Austin’s Flood Early Warning System


The devastating floods of Memorial Day weekend back in 1981 led the City of Austin to develop a Flood Early Warning System, which now includes the web resource that covers most of Central Texas. Kevin Connor

May is Mental Health Month: NAMI Central TX can help


May is Mental Health Month and Kevin Connor talks with Anna Bunker, who is on staff at NAMI Central Texas, the regional branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anna explains the variety of conditions included

A Food Plan for Austin and Travis County


The City of Austin and Travis County are working on a comprehensive Food Plan for our area. Kevin Connor talks with Edwin Marty, the COA Food Policy Manager, about some of the reasons such a plan is

UT Students Working for a Sustainable Future


The Campus Environmental Center is the headquarters for student-led environmental action at UT Austin. For our Earth Week Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with CEC Co-Director Claire Alston about their various projects, from Micro-farming, to Fashion Reuse,

Ice Storm Cleanup Continues Into April


Austin Resource Recovery has already picked up over 167,000 tons of storm debris from February’s ice storm.  Much of that has already been mulched and will be processed into Dillo Dirt. Kevin Connor talks with ARR’s Amy

Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks


2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first Texas State Park. Kevin Connor talks with TPW‘s Thomas Wilhelm about the special activities this year as well as the demands on Texas parks today and

Illegal Dumping In Williamson County


Most of us would never think of doing it, but there are people here in Central Texas who will dump all kinds of trash by the side of the road, and it costs taxpayers millions. Kevin Connor

After the Ice Storm: Next Steps for Texas Trees


The recent ice storm was devastating for many homeowners’ trees. Kevin Connor talks with Alison Baylis of the Texas A&M Forest Service about next steps to take to help your trees heal. Important points: find a Certified

Protect Your Pipes In Cold Weather


It’s only the first week of winter and we are expecting some of the coldest air in a long while, air that could cause your water pipes to freeze. Austin Water has some tips on their website