Central Texas top stories for December 1, 2023. Local officials say they’re better prepared for severe winter weather. UT Austin preparing to comply with new DEI laws. Businesses spending next 12 days helping Esperanza Community. I-35 closures in Austin Saturday night. Austin airport looking to get new cooling system for terminal. More Leander students taking AP exams. Texas football in Big 12 Championship tomorrow. Texas volleyball in round two of NCAA Tournament.