Texas University of Texas Provost Gregory Fenves has been named the sole finalist for school president after a months-long search for a leader. 11:23 AM
The Austin City Council threw its support behind a state bill that would cut the cost of tolls on SH 130, diverting big rigs off I-35. The council also gave the green light on construction for ABIA’s new garage and bought more time for Recycled Reads on Burnet Road. Our City Reporter Jeff Stensland has more in his council wrap.
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Both directions of Interstate 35 in Salado were closed into the early hours of Friday morning after an 18-wheeler hit a bridge under construction around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, killing one and injuring three others. Our Mitch Goulding was at the scene shortly after the crash happened to find out more. Both northbound and southbound sides of I-35 have re-opened.
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School Voucher Debate Heats Up in Senate Education Committee Thursday
A more than nine-hour committee hearing on school voucher bills set up what's likely to be a long road ahead for the legislation. The Senate Education Committee heard testimony Thursday over a plan that would let families get state funding to remove children from struggling schools and send them to private alternatives. Our Karina Kling has more on the clash over so-called school choice. 03/26/2015 08:27 PM
Wetter than Normal Spring Expected Thanks to El Nino
We are heading into spring, and typically that's a time of year when we see more wet weather. This year, we could be getting an extra boost from Mother Nature. TWC News Meteorologist Mary Wasson explains. 03/26/2015 06:51 PM
Spring Flowers Blooming All Over Texas
Wildflowers are blooming all over the state of Texas. Winter rains have helped create fields of color, but where should you go to see the blooms? In his search for all things uniquely Texan, Russell Wilde shows us some legislatively endorsed destinations. 03/26/2015 03:32 PM
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SHOWS
Sports Night: Swoopes Starts Spring Football as UT’s Starter, Valero Texas Open Preview
Spring Football started Wednesday for the Longhorns. All eyes were on the quarterback position, and for this very first day Tyrone Swoopes was taking reps with the first team. He looked like the better quarterback to open up Spring, so Jerrod Heard has some work to do if he wants to start for the Longhorns. Tempo is also one of the big story lines for Texas. Find out more in this episode of "Sports Night." 03/26/2015 10:34 AM
On the Agenda: Ethics Reform
The Quorum Report's Harvey Kronberg discusses the status of a case between the Texas Ethics Commission and conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, and what it means for ethics reform so far this session. 03/25/2015 08:03 PM
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Austin Woman Celebrates 105th Birthday
Austin
Alice Holland celebrated her 105th birthday Thursday with a party at the Texas Preparatory School of Austin. Holland’s grandson is the school's superintendent and believes the kids can learn from his grandmother, calling her a living history book. 03/26/2015 08:00 PM
Sports Night: Swoopes Starts Spring Football as UT’s Starter, Valero Texas Open Preview
Texas
Spring Football started Wednesday for the Longhorns. All eyes were on the quarterback position, and for this very first day Tyrone Swoopes was taking reps with the first team. He looked like the better quarterback to open up Spring, so Jerrod Heard has some work to do if he wants to start for the Longhorns. Tempo is also one of the big story lines for Texas. Find out more in this episode of "Sports Night." 03/26/2015 10:34 AM
Firefighters Train for Emergency Railroad Response
Williamson County
Firefighters from several cities took part in training sessions on how to stop dangerous leaks when trains crash or derail held in Taylor. The sessions are part of a program dedicated to educating emergency responders. 03/26/2015 05:57 PM
Meals on Wheels and More Receives Grant
Austin
Meals on Wheels and More got a big boost from the Texas Department of Agriculture Thursday. Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced an $8.5 million grant for the nonprofit. The Travis County division will receive more than $460,000 of the grant. 03/26/2015 06:54 PM
Well Field Opponents Take On SUD
Hays County
The special utility district at the heart of a planned commercial well field faced an angry crowd last Wednesday night. Our Hays County Bureau Chief Russell Wilde tells us why these central Hays County residents are so upset. 03/26/2015 01:18 PM