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In Thursday's episode: We talk to Reps. Drew Darby and Joe Pickett about the state of transportation funding; Sen. Tommy Williams explains the overall budget deal and addresses complaints from a key House Democrat; and Gov. Rick Perry responds to Scout leaders' decision to allow openly gay members.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has vowed to help the community of Moore, Oklahoma following Monday’s deadly EF-5 tornado. Closer to home, FEMA was a common sight after the 2011 wildfires. YNN's John Salazar went to Bastrop to ask local officials how FEMA fared.
Road improvements are underway on U.S. 290 in the Oak Hill neighborhood. While the project may provide some relief from the traffic congestion at the “Y,” our own Bonnie Gonzalez shows why more work is needed to come up with a long-term solution.
YNN Sports presents Your Sports Now. Everything you need to know about the Central Texas sports scene, every Thursday night.
The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as scouts. Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.
Check out all the latest Central Texas headlines in one-minute with Your News in a Minute.
Watch the latest weather forecast for Central Texas in Your Weather Now.
The budget impasse is finally broken. Lawmakers passed two key bills just before Wednesday's midnight deadline. YNN's Karina Kling has been monitoring things from the Capitol and has more on the back and forth between both chambers.
After days of mistrust between the House and Senate, two key parts of a complex budget compromise came together as planned. In Wednesday's episode, we look at what it means for Texans, plus we talk to Rep. John Otto, who played an important role in the overall negotiations.
05/22/2013 10:15 PM
The so-called campus carry bill is among legislation nearing expiration at the State Capitol and the bill is as good as dead, according to Democratic lawmakers. The bill would have required colleges across the the state to allow CHL-certified students to carry firearms on campus.
05/22/2013 06:03 PM
After just one year in the NFL, Gideon hangs up his cleats
05/22/2013 07:35 PM
The Spurs defended their home court advantage in San Antonio
05/22/2013 07:29 PM
City to host first Super bowl since 2004
05/21/2013 05:14 PM
Your Health -- Endometriosis is when cells from the uterine wall grow outside the uterus. A new article from an Austin doctor looked at the different ways women can get pregnant despite the condition. YNN's Todd Boatwright shows the lengths one woman went through to have a baby.
Many drivers see their cars as extensions of themselves, and that notion helps to drive the aftermarket parts industry. YNN's Ed Keiner takes a look at common cusomizations in this "Automotively Austin."
In this "Automotively Austin," YNN's Ed Keiner takes a look at some of the latest tech offerings available in new cars.
Growing Up Texas -- Sometimes summer can brew boredom for kids. Find out tips to battle the summer blues in this “Growing Up Texas.”
Style Guide: Today Anne Hudson preview AustinMD Magazine launch party Thursday on the wet deck of the W.
Science Break: Today on “Science Break,” Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons breaks out the Airzookas again for more science fun.
Healthy Living: When it comes to addiction, it doesn't discriminate. It can affect anyone at any age. This week Marcie Fraser takes another look at addiction in this second part of a two part series.
Tech Beat: It's always big news when Google announces something new and Wednesday was no exception. The tech giant unveiled a new music streaming service to go head to head with popular services like Pandora and Spotify. YNN's Adam Balkin filed the following report.
Tone Up: A decline bench is awesome for abdominals, but you can also use the decline bench to get a broad chest. We'll take a look at these exercises in today's "Tone Up."
Out in the Garden: If it can’t take the heat, don’t plant it in Texas. These are words Donna Friedenreich says local gardeners should live by.
This week's "App Wrap" features a couple of blasts from the past in the form of apps.
The percentage of adults addicted to prescription pain medication is on the rise and many of them become addicted before they know it. YNN's Marcie Fraser explores addiction in this "Healthy Living."
Sir Paul McCartney, former Beatle and music legend, brought thousands of fans to their feet Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. Sir McCartney is in Austin for two back-to-back performances, his only Texas stop in his “Out There” tour.
JoDee Purkeypile joined us in the studio today to perform a song from his album “Messenger," released in February.
05/22/2013 10:34 AM
Austin has its share of movie stars and music legends living in and visiting town, but one international music icon will be performing in the Capital City this week for the first time ever. YNN's Dan Robertson shows us how Paul McCartney fans say the former Beatle is still a significant pop culture influence.
Updated 05/22/2013 09:57 AM
Austin City Council approved an additional $7 million for the demolition of the Holly Street Power Plant, a decomissioned plant which has gone unused since 1974. Council members also finalized plans for Austin's new Central Library and delayed a vote to define what "ridesharing" really means.
Believed to be the largest concentration of mammals anywhere in the world, the Bracken Bat Cave is home to more than 10 million bats. Those bats could have some new neighbors soon and that fact has conservationists concerned.
Nolan Creek in Belton has a tendency to rise rapidly during any amount of rain fall, but a partnership with Harker Heights and Killeen brought a monitoring system to help Belton citizens protect themselves from flooding.
They've become an essential part of our 'weird' city—sometimes local food trailers start in groups, then are forced to go out on their own. The South Congress food trucks must close after the weekend, and YNN’s Jess Mitchell has more on what the future holds.
Webb Middle School was placed on lockdown as a precaution Thursday morning as police searched for a man and a woman who attempted to cash a stolen check, an Austin Police Department spokesperson said. The lockdown has been lifted, but one suspect is still on the loose.
Crews from around the nation are at work in Oklahoma City. While this week's tornado took a clear toll on much of the area, there are also less obvious factors complicating relief efforts. YNN's Sebastian Robertson shows us how amateur radio operators are heading north to help our neighbors.
On Wednesday, Austin's city auditor randomly drew the names of eight people to serve on the Citizens Redistricting Commission. Those eight will select six more people to complete the team of 14 which will draw city council district lines which maximize minority voter representation.
05/22/2013 04:54 PM
Austin City Council scrapped plans to create an independent board to oversee the operations of Austin Energy Tuesday. The move followed weeks of amendments to the original plan, first introduced by Mayor Lee Leffingwell in February.
05/22/2013 02:58 PM
Construction crews are working on schedule to build the boardwalk which will connect the hike-and-bike trail around Lady Bird Lake's south shore. YNN's Bonnie Gonzalez took a tour of the work site by boat Wednesday and filed this report.
Updated 05/22/2013 04:30 PM
Imported red fire ants have been a Texas nuisance for more than 80 years with their massive mounds and searing stings, but a new insect invader has arrived. YNN's Dan Robertson shows us how Tawny Crazy Ants may become the newest Texas pest problem.
05/22/2013 06:23 PM
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