This week on Texas Newswatch: Austin’s been seeing a lot of rain lately, but will that help the city’s water levels? And will local residents still be able to get their bluebonnet pictures this spring? See if the rain and cold front will carry through the weekend- we’ll have that forecast. A change in the state’s liquor laws could mean Sunday fun day for Texans 21 and over. Plus, how shoppers are adjusting to the bag ban one month later. All this and more on this week's edition of Texas Newswatch.
On this edition of Texas Newswatch, the fight for gay rights reaches the Supreme Court, but also has roots in Austin. Cathryn Walker tells us how local churches are welcoming the gay community. The annual Texas Relays have begun and we tell you what sporting events are taking place on the UT campus. Fewer students are applying to law schools and it may affect your chances of landing your dream school, and a new student government policy may allow freshman and sophomores to better experience football games. Look for all this and more on tonight’s edition of Texas Newswatch.
On this edition of Texas Newswatch, Texas Student Media faces a major budget cut. Christopher Adams tells us how this may affect several student entities. South by Southwest starts tomorrow, find out if this weekend’s weather may damper your experience. We take a look at how Project Outreach 2013 brings out some of the most generous UT students, and how the Zilker Kite Festival raises money and awareness for kids. All of this and more on this edition of Texas Newswatch.
Tonight on Texas Newswatch: Some local changes you’ve been hearing about are becoming a reality. Say goodbye to plastic bags in Austin, and cigarettes too, if you’re a UT student. Austin is known for its food trailers, but some West Campus residents aren’t happy about their new neighbors. Rainey Street is an up and coming bar scene, but that means changes for the surrounding streets. It’s been a windy week! See if that carries on through the weekend and the Kite Festival. And find out how to get back to medieval times without even leaving Austin. Look for all this and more on tonight’s edition of Texas Newswatch.
The Trail of Lights is an Austin tradition that’s back and brighter than ever, we’ve got your first look. Inmates are cooking up positivity. How helping others helps themselves as well. The Longhorns said goodbye to A&M a little over a year ago, but the Aggies were missed this Thanksgiving. We’ll show you how one family is coping with the change in tradition. To get all the details on these stories and more, click on the picture of this week’s anchors above.
On tonight’s episode of Texas Newswatch hundreds of thousands of people crowd Austin for Formula One, see how the city is being affected. And find out how one local business is utilizing debris from the Bastrop Wildfires. Could marijuana be legalized in Texas? Also, learn how the State of Texas is making changes to regulations for interior designers. Just click on the anchors photo above for all the details.
On this edition of Texas Newswatch, we’ll show you how the UT community is mourning the loss of football legend, Darrell K. Royal. Kaleigh Schneider takes us to a Warrior Boxing class where kids are improving their strength and confidence. We look at the controversy surrounding a new monument being built near the state capitol to honor Vietnam veterans who did not get the welcome home they deserved. And Ashlee Davie reports live from the West Mall on moving forward post-election. For all these stories and more, click on the anchors' picture above to see tonight’s edition of Texas Newswatch.
Tonight on Texas Newswatch, how comfortable are you with strangers? We find out about a new smartphone app that allows you pay complete strangers for rides around town. Alex Endress shows us a new device that some football leagues are using to combat concussions. Also, find out how a scenic Austin locale is dealing with rising crime in the area. A new law has been passed concerning skateboarders on UT’s campus, and we learn about some unique wildlife that is becoming quite a fixture on Rainey Street. All this and more on tonight’s edition of Texas Newswach. To view this newscast click on the photo of the anchors above.
This evening on Texas Newswatch, Halloween is right around the corner and the city is enforcing its no-refusal policy during the celebrations. Also, we’ll cover one Central Texas school district opting for benefits for their employees in domestic partnerships and why other districts are not following. Daniel Rutledge finds some of the potential drawbacks of using Facebook and its lack of privacy control. We’ve got some information on potential solutions to flu shot allergies as well. And some UT Football players are taking an active role in the community. All this and more on this edition of Texas Newswatch.