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Jan 20, 2019

School Trustee Woody Looks for Ways to Make Del Valle Better

The community of about 17,000 faces some of the most challenging issues in Travis County.

Jan 19, 2019

Fight Over Community Building Heats up Tiny Central Texas Town of Staples

A fight over what to do with the civic center in Staples has riled up residents.

Jan 14, 2019

A Voice in the Night, Marfa Radio Host Broadcasts for Himself and the World

David Beebe, the host of the weekly Night Train Express on public-radio KRTS, keeps Motown sound alive in West Texas.

Jan 14, 2019

On Her Day to Shine (and Sing), Gabbi Wears the Crown

Gabbi Huerte, 17, has Down Syndrome. The annual Miss Sweetheart Special Needs Pageant gave her a moment to remember.

Jan 12, 2019

Classes Divide Along Burnet Road

Data collected by Opportunity Insights show a persistent difference in earning power between kids who grew up on opposite sides of the North Austin thoroughfare.

Jan 08, 2019

With Stock Car Racing on the Decline in Texas, One Woman Seeks to Save a Dying Track

After a lifetime in stock car racing, Mary Ann Naumann is trying to revive the sport at a dirt track in Paige.

Jan 02, 2019

Keeping Up with the Gaineses: In Waco, Entrepreneurs Build on the Success of Magnolia Market to revitalize downtown

A flood of tourists drawn by the TV stars has triggered a development wave.

Dec 30, 2018

New Groups Help Veterans Find Peace

Veterans say they are turning to new organizations to deal with traumatic experiences.

Dec 26, 2018

Austin Sobering Center Saves Money and Lives, Officials Say

Since the Austin-Travis County Sobering Center opened in August, more then 500 intoxicated people have been treated at the center.

Dec 24, 2018

October Floods Might Slow Spread of Invasive Zebra Mussel

The mussel has inflicted billions of dollars in damages since it was introduced in the Great Lakes in 1988.

Dec 24, 2018

For Lufkin, the Good Times Return

Few things capture the irony of Lufkin’s resurgence better than the Lufkin Industries Christmas display.

Dec 17, 2018

Bastrop Water Conflict Turns on Competing Assessments of Aquifer’s Volume

The Lower Colorado River Authority wants to pump 25,000 acre-feet annually from the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer.

Dec 16, 2018

Advocates Hopeful for Reform of Marijuana Laws in Texas

Advocates are optimistic about the possible reform of marijuana laws during the 2019 Texas legislative session.

Dec 16, 2018

Founder of Austin Buddhist Temple Stirs Controversy

The founder of a Buddhist temple in Austin has said things condoning the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Dec 13, 2018

Disappearing Black Cemetery in Bastrop County Provides Link to Past

The Bastrop cemetery is another instance of black grave sites being unearthed across the state as developers bulldoze land along the edges of expanding cities.

Dec 12, 2018

Austin Schools Increase Focus on Social and Emotional Learning

Austin school district staff say social and emotional learning has helped children develop the skills they need to thrive in and out of school.

Dec 10, 2018

A Festival Fit for a King

UT students Alejandra Gavilanes and Sam Bellessa set out to discover one of Central Texas’ most popular events and along the way  meet the king and his royal subjects at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Dec 08, 2018

Playing with Fire, UT Professor Sparks Interest in Chemistry (and Sometimes Things Explode)

A a girl in Michigan, Kate Biberdorf discovered joy and beauty in science. She brings that sense of wonder — and plenty of pyrotechnics — to her students at the University of Texas.

Dec 07, 2018

Remote Control Aircraft Soaring to New Heights of Popularity

Advances in technology and the mainstreaming of drones during the past decade have breathed new life into the niche hobby of flying remote control airplanes.

Dec 07, 2018

Relationship Between Athletic Director and Football Coach Vital to UT’s Success

An athletic director inheriting a football coach at one of the country’s preeminent programs can be tough for both the coach and athletic director, but UT’s Chris Del Conte and Tom Herman are making it work.