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AUSTIN

Obama Talks Immigration in Las Vegas as Tension Flares in DC

President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for his plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. As Washington reporter Geoff Bennett explains, the president is trying to convince the public that the actions he's taking are necessary and legal. 11/21/2014 04:17 PM

Manor Independent School District voted to fire its assistant superintendent Robert Peters Friday. The district wants to terminate Peters' contract for deleting government documents on his district-issued iPad, but Peters' supporters say he's being retaliated against for uncovering misconduct in the school district. Our Chris Cybulski shows us what's going on.

11/21/2014 05:23 PM

Austin students brought their classroom knowledge to the Circuit of the Americas. On Friday, more than 100 eighth graders put their latest racecar project to the test. Our Alese Underwood shows us how science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—studies are making opportunities for the future.

11/21/2014 06:34 PM

Former Jarrell Police Chief Sentenced for Taking Bribes

An ex-Central Texas police chief has been sentenced to more than 4 years in federal prison after pleading he admitted to taking bribes from immigrants to fraudulently obtain legal permission for them to stay in the United States.

11/21/2014 04:54 PM

SBOE Approves Most New History Textbooks

After months of debate and outcry, Texas students will have new history books for the fall. The State Board of Education voted 10 to five Friday to approve 89 history and social studies materials to be used in classrooms for the next decade. Our Karina Kling has more on why all board members say the process could use some improvement.

11/21/2014 05:28 PM

Capital Tonight: SBOE Approves History Textbooks

In Friday's Capital Tonight, we take a look at the State Board of Education's vote to approve history text books and President Obama's executive action on immigration.

Updated 11/21/2014 06:24 PM

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AUSTIN

Council: Austin Pets Alive! Gets Lease Extension, Public Input on Obama Plaque and More

The Austin City Council will allow the nonprofit Austin Pets Alive! to stay at the city’s former animal shelter through May 2020 if needed. During their Thursday meeting, the council also approved public input on a commemorative marker for President Barack Obama on Auditorium Shores and approved a homestead exemption for homeowners. Jeff Stensland has all that and more in our council wrap. 11/21/2014 08:12 AM

AUSTIN

President Barack Obama Takes Executive Action on Immigration

President Barack Obama is taking executive action after years of pushing for new immigration laws with no traction in Congress. President Obama said he plans to beef up resources at the border to stop illegal crossings--which he says are already at the lowest levels since the 1970s, despite the influx of Central American immigrants this past year. Updated 11/21/2014 07:48 AM

AUSTIN

Texas OKs Most New History Textbooks Amid Outcry

A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book. 11/21/2014 01:05 PM

DEL VALLE

Del Valle Teens React to Immigration Announcement

President Obama laid out his action for immigration reform Thursday night. He talked about bringing people out of the shadows. Chris Cybulski met with some local kids who shared what it's like to live undocumented. 11/21/2014 10:53 AM

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