Free seminar on kidnap awareness and avoidance

Get free tips on how to prevent assaults and which self-defense techniques to use. The event – hosted by state Rep. La Shawn Ford and feature Westside Health Authority instructor Tottiente Tolliver. It will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at 5437 W. Division St.

Austin school tests positive for lead in the drinking water

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy is the first school in our West Side community to have samples come back above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s actionable levels. CPS is still testing other campuses in the neighborhood.