Audrey McGlinchy is the City Hall reporter at KUT, covering the Austin City Council and the policies they discuss. She comes to Texas from Brooklyn, where she tried her hand at publishing, public relations and nannying. Audrey holds English and journalism degrees from Wesleyan University and the City University of New York. She got her start in journalism as an intern at KUT Radio during a summer break from graduate school. While completing her master's degree in New York City, she interned at the New York Times Magazine and Guernica Magazine.
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.
"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.
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.
In Austin, a political nonprofit is employing a model from the tech industry to find and train candidates. It is pitting them against each other to win campaign funding and support.