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  • Abbott threatens to sue EPA over rule change

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is demanding federal environmental regulators scrap a proposal to expand the definition of federal waterways. The Austin American-Statesman reports ( ) that the gubernatorial ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • New marijuana study targets users 25 and under

    "People on both sides of this debate actually come down on the same side of this issue," said Jamie Spencer, the legal counsel for Texas NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. "Of course children shouldn't have access to ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Texas prosecutors work to comply with evidence law

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The county that wrongfully prosecuted an innocent man for his wife's murder is now working to comply with a law intended to prevent similar cases in the future. The Austin American-Statesman reports ( ) that ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Body of missing tuber recovered from San Marcos River

    A 20-year-old black man was with his friends floating down the river Saturday. Divers with the San Marcos Area Recovery Team said the man got out of his tube and said he wanted to swim to the bottom of the river. He never surfaced. The tuber went under ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Davis, Abbott launch dueling ads in Texas governor's race

    AUSTIN — In dueling TV ads for governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is going on the offensive as Republican Greg Abbott turns to his mother-in-law for help. Davis, an underdog in the GOP-heavy state, skipped the debut ad tradition that usually features a ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • TxDOT engineer who drove a decade of Dallas projects is headed to Austin

    Hale had been studying general business at Stephen F. Austin State University but transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington, where he majored in civil engineering. He then got his master's in the same subject. After graduating, he took a job ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Gosselin: Why UNT-Texas in Week 1 will be closer than you expect

    Gosselin: I doubt that's the scuttlebutt in Austin. Maybe in Denton. I'll be attending and columnizing from that game, by the way. I think North Texas will be competitive with Texas. We saw how competitive the Mean Green could be a year ago at Georgia ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Wendy Davis team's meeting signals Dallas area's key role in political homestretch

    4 election, Wendy Davis is marshaling forces from fellow Democrats to maximize vote totals in North Texas. Last Tuesday, her aides convened a Dallas meeting to discuss the development of a coordinated campaign to boost her underdog campaign for ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • National law firms rush to Texas

    “There is no coincidence that the flow of national law firms into Texas coincides with the boom in the shale gas and oil markets,” said Jim Rice, a former partner at Akin Gump who helped open the Houston office of Chicago-based Sidley Austin. “Deals ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Panel censures but doesn't impeach UT Regent Wallace Hall

    AUSTIN — A legislative panel reprimanded University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall for misconduct and incompetence on Monday, but he avoided impeachment for now. After more than a yearlong investigation, the House Select Committee on ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Compass Learning® High School Curriculum Earns Certification from the ...

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compass Learning, a leader in personalized learning, today announced its Compass Learning High School curriculum has achieved certification from the University of California (UC) for the 2014 – 2015 school year. 4 years, 7 months ago
  • American Campus Communities Celebrates 10 Years as a Public Company

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE: ACC) today announced that CEO Bill Bayless and members of the leadership team will ring the NYSE Closing Bell on Monday, August 11, 2014 in commemoration of the ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Deep Eddy Bringing Vodka to the Hill Country This Fall

    Austin-based Deep Eddy Vodka is poised to expand in a big way. The popular vodka purveyors are working on a new distillery and tap room — or, as they refer to it, a "day drinking shrine" — located near Dripping Springs, an area that's becoming ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Salt & Time Beer Dinner; Hops & Grain Bike Event

    EAST SIDE—Salt & Time will host a five-course beer dinner featuring San Antonio's Ranger Creek Brewery and Distillery on Sunday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. Seats are $86.60 including gratuity and can be purchased here. Ben from Salt & Time says they've ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • TABC looking into drunk driving pedestrian death

    AUSTIN -- The fatal hit-and-run death of a pedestrian on Thursday is garnering the attention of agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. "Somebody makes a conscious decision to leave intoxicated, jump in a car and drive down the road, and ...

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  • Davis once supported death penalty moratorium

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor, is facing new pressure over her past support of a moratorium on the death penalty. The Houston Chronicle reports Davis voted as a Fort Worth city councilwoman in July 2000 ...

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  • 2nd Annual AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest): All-Inclusive German Sausage ...

    Austin Saengerrunde will open the doors to the Saengerrunde Halle and Scholz Bier Garten (1607 San Jacinto Blvd) for the 2nd Annual AustOberfest (Austin + Oktoberfest) to celebrate Central Texas German heritage with German beer, sausages, bowling and ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Council approves heavy commercial rezoning for Hero Way site

    Before the council's vote, Hero Way residents Stella Carter, Karen Hickam and Barbara Bratton said they object to any heavy commercial use at the site, especially outdoor storage or live entertainment. During the weekend following the City Council vote ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • Fox didn't know about significance of son's name

    The Transformers star and her husband Brian Austin Green had already selected Bodhi as the first name for their second child - after Patrick Swayze's character in one of the new mum's favourite films, Point Break - but they were still deliberating on a ... 4 years, 7 months ago
  • 3rd Annual Seabrook Festival of the arts set for Oct. 25-26

    Musical performances by local musician Myrna Sanders and G. Pat Harris from Austin are also planned throughout the festival. Theatrical performances by Farpoint Theatre of Seabrook are scheduled, and film screenings will be held in Community House by ... 4 years, 7 months ago