Friday, October 24, 2014

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On this episode of Capital Tonight, we take a closer look at the spike in mail-in ballots. Our Reporter Roundtable breaks down all the week's political headlines. Politifact Texas joins the show to fact-check the latest Leticia Van de Putte attack ad.

7:39 PM

Firefighters from across the state are in Bastrop to learn about wildfires. The Texas Forest Service is holding classes on everything from using tools to fire tactics. Chris Cybulski takes us to the academy to show us a major problem facing the fire service.

4:13 PM

Suspect Still at Large After Report of Shots Fired in North Austin

A suspect is still at large after deputies with the Travis County Sheriff's Department and officers with the Austin Police Department responded to a report of possible shots fired at the Churchill Crossing apartments near Wells Branch Parkway Friday morning.

Updated 9:58 AM

Council: City Code Overhaul, ACL Noise Complaints and More

The Austin City Council had another busy meeting Thursday—weighing in on possible changes to city code, tackling a slew of noise complaints during this year’s ACL, approving late night construction on first read and much more. Our Jeff Stensland it has it all in our council wrap.

Updated 1:11 PM

Church Groups Raise Money to Bail Out Immigrant Detainees

Outraged by the imprisonment of immigrant women and children, some faith-based groups in San Antonio are standing together to have them released. Our John Salazar attended a rally where religious leaders are putting their money where their mouth is.

10/23/2014 04:19 PM


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






Latino Leaders Urge Hispanic Austintes to Stay Informed, Vote

With two weeks until Election Day, Latino leaders are encouraging Hispanic citizens to stay informed and to get to the polls. Our Alese Underwood shows us how Hispanic voters are using this historic election as a way to address specific community needs. 10/23/2014 06:10 PM


New Book Tells Story of The Flatlanders

The Flatlanders have a unique story that spans multiple decades. Now, a new book tells the story of the grassroots group. Andy Langer talks with the author in this “Backstage Pass.” 9:38 AM


Ebola Response Team Makes Recommendations to Lawmakers

Better communication, more testing labs and specialized care centers were just a few of the recommendations from doctors and health care experts at the first hearing of the governor's 17 member task force on infectious disease. Our Karina Kling has more on what they say is needed to better the system. 10/23/2014 03:53 PM


Where Do Abbott, Davis Stand on Education?

Education has been a focal point in the Texas Governor's race. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis have both laid out their plans for the state's school system and they've been campaigning on them ever since. Our LeAnn Wallace takes a look back at what the two say Texas should do moving forward. 10/23/2014 03:14 PM

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