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5 things we know about the Zika virus so far 2/7/2016 6:00 am UTC
News about the Zika virus is constantly evolving, so the American-Statesman is hosting a live
Community news: Weigh in on funding for special events 2/7/2016 6:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYNORTHEAST AUSTINWeigh in on funding for special eventsThe Austin Center for
Taylor considering fees to improve streets 2/7/2016 6:00 am UTC
The Taylor City Council is considering an ordinance to tackle a problem that has dogged
A 2016 mobility bond election for Austin could yield a rushed ‘no’ 2/7/2016 6:00 am UTC
I promise not to mention Uber or Lyft in this column.(Oh … dang.)Well, anyway
Portion of Manchaca Road shut down after wreck 2/7/2016 4:52 am UTC
Manchaca Road is shut down from Fortview to Valley View roads in South Austin after
Austin-area residents learn CPR 2/7/2016 4:37 am UTC
Austin-area residents attempted to set a world record today for most people trained in CPR in the state, a skill that could save someone's life.       
Revelers celebrate Mardi Gras downtown 2/7/2016 4:37 am UTC
The good times were rolling downtown Saturday night as Austinites celebrated the convergence of Mardi
San Marcos murder victim remembered 2/7/2016 4:25 am UTC
A man has been charged with first-degree murder after police said he shot and killed his roommate.       
Central Texas Red Cross celebrates anniversary after years of aiding Texans 2/7/2016 4:06 am UTC
The Central Texas Red Cross says that apartment and house fires are the number one calls for help they get.
Rollover wreck causing delays on I-35 in South Austin 2/7/2016 3:43 am UTC
A rollover collision on Interstate 35 South near Slaughter Lane is causing traffic to slow
Austin family helping the Carolina Panther’s biggest fan fight cancer 2/7/2016 2:50 am UTC
A six year old Carolina boy with brain cancer has a big rooting interest in the Super Bowl tomorrow, and a lot of people have a rooting inte…
More details released about San Marcos murder 2/7/2016 2:31 am UTC
The identity of the man who admitted to killing his roommate in San Marcos has been released. San Marcos police said 21-year-old Esaia Morris confessed to shooting his roommate 20-year-old Francisc
Women in danger of missing heart attack warnings 2/7/2016 1:19 am UTC
Heart disease remains the number one killer of men and women in America. Although there's a perception it's more of a man's disease, 50,000 …
New fitness craze will make you see orange 2/7/2016 12:33 am UTC
Running, rowing and lifting weights. That's what Orange Trh    Orange Theory is about combining all three.    For an hour.    But you have to be uncomfortable.    For at least 12 to 20 minutes.   
Con Mi Madre holds 2016 Corazon Awards 2/7/2016 12:30 am UTC
A major fundraiser Saturday night looks to help raise money and awareness to help Latinas graduate high school and go to college.
Food business startups battle it out for top urban food system innovation 2/6/2016 11:41 pm UTC
More than a dozen food business startups from around the world were in Austin Saturday to pitch innovative ways of improving the urban food …
Update: San Marcos Police identify murder suspect 2/6/2016 11:39 pm UTC
The San Marcos Police Department have identified Esaia Morris, 21, as the suspect in the murder of 20 year-old Francisco Sierra.
CenTex Red Cross celebrates 100 years of service 2/6/2016 11:37 pm UTC
Red Cross leaders held a 100-year birthday party in honor of the organization's role in Central and South Texas.
Thousands of Boy Scouts march to the Capitol 2/6/2016 11:28 pm UTC
More than 2,000 boy scouts troops from across Texas took part in the annual Report to State Parade Saturday morning.
Northbound lanes of I-35 reopened after 18-wheeler jackknifed 2/6/2016 8:38 pm UTC
All northbound lanes of I-35 at the 9500 block were closed after an 18-wheeler jackknifed Saturday afternoon.
