Andrew Weber is a web producer for KUT News. A graduate of St. Edward's University with a degree in English, Andrew has previously interned with The Texas Tribune, The Austin American-Statesman and KOOP Radio.
President Donald Trump will speak before the United Nations General Assembly this morning. It's the first time Trump will speak before the body, which he made a point of criticizing on the campaign trail.
After pushes to bring welcome kits and toys to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, local organizations are now partnering to bring cleaning supplies to those rebuilding after the unprecedented storm damaged homes across the state.
Update – Sept. 7: Mayor Adler is now asking for volunteers to sort toy donations at the Blue Santa warehouse on Industrial Drive. Shifts are today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on volunteer shifts call (512) 974-4719.
As flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey continues in Southeast Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said the number of counties on the federal government’s disaster declaration has been expanded to 33. That expansion includes counties outside of Harvey's path that are helping evacuees in shelters – including Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar and Travis.