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Austin strikes final deal to bring first professional sports team to city

KVUE — Plans for a Major League Soccer stadium in Austin moved a step forward on December 18 after Precourt Sports Ventures and the city announced they've finalized their partnership to break ground on the more than 20,000 seat capacity stadium in 2019. The stadium and soccer park, which will cost $225 million to build on a city-owned 24-acre land site in North Austin, will be fully funded by PSV, according to a news release. It's scheduled to open in the spring of 2021 and be the home of the A

Big 12 bans 'Horns Down' sign ahead of historic Texas/OU championship game

KVUE — The next big game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners is looking like it might be a little more civil than it has been in years past following a reported decision by the Big 12 to Sooner's head football coach Lincoln Riley. According to The Oklahoman, Riley reached out to Big 12 officials to see if the Sooners would be able to use their "Horns Down" hand symbol, an apparent diss to the Longhorn's "Hook 'em Horns" hand symbol, during the Big 12

7th-grader safely stops school bus after driver falls ill

LA GRANGE, Texas — When a school bus driver had a medical emergency, a quick-thinking seventh-grader took the wheel and guided the vehicle to a safe stop. Around 5 p.m. CT last Thursday, a school bus driver began driving erratically on the State Highway 71 bypass near the Colorado River bridge, according to La Grange Independent School District Superintendent Bill Wagner. "We were riding and I noticed he started going off the road. And then we tried to make a turn, but he ended up in the ditch