The Texas Heritage Trails program could shut down as early as August. The program was previously funded through federal grants. Now those involved are asking state lawmakers for $4 million to cover the next two years. Supporters tell our Mitch Goulding if they don't find the money, they believe the state's economy could take a hit. 05:23 PM
After a long night, Texas House lawmakers approved a $210 billion budget early Wednesday morning. House members tried to tack on more than 350 different amendments to the two-year spending plan.
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Rick Barnes will remain the head coach of a UT program, he’s just moved on from Texas to Tennessee. The Spurs-Heat rivalry has simmered this season but it was still a close game most of the way Tuesday. These headlines and more in this episode of "Sports Night."
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Program Launched to Help Inmates with Mental Illness
A new program headed by the Travis County sheriff's office aims to keep people with mental illness out of county jails. Sheriff Greg Hamilton introduced the Mental Health Justice Initiative Wednesday. Hamilton says the county jail is the largest mental health hospital in the county because there's no place to take people who are in crisis. 06:09 PM
Capital Area Food Bank Builds New Home
The Central Texas population is growing, which also means more people are going hungry. The Capital Area Food Bank is trying to change that with a bigger facility. Our Jess Mitchell shows us where it will be. 02:20 PM
Community Weighs MoPac South Toll Road
If you commute from North Austin on MoPac, you’ve probably grown used to the construction over the past year--but that's just the first leg of a major project for the road. As our Jeff Stensland explains, the sticking point for some opponents is how the south portion of the toll road crosses the river. 12:02 PM
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Sports Night: Barnes Moves From One UT to the Other, Spurs Win Finals Rematch and UT Baseball Goes to Extra Innings
Rick Barnes will remain the head coach of a UT program, he’s just moved on from Texas to Tennessee. The Spurs-Heat rivalry has simmered this season but it was still a close game most of the way Tuesday. These headlines and more in this episode of "Sports Night." 12:49 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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Urban Forestry Crews Preview Forklift Danceworks Performance
Urban forestry crews swung through the trees of Govalle Park Wednesday for a preview of their performance set for April 11-12. Organizers say the idea is to pay homage to the often overlooked tree crews. 05:01 PM
P. Terry's Co-Owner Gives Back at Austin Children’s Services
P. Terry's co-owner Kathy Terry says she didn't grow up in a family that volunteered much, but, upon realizing how fortunate she was, decided to give what she could to Austin Children’s Services. Our Jess Mitchell has more with Terry in this "Giving Back." 01:54 PM
Under the Hood Eats: Car Engine Tacos
In this edition of “Driver’s Ed,” we're in the kitchen, not in the garage. Our Ed Keiner shows us how to make the perfect taco right on your diesel engine. 10:03 AM
Arts and Entertainment for April 1
Let us help you find out what events to head to this week with our "On the Town" segment, featuring details on all things art and entertainment. 12:46 PM
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
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
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

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