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This crossing guard in Round Rock will brighten your day | KXAN This crossing guard in Round Rock will brighten your day
"People like this is what we need every morning," one mom said after dropping off her kids.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
Eye on Texas: Transgender Youth in Texas | Texas Oberserver Eye on Texas: Transgender Youth in Texas
Ella, 15, lives in Austin. I photographed her as part of a larger project documenting transgender youth in Texas, whose rights were endangered during the 2017 legislative session by the threat of a “bathroom bill.” Though the proposal was ultimately … The post Eye on Texas: Transgender Youth in Texas appeared first on The Texas Observer.
Texas Oberserver | December 15, 2017
Two law-abiding Elf on the Shelf join Williamson County Sheriff’s Office | KXAN Two law-abiding Elf on the Shelf join Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Robert Chody has been documenting the adventures of the two elves who left their shelves to assist law enforcement in catching Chris…
KXAN | December 15, 2017
High school cancer researcher, published in two journals, presents findings | KXAN High school cancer researcher, published in two journals, presents findings
Nikita is part of a team of three high school students who discovered the risks.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
Some APD officers already putting in for retirement after contract was stalled | KXAN Some APD officers already putting in for retirement after contract was stalled
"We're expecting somewhere between 25 and 50 to leave," APA President Ken Casaday said.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
No injuries after flames engulf vehicle in La Grange | KXAN No injuries after flames engulf vehicle in La Grange
The driver told Fayette County Sheriff's Office deputies that his tire blew out while driving south on SH 77
KXAN | December 15, 2017
Hundreds of gifts delivered in Round Rock for Operation Blue Santa | KXAN Hundreds of gifts delivered in Round Rock for Operation Blue Santa
More than 380 families signed up to receive free Christmas gifts this year through the Blue Santa Toy Drive, fewer than last year.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
Feds assure Texas $135M in CHIP funding | KXAN Feds assure Texas $135M in CHIP funding
The State of Texas will not be shutting down its Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, this month.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
I-10 Incident Causes Lane Closure | Austin County News I-10 Incident Causes Lane Closure
Though details are sketchy right now, an incident happened this morning on I-10 around 10 am that caused lane closures.  An accident took place at the 718 west bound milepost. 
Austin County News | December 15, 2017
Texas GOP chairman sues secretary of state to get Rep. Farenthold off ballot | KXAN Texas GOP chairman sues secretary of state to get Rep. Farenthold off ballot
The issue comes down to the congressman trying to withdraw his name from the ballot after the Dec. 12 deadline.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
Texas State Guard will give out more than 40K toys to kids this holiday season | KXAN Texas State Guard will give out more than 40K toys to kids this holiday season
Several guardsmen dropped off more than 3,000 toys at St. David’s Children’s Hospital in Austin Friday.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar opens for last-minute local shopping | KXAN Armadillo Christmas Bazaar opens for last-minute local shopping
The bazaar is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day at the Palmer Events Center at 900 Barton Springs Road.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
UT Chancellor Bill McRaven will step down in May | KXAN UT Chancellor Bill McRaven will step down in May
"...over the past several months I have been dealing with some health issues," the retired four-star admiral said.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
FBI investigating sexual assault claims at Hutto detention center | KXAN FBI investigating sexual assault claims at Hutto detention center
Last month, detainee Laura Monterrosa spoke out, saying a guard at the facility had been abusing her since June.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
ACC plans launch of first bachelor’s degree in nursing next year | KXAN ACC plans launch of first bachelor’s degree in nursing next year
The college says there are more than 7,700 registered nurses in the ACC-area who would qualify for the program.
KXAN | December 15, 2017
Ashes of woman’s mother stolen from south Travis County home | KXAN Ashes of woman’s mother stolen from south Travis County home
Lauren Schultz says she is a spiritual person, but is having a difficult time absorbing what has happened.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
New billboards towering over Hill Country town lead to numerous complaints | KXAN New billboards towering over Hill Country town lead to numerous complaints
The city of Dripping Springs and TxDOT both say there have been numerous formal complaints filed about the new signs.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
AG’s Office lawyer resigns after calling #MeToo victim claims ‘pathetic’ | KXAN AG’s Office lawyer resigns after calling #MeToo victim claims ‘pathetic’
Andrew D. Leonie, one of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's top lawyers, stepped down a day after making the post.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Motorcyclist who fell off US 183 dies from his injuries | KXAN Motorcyclist who fell off US 183 dies from his injuries
Dash camera video from a car parked at a dealership appears to show a pickup truck hitting the motorcyclist from behind. 
