Sophomore receiver Lawson Grimes hauls in his first-career touchdown pass, a 5-yard score from Paxton Land
A private security officer was shot in the parking lot of Topgolf in north Austin over the weekend, and San Marcos Police are searching for a man who was last seen last Tuesday. Plus, a look at the forecast. More on kxan.com.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — It's a great day to be a Texas Longhorn: The University of Texas at Austin will head to the College Football Playoff Semifinals in New Orleans to face off against the Washington Huskies on January 1.
An Austin Police officer was injured early Sunday morning in a crash on State Highway 71, according to APD.
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Jonathan Thomas and Billy Gates discuss Texas' 49-21 Big 12 title game win over Oklahoma State and what it does to their CFP chances. Read more: https://www.kxan.com/sports-general/horns-report/one-thing-before-the-other-texas-needs-to-win-big-12-title-vs-oklahoma-state-to-have-shot-at-cfp/
Texas in Court – Two high profile laws approved at the Capitol faced legal challenges in hearings this week. One is a question of women’s health, the other about regulating books on library shelves. Ryan Chandler brings us the story of women challenging the state’s abortion ban, saying it limits doctors from providing live-saving care in the case of some pregnancy-related complications. Monica Madden reports on the federal court challenge to the state’s requirement to rate books sold to schools.
Settlement Solutions – The State Comptroller’s Office reveals how Texas will spend tens of millions of dollars collected from opioid lawsuit settlement agreements. Monica speaks to the Comptroller and a mom who lost her son to a fentanyl overdose. How the funding could save lives – and why it may not be enough.
Foster Care Crisis – Texas could face an unprecedented penalty for how it handles children in foster care. Critics point to kids being housed in hotels, medications not being properly managed, and a slow response to abuse allegations. Now, in a hearing next week, a judge is being asked to put parts of the foster care program in receivership. We dig into what that means and whether it could help or hurt Texas children.
Border Deal Stalls – Work toward a deal on border and immigration policy is at a standstill in the Senate. Both Republicans and Democrats are raising objections to the plan. We take an in-depth look at the division on Capitol Hill, and how it’s having an impact beyond the border.
Two University of Texas teaching assistants in the Department of Social Work were relieved after they sent an email to students through the UT message board system about the war between Israel and Palestine.
Austin Special Olympian takes home National golf title
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission was already under federal scrutiny as it struggled to keep up with months-long delays distributing food benefits to millions of low-income Texans, who rely on this lifeline. MORE: https://www.kxan.com/investigations/texas-hhsc-was-under-federal-scrutiny-as-snap-delays-continue/
‘Mass casualty event’ halted after man makes threats toward Tesla event, report says