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Bridge Collapse on I-35 North of Austin Was Sudden and Deadly

If you've spent any time on I-35 between Dallas and Austin, you know it's one of the most congested stretches of roadway in the entire country.  When any type of accident happens is ties up the roadway for miles.  With Thursday's bridge collapse, drivers were taking a detour through Salado that added at least 30 minutes to the trip.  Here's what happened.

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Austin Spot Has Legal Poker Games

It looks like poker doesn't have to be a game for the kitchen table with a bunch of guy friends, and it's more than a garage game on a card table with the garage door up all night long.  In Central Texas anyway.  An Austin business has found a way to let players walk away with winnings, and make it legal.

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A Texas City is the Most Wildlife-Friendly in the US

If you had to take a wild guess at which Texas city is the most friendly to wild animals, which one would you say?  It might have something to do with the bats.

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Runner Who Crawled Across the Finish Line Goes Back to Austin to Thank Those Who Helped Her

It's gotten hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube.

Kenya's Hyvon Ngetich describes it as "hitting a wall" when she just couldn't run any more, and her only choice was to hit the deck and crawl to the finish line at the Austin Marathon February 8th.  

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Photo by Aaron Savage
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Central Texas Gets the X Games For Second Straight Year

Austin is a good fit for many things, including live music, burritos, and flip flops.  Now it's becoming known as a great place to host the X Games, and ESPN has announced the dates that Austin will host next summer.

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Southwest jet safely returns to Austin after odor detected

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet have used slides to evacuate after the pilot reported an odor in the cabin, declared an emergency and safely returned the to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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History books spark latest Texas classroom battle

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas mulls new social studies books for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers

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Are Texas Dance Halls A Thing Of The Past?

Central Texas has some dance halls with history behind them, like the Broken Spoke in Austin, and Gruene Hall about 45 minutes to the south.

Those two spots seem to have enough history and tradition behind them to continue drawing a crowd, and they've got that cool factor that attracts both older cowboy boots and young skinny jeans.  But will other Texas dance halls last?

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