May 02, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

The final episode of the 122nd cadet series shows graduation and the cadets receiving their badges.  The best part of following Austin Police cadets through 8 months of training was seeing all their hard work pay off at graduation.  I enjoyed being able to do follow up interviews with three of the cadets a year after graduation.  It was interesting to see how much more they had learned on patrol.  Producer – Jonathan Uhl

Apr 25, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

The neighborhoods near Onion Creek in South Austin were overwhelmed in the early morning hours of October 31 when water surged past its banks and flooded their streets, filling homes within minutes. This was a historic flash flood with more force and volume of water than the city has ever seen.  It was up to Code Compliance officers to determine what homes were livable and which were uninhabitable.  Producer – Jonathan Uhl

Apr 18, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

I didn’t know that the majority of bicycle – vehicle collisions occur at intersections.  Bike boxes create a safe way for bicyclists turning left to better position themselves with car traffic.  The boxes improve cyclists' visibility and reduce delay by providing space for "jumping the queue" of waiting vehicles.  Bike boxes like the one featured in this video is a unique idea that really improves safety for Austin cyclists.  Producer – Jonathan Uhl

Apr 11, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

Austin Comic Con is held every year at the Austin Convention Center.  The 2013 conference boasted many celebrities, including William Shatner.  I had the privilege of talking with him after Mayor Leffingwell declared it James T Kirk Day in the City of Austin.  I had never been to this type of event, so I enjoyed interviewing attendees with creative booths and costumes. Producer – James Williams

Apr 04, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

Before the 2013 Halloween floods, I worked on this video with our Watershed Department to explain how the updated flood plain maps have changed.  I hope this video let residents know they should check the new flood plain maps to see if they could be in harm’s way and get properly insured before the floods came. Producer – James Williams

Mar 28, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

This video was produced to tell the story of a small, successful Austin recycling service.  It all began with driving a pick-up and a trailer to local restaurants and apartment complexes to pick up their recycling. Seven years later, business is booming!  I had the pleasure of joining their crew on a ride along, showing me what really goes into being green.  Producer – James Williams

Sep 06, 2013 - 05:00 am CDT

This is a brief video warning people of the consequences of illegal dumping, encouraging people to dispose of trash legally, and to report any sightings of illegal dumping. There used to be an empty lot by my old apartment complex that was always full of old mattresses and broken furniture. I always hated having to drive by it so it was nice to make a video that aims to stop those types of eyesores from existing. Producer – Abraham Gonzalez

 

 

Aug 30, 2013 - 09:52 am CDT

For 4 days, I had the opportunity to join an elementary class as they attended Earth Camp. These kids got to step out of the classroom and into nature! They are taken to Blunn Creek, McKinney Falls, Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center, and Becker Green Classroom. It’s always fun working with kids because I often found their happiness to be contagious.  – Producer: James Williams

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Aug 26, 2013 - 11:06 am CDT

Channel 6 was able to gain unlimited access to the Austin Police Department’s cadet training class. This story gives a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be one of Austin’s finest. We followed two police cadets, Jeremy Bohannon and Bryce Sakamoto as they made their way through this physical and academically challenging academy. This is part 1 of an 8-part series that shows what cadets go through to achieve the badge to protect and serve the citizens of Austin.  Producer: Jonathan Uhl

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Aug 02, 2013 - 10:20 am CDT

I was able to tag along and see the process from beginning to end of what it takes to collect data and study the virus. Collecting and discovering if a mosquito is a carrier of the West Nile Virus is a very tedious process.  West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms and will recover on their own, however, some cases can cause serious illness or death. People over 50 and those with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of becoming ill if they become infected with the virus. To prevent this from happening  Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services, along with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, work in stride to get on top of tracking the virus to help to protect the citizens of Austin and surrounding communities.  Producer: Jonathan Uhl

 

 

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Apr 25, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

The neighborhoods near Onion Creek in South Austin were overwhelmed in the early morning hours of October 31 when water surged past its banks and flooded their streets, filling homes within minutes. This was a historic flash flood with more force and volume of water than the city has ever seen.  It was up to Code Compliance officers to determine what homes were livable and which were uninhabitable.  Producer – Jonathan Uhl

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Apr 18, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

I didn’t know that the majority of bicycle – vehicle collisions occur at intersections.  Bike boxes create a safe way for bicyclists turning left to better position themselves with car traffic.  The boxes improve cyclists' visibility and reduce delay by providing space for "jumping the queue" of waiting vehicles.  Bike boxes like the one featured in this video is a unique idea that really improves safety for Austin cyclists.  Producer – Jonathan Uhl

Staff Pick of the Week
Apr 11, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

Austin Comic Con is held every year at the Austin Convention Center.  The 2013 conference boasted many celebrities, including William Shatner.  I had the privilege of talking with him after Mayor Leffingwell declared it James T Kirk Day in the City of Austin.  I had never been to this type of event, so I enjoyed interviewing attendees with creative booths and costumes. Producer – James Williams

Staff Pick of the Week
Apr 04, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

Before the 2013 Halloween floods, I worked on this video with our Watershed Department to explain how the updated flood plain maps have changed.  I hope this video let residents know they should check the new flood plain maps to see if they could be in harm’s way and get properly insured before the floods came. Producer – James Williams

Staff Pick of the Week
Mar 28, 2014 - 05:00 am CDT

This video was produced to tell the story of a small, successful Austin recycling service.  It all began with driving a pick-up and a trailer to local restaurants and apartment complexes to pick up their recycling. Seven years later, business is booming!  I had the pleasure of joining their crew on a ride along, showing me what really goes into being green.  Producer – James Williams

Staff Pick of the Week
Sep 06, 2013 - 05:00 am CDT

This is a brief video warning people of the consequences of illegal dumping, encouraging people to dispose of trash legally, and to report any sightings of illegal dumping. There used to be an empty lot by my old apartment complex that was always full of old mattresses and broken furniture. I always hated having to drive by it so it was nice to make a video that aims to stop those types of eyesores from existing. Producer – Abraham Gonzalez

 

 

Staff Pick of the Week
Aug 30, 2013 - 09:52 am CDT

For 4 days, I had the opportunity to join an elementary class as they attended Earth Camp. These kids got to step out of the classroom and into nature! They are taken to Blunn Creek, McKinney Falls, Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center, and Becker Green Classroom. It’s always fun working with kids because I often found their happiness to be contagious.  – Producer: James Williams

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Staff Pick of the Week
Aug 26, 2013 - 11:06 am CDT

Channel 6 was able to gain unlimited access to the Austin Police Department’s cadet training class. This story gives a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be one of Austin’s finest. We followed two police cadets, Jeremy Bohannon and Bryce Sakamoto as they made their way through this physical and academically challenging academy. This is part 1 of an 8-part series that shows what cadets go through to achieve the badge to protect and serve the citizens of Austin.  Producer: Jonathan Uhl

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Staff Pick of the Week
Aug 02, 2013 - 10:20 am CDT

I was able to tag along and see the process from beginning to end of what it takes to collect data and study the virus. Collecting and discovering if a mosquito is a carrier of the West Nile Virus is a very tedious process.  West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms and will recover on their own, however, some cases can cause serious illness or death. People over 50 and those with weakened immune systems are at a higher risk of becoming ill if they become infected with the virus. To prevent this from happening  Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services, along with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, work in stride to get on top of tracking the virus to help to protect the citizens of Austin and surrounding communities.  Producer: Jonathan Uhl

 

 

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