Veteran Barton Springs Pool swimmer Mary Rohlich, 96, dies 2/6/2016 8:25 pm UTC
Mary Rohlich, 96, the veteran Barton Springs Pool swimmer who helped put together the popular
Google Fiber’s Austin rollout trudges onward 2/6/2016 7:52 pm UTC
Some people already have it. Many more say they want it.But for most Austinites
Traffic Alert: I-35 closure at Yarrington Road in Hays County 2/6/2016 7:14 pm UTC
All main lanes of I-35 at Yarrington Road near Kyle will be closed nightly starting Feb. 7 through Feb. 11.
Bastrop bussinesses battle over property lines 2/6/2016 5:40 pm UTC
Two businesses in Bastrop are feuding over property.
Police: Roommate confesses in San Marcos homicide 2/6/2016 5:25 pm UTC
A San Marcos man who had asked his roommate to kill him has been charged
Scouts pack downtown Austin for annual spirit rally 2/6/2016 4:16 pm UTC
In Central Texas, Scouts performed 64,133 hours of service throughout 15 counties in 2015.
Practicing good dental hygiene with children 2/6/2016 3:17 pm UTC
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests a child be seen by the first year of age.
Talking about retirement with your parents 2/6/2016 3:06 pm UTC
Mickey Powell, the founder of Powell Financial Partners, explains a few ways to tactfully bring up the topic.
Baby’s skull fracture, injured spine lead to father’s arrest 2/6/2016 2:44 pm UTC
According to court documents, the child had multiple injuries including a skull fracture, spinal injury, broken left leg and arm and tibia a…
Celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in Central Texas 2/6/2016 2:21 pm UTC
The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas received its charter as the U.S. was getting ready to enter World War One in Februrary 1916.
Weekend Gardener: Ditch those flimsy tomato cages! 2/6/2016 1:35 pm UTC
We're about 4-6 weeks away from tomato planting time.
Minneola parents warned of whooping cough case 2/6/2016 12:07 pm UTC
Parents at Lake Minneola High School found an automated voice message on their phones which included a warning from the school principal.  "Parents, I am calling to let you know one student has per
Community news: Voice views on North Austin park’s future 2/6/2016 6:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYNORTH AUSTINVoice views on park’s futureThe Austin Parks and Recreation
TOP LOCAL STORIES OF THE WEEK 2/6/2016 6:00 am UTC
MONDAYKitchen receives council support: With a group poised to turn in petition signatures that
Kelso: If NYC is the Big Apple, is Des Moines the Big Ear? 2/6/2016 6:00 am UTC
The good news is that now that the caucuses are over, it’ll be four
Exchange program to reconnect young immigrants with México 2/6/2016 6:00 am UTC
A handful of young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States from M
Watering schedule not sitting well with residents 2/6/2016 4:43 am UTC
Austin residents are not happy with their once-a-week watering schedule -- especially, now that we're out of a drought. That's according to a new survey by the city.
Music Minister at local parish to sing for Pope 2/6/2016 4:38 am UTC
Pope Francis' historic visit to the U.S-Mexico border is just days away. The Papal visit will include stops throughout Mexico City, and, will end with a mass in Juarez on February 17. More than 200
Students teach local math teacher a lesson in going viral 2/6/2016 4:35 am UTC
An Austin math teacher is hoping her dance videos go viral online to help land her a spot on her favorite TV show. And it’s all through the help of her students.       
Distracted driving accidents continue despite ban 2/6/2016 4:31 am UTC
Texas is now one of only four states in the United States without a statewide ban on texting and driving.       
Blood and sperm banks take up Zika restrictions 2/6/2016 3:12 am UTC
In addition to getting Zika by being bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus, we now know you can also get it from blood transfusions and se…
Judge rules against APD officer in excessive force suit 2/6/2016 2:51 am UTC
A federal judge has awarded $877,000 to a man who sued three APD officers for excessive force in connection to a stolen SUV case in 2012, the plaintiff’s lawyer told KVUE’s Amber Downing.       
Georgetown mom advocating heart screenings after son collapses 2/6/2016 2:42 am UTC
Young, seemingly healthy athletes are dropping dead due to a rare heart condition. After her own son collapsed, a Georgetown mother is sprea…
Austin Water responding to wastewater overflow 2/6/2016 1:46 am UTC
Austin Water crews are responding to a domestic wastewater overflow at 835 Old Bastrop Hwy.  A 24-inch wastewater line failure has resulted in the overflow of approximately 100,000 gallons of waste
Hundreds caught passing stopped Austin school buses 2/6/2016 1:31 am UTC
Austin ISD Police will start ticketing drivers who illegally pass buses equipped with stop-arm cameras on Monday, Feb. 8.
