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University of Texas System regents have chosen the former chancellor of the City University of New York James B. Milliken as the sole finalist to be the next chancellor of the 14-campus system. By state law, regents will have to wait 21 days before they can formally appoint...
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Georgetown Water customers have to make adjustments to their sprinkler systems and irrigation to get into compliance with newly enacted watering restrictions. Assistant City Manager Jim Briggs says it's been five years since they've had to do this. The restrictions mean...
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At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on illegal immigrant detention this week, both democrats and republicans agreed illegal immigrant families should be kept together. But that's where the agreement ends. Democrats want them released, but Republicans like Texas Senator John...
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The Catholic Charities of Central Texas is continuing to help families in Bastrop devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The Charity's Sara Ramirez says it can take some families about 5 years to get back to pre-disaster state. And to continue the good work, Ramirez says they just got...
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August 1st marked the two-year anniversary of Texas' campus carry law taking effect. Since then it has remained controversial, but as Michael Newbern with Students for Concealed Carry points out, the fears of many of the law's critics have never become a reality. There's still a...
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State law requires that high schools offer voter registration forms to students over 18 twice per school year, but the Texas Civil Rights Project's James Slattery says that's not happening at most of them. Slattery says only about one third of high schools are actually following...
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Most of the sports, band and dance team rehearsals have started for this year's new school year. One of the things all of those students need is a physical, and Heart Hospital Cardiologist Dr. Deborah Ekery says make sure you tell your kid's doctor a complete history of heart...
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Even as Austin's land use rules re-write CodeNEXT is being nixed, the supporters of the petition to get it on the November ballot say a vote for it is still important. Bill Bunch with Save Our Springs says CodeNEXT, which was supposed to simplify the land development code...
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Austin based entertainment company Rooster Teeth is hosting it annual expo R-T-X this weekend; it's a celebration of gaming, animation and comedy. Harris Foster works for a Videogame Production Company called Finji and says this is a big opportunity for them. The convention...