Saturday, October 25, 2014

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More Voters Mailing in Ballots This Year

The convenience of casting ballots from home has driven a spike in voting by mail this election. Friday was the deadline to submit an application for a mail-in ballot, but only certain people qualify for this form of voting. Our Karina Kling takes a look at why more of them opted to take this route this time around. 10/24/2014 06:24 PM

The next step in the $204 million MoPac Improvement Project is underway. Our Alese Underwood tells us how many neighbors have different opinions on the sound walls going up in their back yards.

10/24/2014 06:10 PM

Firefighters from Across Texas Gather in Bastrop for Training

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.

10/24/2014 04:13 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 10/24/2014 09:58 AM

Capital Tonight: Mail-in Ballots Spike

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.

10/24/2014 07:39 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






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 10/24/2014 01:11 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


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.” 10/24/2014 09:38 AM

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