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Friday, Jan 27

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Natural fires are necessary for the environment, but the City of Austin manufactures them instead

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During what's called "prescribed burns," the city will set fire to a portion of land to improve the quality of groundwater. These controlled fires also prevent future wildfires.

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CapMetro set to choose Dottie Watkins as new president and CEO

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Watkins started at the agency as a bus driver in 1994 and rose through the ranks.

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City of Taylor bans camping in public places, adopts policy for trespass warnings on city property

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During public testimony Thursday, many residents voiced concerns about how the policy will affect the city's homeless population.

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Los tejanos quieren más seguridad en las escuelas, rebajas fiscales y seguro médico con el superávit presupuestario

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Una encuesta realizada en todo el estado encontró que la mayoría de los tejanos están de acuerdo en que una buena parte de los 33 billones de dólares de superávit debe mantenerse en las arcas del estado para su futura consideración.

New poll shows Texans' faith in democracy and public education is declining

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The latest results from a Texas Lyceum poll show an erosion of trust in some of America’s most important institutions, including the education system.

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Texas added more jobs than any other state in the country last year

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The state had a banner year in job growth, though economists say the spike is not sustainable.

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Changing winds? These are the marijuana bills we’re watching in this year’s legislative session

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Medical cannabis and penalty reduction are among several marijuana measures in the 88th regular session.

Thursday, Jan 26

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Grab your popcorn: Hutto is set to open its first movie theater next year

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The $25 million entertainment venue will feature 12 movie screens, 12 bowling lanes and 7,200 square feet of gaming and attractions.

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Ascension says it reached a deal with Blue Cross on health care costs

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A deal between the state's largest insurer and one of the Austin area's largest hospital networks would mean thousands can keep their plans.

Las familias de las víctimas del tiroteo de Uvalde visitarán el Capitolio de Texas cada semana para hablar de las leyes de armas

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Las familias están luchando por una serie de proyectos que van desde acabar con la inmunidad calificada hasta cambiar los límites de edad para poder comprar rifles semiautomaticos. El grupo también quiere poder demandar al estado por la…

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Austin choreographer Deborah Hay continues 'challenging the hierarchy' in dance

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Hay's latest work Horse, the solos will have its United States premier Saturday at the McCullough Theatre.

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‘This is about our human values’: State Sen. Roland Gutierrez talks bills related to Uvalde shooting

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Proposed legislation would end qualified immunity for police officers, create a compensation fund for victims of school shootings, and more.

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‘Willie Nelson & Family’: A new five-part docuseries dives deep into the Texas icon

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“What we learned is that for Willie, family is obviously blood relatives. It’s his band. It’s his fans. Family is the record buying public. Family is people who come to concerts. Family is something that he does so naturally. And this is…

Wednesday, Jan 25

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Texas GOP lawmakers want to ban certain foreign citizens from buying property. Democrats push back.

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The bills would ban governments and citizens of China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from buying property in the state.

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Dos gigantes de la Salud se enfrentan por un contrato. Esta familia de Austin está atrapada en medio.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield de Texas y Ascension estan enfrentandose por un contrato que puede dejar a miles en Texas fuera de la red el siguiente mes.

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As layoffs in tech shock younger workers, older generations see familiar territory

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Baby boomers and Generation Xers who lived through the dot-com crash had their views of the industry shaped by the experience.

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A golden retriever helps students in WilCo learn how to manage their emotions. Her name is Luna.

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The Georgetown Independent School District helps run a school for kids in Williamson County juvenile justice programs. Luna helps improve student and staff mental health.

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Texas Senate relaunches redistricting hearings but changes to maps are unlikely

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The Texas Legislature is required to approve changes to political boundaries during the first regular session after census data is released. But the coronavirus pandemic led lawmakers to pass their latest maps in the offseason.

Tuesday, Jan 24

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What happened to the Zilker Park mini-train?

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The Zilker Zephyr stopped running almost four years ago, and there's still no miniature train in Zilker Park.

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Two health care giants are in a contract dispute. This Austin family is caught in the middle.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and Ascension are in a contract dispute that could leave thousands of Central Texans out of network next month.

Un plan para reformar la red eléctrica de Texas pone en marcha un enfrentamiento en el Capitolio estatal

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El plan aumentará los precios y las emisiones de monóxido de carbono, y los críticos dicen que no brindara fiabilidad.

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This historic Gulf Coast hotel is temporarily safe from demolition

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A judge’s ruling is delaying a planned demolition until after Feb. 2. A national historic preservation group is now also entering the conversation.

‘Early detection, rapid response’: Invasive axis deer spotted at Big Thicket

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An unknown number of the exotic species are now running around Southeast Texas.

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In Texas, you can be forced to sell your condo

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A state law passed three decades ago allows a sale to go ahead with just 80% of a condo complex in agreement. Once the deal is final, the remaining objectors have to sell their homes.

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A plan to overhaul the Texas grid has set up a showdown at the state Capitol

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The plan would raise prices and carbon dioxide emissions, and critics say it may not bring reliability.

Monday, Jan 23

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'The silly and the serious': 'In The Beginning' uses humor to get to something deeper

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'In The Beginning,' from Grackle Jack Productions, is what its creator calls a 'wild woman dum dum show."

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What’s happening in the Legislature this week? Expect a bill to be filed addressing teacher pay

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Rep. James Talarico, a Democrat from Round Rock, is planning to file a bill related to education funding.

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Los beneficios adicionales de SNAP se acaban el siguiente mes para los tejanos

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Los obstáculos impiden que muchos tejanos que califican para obtener la asistencia se puedan enrolar.

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Texas mayors come together in a bipartisan effort to push for their legislative priorities in Austin

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The Texas' Big City Mayors coalition is made up of 18 local lawmakers representing over 8.5 million Texans.