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After some drivers raised questions about Austin’s “Don’t Block the Box” enforcement, KXAN News looked into the effort. As part of the city’s transportation congestion plan , officers began trying to crack down on drivers who block the intersection, known as “blocking the box.”...
A McNeil High School track coach and algebra teacher is under arrest for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Williamson County Sheriff's Commander Mike Gleason says they were alerted to the actions of Chris Cotten by a friend of the victim who saw texts from the...
Over spring break, the Texas Senate gave final approval to SB 11, a campus carry bill for public universities. In response, members of the UT Student Government said they will intensify lobbying efforts to make sure a comparable bill is not passed in the Texas House. Texas...
The Texas Senate has given its final approval to licensed open carry of handguns in the state, sending the measure to the House. Open carry has been resisted by law enforcement groups, but sailed through the Senate on a 20-10 vote. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has pledged to sign...
State Rep. Joe Pickett, an El Paso Democrat known around the Capitol for understanding transportation finance as well as anyone in the Legislature, on Thursday lobbed what amounted to a policy grenade into his own committee hearing. Why not, he suggested, take the tolls off of...
The Austin Community College District (ACC) welcomed second lady Dr. Jill Biden and Under Secretary of Education Dr. Ted Mitchell on Monday, March 9, to tour the Highland Campus’ ACCelerator and meet with students and faculty of the college’s new developmental math course, MATD...
Forecasters say another blast of winter weather could hit the Northeast in the middle of the week...and these big storms are having a ripple affect locally. The Northeast storms have caused flight delays to Boston and cancellations to JFK and Newark at Austin Bergstrom...
Money is coming down to Central Texas to help with crowded roadways. TxDOT is throwing in $34 million dollars along with the $120 million coming from the statewide Proposition One voters approved last year. That money comes from oil and gas severence taxes. CAMPO is contibuting...