Monday, October 20, 2014

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Central Texas voters wasted no time casting their ballots on the first day of early voting, but some say they had to spend a little more time at the polls than normal. Our Victoria Maranan shows how they managed this year's lengthy ballot.

5:30 PM

3 Belton ISD Schools Re-Open After Decontamination

Three schools within the Belton Independent School District re-opened Monday after hazmat crews disinfected the campuses on Friday. District leaders say it's out of an abundance of caution because two students with the Belton ISD were on the same flight as 29-year-old Dallas nurse Amber Vinson the day before she was diagnosed with Ebola. Our Jess Mitchell reports.

10:44 AM

Perfecting the Picnic

Why not take a break from the red-and-white checkered tablecloths and take a modern approach to a picnic? Our Amy Hadley grabs some tips in this “House Proud.”

2:12 PM

Urban Rail Advocates Rally before Early Voting

Austin's highly disputed urban rail plan drew a storm of supporters Sunday who want Proposition 1 to pass. Dozens of urban rail endorsers are encouraging those who cast an early ballot to vote in favor of the $1 billion plan. Our Alex Stockwell explains why many think now is the time for Austin to implement a light rail system.

7:50 AM


Austin's 10-1 Election

Interactive Map: Do you know what district you live in? Austin voters will soon pick one candidate to represent their own geographic district under what's called the 10-1 plan. That's not all--after Election Day, Austin will also have a new mayor. We've compiled an interactive map and candidate bios to keep you informed ahead of Nov. 4.

Updated 09/09/2014 12:19 PM






Austin Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

A patient at St. David's in Central Austin has tested negative for Ebola, but is in isolation until the CDC can confirm the test results. In a statement, St. David's said the patient came to the emergency room in Central Austin Sunday. The patient's symptoms and answers to screening questions prompted the hospital to isolate the patient for further testing. 8:33 AM


Celtic Fest Sees Biggest Year Ever

It was the biggest Celtic Festival in Austin yet. The fest's 18th year at Fiesta Gardens brought in plenty of folks over the weekend to enjoy traditional Celtic music, food arts and crafts. 10:07 AM


Early Voting Begins Today

Early voting begins Monday, and don't forget your government-issued photo ID. The U.S. Supreme Court allowed Texas to move forward with the controversial voter ID law for the current elections. 8:22 AM


Cedar Creek Senior Soars in Sports, Social Life

Our first Austin Area Chevy Dealers Scholar Athlete goes to Cedar Creek High School. She's five-foot five and plays volleyball. Chris Cybulski introduces us to Caitlyn Opperman, a young lady who is a very hard worker. 1:04 PM

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