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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...
Since Tom Cruise confirmed the sequel to “Top Gun” in an Australian interview Tuesday, fans of the 1986 film have been excited. It turns out that “Top Gun’s” own Iceman is excited too. CNN reported that Val Kilmer, who played a rival to Cruise’s character Maverick, shared on...
Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft say they will return to Austin Monday. Drivers who have worked for Lyft in the past were notified of the company’s return in a text message sent Thursday morning, while an Uber spokesman confirmed his company’s return in an email to the...
Image courtesy of Shutterstock Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson awoke from a long period of media absence to make some controversial remarks about poverty. Speaking to close associate, Armstrong Williams, on his SiriusXM Radio program, Carson called poverty...