Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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APD Looking for Suspect in Rock-Throwing Incidents

Austin police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who has thrown large, softball-sized rocks at cars driving on Interstate 35. At least two people have been injured in the incidents. 10:03 AM

TxDOT Holds Public Hearings on SH 45

Hundreds of people are chiming in on a Texas Department of Transportation plan to build a new tollway through South Austin. If approved, State Highway 45 would connect MoPac to FM 1626, with the goal of improving traffic flow between Travis and Hays counties. But as our Mitch Goulding reports, the city of Austin is now asking TxDOT to take another look at the proposed highway.

6:43 AM

Cell Phone Use Behind Wheel Under Legal Scrutiny

The city's Distracted Driving Study Group has recommended banning any hands-on use of a cell phone while driving. The group says people that use their phones to call, text or check maps are distracted drivers.

7:36 AM

So-Long to the Music Festival Wristband?

Music festivals like ACL could get a high-tech update to its wristbands, but sooner or later they could be gone for good. Find out more in this “Business Now.”

10:25 AM


TWC News Summer Selfie Campaign

TWC News wants to see how you are enjoying the summer months. Tweet, Facebook or e-mail your selfies to us all season long.

06/01/2014 03:19 PM





Another Appeal Filed in UT Race-Based Admissions Case

Attorneys for Abigail Fisher have filed an appeal to overturn a ruling that upheld the use of race in the admissions process at the University of Texas. Fisher, who is white, sued the university in 2008 after she was denied admission, claiming that less qualified minority students where admitted ahead of her. 7:25 AM


Maintaining Correct Tire Pressure

Your tires may look fine, but sometimes the pressure can be off—impacting everything from fuel economy to your car’s safety. Find out more in this “Driver’s Ed.” 12:19 PM


Shoulder Replacements on the Rise

You've probably heard of a total knee or hip replacement, but doctors say the number of total shoulder replacements is on the rise. TWC News’ Todd Boatwright has the story of one man who's reaching "new heights” after his operation. 11:14 AM


Despite Judge's Ruling, Austin Still Charging Drainage Fee

Austin water customers may be in for a surprise when they get their utility bill this month. A district judge ruled that the City of Austin's drainage fee is unfair, but you'll still find that fee on your bill. Our Victoria Maranan has more. 07/29/2014 04:15 PM


UT Regents Pick McRaven as Sole Chancellor Finalist

Regents picked Navy Adm. William McRaven, head of U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. McRaven has been credited with spearheading the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden in a raid in 2011. 07/29/2014 06:55 PM

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