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Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law that beefs up protection of free speech on college campuses. It comes following the recent effort by the Texas State University student government to oust conservative group Turning Point USA from campus. "I shouldn't have to do it...
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Traffic on the RM 620 bridge near Mansfield Dam is expected to be stopped intermittently between 9:00 a.m. and noon on Monday as work on an LCRA transmission line upgrade moves forward. Traffic on the bridge will be stopped in both directions for no more than 15 minutes at a...
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Pounding rain, massive wind gusts, and plenty of hail were all a part of the line of storms that swept through Central Texas on Sunday evening. According to Austin Energy, thousands of customers lost power during the storm, and crews worked all night to get the lights back on. "...
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When it comes to safety, a new ranking puts Texas near the bottom of the pack. Out of the 50 states, Texas has come in 46th overall when it comes to safety, specifically personal and financial safety. Texas scores in the top half for law enforcement employees per capita, but far...
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Austin's St. David's hospital doubles down on electrophysiology. The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Hospital is about to open its new electro-physiology center with expanded services. Executive Medical Director Dr. Andrea Natale says the new state-of-the-art...
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NASA is partnering with nine US companies to get its equipment to the moon. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says it has tapped three of those companies to be the first companies to send up payloads. Among the other six who didn't make the cut is Cedar Park-based Firefly...
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Some lawmakers plan to expand on a new bill that raises the smoking age in Texas to 21. For decades it has been 18, but that's no longer the case. Now, only members of the military will be able to purchase tobacco or vapor products between ages 18-20. But State Senator Nathan...
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More overnight traffic headaches in store for I-35 northbound in North Austin tonight as TxDOT continues to tear down the St. John's overpass. TxDOT's Diann Hodges says you'll get back on the main lanes just before Rundberg. the 183 frontage road will be closed through there as...
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The Skin Cancer Foundation will be in Zilker Park this weekend giving free screenings from 1-4 Sunday. Austin Area Dermatologist Dr.Susan Dozier says skin cancer is the most diagnosed in the country. Which is partly why she is helping with the screenings. She says to avoid...