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies 2/6/2016 1:13 am UTC
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring t
Broken pipe spills 100,000 gallons of wastewater into Carson Creek 2/6/2016 12:50 am UTC
Crews are working to repair a broken 24-inch pipe that caused 100,000 gallons of
Two men accused of arranging sex with teens in Georgetown 2/6/2016 12:47 am UTC
Two men have been accused, in separate incidents, of arranging to have sex with investigators
Hot Texas primary shaping up for GOP hopefuls 2/6/2016 12:42 am UTC
While New Hampshire voters will have their say next week, some already looking toward the Texas primary.       
Kung Fu Saloon fined $15K for violations 2/6/2016 12:38 am UTC
The Kung Fu Saloon has opted to pay a $15,000 fine to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for violations stemming from a November 2014 assault on a patron by a bouncer.       
Austin ISD school bus camera tickets begin Monday 2/6/2016 12:37 am UTC
Starting Monday if an AISD school bus camera records you passing illegally, you're getting a ticket and a fine.       
100k gallons of wastewater flows into Carson Creek 2/6/2016 12:24 am UTC
The overflow, a result of a 24-inch wastewater line failure, was discovered Friday at 1:30 p.m. and crews are working to bypass and repair t…
Final stretch before New Hampshire Primary 2/6/2016 12:17 am UTC
Heading into the final stretch before the New Hampshire Primary, GOP candidates continue to rip each other apart. 
"Go Red for Women" Campaign 2/6/2016 12:09 am UTC
February is not only about affairs of the heart. It's also a time to focus on your heart's health. 
100K gallons of wastewater spills into Carson Creek 2/6/2016 12:07 am UTC
Crews are working to repair a 24-inch sewage line that failed Friday afternoon, spilling approximately 100,000 gallons of sewage into Carson Creek in southeast Austin.       
Volunteers work to make Bastrop feel like home again 2/5/2016 11:57 pm UTC
Dozens of high school students are planting pine trees in Bastrop as part of a greater effort to rebuild the area .       
Ethics complaint filed against PAC calling for Kitchen recall 2/5/2016 11:55 pm UTC
An Austin attorney filed four ethics complaints Friday against the PAC that wants a recall election for Ann Kitchen.       
Kung Fu Saloon pays $15,000 in fines after bouncer assault allegations 2/5/2016 11:53 pm UTC
A popular downtown Austin nightclub Friday paid a $15,000 fine to the state stemming
Zika virus spread leads to blood donation restrictions 2/5/2016 11:51 pm UTC
After 11 cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Texas, one of which is in Travis County, health officials are doing the best they can to keep people safe.       
Officials: Austin Diocese won’t give tickets for pope’s Mass in Juárez 2/5/2016 11:44 pm UTC
Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of the Austin Diocese will travel in a few weeks to
Popular SXSW events left hanging after city’s permit application cutoff 2/5/2016 11:24 pm UTC
Some long-standing events might be missing from this year’s South by Southwest week festivities
Former Bastrop deputy waives right to jury in retrial 2/5/2016 11:02 pm UTC
The former Bastrop County deputy charged in the 2014 shooting death of a woman has waived his right to a jury in his retrial, according to KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman.       
Hutto to get its first grocery store 2/5/2016 10:47 pm UTC
Construction for Hutto's first grocery store will start in March, according to a press release.       
Joe Carr, ex-firefighter convicted of killing fiancée, loses appeal 2/5/2016 10:10 pm UTC
Veronica Navarro, Carr's 22-year-old fiancée, was last seen alive or heard from by any witness on June 27, 2011
Abbott: Constitution allows localities to display any religious symbols 2/5/2016 9:56 pm UTC
Governor Greg Abbott said Friday the Brewster County Sheriff's Department should be allowed to display a cross on the windows of their cars.       
