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Texas' abortion laws are changing how people date in the state

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Texas' restrictive abortion laws have changed how some people in the state date. They've prompted deeper conversations earlier on about contraception, potential pregnancy and, now, political views.


Renters in some areas, such as Austin, Texas, find themselves in bidding wars

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

A shortage of housing in some parts of the country has led to a rental squeeze. Much like some homebuyers, prospective renters are finding themselves having to offer more than the listing price.


A Week After Deep Freeze, Thousands Of Texans Are Still Without Basic Utilities

Friday, February 26, 2021

It's been a week since the deep freeze in Texas knocked out power and water for millions. While most have had it restored, thousands of people are still without water in Austin.


Inside One City's Attempt To Defund The Police

Monday, February 15, 2021

In the past year, calls to defund police departments have increased after a series of high-profile killings by police. NPR looks at one city that implemented big police funding cuts — Austin, Texas.


A Texas Mayor Urged People To Stay Home, Then Flew To Mexico For Vacation

Thursday, December 03, 2020

"In hindsight, and even though it violated no order, it set a bad example for which I apologize," Austin Mayor Steve Adler said, after initially saying he didn't do anything wrong.


While Responding To The Pandemic, This Funeral Home Lost Its Founder To COVID-19

Sunday, August 16, 2020

The founder of a funeral home in Austin, Texas, has died of the coronavirus. The founder's son, the owner, was back at work the next day.


The Texas Runner Who Delivers Items To Those Quarantining At Home

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A runner in Austin, Texas has found a way to help people staying at home because of coronavirus: She picks and delivers items as part of her running route.


New Investigation Shows That Police Nationwide Often Mishandle Sexual Assault Cases

Thursday, February 07, 2019

In Austin, Texas, there's a conversation about how law enforcement investigates sexual assault. Sexual assault survivors in Austin are speaking out and want a review of how police handle these cases.


Austin Victims Remembered For Resilience, Radiating Positivity

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Draylen Mason was funny, a longtime friend said, because he said what "everyone else is scared to say." Anthony Stephan House was able to put bitterness aside and move forward, friends say.


As Police Move In, Austin Bombing Suspect Kills Himself

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Police in Austin, Texas, say the suspect believed to have carried out a series of bomb blasts blew himself up during a standoff with police.


Austin Bombing Latest

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Multiple sources report that a suspect in the spree of Texas bombings killed himself as police were about to apprehend him.


Residents Of East Austin, Once A Bustling Black Enclave, Make A Suburban Exodus

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The community "doesn't really exist anymore as it did," one former resident of East Austin said. Even the local pastor, who served for 30 years, says he's been pushed out by rising home prices.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Controversial 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

Monday, May 08, 2017

Law enforcement officers in Texas will be allowed to ask about immigration status when they arrest people. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the state's controversial "sanctuary cities" law that also gives Texas the power to penalize cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.


After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.