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Photo courtesy of: Shutterstock | Jiw Ingka A Vero Beach High School student running for senior class president was disqualified from the race and received detention after delivering an impromptu, 90-second satirical speech that his principal didn't find funny. JP Krause was...
Photo Courtesy of: Shutterstock/GSPhotography Nolan Hicks - American Statesman Staff Two U.S. senators urged the organizers of the South by Southwest Festival to move the international event out of Texas in response to the controversial “sanctuary cities" ban approved by state...
TVs are quickly becoming viewers’ second screen — a phenomenon made crystal-clear as networks aired their season finales last month. The live ratings for the shows — across all networks tumbled 30 and 40 percent from a year ago as viewers more and more turned to their mobile...
Photo courtesy of: Shutterstock / Shai Halud Nolan Hicks - American Statesman Staff Fare, the Phoenix based ride-hailing service, announced Tuesday morning it had pulled out of Austin, blaming the return of Uber and Lyft for killing its business here. “Sadly, the time has come...
Two-time failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has blamed everything and everyone other than the old lady looking back at her in the mirror for her 2016 presidential election loss. The politically irrelevant former politician began whining and complaining about her...
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock: S.Borisov American Statesman Staff - Marty Toohey Austin officials have a message for those wondering whether President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement will affect the city’s ambitious environmental...
Photo Courtesy of: @DanPatrick Phil Prazan - KXAN Gov. Greg Abbott will sign CPS changes into law Tuesday. It comes as a new federal report showed there were mistakes in almost half of the child abuse investigations it studied. With Texas lawmakers failing to finish their work...
The latest effort to legalize for-profit fantasy sports leagues in Texas appears to be dead. State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond had proposed legislation that would designate fantasy sports as legal, skill-based games, in direct contradiction to an opinion handed down by Texas...
Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock Philip Jankowski - American Statesman Staff After a months-long battle between neighborhood groups and urbanists, the Austin City Council struck a compromise in November 2015. Garage apartments would be allowed in a certain type of zoning that...