The House debates well into the night on how to spend taxpayer dollars, a Travis County grand jury releases a scathing report on UT Regent Wallace Hall, and lawmakers consider a bill that would decriminalize truancy. 03/31/2015 08:46 PM
Talk about keeping Austin weird: The city has commissioned "Hello Lamp Post" to celebrate the public art program's 30th anniversary. Our Victoria Maranan shows us how talking to inanimate objects can change how you see the city.
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A cool dip in Jacob’s Well is a Hill Country rite of passage, but it's a rite of passage that's now going to cost you some money. Our Russell Wilde tells us about the new fees and rules for Jacob's Well Natural Area.
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House Members Battle Over State Budget
Public school funding was the big topic kicking off debate on the Texas House budget Tuesday. Our Karina Kling has been following the proceedings and brings us details. 03/31/2015 08:28 PM
Lawmakers Propose Bill to Decriminalize Truancy
State lawmakers are working on ways to keep kids in the classroom and out of the courtroom. Senate Bill 106 was heard before the Criminal Justice Committee Tuesday. It looks to decriminalize truancy. Capital Tonight's LeAnn Wallace joins us with more. 03/31/2015 08:16 PM
CASA Tosses Sensitive Data
It could have been a bad week for a local nonprofit and hundreds of Travis County children. A local dumpster diver found boxes full of sensitive information thrown out by the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of Travis County. Our Chris Cybulski shows us how an organization dedicated to protecting children made such a mistake and what's being done to fix it. 03/31/2015 07:31 PM
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Capital Tonight: House Budget, Decriminalizing Truancy
The House debates well into the night on how to spend taxpayer dollars, a Travis County grand jury releases a scathing report on UT Regent Wallace Hall, and lawmakers consider a bill that would decriminalize truancy. 03/31/2015 08:46 PM
Capital Commentators: Wallace Hall Report, House Budget
Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi give their takes on the grand jury report on UT Regent Wallace Hall and the House budget debate. 03/31/2015 08:46 PM
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Critics, Proponents Weigh in on $52.5M Eanes ISD Bond
Critics of the Eanes Independent School District's $52.5 million bond held a press conference Tuesday, but things got a little heated when a group supporting the bond showed up, pitting the current school board president against a former president. 03/31/2015 05:10 PM
Grand Jury Doesn't Indict, Does Sharply Criticize, UT Regent
A grand jury has declined to indict a University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall for illegally releasing confidential student information, instead issuing a blistering report decrying his "unaccountable and abusive behavior.'' 03/31/2015 11:33 AM
Building Homes to Withstand Texas’ Severe Weather
On Tuesday, people from across the state gathered in Austin to talk about the weather and building codes. Academics, designers, builders, insurers and state officials discussed ways to build stronger, safer and more sustainable buildings. 03/31/2015 06:08 PM
China-U.S. Investment Summit Kicks Off at LBJ Library
World leaders are descending on the Lone Star State for a summit focused on economic growth between the U.S. and China. They will be at the LBJ Presidential Library through Wednesday to discuss investment in the world's two largest economies. Our Jeff Stensland has details. 03/31/2015 12:15 PM
Sports Night: Rick Barnes on Coaching Again, Myles Turner Going Pro, A.J. Abrams on Barnes, Spurs Keep Rolling
Texas officially fired Rick Barnes Sunday after 17 seasons as the men’s basketball coach, but as soon as Monday, multiple media outlets reported that he has been offered the head coaching position at Tennessee and is expected to accept. During his farewell presser, the 60-year-old said he told athletic director Steve Patterson he wanted to stay at UT and finish the job, yet stated he is not bitter and leaves the program with no regrets. All that and more in this episode of "Sports Night." 03/31/2015 10:46 AM
20 Years Later, Selena Remembered in her Hometown
It's been 20 years since the death of Tejano Superstar Selena. Today the "Queen of Tejano" will be remembered in her hometown of Corpus Christi with an annual tribute. 03/31/2015 11:33 AM
Police Charge Man with Murder Following Weekend Shooting
Austin police say they arrested have 39-year-old Jacques DeCarlos Gracia and charged him with murder after he fled Don Dario's Cantina in Southeast Austin late Saturday night. Earlier, police had found 41-year-old Manuel Trejo shot to death at the restaurant. 03/30/2015 07:18 PM
Student Makes Art-Creating Robot
Art Bot is a robot that can create art. In this “Science Break,” our Burton Fitzsimmons introduces us to Kate, the girl behind Art Bot, and shows us exactly what Art Bot can do. 03/31/2015 12:20 PM
As STAAR Testing Begins, Lawmakers Discuss Alternatives
STAAR testing is underway this week. Texas students must pass a series of standardized exams in order to graduate from high school, but lawmakers have fast-tracked a bill to try to give some seniors another alternative to get their diploma. Our Karina Kling spoke with one parent whose daughter hopes it becomes law. 03/30/2015 08:21 PM
Public Input Meeting Tonight on MoPac South Toll Road
There's a public meeting tonight at Austin High School about the new toll road project on MoPac. Our Jess Mitchell has more on what they're going to talk about. 03/31/2015 09:25 AM

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