Torrie Hardcastle http://kut.org en Austinites Raise Awareness and Money for Cancer http://kut.org/post/austinites-raise-awareness-and-money-cancer <p>The American Cancer Society&#39;s <a href="http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/whatisrelay">Relay For Life</a> fundraiser will be taking place at the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;um=1&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=westlake+high+school&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=westlake+high+school&amp;hnear=Austin,+TX&amp;cid=16282187312122249417">Westlake High School</a> track today from 2 pm until 2 am.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:19:11 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 1349 at http://kut.org Austinites Raise Awareness and Money for Cancer Austin Children Receive Free Eye Exams and Glasses http://kut.org/post/austin-children-receive-free-eye-exams-and-glasses <p>More than 100 students at Campbell Elementary received free eye exams today, and around 45 received new glasses, as part of a pilot program in Austin.</p><p>The project, called <a href="http://essilorvisionfoundation.org/Programs/">Kids Vision for Life,</a> is a collaboration between local and statewide entities organized by the Austin Community Foundation, and seeks to provide children with free eye exams and glasses. The designer glasses were all donated by a company in Italy to the Essilor Vision Foundation, which is donating the lenses and eye exams.</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:07:45 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 1244 at http://kut.org Austin Children Receive Free Eye Exams and Glasses Raising Money For Japan While Tasting Yummy http://kut.org/post/raising-money-japan-while-tasting-yummy <p>The <a href="http://austinbakes.wordpress.com/">Austin Bakes for Japan</a>&nbsp;fundraiser took place today, selling baked sweet treats at five locations across Austin to raise money for tsunami and earthquake relief in Japan.</p> Sat, 02 Apr 2011 20:29:51 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 1040 at http://kut.org Raising Money For Japan While Tasting Yummy Austin Skyline To Dim For Earth Hour Tonight http://kut.org/post/austin-skyline-dim-earth-hour-tonight <p>Austin&#39;s skyline will be noticeably darker from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm as the city participates in <a href="http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx">Earth Hour, </a>an annual event held across the globe to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change.&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Lee Leffingwell&nbsp;held a press conference yesterday to announce the list of buildings that will be going dark tonight (security lights excluded): Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:49:57 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 1005 at http://kut.org Austin Skyline To Dim For Earth Hour Tonight News Brief for Saturday, March 5, 2011 http://kut.org/post/news-brief-saturday-march-5-2011 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.weather.gov/">National Weather Service</a> has issued a wind advisory for the Austin area until 4 p.m.&nbsp; The advisory warns of 30 mph winds, with wind gusts up to 40 mph. As the cold front moves through south central Texas, winds are expected to gradually die down throughout the evening.</p> Sat, 05 Mar 2011 18:02:15 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 893 at http://kut.org News Brief for Saturday, March 5, 2011 Children Volunteer in the Community Through the Little Helping Hands Organization http://kut.org/post/children-volunteer-community-through-little-helping-hands-organization-0 <p>Outside Austin&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.centerforchildprotection.org/">Center for Child Protection</a>, a group of kids and their families planted flowers and mulched flower beds. While most young children spend their Saturdays playing with friends or watching cartoons, six year old Grace Nugent was out volunteering.</p><p>&ldquo;One of my favorite parts was to help and serve the community,&rdquo; Nugent said.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 22:19:38 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 882 at http://kut.org Children Volunteer in the Community Through the Little Helping Hands Organization City Officials Release Revealing Email Exchanges http://kut.org/post/city-officials-release-revealing-email-exchanges <p>City officials released thousands of documents Friday under an <a href="https://www.oag.state.tx.us/open/pia/piasign090105.html">Open Records Request</a>, including unflattering email exchanges between Mayor Lee Leffingwell and city council members.</p><p>The emails expose what goes on behind the scenes and what city council members say and think about city staff members and residents.</p> Sat, 26 Feb 2011 16:37:04 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 853 at http://kut.org City Officials Release Revealing Email Exchanges Gov. Rick Perry Announces New Emergency Legislation at Anti-Abortion Rally http://kut.org/post/gov-rick-perry-announces-new-emergency-legislation-anti-abortion-rally <p>Gov. Rick Perry designated <a href="http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/15612/">pre-abortion sonograms</a>&nbsp;as emergency legislation today at the annual <a href="http://www.texasrallyforlife.org/">Rally for Life</a>. The rally marks the 38<sup>th</sup> anniversary of what Perry calls the &ldquo;tragic&rdquo; Roe v. Wade court decision, which gave women the legal right to abortion.</p> Sat, 22 Jan 2011 23:40:16 +0000 Torrie Hardcastle 660 at http://kut.org Gov. Rick Perry Announces New Emergency Legislation at Anti-Abortion Rally