Austin There's a public meeting tonight at Austin High School about the new toll road project on MoPac. Our Jess Mitchell has more on what they're going to talk about. 09:25 AM
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."
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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.
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Capital Tonight: HHSC Report, STAAR Testing Bills
Governor Abbott's "strike force" releases its report on the embattled Health and Human Services Commission and warns against consolidation. As students across the tests begin STAAR tests, legislation could give an alternate path to those who don't pass them. Plus, the Senate approves a new school rating system. 03/30/2015 08:23 PM
Texas Freshman Myles Turner Says He'll Leave for NBA Draft
Texas freshman Myles Turner says he's leaving the Longhorns after one season to enter the NBA draft. Turner announced the move Monday in a video posted on YouTube. The 6-foot-11 forward has long been projected as a potential lottery pick in the draft. 03/30/2015 04:23 PM
Abbott Calls Report Regarding HHSC 'Troubling'
Gov. Greg Abbott says a new report out Monday regarding the Health and Human Services Commission is troubling. Abbott called for an investigation into the agency in January after a $110 million state contract fell through over questionable contracting procedures with Austin-based software company 21CT. Capital Tonight's LeAnn Wallace joins us with more. 03/30/2015 08:18 PM
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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." 10:46 AM
1 on 1: House Education Chair Jimmie Don Aycock
State Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R - TX House District 54) joins the show to break down his major announcement on school finance, and looks ahead to its future in the upper chamber. 03/30/2015 08:23 PM
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As STAAR Testing Begins, Lawmakers Discuss Alternatives
STAAR testing is underway this week. Texas students must pass a series of standardized exams in order to graduate from high school, but lawmakers have fast-tracked a bill to try to give some seniors another alternative to get their diploma. Our Karina Kling spoke with one parent whose daughter hopes it becomes law. 03/30/2015 08:21 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. 03/30/2015 07:25 PM
APD Reminds Drivers to Watch for Motorcycles
Four deadly motorcycle crashes have happened in Austin in the last week, so the Austin Police Department is out to remind drivers to be on the lookout for motorcycles. According to national statistics, Texas ranks third in the nation for motorcycle ownership. Last year, 13 motorcyclists lost their lives on Austin roadways. 03/30/2015 07:54 PM
Texas Vietnam Veterans Honored at Capitol
On Monday, wreaths were laid at the Capitol's Vietnam Veterans Monument. Sunday marked the anniversary of the day the last U.S. combat troop left Vietnam in 1973 and has been named Texas Vietnam Veterans Day. 03/30/2015 05:44 PM
Increasing Demand for Goat Milk
The nation's goat herd is up 2 percent, and producers say their sales are up 15 percent. More people are choosing alternative milk. Our Jess Mitchell shows us why. 03/30/2015 04:47 PM
Congress Debates Competing Bills About GMO Labeling
A dispute over the labeling of genetically engineered food is heating up on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers have filed competing bills on the issue of whether Americans should know if their food has genetically modified ingredients. Our Washington bureau reporter Geoff Bennett has the details. 03/30/2015 08:10 PM
Some Residents Against Adding Toll Lanes to MoPac
Some Austin and Rollingwood residents are not happy with the plan to add toll lanes to MoPac. The group gathered Monday at Lady Bird Lake below where a double-decker bridge will soon be. They worry the new construction will be a danger to the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer, add pollutants and endanger local species. 03/30/2015 06:05 PM
Local Group Raises Ozone Awareness
The Clean Air Force of Central Texas kicked off its first annual golf tournament Monday morning to raise air quality awareness. The golf tournament coincides with the start of ozone season, the time of year between April and October when the air quality in the area is at risk of worsening. 03/30/2015 06:32 PM
The Week Ahead at City Hall
Adding a massive amount of solar to Austin's energy portfolio, nabbing people who pass school buses illegally and limiting smoke from barbecue joints are just a few of the issues Austin City Council plans to tackle this week. Our City Reporter Jeff Stensland has a preview. 03/30/2015 10:42 AM
San Marcos Volunteers Clean up Unique Urban Wetlands
Each month, the city of San Marcos targets a hot spot where volunteers focus on cleaning up trash. Our Hays County Bureau Chief Russell Wilde shows us why they spent their Sunday cleaning unique urban wetlands. 03/30/2015 11:15 AM

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