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. 06:02 PM
Winter weather has many school districts calling off classes Thursday. Many commuters say they plan to follow the schools' lead and stay home from work. Our Jeff Stensland caught up with a few Central Texans to see how they plan to weather the latest round of winter.
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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. 08:38 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. 08:33 PM
Icy Storm Headed to Central Texas
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! 11:54 AM
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Interview with Rep. David Simpson
Representative David Simpson (R - TX House District 7) joins us to discuss a controversial new bill that would completely deregulate marijuana in Texas. He tells us why his bill is based on faith and liberty. 08:38 PM
On the Agenda: Spending Cap, Senate's First Bill
The Quorum Report's Harvey Kronberg gives us his weekly analysis, including a deeper look at the Senate's spending cap plan and the House reaction to it. 08:38 PM
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Nurse Practitioners Call for Less Regulation
Texas
Many nurse practitioners are backing a proposed law that they say would make it easier to access medical care in Texas. The law would grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners. Right now, much of the care delivered by nurse practitioners in Texas must be approved beforehand by a supervising doctor. 09:00 PM
Mother of Slain KPD Employee Receives Award in Daughter's Name
Austin
The mother of the slain Kyle Police Department victim services coordination received an award in her daughter’s name Wednesday. 09:55 PM
Westlake Bond to Upgrade Water System
Austin
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. 07:17 PM
Round Rock Seeks Input on Long-Term Transit Plan
Round Rock
Round Rock is looking at a possible expansion of its public transportation. Local transit riders say life in Round Rock without a car can be done, but they tell our Mitch Goulding better public transit would make their lives a whole lot easier. 07:12 PM
Texas Senate Outlines Latest Tax Plan
Texas
The Texas Senate unveiled its newest plan to cut taxes Wednesday. The proposal would allow the use of extra money in the state's budget for tax cuts and paying down debt. 09:44 PM