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An Austin Mom wants more people to understand the dangers of celebratory gunfire. Megan Torres says her baby was asleep while she and her husband celebrating the first few minutes of the New Year when she heard a loud pop and debris hit the ground near where she was sitting...
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If you are a smoker you won't be working at UHaul. Starting February first, UHaul will test all applicants for nicotine. Employment Attorney Vicki Wilmarth says Texas law allows for that. She says while some employers restrict nicotine use while someone is on the job, UHaul is...
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He may be out of the Presidential race, but Texas Democrats say you haven't heard the last out of Julian Castro. Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa expects Castro to come home to Texas and do what another former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is doing,...
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One of the new laws that took effect at the start of the year requires more reporting of sexual assaults on college campuses. Rick Gipprich with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault says assaults going unreported happens more than you think because of the fear and stigma...
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Following a New Years shooting inside his 6th street bar, the owner of Terminal Six SAYS he HAS no plans to reopen the bar. Austin Police have released a description of the shooter and are asking for your help. The suspect is described as: Black male Mid 20s to mid 30s Between 5...
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The Texas Secretary of State’s Office has deemed Hays County’s Countywide Polling Program “successful,” giving the County permission to continue using the program. The Hays County Elections Office had requested “successful” status based on the results of its first election (Nov...
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Interest in active shooter training spikes in the wake of a pair of attacks on religious ceremonies over the weekend. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says they hosted an active shooter training after the Sutherland Springs shooting, he says he has a deputy who specializes...
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A new law that takes effect on January 1 will require companies to disclose data breaches to the state if personal information is compromised. Brett Piatt with security firm Jungle Disk says the law also creates the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council to work with...
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It was a big decade for the Texas economy. Economist Ray Perryman says Texas added more jobs than the next six states combined, and the decade ends with record low unemployment. Perryman adds that to continue this growth the state needs to do a better job investing in things...