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If you are traveling down south this weekend you'll want to stay away from the intersection of Slaughter and South MOPAC. That intersection is closed all weekend while the bridge over MOPAC is completed with final paving, striping and the installations of crosswalks and signage...
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Despite Governor Abbott signing a bill this year increasing funding for 700 new employees the Department of Public Safety to expedite the process of getting a new drivers license, wait times are still very high. State Senator Joan Huffman has written a letter to the DPS...
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Weekends in Austin have seen several shootings as of late, particularly close to bars in a few instances. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's Chris Porter says bars have a responsibility if they want to keep their license. Porter adds if they see a business at the nexus of...
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School is either already underway or about to kick off (depending on the School district) for families in the Austin area and making sure students are safe and secure has become a bigger part of the job for all districts. In Hays CISD, the district's Tim Savoy explained they've...
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Officer Claudia Cormier is cheered upon being released from the hospital. She's been there since May when she was hit by a drunk driver during a traffic stop on Interstate 35, causing her leg to be severed. What was the first thing she wanted to do? She said hugging her dog and...
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Mendez Middle School is perhaps AISD's biggest challenge, now having failed to meet state standards for the sixth consecutive year. Public school groups like the Texas State Teachers Association say it's a product of not enough money being spent. Clay Robison is with TSTA and he...
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1. WHO WAS GRANTED A WEST BANK VISIT ON HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS? Israel's interior minister says he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. Israel had earlier decided to ban Tlaib and Rep...
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First responders know that their profession could draw them into the line of fire at any moment, as it did recently for six police officers wounded in a shooting standoff in Philadelphia. Yet, in an age when cellphone videos of police misconduct can go viral, the new social...
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The Austin Chamber of Commerce is very much in favor of the 'A-F' school rating system being used by the Texas Education Agency. The Chamber's Drew Scheberle said these ratings count because they can impact homeowners, effect property values, and drive student behaviors for the...