Incumbent, former lawmaker fight in GOP primary for Hill Country House seat
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by Will DuPree
2h ago
TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Voting is underway in the three-person race to decide which Republican is best to represent the Hill Country in the Texas House of Representatives. State Rep. Ellen Troxclair, R-Lakeway, is hoping to hang onto her seat in the sprawling Texas House District 19, which spans west of Austin and includes Burnet and Fredericksburg. However, some of the votes she took last year unearthed a challenger in Kyle Biedermann, a retired state representative who's now attempting a political comeback. Manny Campos, a third Republican candidate, also jumped into the primary but wa ..read more
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SpaceX aims to launch third Starship by second week of March
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by Steven Masso
2h ago
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — SpaceX is aiming to launch its third Starship in the second week of March, according to Elon Musk. Musk said on X that the team is working to execute its third launch before March 8, but he guesses the launch will happen during the first half of next month. Musk added that the fourth test flight will be ready shortly after ..read more
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Two adults charged in Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting
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by Andrew Lynch
2h ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) — Two more suspects have been charged Tuesday in the shooting that followed the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade and rally on Feb. 14. Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Tuesday that Dominic M. Miller, of Kansas City, and Lyndell Mays, of Raytown, Missouri, have both been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon ..read more
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LIST: Texas ranks in top 10 nationally for 'spoiled dogs'
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by Abigail Jones
2h ago
Editor's Note: The above video lists the top trending pet names in the country. AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Forbes Advisor recently analyzed metrics from a nationwide survey to see which states have the most spoiled dogs, and Texas ranks No. 8. According to the survey, more than one in five dog owners spent more money on Christmas gifts for their dogs than on gifts for their friends and family ..read more
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What's this bright light appearing in the Texas sky?
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by Kelsey Thompson
2h ago
BUDA, Texas (KXAN) — One KXAN viewer captured a curious phenomenon happening in the night sky near her home in Buda. Kristen Cannon shared footage with KXAN of a bright light passing through the sky in front of her house early Monday morning. Timecodes from her home's security camera showed the light drifting through the sky for roughly an hour, from around 2:50 a.m. to 3:50 a.m ..read more
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UT joining SXSW with 'Hook 'Em House' at Antone's
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by Abigail Jones
2h ago
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- The University of Texas at Austin is joining South by Southwest this year by bringing the "Hook 'Em House" to Antone's Nightclub for two nights only. The nightclub will be home to the house March 8-9, which will feature five panels spanning tech, health, science, sports and lifestyle with musical guests each night. It'll also feature installations, food and snacks, an International Women's Day breakfast and a parade marching through downtown Austin. Speakers include Kollective CEO Jeremy Hills, popular content creator Remi Bader, Diligent Robotics CEO Andrea Thomaz, Wall Stree ..read more
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'No Bryans allowed': Ryan Rodeo to wrangle Austin Ryans
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by Ryan Chandler
6h ago
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Ryan Meetup, the Brooklyn-based organization "by Ryans, for Ryans," is hosting the first "Ryan Rodeo" in Austin this Saturday, Feb. 24. They invite Ryans of all ages to unite in pursuit of an ambitious ultimate goal — dethroning "Ivans" for the Guinness World Record of the largest same-name gathering. "It’s fixin’ to be a rip-roarin' time, as we gather round and revel in the beauty of our shared name. Don’t be surprised if some Ryans start square dancin’ — after all, you can’t spell country without R-Y," organizer Ryan said. The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Bu ..read more
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UT group presenting STEM event for elementary, middle school students
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by Daniel Gravois
6h ago
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Elementary and middle school students will be on the University of Texas at Austin campus Saturday getting hands-on lessons in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Women in STEM (WiSTEM) is presenting the annual STEM Girl Day at UT event from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to the school, the event gives students, families and educators a chance to explore STEM subjects with the help of volunteers including scientists, engineers, astronomers, mathematicians and others ..read more
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Georgetown to host Water Conservation Expo Saturday
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by Daniel Gravois
6h ago
GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) – The City of Georgetown hopes an event this coming Saturday will give people ideas to save water inside and outside their homes. The city is hosting its second annual Water Conservation Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Friends and Hewlett rooms at the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. Eighth St. "We are excited to host the Water Conservation Expo and provide our community with the tools and knowledge to make an impact on water conservation," said Tiffany Diaz, Georgetown Water Utility Regulatory and Conservation Manager, in a statement to KXAN. "This event is a gre ..read more
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New research may fuel debate of risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccine
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by Sally Hernandez
6h ago
AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A new study published this month found possible links between the COVID-19 vaccine and health conditions. The research is the largest study of its kind linking the shot to slight increases in neurological, blood and heart-related conditions. But some experts stress getting COVID far outweighs the risks of getting vaccinated. “It's important to understand that last year COVID was the leading cause of death amongst children from a disease caused by an infection. So it's critically important that children get vaccinated against COVID,” said Dr. Michelle Fiscus a Chief Medical Off ..read more
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