Austin 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
Congress votes to fund the Department of Homeland Security, while President Obama's executive action on immigration takes another legal step. Then the Senate releases a school accountability plan and a bill looking to change sex education makes it to committee.
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Almost a year has passed, but last year’s South By Southwest was just like yesterday for Mason Endres. She's one of dozens of people injured when a suspected drunken driver plowed through a crowd at the festival last year. Four people were killed in that crash. Now that the festival is just around the corner, our Victoria Maranan checks in with Endres to see how she's doing.
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WilCo Considers $70 Million in Facility Upgrades
Rapid growth means a number of Williamson County facilities need upgrades. County commissioners are considering $70 million of upgrades ranging from emergency response facilities to the animal shelter. Commissioners tell our Mitch Goulding they're worried how that cost affects the bottom line. 03/03/2015 04:42 PM
Senate Lays Out First Round of Education Agenda
A package of controversial education proposals was presented at the state Capitol Tuesday. While Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick put off so-called school choice legislation to a later date, measures focused on giving schools grade-book ratings, a parent trigger bill and updating teacher evaluations were part of the first round of the senate's education agenda. Our Karina Kling takes a look at the proposals and why some public education groups oppose them. 03/03/2015 07:27 PM
Lawmakers Consider Update to State's Sex Ed Curriculum
The state's sexual education curriculum might get an update this year. Public schools would still be required to emphasize abstinence, but lawmakers are in the midst of debating whether some changes are needed. Capital Tonight's LeAnn Wallace has more on the testimony heard Tuesday. 03/03/2015 07:23 PM
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Interview with CPPP's Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee with the Center for Public Policy Priorities gives a sneak peek of the upcoming State of Texas Children report, looking at the physical, mental and financial well-being of Texas kids. 03/03/2015 07:25 PM
Capital Commentators: Medicaid Expansion, Remembering Bob Armstrong
Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi join us for their weekly commentary, including a look at the Senate education plan, the debate over Medicaid expansion. Then, they remember a longtime Texas legislator who passed away this week. 03/03/2015 07:25 PM
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Boys and Girls Clubs Award Youth of the Year
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Texas recognized the Youth of the Year Tuesday. It's an award that goes to a kid who volunteers, excels in school and overcomes a personal obstacle. Our Chris Cybulski shares the kids' stories with us. 03/03/2015 05:23 PM
First Auxiliary Bishop Ordained for Catholic Diocese of Austin
History was made for the Catholic Diocese of Austin Tuesday. The church ordained the diocese's first auxiliary bishop. Our Alex Stockwell has more from Saint William Catholic Church, where the celebration mass was held. 03/03/2015 05:57 PM
Smithville ISD Teacher to be Terminated for Racist Remark
The superintendent of the Smithville Independent School District plans to fire a teacher because of a racially insensitive remark made to a classroom full of students last week. 03/03/2015 08:25 AM
Antone's Set to Reopen this Summer
Legendary music venue Antone's is set to reopen this summer at a new location. The club will relocate to East Fifth Street in the Maxey Glass company building, just a few blocks from its original location. An official opening date has yet to be confirmed. 03/03/2015 04:07 PM
UTPD Creates Bike Unit to Patrol The Drag
UT's campus gets a lot of bicycle traffic with students commuting to class, but a certain set of wheels is looking to address some of the crime issues happening along "The Drag." Our Alex Stockwell explains why UTPD is focusing on patrolling this area and how they're keeping students safe. 03/03/2015 09:48 AM