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Kyle Police Will Increase Presence at Local Schools in Response to Uvalde Shooting

Jordan Young Web Content Manager From Kyle Police - In the wake of yesterday's tragic events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, the Kyle Police Department has directed patrol staff as well as officers from other assignments and divisions to make every effort to increase their presence at all of the school campuses in the city’s jurisdiction. "We are working closely with our partner agencies and Hays CISD to keep […]

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Deep in the Heart of Texas: Natural Gas Cuts Its Way Through the Hill Country

By Emily Martin & Will Wadsworth News Director & Assistant News Director In this month’s In the Public Interest segment, KTSW News worked its way through Hays County to find out more about the contentious Permian Highway Pipeline project. Once constructed, the pipeline will run from the Waha natural gas fields north of Fort Stockton to Katy on the western edges of Houston—a roughly 430-mile distance that runs through 16 […]

todayMarch 7, 2019 84

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In The Public Interest Discusses Issues With Fake News

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts The exact origins of April Fools remain a mystery, but some historians speculate that it dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. People who were slow to get the news failed to recognize the change and celebrated the new year on April first rather than January first became the butt of […]

todayApril 25, 2017 42

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In the Public Interest Discusses Mental Health

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts Mental health is important at every stage of life; from childhood to adolescence and through adulthood. Factors contributing to mental health problems could include biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry, or life experiences, such as trauma, abuse, and family history. This week’s In the Public Interest aims to put a spotlight on issues that affect students at […]

todayApril 5, 2017 26

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In the Public Interest Honors Black History Month

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” a term coined by Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially […]

todayFebruary 21, 2017 36

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In the Public Interest meets Relationship 101

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts Love is in the air as 2017 transitions into the month of February. What started out as a holiday to honor Christian saints such as Valentinus has turned into an annual holiday to celebrate relationships. Usually when one thinks of Valentine’s Day, they think of only the relationships celebrated by partners. However, love can come in many different forms. […]

todayFebruary 14, 2017 15

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In the Public Interest Looks at Past Presidents

By Amanda Forbes and Aaron Derton In the Public Interest Hosts The topic of past presidents stems from the recent election of the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. The businessman and former TV star turned political with his nomination as the Republican party presidential nominee last year. Despite polls predicting a loss, Trump narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November, and was sworn in as […]

todayFebruary 9, 2017 37

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In the Public Interest Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Jacquelyn Carter In the Public Interest Host Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 when the U.S. recognizes the history, culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. The holiday started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under Texas State’s own President Lyndon B. Johnson and was later expanded into a month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. It was officially enacted into law […]

todayOctober 15, 2016 42

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In the Public Interest Talks Sports Culture

By Jacquelyn Carter In the Public Interest Host   Sports are an essential aspect in American culture. Sports represent community and political values, economics and influence our media. Join your hosts DaLyah Jones and Jacquelyn Carter as they discuss the importance of sports in America, crime within college and professional athletes and more. Grant Morris did a story on football culture in Texas. In recent news Colin Kaepernick has received […]

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