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In the Georgetown school district, a committee has been formed that handles the issue of security and safety across all of it's campuses. Three meetings have already been planned, the first of which is set in July. Board members say it's imperative that they plan for the future...
At a press conference on Tuesday, a handful of city council members introduced what they're calling a path forward for a Land Development Code that would create a livable Austin for everyone. Joined by community members, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Members Alison Alter...
(Photo: KUT) The Austin Police Association feels there's a growing divide between city leaders and the police department. Union president Ken Casaday says he feels City Hall has become a hostile environment, saying that this is the first time he has ever seen members of the...
State Senator Donna Campbell filed an amicus brief in support of business groups seeking an injunction against the City of Austin regarding their mandatory paid sick leave ordinance. The controversial ordinance, scheduled to go into effect on October 1st, would apply to any non-...
Austin Community College (ACC) will launch its first bachelor’s degree program this fall. The RN-to-BSN program addresses a critical nursing shortage in Central Texas and creates a new advancement pathway for local registered nurses (RN). It allows registered nurses with an...
Austin ISD's Board of Trustees approved a $7.1 million contract with Seton Healthcare Family at tonight's regular board meeting. The contract includes 75 full-time registered nurses, 48 clinical assistants and five administrative supports. "We know students learn best when they...
The Austin ISD Board of Trustees adopted a $1.6 billion budget. The district says the new budget is focused on supporting strategic priorities for safety, early literacy, new programming to reinvent the urban education school experience and customer service. Funding priorities...
Meechaiel Criner, the man accused of killing UT dance student Haruka Weiser in 2016, will go on trial next month, but today his lawyers are arguing that all DNA evidence against him should be thrown out because of flawed testing. Judge David Wahlberg heard from the state on...
More than $1.7-million is expected to be included in the new Austin school district budget for security upgrades. Director of Accountability Linda Ready says money needs to be spent to protect both the physical and emotional safety of every student in the district. Ready also...