Austin 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. 09:23 AM
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.
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Round Rock is launching a new campaign to attract more business downtown. City leaders tell our Mitch Goulding they hope to make Main Street a popular alternative to Austin – one that makes locals feel "right at home."
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Former Austinite a Finalist for Mission to Mars
A one-of-a-kind mission to Mars has narrowed its pool of potential explorers who say they are willing to spend the rest of their lives there. Our Washington bureau reporter Geoff Bennett has the story of one woman – with ties to Austin – who is in the final running to make the one-way trip. 02/26/2015 09:26 PM
River Place Families Contest Steep Water Rates
Families in the River Place neighborhood are going head-to-head with Austin Water. They claim their bills are skyrocketing. Austin Water took over billing for about 1,000 homes in in October. As our Jeff Stensland explains, their protest has city leaders digging deep to defend the rates. 02/26/2015 11:39 AM
New Church Sculpture Draws Double Takes
Central Presbyterian Church has permanently installed a bronze sculpture of a man sleeping on a park bench. Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz created the sculpture titled “Homeless Jesus.” The congregation hopes the statue reminds people that every human being is sacred. 02/26/2015 06:50 PM
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Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi discuss a new UT/Texas Tribune Poll about issues facing Texans, and ask whether Governor Abbott's emergency items address those issues. Then, they discuss an exchange in the Texas House that could signify growing tensions in the lower chamber. 02/26/2015 08:46 PM
Texas League of Women Voters' Elaine Wiant Interview
Elaine Wiant, the head of the Texas League of Women Voters joins the show to discuss their legislative priorities, including a push for online voter registration. 02/26/2015 08:46 PM
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Rowdy Tubers Prompt Lawmakers to Consider ‘Water Recreation District’
Caldwell County
Last summer, a once quiet section of the San Marcos River became a destination for tubing, parties and even a music festival. As Russell Wilde tells us, lawmakers are mulling some changes that could help police the rowdy crowds. 02/26/2015 11:58 AM
Abortion Rights Groups Rally at Capitol
Abortion rights groups are taking their fight to the state Capitol once again. This time, they're trying to roll back what they call some of the most restrictive policies affecting reproductive health care in Texas. It's part of a multi-year campaign called Trust, Respect, Access. Our Karina Kling takes a look at some of the legislation they're looking to pass. 02/26/2015 08:25 PM
2015 South By Southwest Event Locations Mapped
The City of Austin has released its full list of 2015 South By Southwest event applications. The list includes addresses, which we've mapped out so you know what's going on and when during this year's conference. 02/26/2015 04:07 PM
Sports Night: UT Baseball Beats UTPA in the 9th Inning; Texas State Honors Goldschmidt and Takes Down No. 3 Houston
Wednesday was a big night of college baseball in Central Texas. The number nine Texas baseball team trailed UT-Pan American for most of the game but the Longhorns rallied and Bret Boswell provided the game-winning hit to propel UT to a 5-4 win. Down in San Marcos, the Texas State baseball team retired Paul Goldschmidt’s number 37. Then the Bobcats went out and took down number three Houston 7-6. All this and more in this episode of "Sports Night.' 02/26/2015 12:16 PM
Community Rallies Behind Leander Fire Victims
Williamson County
An online fundraiser has raised thousands of dollars for a family that’s recovering after a deadly fire early Monday morning in Leander. 02/25/2015 06:11 PM