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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 07:46 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 07:28 PM
‘Hello Lamp Post’ Campaign Lets People Talk with Street Fixtures
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. 03/31/2015 05:13 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 07:46 PM
1 on 1: Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D - TX House District 116) joins the show to give his take on the Wallace Hall grand jury report, and what he wants to see change in the budget. 03/31/2015 07:46 PM
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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 07:16 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 06:31 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 04:10 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 10:33 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 05:08 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 11:15 AM
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 09:46 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 10:33 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 06:18 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 11:20 AM

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