First Warning Weather with Rich Segal

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Sunday First Warning Weather with Rich Segal

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Sunshine and 70s for your Sunday

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Sunshine and 70s for your Sunday

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Saturday First Warning Weather with Rich Segal

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Heavy rain overnight

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Heavy rain returns overnight

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Friday First Warning Weather with Rich Segal

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Friday First Warning Weather with Rich Segal

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Sports

Texas Volleyball earns top over overall seed in NCAA …

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Rori Harmon returns for UT Women

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Westlake beats San Benito in regional semifinal

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Instant Analysis: Baylor vs. Texas

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Roschon Johnson’s leadership key for Longhorns

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Instant Analysis: Texas vs. Kansas

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Westlake beats New Braunfels in area round

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Game Night area round of high school football

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Touchdown New Braunfels: Lance Beeghley from Clayton …

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Interception New Braunfels: Jacob Redding makes 2nd …

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Touchdown Westlake: Jack Kayser from Jaden Greathouse …

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Touchdown Westlake: Jaden Greathouse 39-yard punt …

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