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Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 04:11 PM CDT

Hundreds of Austin Officers to get Body Cams This Year

Hundreds of Austin Officers to get Body Cams This Year

The number of Austin police officers equipped with body cameras will increase substantially next month when nearly 200 who patrol the northeast part of the city will receive one.

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 09:43 PM CDT

Union: Thousands of Firefighters Didn't Work During Harvey

Union: Thousands of Firefighters Didn't Work During Harvey

Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding even as calls for help overwhelmed 911 dispatchers, the president of the city's firefighters union said Friday.

Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 at 01:10 PM CDT

Most Harvey-Relocated Texas Inmates Back at Original Prisons

Most Harvey-Relocated Texas Inmates Back at Original Prisons

More than 3,000 Texas prison inmates bused from Houston-area units to escape Hurricane Harvey-related flooding have been returned to their original lockups.

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 11:38 PM CDT

US Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

US Coastal Growth Continues Despite Lessons of Past Storms

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes...

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 09:24 AM CDT

Trooper Rude to Bland, Did Not Follow Procedure: Texas DPS

Trooper Rude to Bland, Did Not Follow Procedure: Texas DPS

A state investigation of a white state trooper's actions in the arrest of Sandra Bland, a black motorist who later died in custody, found that the trooper was rude toward Bland and failed to follow standard...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 06:41 PM CDT

UT Austin Tightens Admission Standard to Top 6 Percent

UT Austin Tightens Admission Standard to Top 6 Percent

Texas students striving for automatic admission at the University of Texas at Austin will need to be in the top 6 percent of their high school graduating class beginning in 2019.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:27 PM CDT

Texas Student Accused Of Urinating in Teacher's Cup Charged

Texas Student Accused Of Urinating in Teacher's Cup Charged

A charge has been filed against a Central Texas student on allegations he urinated in a teacher's drinking cup in April.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 02:54 PM CDT

High School Football Scores: Sept. 14-16

High School Football Scores: Sept. 14-16

See all of the latest high school football results as they come in by visiting the sports page on NBCDFW.com.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 02:55 PM CDT

Texas Unemployment Rate for August Improves to 4.2 Percent

Texas Unemployment Rate for August Improves to 4.2 Percent

The statewide unemployment rate for August improved to 4.2 percent for the fourth straight month of declining jobless figures, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 02:45 PM CDT

Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Cases Soar in Texas

Improper Teacher-Student Relationships Cases Soar in Texas

The number of cases of teachers accused of soliciting romantic relationships from students has increased for the ninth year in a row in Texas, with a state education official attributing the increase to more...

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