Smithville The superintendent of the Smithville Independent School District plans to fire a teacher because of a racially insensitive remark made to a classroom full of students last week. 09:25 AM
UT's campus gets a lot of bicycle traffic with students commuting to class, but a certain set of wheels is looking to address some of the crime issues happening along "The Drag." Our Alex Stockwell explains why UTPD is focusing on patrolling this area and how they're keeping students safe.
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The Texas men’s basketball team pulled off a 61-59 overtime thrilled over the 14th ranked Baylor Bears Monday night at the Erwin Center. The Longhorns snapped a four-game losing streak with the win and kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive. Claire Brandon recaps a wild night at The Drum that included seven players ejected from the game in overtime. All that and more in this episode of "Sports Night."
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Capital Tonight: Senate Medicaid Demands, House Border Plan
The Senate lays out its demands to the federal government it wants to see before expanding Medicaid in the Texas, while the House explains its plan to secure the border. Meanwhile, a Senate committee considers tax cuts, a bill to reign in risky school bonds, and an effort to force a conversation in the Texas Legislature about climate change. 03/02/2015 08:25 PM
Pilot Program Reveals Concentrations of Illegal Bus Passing
The Austin Independent School District wants to arm every school bus with cameras, and it wants to use the video to ticket drivers who pass illegally while the red lights and stop signs are activated. Our Jeff Stensland found a few parts of Austin had much higher violation rates during the pilot program. 03/02/2015 08:06 PM
Texas Songwriting Legend Kent Finlay Dies
Texas songwriter and Cheatham Street Warehouse founder Kent Finlay died Monday morning. Finlay was known for helping young musicians hone their craft. Our Hays County bureau chief Russell Wilde remembers the man that would sing your story. 03/02/2015 07:25 PM
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Sports Night: Horns Win OT Thriller, ESPN’s Adam Schefter Talks Cowboys
The Texas men’s basketball team pulled off a 61-59 overtime thrilled over the 14th ranked Baylor Bears Monday night at the Erwin Center. The Longhorns snapped a four-game losing streak with the win and kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive. Claire Brandon recaps a wild night at The Drum that included seven players ejected from the game in overtime. All that and more in this episode of "Sports Night." 10:55 AM
Jim Henson Interview
Jim Henson from the Texas Politics Project joins the show to break down the latest polling UT/Texas Tribune polling numbers, including a look at the favorability rating -- and lack of awareness -- of some of Texas' top lawmakers. 03/02/2015 08:25 PM
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Need for Construction Workers Increases as Housing Market Grows
Austin
It's no secret that the housing market is booming. The Texas Association of Realtors released its annual report Monday morning, which showed prices are increasing, thus making it harder for people to buy a first home. Our Chris Cybulski shows us what's behind the report and what's being done to make homes more affordable. 03/02/2015 07:17 PM
Texas Republicans Demand Medicaid Flexibility
Texas
Texas Senate Republicans are calling for big flexibility in the state's Medicaid program. They used Texas Independence Day to demand leeway from the federal government to manage the federal-state health insurance program for the poor, elderly and disabled. Senate Republicans say unless their demands are met, any talk of expansion under the Affordable Care Act is off the table. Our Karina Kling takes a look at what the list for more flexibility includes. 03/02/2015 08:21 PM
Push for Climate Change Legislation
Texas
Rep. Rafael Anchia has filed two bills to drastically reduce greenhouse emissions by 2030. Critics have called environmental regulations unnecessary red tape for businesses, but Anchia says it's time to put the politics behind us in the climate change debate and focus on the practical effects not only to the environment but also to things like industry and even homeland security. 03/02/2015 07:02 PM
Bill Filed to Limit Use of Capital Appreciation Bonds
Texas
State Rep. Tony Dale is trying to cut back on the use of high-risk loans by Texas school districts. Dale announced a new bill Monday that would limit the use of Capital Appreciation Bonds, which are loans that don't require any payments until the end of the bond. 03/02/2015 05:42 PM
Texans Celebrate Texas Independence Day Monday
Austin
March 2 is Texas Independence Day, which celebrates Texas' time as an independent nation. Our Jess Mitchell stopped by the Bullock Texas State History Museum Monday morning to find out more. 03/02/2015 01:49 PM