Arrest made in fatal south Austin road rage shooting
An arrest affidavit revealed details that led to the arrest of a man accused of murdering a woman Jan. 6 in the 500 block of E. Stassney Lane.
The city of Round Rock is adding new speed limit signs to Old Settlers park after a safety analysis showed there was not appropriate signage along four roads within the park. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/round-rock/new-speed-limit-signs-coming-to-old-settlers-park/
Those little boxes of goodness are expected to go off to the tune of 3 million boxes in Central Texas, and the Girls Scouts are learning all about business and entrepreneurship while selling the legendary sweet treats. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/girl-scouts-of-central-texas-anticipates-3-million-cookie-boxes-sold-this-season/
Charles Bryant Jr. turned 100 years old over the weekend, and as the oldest living retiree for the Austin Fire Department, AFD threw him a party. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/austin-fire-department-celebrates-100th-birthday-of-oldest-living-retiree/
Who Owns Texas? - New bills have been filed in the legislature to limit people from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea from buying land in Texas. Supporters say it's a matter of security to limit the influence of foreign rivals. Opponents call the plans racist and warn about the potential effect on people seeking citizenship. Ryan Chandler looks closer at the bill and the controversy over the plan.
Teacher Pay - A State Representative is bringing forward a plan to give Texas teachers a 15-thousand dollar pay raise. That would be the largest teacher pay raise in Texas history. Jala Washington reports on the legislation and how it could shape the debate this session. The bill comes after preliminary budget proposals show additional money going toward schools - but not necessarily for salaries.
Limiting Lessons - There are new efforts to limit how lessons about race are taught in schools. Texas already has a ban on Critical Race Theory in public schools. Now one Texas lawmaker is pushing to expand that ban to public colleges and universities in the state. It comes after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for more accountability from universities over what's in the curriculum. Monica Madden reports on the proposal and the response.