On Thursday, Austin City Council is expected to vote on a plan to buy the Rodeway Inn on I-35 in South Austin to start housing people.
Along with songs from a choir, a memorial wreath was presented, as well as a traditional rifle salute. But political shots were also fired by Governor Greg Abbott.
Five acres of what was once a Texas Highway Depot has become a temporary home for the homeless community.
Shujaa Graham and Juan Roberto Melendez traveled from Maryland and New Mexico to hand-deliver a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott's office, urging him to halt Reed's execution and allow time for new evidence that could prove his innocence to be reviewed.
Sandra Reed's son Rodney has been locked up for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, but with new witnesses and evidence that have appeared, many believe Reed is an innocent man and that Stites' former fiancé should be looked at.
State Rep. John H. Bucy III joins Marcel Clarke to discuss what prompted a group of bipartisan lawmakers to support Rodney Reed and if the support Reed has received will convince Gov. Greg Abbott to grant a reprieve.
A coalition called ATX Helps wants to raise $14 million to build and operate a new temporary shelter. Construction could start by early 2020, but first about an acre of land in downtown is needed.
The shelter will include portable restrooms, hand washing stations, and comes with commitments from local charities to deliver food multiple times during the day, according to the governor's office.
Other rappers — including T.I., LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes — have also tweeted encouragements to sign the petition for Reed.
At West Gate and SH 71, state troopers stood by as TxDOT crews began clearing the camp there.
Reed and his supporters believe Stites’ former fiance and ex-cop Jimmy Fennell is the real killer.
TxDOT will start clearing homeless encampments in the state right of way as soon as next Monday, November 4 and just three days after the November 1 deadline the Governor gave to Mayor Adler.
Supporters, including faith leaders, gathered Tuesday to demand Governor Greg Abbott stop his Nov. 20 execution. Reed's supporters say there is a massive amount of evidence that could exonerate him.
Abbott had mentioned that TxDOT could possibly become involved in the homeless crisis.
The City of Austin will begin enforcing its camping ban today after it was reinsttated following a record number of resident complaints.
In the video, a man throws signs at cars in Downtown Austin. The video got a lot of attention given the exposure to Austin’s homeless crisis and recent changes to the city’s ordinances impacting the homeless.
Jeff Younger petitioned the court earlier this month for sole custody of his twin boys, James and Jude, in an effort to prevent their mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, from allowing James to begin hormone replacement therapy.
Three confirmed tornadoes hit North Texas on Sunday night, with the strongest being an EF-3 that struck North Dallas.
The most notable change: no camping on any sidewalk anywhere in the City of Austin.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says the City of Austin has 'taken a meaningful step.'