Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Sidewalks Coming to Rainey Street While Other Neighborhoods Wait

Families on the outskirts of Austin say they're clamoring for the switch from an at-large city council to the 10-1 district plan. Our City Reporter Jeff Stensland shows us one amenity neighbors say they've wanted for years, but has yet to receive. Updated 9:05 AM

Lawmakers Learn More About State's Ebola Readiness

State lawmakers continue to search for answers on how to be better prepared for future Ebola cases, should they arise. As our Karina Kling reports, one hospital CEO says they would not be comfortable treating an Ebola patient long-term.

10/20/2014 04:55 PM

Longer Ballots Stun Early Voters

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.

10/20/2014 05:30 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






Police: Indiana Suspect With Texas Ties Hints at More Killings

Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years. 10/20/2014 02:49 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. 10/20/2014 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.” 10/20/2014 02:12 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. 10/20/2014 07:50 AM

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