Smithville A teacher with Smithville ISD is on administrative leave after saying the relatives of black students were “hanging from trees in the front yard.” District officials tell our Mitch Goulding they are investigating the incident. 12:04 PM
Austin city leaders are mixed on the mayor’s plan to double the size of his staff. By doing so, he’d have four times as many employees as any other elected official. Plus, the city will pay $777,000 to defend water rates in a recently annexed neighborhood, ABIA will have to wait a little longer for a new parking garage and a downtown strip club could still be in the works. Our Jeff Stensland catches us up with the latest from City Hall.
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The rodeo road trip has not been kind to San Antonio this time around. The Spurs are 2-5 so far having lost four straight. They have two more road games before returning to the Lone Star State. The Texas basketball team is right on the bubble for the NCAA tournament. They have three games left that will likely decide their future, starting with their road trip this weekend to take on Kansas. All that and more in this "Sports Night."
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Austin Pharmaceutical Company to Pursue IPO
The local drug-making company XBiotech is preparing to go public. Austin Business Journal editor Colin Pope joins our Amy Hadley to talk more about the company, which has filed paperwork to issue an initial public offering of its common stock. 12:20 PM
City to Provide More Information on Possible Rabies Exposure at Zilker Park
Austin Animal Services will provide an update Friday morning about a rabid dog in Zilker Park this month. The dog was a 9 to 10-month-old black and white Border Collie Mix. It was seen in the off-leash area Feb. 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 09:54 AM
Water Wars Continue in Hays County
A company's controversial plan to pump water from central Hays County and pipe it to the I-35 corridor continues to meet resistance. Our Hays County Bureau Chief Russell Wilde shows us how a ground water conservation district is working to stay in front of the issue. 11:11 AM
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Sports Night: Spurs Still Reeling on the Road, Texas Hoops Squarely on the Bubble
The rodeo road trip has not been kind to San Antonio this time around. The Spurs are 2-5 so far having lost four straight. They have two more road games before returning to the Lone Star State. The Texas basketball team is right on the bubble for the NCAA tournament. They have three games left that will likely decide their future, starting with their road trip this weekend to take on Kansas. All that and more in this "Sports Night." 12:49 PM
Capital Commentators
Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi discuss a new UT/Texas Tribune Poll about issues facing Texans, and ask whether Governor Abbott's emergency items address those issues. Then, they discuss an exchange in the Texas House that could signify growing tensions in the lower chamber. 02/26/2015 07:46 PM
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Capital Tonight: Abortion Rights Rally, House Pre-K Plan
Texas
On this episode of Capital Tonight, we update you on a renewed fight over reproductive rights including a proposed change to sex education. Then, we tell you about the House's plan to address performance and accountability in the state's pre-kindergarten program. 02/26/2015 07:46 PM
Benefits of Bike-Riding to School
Texas
Sending your kid to school on a bike helps them squeeze in a little bit of exercise every day. In this “Active Now,” our Jess Mitchell talks bike safety tips. 11:39 AM
3D Printers on Display in Georgetown
Georgetown
Innovators in 3D printing came together at Southwestern University in Georgetown Thursday. The 3D printers on display at the two-day symposium use computer-generated plans. They print pretty much anything you can think of using plastic and other materials fed through small hoses. 10:11 AM
Shakey Graves Talks 'Letterman,' Australian Tour
Austin
He appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" this month and is heading off for a tour down under. Austin's own Shakey Graves paused for a second from his hectic schedule for a chat with Andy Langer in this “Backstage Pass.” 11:29 AM
Round Rock Campaign to Promote Downtown Business
Williamson County
Round Rock is launching a new campaign to attract more business downtown. City leaders tell our Mitch Goulding they hope to make Main Street a popular alternative to Austin – one that makes locals feel "right at home." 02/26/2015 05:45 PM