Austin's Morning Show

A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons. David Barajas (bah-RAH'-hahs) cried when the verdict was read Wednesday. He faced up to life in prison, if convicted...
The four-hour tours offered by one of the big gun ranges here are a popular tourist attraction. Starting at $200 a person, a bus will pick up visitors at their hotel in Las Vegas, 25 miles to the north, show them Hoover Dam and bring them to a recreational shooting range called...
Chris Riley posed the following question to his fellow Austin City Council members this week: If men and women use the same bathroom at home, why can’t businesses make a particular restroom available for any gender, assuming only one person at a time can use it? Using that logic...
With the transfer of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under scrutiny, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul said Wednesday that such gear is appropriate for cities like Austin, which he said is subject to “bigger threats.” McCaul met with Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo...
When President Obama on Tuesday highlighted 19 executive actions he says he is taking to improve the mental health of U.S. troops and veterans, one of them centered on a particularly novel effort: The development of new computer chips designed to modulate the nervous system to...
As President Obama nears a decision on taking broad executive action to reshape the nation’s immigration system, Republicans are threatening to force a confrontation over what they describe as a power grab by refusing to finance some or all of the moves. Senator Marco Rubio,...
Employees with degrees in fields like English, general studies, and graphic design are among the most likely to report feeling "underemployed" at their current jobs. This is according to a recent survey of 68,000 workers by salary information firm PayScale. Liberal arts majors (...
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit...
Pressed to explain why the state had delayed a transition away from lower passing standards on state exams, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told state lawmakers Tuesday that classroom instruction in the state had failed to meet the rigor demanded by the new tests...