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Before moving to Austin, Amanda was a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. There she began as a reporter and was promoted to join the news station’s investigative team.
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Armed DPS troopers are guarding the Texas State Capitol as a precaution after the FBI warned all 50 state capitals of possible armed protests.
Texas DPS says they will be at the State Capitol until at least January 20th out of an abundance of caution after the FBI statement.
The emails showcase a disagreement when it came to a request Alter made to investigate if any APD employees were involved in the US Capitol attack.
AISD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde is asking students to remote learn until January 22 and will continue to evaluate on a weekly basis.
The family of Ruler Bailey says they have been waiting almost four years to get justice.
Texas lawmakers say they witnessed pro-Trump rioters breaching the U.S. Capitol building and say it was shocking and cannot happen again.
Trump supporters swarmed the Capitol for a rally, but it quickly escalated into chaos.
AISD was able to secure a limited number of vaccines to give out to qualifying teachers.
The Texas Supreme Court conditionally granted Paxton's petition and directed the Third Court of Appeals to issue relief and block enforcement of the restrictions pending final resolution of the appeal.
Three teachers confirmed to FOX 7 Austin that they received emails from Austin ISD saying they will be receiving the vaccine through a partnership with Ascension Seton.