Lawsuits against UT allege bias against males in sex assault cases 2/5/2016 8:55 pm UTC
Two lawsuits have been filed against UT by plaintiffs who say they were expelled from the university after being accused in sexual assault i…
Weapon recovered in San Marcos homicide 2/5/2016 8:49 pm UTC
Esaia Kemeul Morris is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his roommate, Francisco Sierra.
Lunar New Year celebrated at Austin airport 2/5/2016 7:43 pm UTC
Celebrating the Year of the Monkey, modern and traditional Chinese music was performed by local musicians live at the airport.
Eco park's future unknown after council denies land sale 2/5/2016 7:39 pm UTC
The future of an eco-industrial park that Austin's recycling department claims will invigorate the local economy and help the city reach its zero waste goal hangs in the balance after city council
Hutto finally getting a grocery store 2/5/2016 7:19 pm UTC
The new HEB grocery store will be located on the northwest corner of Gattis School Road and SH 130.
San Marcos installs new traffic signals downtown 2/5/2016 5:58 pm UTC
The City of San Marcos said it is upgrading downtown traffic signals by installing flashing yellow arrow turn signals.       
CDC: More pregnant women should be tested for Zika 2/5/2016 5:43 pm UTC
The new guidance recommends that not only pregnant women who have symptoms of Zika should be tested but pregnant women without symptoms who …
Impending mosquito season worrisome with Zika virus 2/5/2016 5:35 pm UTC
Mosquito season is still months away, but a wetter spring could mean that mosquitoes have a better breeding ground.
Texas moves Thanksgiving Day game to the following day 2/5/2016 5:26 pm UTC
The University of Texas Longhorns will not be playing a game on Thanksgiving Day in 2016.       
Reports: Manziel's agent drops him, Cowboys will not pursue him 2/5/2016 5:06 pm UTC
Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel's agent severed ties with the Cleveland Browns quarterback, according to ESPN.com.       
Survey: Austin residents don’t want once-a-week watering restrictions 2/5/2016 5:02 pm UTC
Community voiced their opinions, with the majority of people disagreeing with the implementation of permanent Stage 2 water restrictions.
Fiery, fatal crash in Jarrell partially closes southbound I-35 2/5/2016 4:21 pm UTC
A driver of a pickup truck died in a fiery crash after slamming into the back of an 18-wheeler that was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 35 near Jarrell Friday morning.       
Leander ISD bus driver facing DWI scheduled to see judge Friday 2/5/2016 1:34 pm UTC
Kathy Legrand, a Leander school bus driver who was charged with driving while intoxicated with dozens of elementary students, is scheduled to face a Travis County judge Friday.       
South Austin garage fire causes almost $400K in damage 2/5/2016 1:19 pm UTC
The south Austin family was able to get out safely.       
Defenders: High cost of high speed internet 2/5/2016 4:44 am UTC
Google and AT&T have been working to bring faster internet service to our area. Some question the price of the progress.       
Austin couple tries to cancel trip due to Zika virus fears 2/5/2016 4:44 am UTC
One Austin couple is trying to cancel their vacation due to Zika virus warnings.       
May 7 vote on ride-hailing in Austin growing more likely 2/5/2016 3:41 am UTC
Save the date: May 7.Most of the 20 or so people who spoke to
H-E-B recalling ice cream over possible wood contamination 2/5/2016 1:24 am UTC
H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall for one of its ice cream products over concerns wood pieces made it into the ice cream.       
McNeil High School briefly placed on lockdown 2/5/2016 1:10 am UTC
McNeil High School was placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon, the district said in a tweet.       
City reaches settlement with mother and widow of man killed by Austin detective 2/5/2016 1:01 am UTC
Austin City Council approved a settlement with the mother and widow Larry Jackson Jr, the man who was killed by former Austin Police detective Charles Kleinert in 2013.       
IRS resolves computer problems after outage 2/5/2016 12:34 am UTC
The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.       
Hays CISD appealing UIL realignment of Hays, Lehman High 2/5/2016 12:32 am UTC
Hays CISD’s superintendent said in a letter Thursday that the district is appealing the University Interscholastic League’s district realignment announced earlier this week.       

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