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Neighbor Calls CPS On Mom For Letting Child Play Outside

A mother in Austin says she is angry, humiliated and dumbstruck that a neighbor called Child Protective Services on her for letting her 6-year-old son play outside.

09/16/2014

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

History Books Spark Texas Classroom Battle

As Texas mulls new books for public school students, some academics are decrying lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on our Founding Fathers.

09/16/2014

SXSW

SXSW Has An $315M Economic Impact In Austin

SXSW organizers say a new report they commissioned showed this year’s festival having a $315 million impact on the Austin economy. Officials say 134,000 people attended at least one SXSW event in March.

09/12/2014

FAA

1 Killed When Dallas Owned Plane Crashes Near Austin

One person was killed when a twin-engine plane crashed as it attempted to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

09/10/2014

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Austin Officials Review SXSW Festival Safety

Officials in Austin said that they are at a “critical point” to make the annual South By Southwest Festival safer after a car crash earlier this year left three people dead.

09/05/2014

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Texas Honors Hurt & Fallen First Responders

Gov. Rick Perry is honoring dozens of police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or severely hurt in the line of duty with Star of Texas awards.

09/03/2014

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UT Fundraising Campaign Tops $3 Billion

The University of Texas said that it has topped its $3 billion goal in an eight-year fundraising campaign. School officials said that they raised $856 million in the final year.

09/02/2014

Game time view of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial in Austin, Texas (Photo credit: J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Police Detain UT Student For Flying Drone Over Longhorns, UNT Game

University of Texas police took a man into custody for flying a drone over Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial stadium Saturday night during the Longhorns home opener against UNT.

09/01/2014

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Big School Finance Questions Remain

Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn’t convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take — and how those funds should be divvied up — isn’t likely to get sorted anytime soon.

08/29/2014

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Human Skull Donated To Austin Thrift Store

Police have asked for the public’s help to locate the person who donated a human skull to an Austin thrift store, although foul play is not suspected in the death.

08/28/2014

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Judge To Issue Final School Finance Ruling

The ongoing dispute over how Texas finances public education is about to reach a milestone. An order of more than 400 pages is expected to be filed in the case on Thursday.

08/28/2014

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Austin Beer Company Introduces 99-Pack

Forget the traditional 6-, 12-, or 18-pack of beer. An Austin beer company has its sights set on something much bigger.

08/27/2014

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