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Rep. Farenthold to retire after finishing his term, following sex harassment scandal | KXAN Rep. Farenthold to retire after finishing his term, following sex harassment scandal
The House Ethics Committee is investigating whether Farenthold sexually harassed a former member of his staff and retaliated against her for…
KXAN | December 14, 2017
New toll lanes tabled, for now, after state transportation vote | KXAN New toll lanes tabled, for now, after state transportation vote
The 2018 Unified Transportation Program was passed unanimously, scrubbing all toll elements from the motion.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Four suspects assault, rob Cedar Park bank ATM technician | KXAN Four suspects assault, rob Cedar Park bank ATM technician
Cedar Park police say the robbery happened in the parking lot at Austin Telco Federal Credit Union at 511 N. Bell Blvd.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
APD investigating video of officers punching man under arrest | KXAN APD investigating video of officers punching man under arrest
The video, posted on Facebook, has more than 1 million views and has been shared around 25,000 times. 
KXAN | December 14, 2017
What Does Discrimination Look Like to Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones? | Texas Oberserver What Does Discrimination Look Like to Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones?
Before any of the attorneys even uttered a word, Judge Edith Jones already sounded irritated. She called the case before her and the two other Fifth Circuit judges “twice-chewed food.” She even seemed to caution the lawyers: “Given that, maybe … The post What Does Discrimination Look Like to Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones? appeared first on The Texas Observer.
Texas Oberserver | December 14, 2017
Explosives, guns, drugs and alcohol still seized at Hutto home | KXAN Explosives, guns, drugs and alcohol still seized at Hutto home
"One of the things that was most frightening was when the officers made entry – they found a lot of weapons."
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Expected harassment training for city of Austin employees still not ready | KXAN Expected harassment training for city of Austin employees still not ready
One of the recommendations was to bring Austin in line with other cities that require a training course for all employees.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Texas Senate to review sexual harassment policies and procedures | KXAN Texas Senate to review sexual harassment policies and procedures
Two Texas Senators, Borris Miles, D-Houston, and Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, have both been accused of sexual misconduct
KXAN | December 14, 2017
City manager, Austin Convention Center Study, asbestos testing on council agenda | KXAN City manager, Austin Convention Center Study, asbestos testing on council agenda
They are also discussing the Aquatic Master Plan, Parks and Recreation fee changes and city demolitions
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Austin City Council Takes a Step Toward Police Reform, Rejects Union Contract | Texas Oberserver Austin City Council Takes a Step Toward Police Reform, Rejects Union Contract
Late Wednesday night, after almost nine hours of impassioned public testimony, Austin City Council rejected a police union contract that watchdogs say would perpetuate a toothless system of citizen oversight and extend unfair protections for cops accused of misconduct. The … The post Austin City Council Takes a Step Toward Police Reform, Rejects Union Contract appeared first on The Texas Observer.
Texas Oberserver | December 14, 2017
El Paso Art Exhibit Honors Braceros’ Forgotten Legacy | Texas Oberserver El Paso Art Exhibit Honors Braceros’ Forgotten Legacy
El Paso Art Exhibit Honors Braceros’ Forgotten Legacy “Bracero Memories” tells the stories of some of the 4.5 million Mexican farmworkers who traveled on guest visas to the United States from 1942 to 1964. The black-and-white photo is striking, even … The post El Paso Art Exhibit Honors Braceros’ Forgotten Legacy appeared first on The Texas Observer.
Texas Oberserver | December 14, 2017
Third alternate suspect in Greg Kelley case also lived in home | KXAN Third alternate suspect in Greg Kelley case also lived in home
Greg Kelley's attorneys are filing their final argument of his innocence which will be sent to the Court of Criminal Appeals.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Austin launches pilot busking program to help promote music in city spaces | KXAN Austin launches pilot busking program to help promote music in city spaces
The pilot program will pay musicians if they're chosen to be a part of the pilot.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
China Regulators Complete Final ‘Drill’ In Preparation For Petro-Yuan Futures Trading | Austin County News China Regulators Complete Final ‘Drill’ In Preparation For Petro-Yuan Futures Trading
"It is not unreasonable to envision a world in which the overwhelming share of commodity contracts, especially for oil, are no longer denominated just in dollars,"
Austin County News | December 14, 2017
Dog-friendly restaurant raising money to buy bulletproof vests for police K9s | KXAN Dog-friendly restaurant raising money to buy bulletproof vests for police K9s
How you can help a local group that supports families of fallen officers buy ballistic vests for local departments.
