ATX librarians speak out against book bans + camping ban + SWAT ODA

Happy Tuesday, folks from Austin! It’s me again, your host Meagan Falcon.

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas last week and spent it in good company. We’re back for another edition of the Austin Daily to share the best stories in town today.

Here’s all you need to know.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

The clouds are breaking and getting hot. High: 79 Low: 65.

This week’s forecast:

Temperatures will be between the 50s and mid-60s by sunrise Tuesday, with scattered fog, typically along and west of I-35. Expect late morning / early afternoon sun. Temperatures well above normal will continue until 2022.


Here are the best stories today in Austin:

  1. Joseph Faneur hidden in plain sight as a Family Dollar employee in town as he was wanted by authorities as part of a drug-related homicide in north Austin, the authorities said. (Pittsburg Patch)
  2. Texas infusion centers offering monoclonal antibody therapies to COVID-19 omicron patients across the state have exhausted their reserve and will not be able to offer it before January. (KVUE.com)
  3. the Austin Police Department said all suspects were in custody following a barricaded SWAT appeal in northeast Austin on Monday afternoon. (KVUE.com)
  4. Wednesday, the Austin Public Library spoke out against the book ban and censorship storm that swept through the state of Texas this year. (KXAN.com)
  5. Tent camps are back in downtown Austin on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, renewing questions about whether city ​​officials have a workable plan enforce the ban on camping along the gem of the city recreation area and redirect occupants to shelters. (Austin American-Stateman)

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From my notebook:

  • KUT Austin: “Has a flight been canceled recently? More than 1,400 flights were cleaned around the world on Monday morning. via NPR ‘(Facebook)
  • Literacy first: “These Literacy First graduates are crazy about reading! #literacyfirst #reading ”(Facebook)
  • Downtown Austin: “An interesting concept. Do you think it could work on 6th Street during street closures? “(Facebook)
  • Next door neighbor, Hudson Bend: ” Lost dog ? – There’s a big white dog with brown spots running wild on Doss Rd. Towards the Sunset RV Park curve. He seems to be lost. I couldn’t take a picture before he ran away. “(The next door)
  • Next door neighbor, Cherry Creek: “Cat found @inridge – I have this little guy in my garage with water to eat and a litter box.” (The next door)

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That’s all for today. See you soon!

Your friendly neighborhood journalist,

Meagan Falcon
Meagan covers local news for Patch in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Pflugerville.

About Meagan: I was born and raised in Corpus Christi and spent three years covering the latest news and things to do in South Texas before moving to the Austin subway. When I’m not reporting the news, I’m reading a good book, tending to my garden, and spending time with my puppy. I’m new to the green thumb, so if you all have any gardening tips I’d love to.


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