Austin

News, events, and entertainment happening in and around Austin and the Central Texas counties of Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Williamson

Ashley Lopez / KUT

Austin officials have been asked to shelter as many as 7,000 people displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey. This comes as more people are able to leave flooded areas on the Gulf Coast, and the city is working to find these people a safe place to stay here in Austin.

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

Parts of now-Tropical Storm Harvey are drenching Central Texas this weekend, bringing several inches of rain and possible flooding.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Travis and surrounding counties. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties — along with many counties to the east.

To keep you up-to-date, we've collated a list of handy resources during severe weather.

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

Austin's world-renowned Franklin Barbecue suffered $250,000 in damage due to a fire early Saturday.

The Austin Fire Department first reported the fire around 6 a.m.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

If you find yourself walking on Red River near 12th Street downtown, stop for second. Glance toward the state Capitol and enjoy a view that cost the city millions. This is the site of the biggest snag in Austin’s ambitious plan to harness the flood waters of Waller Creek. But now, after nearly 20 year of work, the project may be close to complete.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

The Sons of Confederate Veterans sued the University of Texas at Austin on Thursday for removing several Confederate statues from its campus earlier this week.

UT-Austin spokesman J.B. Bird confirmed Thursday that the university had received the lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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