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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Retama Park, other Texas race tracks reopen after legislators okay stopgap

UPDATE 11:52: a.m. SEPT 2 | The state’s racetracks, including Retama Park in Selma, were shuttered on Tuesday but reopened Wednesday morning after key legislators agreed to temporary administrative funding for the Texas Racing Commission.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

After brief delay, UT-Austin removes Confederate statue

The Jefferson Davis statue will no longer cast a shadow on the University Texas main mall after its removal Sunday morning.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Blue Bell on its way back to San Marcos area stores

H-E-B in San Marcos expects to restock a limited selection of Blue Bell ice cream early next week — before they are available in New Braunfels or San Antonio. The creamery recalled all of its products April...

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Austin sues Texas over ‘imbalance’ in property appraisal system

The city of Austin filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Texas charging that the current property appraisal system is unconstitutional and creates “an imbalance in the tax burdens between residential and commercial property owners.”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Judge: UT can remove Jefferson Davis statue

UPDATED 7:19 a.m. AUG. 28 | The statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the University of Texas at Austin will soon be taken down. Its removal was cleared Thursday by a state district judge, who threw...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Power line installation to briefly close Interstate 35 in Austin

Interstate 35 — both the north- and south-bound main lanes between St. Johns Avenue and U.S. 183 — will be closed to traffic Sunday morning so Austin Energy can install new power lines.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Texas capitol arson suspect also torched Buda cop car, police say

A man suspected in the arson of a vehicle at the Texas state capitol earlier this month has also been identified as the main suspect in the arson of a Buda Police cruiser.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Southbound I-35 closed in Kyle tonight for crash investigation

The southbound lanes of Interstate will be closed tonight in Kyle between Exits 215 (Kyle Parkway) and 213 (Center Street) while Kyle police officers conduct a crash investigation.

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Facing temporary restraining order, UT waits to remove Jefferson Davis statue

Facing a temporary restraining order, the University of Texas at Austin will delay its plan to relocate the statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Texas Capitol fire suspect set to go before Iowa judge

A man arrested in Iowa is suspected of setting fire to a car last week at the Capitol is expected to appear before a judge on Friday. If he waives extradition to Texas, he could be back...

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