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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...
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The WilCo interdiction unit seized $55,000 that was found hidden in a secret compartment of a vehicle during a traffic stop 5300 Blk IH 35 GT. Based on information and evidence at scene arrests were made x2. pic.twitter.com/xXEORAp1Os — Williamson County Sheriff (WilCo) Texas (@...
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Austin police are currently working the scene of an officer-involved shooting that happened on Friday morning. According to a tweet from the Austin Police Department, a car chase began in the 7600 block of Wood Hollow Drive after police responded to a call about a man with a gun...
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Austin City Council will vote on August 9th to start competely fresh on writing new rules for the use of land in the city. The proposed rules that will be scrapped have cost 8.5 million dollars in consultant fees. Georffrey Tahuahua with the Real Estate Council of Austin said...
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(Credit: Twitter) A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has told a Texas judge that the "Infowars" host may have views considered fringe or dangerous but that his comments don't rise to the level of defamation. Jones wasn't in a Travis County courtroom Wednesday as his...