State of Texas: ‘A long time’ before Congress takes …
‘A long time’ before Congress takes up medical error transparency
A person died and another was injured as a result of a car crash Saturday in north Austin. ATCEMS said the car ran into a fence along Martin Avenue. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/1-dead-after-vehicle-crashes-through-fence-in-north-austin/
THE CHALLENGE – A Texas challenge to the Biden Administration’s immigration policy goes before the Supreme Court. At issue: who gets priority deported. The administration put priority on deporting people in the country illegally who pose a threat. Texas sued saying resources should go toward deporting anyone who’s in the country illegally. Jala Washington interviews two immigration policy experts on opposite sides of the case for insight on why this case is important, and the issues that could decide the path going forward.
CRISIS UPDATE – Children sleeping in state office buildings, all because there aren’t enough foster placements and not enough space at treatment centers in Texas. It’s a crisis that’s been going on for years. Now, Avery Travis looks closer at a specific effort to get resources to families sooner to keep kids from entering the foster system in the first place. It’s a plan that’s getting a new influx of money.
ELIMINATE THE WAIT – A growing number of Texans are waiting in jails for months, even years to receive mental health care treatment. Josh Hinkle looks at the progress of the state’s “Eliminate the Wait” strategy. How proposals in the upcoming legislative session could help cut down the wait list for care.
SAFETY STANDARDS – It’s been six years since the deadly hot air balloon crash in Lockhart. But it took until just last month for new regulations to take effect aimed at preventing similar tragedies. Anna Wiernicki reports on how Congress had to intervene – led by the efforts of a central Texan – to make this rule a reality.
On Friday, the Austin Police Department Robbery Unit requested help identifying a woman accused of drugging and robbing a man Oct. 12 near the 11800 block of Domain Blvd. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/woman-accused-of-drugging-robbing-man-in-north-austin-apd-requests-help-identifying-suspect/
Austin City Council voted Friday to approve the Statesman PUD, allowing developers to move forward with plans for Austin’s South Central Waterfront area, the site of the old Austin-American Statesman building. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-city-council-approves-statesman-pud/