KXAN | December 14, 2017
Fallen San Marcos police officer remembered as beloved role model | KXAN Fallen San Marcos police officer remembered as beloved role model
Law enforcement members from around the state gathered to remember the officer in San Antonio.
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Four Things to Watch as Election 2018 Gets Underway in Texas | Texas Oberserver Four Things to Watch as Election 2018 Gets Underway in Texas
We have extremely bad news for you: It’s election season again. It has been a year filled with too much Politics, but more is coming, and will keep coming, ad infinitum, until the sun swallows the earth. Monday was the … The post Four Things to Watch as Election 2018 Gets Underway in Texas appeared first on The Texas Observer.
Texas Oberserver | December 13, 2017
SEALY CITY COUNCIL – DECEMBER 12, 2017 | Austin County News SEALY CITY COUNCIL – DECEMBER 12, 2017
The City of Sealy City Council met on December 12, 2017 to discuss city business.
Austin County News | December 13, 2017
City hall packed for Austin PD contract negotiations | KXAN City hall packed for Austin PD contract negotiations
This ongoing negotiation is one of the longest APD contract negotiations in the history of the department.
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Elgin man wins grand prize in Weekly Grand scratch off | KXAN Elgin man wins grand prize in Weekly Grand scratch off
Texas Lottery says Jose Ariza Millan claimed a top prizewinning ticket worth $1,000 per week for 20 years.
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Goodwill Central Texas gives former inmates a second chance | KXAN Goodwill Central Texas gives former inmates a second chance
The new programs help people who have been incarcerated -- providing them resources and training to find a career.
KXAN | December 13, 2017
How Texas Senators Responded to Allegations Against Borris Miles, Carlos Uresti | Texas Oberserver How Texas Senators Responded to Allegations Against Borris Miles, Carlos Uresti
Editor’s note: For more context on the responses and allegations, read the full story here. The Observer reached out to all Texas state 31 senators for comment on the sexual harassment allegations against their colleagues, Senator Borris Miles and Senator … The post How Texas Senators Responded to Allegations Against Borris Miles, Carlos Uresti appeared first on The Texas Observer.
Texas Oberserver | December 13, 2017
No Texas Senator Has Called for the Resignation of Two Colleagues Accused of Sexual Misconduct | Texas Oberserver No Texas Senator Has Called for the Resignation of Two Colleagues Accused of Sexual Misconduct
“Bitch, you want to fuck with me tonight?” state Representative Borris Miles allegedly asked a legislative intern in 2013, flashing a wad of cash at her outside a bar in South Austin. “I can tell you’re wearing a thong, is … The post No Texas Senator Has Called for the Resignation of Two Colleagues Accused of Sexual Misconduct appeared first on The Texas Observer.
Texas Oberserver | December 13, 2017
Seton to build new medical center in Elgin | KXAN Seton to build new medical center in Elgin
The city of Elgin conveyed ownership of approximately 35 acres of land for the new medical center, which will be built along US 290 and Roy …
KXAN | December 13, 2017
How to watch the Geminid meteor shower Thursday morning | KXAN How to watch the Geminid meteor shower Thursday morning
This is the closest the Geminid meteor shower will be to Earth since it was discovered in 1983
KXAN | December 13, 2017
WATCH: Funeral procession for San Marcos officer Kenneth Copeland | KXAN WATCH: Funeral procession for San Marcos officer Kenneth Copeland
The public is invited to gather along the procession route and attend the funeral service.
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Ready, set, go: Kendra Scott holds digital scavenger hunt for Austinites | KXAN Ready, set, go: Kendra Scott holds digital scavenger hunt for Austinites
Starting Wednesday, Dec. 13, the jewelry company will share clues on its social media channels that people will need to use to figure out wh…
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Big crowd expected as Austin city council debates APD contract | KXAN Big crowd expected as Austin city council debates APD contract
Austin City Council has called a special meeting Wednesday to gather public feedback concerning APD's new contract. A final vote could come …
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Popular Austin wedding venue shutting down suddenly | KXAN Popular Austin wedding venue shutting down suddenly
Daily Jackson says so far, she's taken out several business loans to write $19,000 worth of checks in returned security deposits.
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Round Rock teen programs light show for charity, neighbors | KXAN Round Rock teen programs light show for charity, neighbors
For Gedwillo, the greatest joy is watching people drive past his holiday lights to watch.
KXAN | December 13, 2017
Possible DWI driver crashes into Williamson County deputy | KXAN Possible DWI driver crashes into Williamson County deputy
The deputy's unit was hit on northbound MoPac Expressway at the State Highway 45 west/east split. Fortunately, the deputy was uninjured.
KXAN | December 13, 2017