Smithville A Smithville Independent School District teacher is on administrative leave for inappropriate comments made in class Thursday. Students say the teacher made a racially insensitive remark to a classroom full of students. Parents tell our Mitch Goulding they believe it's a deeper-rooted issue the district needs to address. Updated 04:45 PM
Six Austinites and eight dogs are being monitored for rabies after the Austin Animal Control says they may have come in contact with a rabid dog at Zilker Park. The city believes there are even more people at risk. Our Chris Cybulski shows us what's being done to find them and what you need to know about rabies.
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A group of about 100 secular Texans gathered at the state Capitol Friday to voice their concerns about religiously based public policy and let lawmakers know they're a growing voting bloc.
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Monument Honoring Texas Patriot Unveiled at State Cemetery
A monument honoring one of Texas's foremost patriots was unveiled Friday. Jose Antonio Navarro's most significant accomplishments are spelled out on the side of the newest monument at the Texas State Cemetery. 05:50 PM
Overnight Vigil for Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed
University of Texas students gathered for an overnight vigil in support of Rodney Reed. They bundled up against the cold front in a show of solidarity with Reed and his family Thursday into Friday. 05:57 PM
Council: Adler Additional Staff Sent to Subcommittee, City Shells out to Fight Water Protest
Austin city leaders are mixed on the mayor’s plan to double the size of his staff. By doing so, he’d have four times as many employees as any other elected official. Plus, the city will pay $777,000 to defend water rates in a recently annexed neighborhood, ABIA will have to wait a little longer for a new parking garage and a downtown strip club could still be in the works. Our Jeff Stensland catches us up with the latest from City Hall. 08:23 AM
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Bob Garrett with the Dallas Morning News, Morgan Smith with the Texas Tribune and Mike Ward with the Houston Chronicle join the panel to discuss the week in Texas state politics, from tax cuts to pre-K funding, to presidential campaigns. 06:09 PM
Capital Tonight: Texans Address CPAC
Senator Ted Cruz and former Governor Rick Perry address a high-profile conservative conference as they try to make their case for a 2016 run. More on that, plus David Dewhurst's former aid is sentenced to prison, and secular Texans voice their concerns at the State Capitol. 06:09 PM
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Sports Night: Spurs Still Reeling on the Road, Texas Hoops Squarely on the Bubble
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The rodeo road trip has not been kind to San Antonio this time around. The Spurs are 2-5 so far having lost four straight. They have two more road games before returning to the Lone Star State. The Texas basketball team is right on the bubble for the NCAA tournament. They have three games left that will likely decide their future, starting with their road trip this weekend to take on Kansas. All that and more in this "Sports Night." 12:49 PM
Austin Pharmaceutical Company to Pursue IPO
Austin
The local drug-making company XBiotech is preparing to go public. Austin Business Journal editor Colin Pope joins our Amy Hadley to talk more about the company, which has filed paperwork to issue an initial public offering of its common stock. 12:20 PM
Water Wars Continue in Hays County
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A company's controversial plan to pump water from central Hays County and pipe it to the I-35 corridor continues to meet resistance. Our Hays County Bureau Chief Russell Wilde shows us how a ground water conservation district is working to stay in front of the issue. 11:11 AM
Capital Tonight: Abortion Rights Rally, House Pre-K Plan
Texas
On this episode of Capital Tonight, we update you on a renewed fight over reproductive rights including a proposed change to sex education. Then, we tell you about the House's plan to address performance and accountability in the state's pre-kindergarten program. 02/26/2015 08:46 PM
Benefits of Bike-Riding to School
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Sending your kid to school on a bike helps them squeeze in a little bit of exercise every day. In this “Active Now,” our Jess Mitchell talks bike safety tips. 12:39 PM