The Newsroom: Top things to know today

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Don’t forget to grab an umbrella as you head out to door this morning. Numerous showers are forecast to hit during your Monday morning drive to work making most Austinites wish they could have stayed curled up in bed.

Join us on KXAN News Today to see how your drive may be affected. Once the rain clears this afternoon, we’re on track to enjoy an incredible stretch of fall weather through next weekend.

  1. Parents debating transgender bathroom policies in Dripping Springs: Parents say word has been spreading about a third grade student at Walnut Springs Elementary. The student was born as a boy, but identifies as a girl and has been allowed to use the girls bathroom since the beginning of the school year.
  2. Classes canceled for Paredes Middle School: School’s out for…not summer, but just today for Paredes Middle School students after a pipe burst over the weekend.
  3. Man missing near Buchanan Dam: More than 12 hours of searching, and still no luck. The 30-year-old man dove in to rescue one of his kids who was too tired to swim back to the boat. The man was then too tired to pull himself back onto the boat.
  4. Effort to legalize fantasy sports in Texas: Thousands of Texans are breaking the law but they soon might be off the hook. In the eyes of the State of Texas, daily fantasy sports was illegal gambling. But that could soon change. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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