First woman graduates Austin Energy Climbing School ahead of lineworker apprenticeship
Cherie Cheramie, the first female to graduate from the Austin Energy Climbing School, completed the three-week training course with her fellow gradates. They move on to a four-year lineworker apprenticeship.
Central Austin church pays off all AISD school lunch debt for 2022-2023
The Covenant Presbyterian Church will be spending just over $14,000 to erase all lunch debt accrued this school year, along with an additional $10,000 toward any future lunch debt in the remaining months.
Thousands race in the 46th Annual Statesman's Cap10k
Thousands gathered in downtown Austin for the annual Statesman's Cap10k race, now in its 46th year.
Manor church holds "Blessing of the Bikes" to begin cycling season
Reverand Hans Lillejord blessed gathered cyclists at the New Sweden Lutheran Church. Most of these cyclists will ride long distances to raise awareness and funds for good causes.
Easter events and specials from across Central Texas
Easter is just around the corner, and restaurants and businesses across Central Texas are celebrating with brunch specials, egg hunts and fun for people of all ages.
"Your church has risen": Salado dedicates rebuilt church destroyed by tornado
Governor Greg Abbott and community members in Salado gathered for the dedication of the First Cedar Valley Baptist Church, which was destroyed by an EF-3 tornado a year ago.
Austin-area animal rescue center raises $15K to buy new x-ray machine
Austin Wildlife Rescue is being rescued after a call for help on social media. The $15,000 needed to buy a new x-ray machine was raised in a matter of days.
City Council adopts new strategic and facilities plan for Austin Public Library
The new plan lays out strategic goals for the library system, as well as recommendations for the construction and expansion of new and existing libraries.
Texas football star Bijan Robinson teaches free swim lessons at Bartholomew Pool
The star running back taught the free lessons in partnership with Austin Parks and Recreation's Aquatic Division.
YMCA of Central Texas receives $1 million donation from Sports Clips founder
The donation from Sports Clips founder Gordan Logan will be used to build a new YMCA facility in Georgetown.
Celebrating and raising awareness on World Down Syndrome Day
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is holding several events.
Williamson County celebrates 175th anniversary March 10-11
Williamson County will be hosting events March 10 and 11 honoring the founding of the county in 1848.
The Yard in South Austin to host clothing swap experience
Sip & Swap is being held on April 1 at MADabolic Austin South in The Yard to give people a chance to clean out their closets and freshen up their wardrobes.
East Austin theater hosts special show asking for help on Amplify Austin Day
It’s Amplify Austin Day, a community-wide day of giving that benefits more than 700 organizations across Central Texas. One of them is an East Austin comedy theater in search of a permanent home.
Amplify Austin Day CEO discusses how Austinites can participate in day of giving
The Amplify Austin Day CEO discussed how Austinites can participate in this day of giving.
Jarrell community rallies around firefighter battling cancer
During the celebration of the new aerial ladder for Jarrell Fire Rescue, one firefighter who is battling cancer attended with his family.
Jarrell Fire Rescue gets new aerial ladder
The ladder is 105 feet long. The truck weighs almost 80,000 pounds, and has a pump and a 500 gallon water tank.
Central Texas Food Bank opens new food pantry in South Austin
The food bank says they have had more visitors than usual with many who were once supporting the food bank needing support for the first time.
Texas ice storm: Austin small businesses severely impacted by major power outage
For restaurants, the costs are really adding up: from lost revenue, to spoiled food, to employees who are now out of a week’s pay.
Central Texas Food Bank provides 500 households with food in response to increased need
About 20 volunteers took the pallets of food off the trucks, made lanes for the cars to come through, helped direct traffic, and placed food in the trunks of hundreds of cars.