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There's a growing anger among Texas teachers about pay, working conditions, and interactions with parents and students. But unlike in other states, state law bars them from going on strike. Clay Robison with the Texas State Teachers Association says because of that, their only...
A suspicious package scare at Cedar Ridge High School this morning. Students and staff were evacuated as a precaution around 10:45 this morning as Round Rock Police investigated. They determined the package was no threat and everyone was allowed back in the building about two...
Will Grote has been released from the hospital. He's one of the two men who were hurt badly when they set off a bomb in southwest Austin via tripwire. His family says he's doing well but has not elaborated on the extent of his injuries other than saying he had severe injuries to...
Last night, the Mendez Middle School community heard proposals from two community partners that want to partner with the school to provide opportunities to improve student performance. The two proposals came from Austin Voices for Education and Youth partnered with Talent...
When the University of Texas refused to take action against a professor who pleaded guilty to a violent felony in 2016, the school became ground zero for a massive backlash against what many people called a glaring double-standard. Now, the university is changing the way it...
The Central Health Board of Managers voted this week to commit $400,000 to participate in a new program expected to reduce the hospital utilization of up to 250 persons experiencing homelessness who are frequent users of the most expensive types of care. The Ending Community...
An Austin commission is kicking around the idea of giving taxpayer dollars to residents who would then donate the money to local political candidates. Fred Lewis of the Charter Commission calls it the democracy dollars program. The program was created in Seattle and is so far...
Day 8 in the trial of the man accused of attempting to assassinate District Judge Julie Kocurek focuses on Chemaine Onyeri and his fraudulent tax operation. A federal agent testified Onyeri would steal someone's identity from the Harris County Juvenile Probation Office and file...
Some homeowners in Travis County are really getting the shaft on their insurance because they are too far away from fire emergency services. Some of those areas include Goodnight Ranch, Travis Country and Berdoll Farms outside of Del Valle. Austin Firefighters Association...