Austin Some area school districts are operating on a two-hour delay while others have canceled school for Thursday, March 5. For a full list of closures, tune into TWC News on Time Warner Cable channels 8 and 200. 05:02 PM
An arctic cold front is on track to arrive in the area between 3 and 5 p.m Wednesday. Then, a disturbance will quickly follow, bringing showers and storms to the Interstate-35 corridor overnight, all while temperatures plunge into a freeze. A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain looks likely in the Hill Country during the night and possible in the metro first thing Thursday morning. Be prepared!
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Rodney Reed was to be put to death Thursday, March 5 for the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, but last week, the state's top criminal court stayed the execution. Our Alex Stockwell sat down with Reed who is on death row at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas. Reed says he's optimistic that key untested DNA evidence will prove his innocence.
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Capital Tonight: ACA Safety Net, Senate's Spending Cap Move
As the fate of President Obama's signature healthcare law goes to the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, some state lawmakers want to make sure Texans who are already signed up stay covered. Plus, the Senate passes the first bill of the session and makes a move to change the rules on the state spending cap. 07:38 PM
1 Million Texans Could be Affected by ACA Decision
If the nation's high court rules against the Obama administration, more than 1 million Texans could lose their health care subsidies. That's the number of people who have signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange since the state opted not to set up its own. One state lawmaker says because Texans are at risk of returning to the ranks of the uninsured, the state needs a plan. Our Karina Kling takes a look at two bills being proposed. 07:33 PM
Westlake Bond to Upgrade Water System
This spring Westlake residents will vote on whether to update their water system. The $46 million bond proposal will increase the system's capacity and update a 60-year old pump station. The city isn't in danger of losing water, but our Chris Cybulski shows us why Westlake's water pressure is also a safety issue. 06:17 PM
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Interview with Rep. David Simpson
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On the Agenda: Spending Cap, Senate's First Bill
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Council: Buyouts for Onion Creek Flood Victims, Council Mulls East Austin Golf Course
Families left in their homes after the Halloween Floods of 2013 should expect a buyout soon. Thursday, the Austin City Council is expected to approve $60 million to relocate 240 families who live in the 100-year floodplain of Onion Creek. Neighbors want a premier golf course built in East Austin, but this time, the city council is hesitant. Our City Reporter has that and more from city hall. 08:43 AM
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Sports Night: Spurs return home, UT Women Win on Senior Night and the H.S. Boys Basketball Playoffs Resume in Round 3.
The Texas women’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season Tuesday night with a 79-45 win over TCU. Kelsey Lang led UT with 19 points and the women finish the regular season 20-9. The Big 12 tournament starts on Friday but Texas will be the 6-seed and play the same TCU team on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. All that and more in this episode of "Sports Night." 12:16 PM
Agriculture Commissioner Promotes Healthy Breakfast in Schools
Breakfast is the meal of champions, and the Texas Department of Agriculture wants every student to start the day off right. The commissioner had a healthy balanced meal with some students this morning He spoke to Jess Mitchell about national School Breakfast Week. 03:03 PM