Austin Colton Pitonyak's latest appeal was dismissed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday, the highest appellate court in the state. Pitonyak is serving a 55-year sentence for the 2005 death and dismemberment of 21-year-old Jennifer Cave in a West Campus condominium. 12:38 PM
Round Rock police are investigating a fatal crash involving a union pacific train overnight. Officers say a man parked his car on the tracks and was struck just before 2 a.m.
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Residents near Walnut Creek have been waiting years for a hike and bike trail that many believed would never happen, but now, it seems progress is slowly but surely being made to complete the project. Our Alex Stockwell explains why it's taken so long, and how long it will be until residents in North Austin can enjoy the space.
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Group Unveils 'I am Black Austin' Campaign
The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce launched a new campaign to address the declining black population in Austin. 12:24 PM
Arts and Entertainment for Jan. 28
Check out this edition of "On the Town" to hear about what arts and entertainment events are happening in Austin this week. 12:58 PM
New Council Tackles Widespread Issues at First Work Session
The Austin City Council gets its first taste of official business, but as our Jeff Stensland explains, many council members are worried about the growing workload they plan to create. 10:06 AM
Highlights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show
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Our Ed Keiner shares some of his favorite highlights from this year's 2015 North American International Auto Show.
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Sports Night: Texas’ Rally Falls Short at Iowa State, C.J Hinojosa talks Longhorn Baseball, Liberty Hill Remains Undefeated
No. 19 Texas made it interesting late, but No. 15 Iowa State was able to hold on for an 89-86 victory in Ames, Iowa. Texas shortstop C.J Hinojosa sits down with Joaquin Sanchez to discuss the upcoming baseball season. The Liberty Hill boys basketball team is off to its best start under 13th-year head coach Barry Boren. 01/27/2015 05:48 PM
Capital Tonight: Texas Politicians Rally GOP in Iowa
Two Texas politicians with similar 2016 dreams rally the GOP base over the weekend in Iowa, and we hear from the head of the Texas Cultural Trust on the “State of the Arts.” 01/27/2015 02:55 PM
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Auschwitz Survivors Return to Concentration Camp
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Tuesday marked 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Many of the survivors were back at the former camp Tuesday for an official commemoration. Our D.C. bureau reporter Geoff Bennett has the details. 11:21 AM
Judge Denies 2nd Request to Dismiss Ex-Gov. Rick Perry's Indictment
Tuesday, a Republican judge from San Antonio denied a second request by former Gov. Rick Perry's legal team to dismiss the indictment against him. Immediately following Tuesday's ruling, Perry's lawyers filed a notice of appeal, which means the case will go to the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals. 01/27/2015 05:16 PM
Senate Draft Budget Focuses on Tax Relief
Tax relief, transportation and border security top the list of budget items for the Texas Senate. A draft budget unveiled Tuesday morning promises $4 billion in tax cuts, but provides few details on them. The Senate's starting point also differs from the already released House draft budget in some significant areas. Our Karina Kling takes a look at what lies ahead for lawmakers in passing the only legislation required of them each session. 01/27/2015 08:10 PM
Religious Freedoms Resolution Stirs Debates
The religious freedoms debate was back at the state Capitol Tuesday. Two pieces of legislation filed this session look to strengthen the state's existing law, but as our LeAnn Wallace reports, some say those bills come with hidden consequences. 01/27/2015 08:05 PM
Travis County Examines Unfair Property Tax System
Travis County appraisers say property taxes are unfair. County commissioners received a report Tuesday showing how property owners can avoid taxes, which appraisers say is putting the tax burden on residents. Our Chris Cybulski shows us how the county wants to fix the system. 01/27/2015 06:38 PM