Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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AUSTIN

Nonprofit Farm Asks for Public's Help in Finding New Home

A local nonprofit is asking for your help. The Food is Free project's urban farm in Central Austin has been sold to a developer. Our Victoria Maranan spoke with volunteers who tell us why they want to stay rooted in their neighborhood. 6:15 PM

The unmanned aircraft industry is getting ready to take off. At a Wednesday conference in Austin on geographic mapping, it was clear drones are quickly becoming the hottest tool in the industry. As Chris Cybulski shows us many businesses are trying to feel out the rules.

3:45 PM

Local record stores say CD sales continue to drop, but amazingly, vinyl records are flying off the shelves. Austin record store owners tell our Mitch Goulding that despite poor album sales, things might be looking up in this music-loving town.

5:14 PM

Police Investigate After Man Falls 80 Feet from Overpass

Austin police are investigating after a man fell about 80 feet to his death from a highway flyover in Northwest Austin this morning. The death, originally called suspicious, is now being looked at as either accidental or a suicide.

8:44 AM

Affordable Housing in High Demand

About 2,500 people will receive Section 8 housing vouchers Wednesday. However, the city expects between 20,000 and 40,000 applicants — as many as 16 people applying per home. Chris Cybulski shows us how one landlord is trying to do his part to address affordable housing needs.

10/21/2014 02:39 PM

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Austin's 10-1 Election

Interactive Map: Do you know what district you live in? Austin voters will soon pick one candidate to represent their own geographic district under what's called the 10-1 plan. That's not all--after Election Day, Austin will also have a new mayor. We've compiled an interactive map and candidate bios to keep you informed ahead of Nov. 4.

Updated 09/09/2014 12:19 PM

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AUSTIN

Davis, Abbott Rallying Voters as Election Day Nears

The countdown is on for candidates to get voters to the polls and many of them are pulling out all the stops. Actor Chuck Norris rallied with Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott in San Antonio Wednesday. Meanwhile, Democrat Wendy Davis was in Austin continuing her latest attack on her opponent. Our Karina Kling has more on the last minute push. 5:54 PM

HAYS COUNTY

Hays County Judge Candidates Talk Issues

One of the fastest growing counties in the state will soon decide if its current county judge will get a second term. Our Hays County Bureau Chief Russell Wilde introduces us to the candidates. 7:17 AM

AUSTIN

Rocking Every Style of Pant

Jazz up your pants this fall. Our Fashion Correspondent Anne Hudson grabs some tips in this “Fashion Forward.” 8:20 AM

AUSTIN

Sidewalks Coming to Rainey Street While Other Neighborhoods Wait

Families on the outskirts of Austin say they're clamoring for the switch from an at-large city council to the 10-1 district plan. Our City Reporter Jeff Stensland shows us one amenity neighbors say they've wanted for years, but has yet to receive. Updated 10/21/2014 09:05 AM

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