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Baptist Conventions Address Safety After Sutherland Springs Shooting

Following the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, two of the largest annual church conventions in the country gather this weekend. One topic that will be high on the agenda: church safety.

Reforestation Experts Help Restore a Wild Blanco River

Two years after the flood deforested the riverside, landowners work closely with reforestation experts to create a riparian environment.

Georgetown’s Flag Display to Honor Heroes Amid Debate on Symbols

Week-long event will include 1,400 flags and a gala to raise money for the local Rotary Club.

In Harvey’s Wake, Evacuees Mourn Their Losses and Worry About Their Future

In Red Cross shelters, state park campgrounds and motels, people who fled the hurricane are weighing whether to return to certain devastation in their hometowns, or find new places to live.

Oct 17, 2017

Boat Party Businesses Make Charity Splash to help Rockport’s Harvey Recovery

The owners wanted to raise money to help their Gulf Coast hometown recover from the hurricane. They did it the way they know best — they threw a party.

Sep 07, 2017

Austin’s Harvey ‘Megashelter’ Begins Plans to Close

Austin prepared for thousands of evacuees; shelter never held more than 400.

Aug 30, 2017

In Central Texas, Reloading Ammunition Is More Than a Hobby

Business is booming for small companies that remanufacture ammunition. Central Texas is a hotbed for the industry.

Jul 30, 2017

A Texas County Invests $39 Million in a Lake That’s Almost a Dry Hole

Moore County has received no water from Lake Palo Duro, and a bill now in the Legislature won’t turn on the spigots or ease the county’s financial burden.

May 23, 2017

In Central Texas, Bats Rule the Roost as a Tourist Attraction

Ten things to know about the bat colonies that draw visitors to Austin, San Antonio and other locales.

May 21, 2017

Despite Growing Numbers of Seniors, Geriatricians Remain a Rarity

The problem is simple: It requires more training, pays less than similar specialities such as family care.

May 17, 2017

Stars May Be Big and Bright in Texas, but None Is a Michelin

Reviewers for the French food guide sample the fare in just four American cities: New York, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

May 10, 2017

Police Impersonations Aren’t Frequent, but They’re Still Troubling to Authorities

Hays County experiences a rash of unexplained incidents involving fake cops.

May 10, 2017

California Dam Scare Highlights Safety Issues in Texas

Texas has more dams than any other state, but hasn’t had a serious failure in more than a century.

May 05, 2017

Small Nonprofits Bridge the Gap to Support Abortion Rights

In Texas, the Bridge Collective and Jane’s Due Process are two of several nonprofits providing services and assistance to women.

May 01, 2017

Students Question Timeliness of Alert After UT-Austin Campus Stabbings

Twenty-five minutes after a knife attack was reported to UT-Austin police, the campus community received an emergency alert text about the incident. By then, many students and employees had turned to social media and local news outlets for information.

Apr 26, 2017

Global Warming Is Changing the Way Bluebonnets Bloom

Earlier, warmer springs mean the Texas state flower is appearing during months that used to be too cold.

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