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April TV ratings: KXAN widens its lead

2:51 pm Apr. 29, 2016

KXAN continues to widen its lead in Austin’s TV news ratings race, according to new data from Nielsen.

In April, the city’s NBC affiliate ranked No. 1 at 4:30 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 5 p.m.,

Stephen Colbert’s advice to Ted Cruz: ‘Buck up. There’s no crying in sport-ball’

8:58 am Apr. 28, 2016

Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator and Texas Republican seeking the GOP nomination for president, has become the underdog, much like that scrappy high-school basketball team in the 1986 classic sports drama, “Hoosiers.”

On Tuesday night, while stumping for crucial GOP primary votes in Indiana, Cruz tried to re-create a memorable scene from the movie in the same gymnasium where it was filmed. The spectacle proved more awkward than inspiring, especially after calling the hoop a “basketball ring.”

Knowing that

KVUE news director leaving after 16 years

4:44 pm Apr. 5, 2016

Frank Volpicella, who has led KVUE’s news team for almost 16 years, will depart the city’s ABC affiliate later this month.

The TV news veteran has taken an early retirement package offered by Tegna, the station’s