Texas middle school student dies after getting hit by car during nationwide student walkout

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National Student Walkout: Thousands demand action on gun reform A Texas middle school student was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday after leaving school during the nationwide walkout in support of gun control. Jonathan Benko, 11, was identified by hospital officials as the Parkland Middle School student who died after he was hit along […]

Advocates in Texas say more work is needed to prevent housing discrimination

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AUSTIN (Nexstar) – It’s been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law and while housing advocates are celebrating the anniversary, they’re acknowledging that many barriers remain. “I don’t think people realize how much discrimination actually occurs in housing,” Nekesha Phoenix, fair housing program director with the Austin Tenants’ […]

US appeals court upholds Texas’ ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas immigration crackdown on “sanctuary cities” took effect Tuesday after a federal appeals court upheld a divisive law backed by the Trump administration that threatens elected officials with jail time and allows police officers to ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. illegally. The ruling was a […]

Neighbors, Harvey survivors finally have wall in between apartments

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SOUTH HOUSTON, Texas – Hurricane Harvey flood victims left without walls between apartments for months finally have privacy. Their landlord delivered repairs after KHOU 11 News got involved. From the outside looking in, Tina Llamas and Kandi Tucker’s bedrooms need some touch up. “I’m just glad that it’s over with,” Llamas said. Related: Harvey survivors […]

350-unit luxury apartment complex planned near The Domain

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0 The Lenox Ridge apartments will have a number of high-end amenities including a swimming pool. A local developer is building a 350-unit luxury apartment community near The Domain in North Austin. Oden Hughes said this week that it has started construction on the 10-acre Lenox Ridge complex at the southeast corner of North MoPac […]